“Despite a huge growth in digital spend this cycle, broadcast TV has remained the primary motivational force behind voter behavior,” Philip Rosenstein writes. “Across all age groups, 80% of registered voters are likely to have first gained knowledge about a candidate or issue on TV, according to a Video Advertising Bureau study from April.”
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Marketers are planning a big adjustment to their advertising budget in 2017. As companies shift more focus to their customers, eMarketer reports loyalty programs will reap the benefits of budgetary changes next year.
Using questions to establish how many companies currently use video as a marketing tool, how much they spend, and how these trends are developing over time, Wyzowl’s “State of Video Marketing” found that 91% of businesses say they plan to increase or maintain their spending on video in 2016, and 67% of businesses say they plan to spend more on video in 2016.
An estimated 189 Mmillion football fans, foodies and social butterflies plan to watch the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers battle it out for the Super Bowl 50 championship title, up from the estimated 183.7 million who planned to watch last year. And, according to NRF’s Super Bowl Spending Survey, those celebrating will spend slightly more than they did for the 2015 Super Bowl. Viewers and partygoers will spend an average of $82.19 on food, décor, team apparel and more, up from $77.88 last year and the highest in the survey’s history.
“While the spreading legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational uses stands to produce many subsidiary economic benefits, in areas ranging from food delivery to the flagging black light industry, newspapers may not be able to cash in on this emerging opportunity, at least through advertising.”
Mark Burns asked for trends and hot topics to follow in the sports industry as well as for predictions about the different niches within sports for 2016 in Forbes. One hundred-plus professionals weighed in with their thoughts across 13 categories, including mobile/technology, legal, business, media, virtual reality, social/digital and others. Participants were asked to give five to 10 sentences.
“In the auto marketing space, the rugged pickup often takes on the role of a grown man’s toy. Ads typically show male drivers hauling heavy loads or tackling uneven terrain in the wilderness while a deep-voiced narrator touts the pickups’ towing capacity and toughness. But Fiat Chrysler’s Ram truck brand has been breaking that marketing mold to seize what it sees as an opening among female pickup buyers. And it’s using the country music scene as the backdrop,” Vince Bond Jr. reports.
Get ready for a new year of changes to Google’s algorithms—and your SEO strategy. The following five trends, distilled from a guide published on the Link-Assistant.com blog, will undoubtedly be buzzed about next year, Aleh Barysevich predicts for MarketingProfs.
Rovi Corporation released phase-two findings from a sponsored survey of pay-TV and over-the-top content subscribers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The study uncovered trends in viewer behaviors related to discovery, search, and recommendations for entertainment content and programming.