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As Pay TV Sheds Subscribers, “Skinny Bundles” Are There to Pick Up the Slack

17 Jun
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In this new age of digital video on demand, traditional pay television continues to lose subscribers, according to data from the Leichtman Research Group. In 2018, pay TV providers lost approximately 3.1 percent of their subscribers, which may not sound like a lot but is in fact double the percentage from the previous year. It’s […]

Traditional Non-Advertisers Turn to TV to Reach New Customers

23 May
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In a testament that television advertising is still highly relevant, a wave of new advertisers have recently started buying airtime for their ads. But these aren’t just new companies that are just starting out. They’re established brands that have made their names known both offline and online first, and are now recognizing they need a […]

Linear Television Isn’t Dead, It’s Evolving.

26 Mar
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We’ve talked a lot recently about the virtues of over-the-top (OTT) television and how the shift to on-demand content viewing is really shaking up media viewing, advertising, and buying. Some have said this is essentially the end of linear TV (i.e. shows that are scheduled and audiences need to tune in). Older generations of TV […]

D2C Brands Find Ad Success in Traditional Broadcast

06 Mar
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One of the interesting shifts happening in the digital age is the proliferation of “Direct to Consumers” brands (D2C for short). In the past, brands and manufacturers would mostly sell their products wholesale to distributors and retailers, and they might purchase airtime on television or other media to drive consumer demand. They’d rarely sell directly […]

Are Second Screens Cannibalizing TV Viewer Attention?

06 Nov
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That’s the question asked of marketers in a recent survey. And for anyone who watches the industry, it’s probably no surprise that the majority of respondents said yes. The survey, conducted by ad-tech firm Viant and reported on in eMarketer, clearly suggests that marketers are concerned about the efficacy of their ad placements and their […]

Are Digital Ad Dollars Being Misspent?

23 Oct
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Every year, the gap between digital ad spending and television gets wider and wider, and 2018 is no exception. In its annual report on global entertainment and media, PwC is reporting that digital is growing far larger, far faster, than TV. This year, digital ad spend is expected to be approximately $100 billion to TV’s […]

Are you down with OTT? If not, it’s time to be.

20 Aug
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Several new reports have come out recently on Over-The-Top (OTT) video services, and if you haven’t taken the opportunity to look at this channel seriously, now’s the time. OTT includes any services that can be delivered over the internet, and not requiring either cable or satellite subscription. These services are often delivered through “smart TVs,” […]

Traditional TV may be in trouble, but it may also not matter

16 May
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According to a recent New York Times article, traditional television may be in trouble due to several generational shifts in media consumption habits. For one, the article points out that the shows with the highest ratings—The Good Doctor, Young Sheldon, The Voice, and others—are primarily attracting older viewers, with median viewer ages ranging from late […]

Do your ads respect consumers’ time?

26 Mar
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Probably not, according to the viewpoint of one Madison Avenue advertising executive. Rishad Tobaccowala, Publicis Groupe’s Chief Growth Officer, recently spoke at the Cross-Platform Media Measurement & Data Summit in New York City and pointed out that consumers are spending more and more time in “advertising-free environments” such as Netflix. As a result, Mr. Tobaccowala […]