Globally, Social Media Ad Spend Forecast to Overtake Paid Search This Year

Globally, Social Media Ad Spend Forecast to Overtake Paid Search This Year

The events of 2020 meant that global advertisers were forced to cut back on spending originally planned for the year. And, although the world is still dealing with the pandemic, there is some good news on the advertising front. The latest forecast [press release] from...

Fewer Than 1 in 3 Adults Have A Lot of Confidence in Tech Companies

Fewer Than 1 in 3 Adults Have A Lot of Confidence in Tech Companies

Confidence in major US institutions has dipped. This is per a recent survey from Gallup, which found that an average of one-third of US adults say they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the 14 institutions analyzed, down from 36% in 2020. Nearly...

US Online and Traditional Media Advertising Outlook, 2021-2025

US Online and Traditional Media Advertising Outlook, 2021-2025

PwC has released its latest annual Global Entertainment & Media Outlook report, a comprehensive study that contains projections for online and offline media advertising markets through 2025. [Editor’s note: If you’re interested in media trends, the 7th annual...

US Adults to Spend Almost As Much Daily Time on Their Mobiles As on TV and Radio, Combined

US Adults to Spend Almost As Much Daily Time on Their Mobiles As on TV and Radio, Combined

Last year, the combined time spent with traditional and digital forms of media increased in the US. This is according to data from eMarketer, which found that the time spent with media in 2020 increased by nearly an hour. But will this amount of media consumption...

People Still Trust Traditional Media Ads the Most

People Still Trust Traditional Media Ads the Most

Advertisers continue to up their investment in online advertising, with traditional media ceding share of ad spend. However, when it comes to trusting ads, adults in the US put more trust in ads from legacy than newer media, per data from YouGov. Indeed, close to half...

Most Traditional Media Prices to Inflate This Year

Most Traditional Media Prices to Inflate This Year

After 2020, a year in which most media types saw price deflation for the first time in years, most are forecast to recover to inflationary territory in 2021. This is according to ECI Media Management’s 2021 Inflation Report. According to the report, 5 of the 7 media...

US Offline Media Spend in 2020 and the Outlook for 2021

US Offline Media Spend in 2020 and the Outlook for 2021

Total US advertising and marketing spend in 2020 dropped by 10.2% year-over-year to total $340.3 billion — $39 billion less than the annual spend in 2019. The brunt of the decline in spending was felt by offline media, which fell by 22.9% over 2019, totaling $171.9...

5 Points About Media Reach and Audience Demographics

5 Points About Media Reach and Audience Demographics

The shift towards digital media continues. More US adults are spending time with digital forms of media than have in the past, while, at the same time, more traditional forms of media such as broadcast TV and print newspapers are seeing a decline in usage, per...

Alcoholic Drink Brands Buck Ad Spending Trends, Invest More in TV Than Digital

Alcoholic Drink Brands Buck Ad Spending Trends, Invest More in TV Than Digital

At a time when more advertisers are allocating the bulk of their spending to digital, not every sector is following suit. In fact, data from WARC shows that the Alcoholic Drink sector is still allocating the largest share of its spend to TV. Alcoholic Drinks brands...

Viewers of YouTube Influencer Videos Report Impact of Endorsements

Viewers of YouTube Influencer Videos Report Impact of Endorsements

About two-thirds (67%) of 13-24-year-olds who watch online videos say they are watching more digital video because of the pandemic. Findings from a recent report [excerpt download page] from Hub Research shows that increased online video viewing is mostly reserved to...

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