After a year during which traditional media struggled to show an increase, the local ad market looks brighter for 2018. Borrell Associates is basing its prediction of a 7.6% increase in next year’s local ad market on research it conducted this summer. Here’s what you need to know.
Tiffany Coates, a multi-media sales executive for McDowell News, saw an opportunity with a growing business in her community of Marion, NC. She knew a local funeral director had been working out of another funeral home in another county while waiting on his own to be built.
Marketers remain enthralled with the effectiveness of TV advertising. And while consumers agree that TV ads are the most entertaining, they also rate them as highly intrusive. Morning Consult’s new study contains everything your clients need to know about consumer attitudes regarding advertising in all formats.
B2B operators have been busy refining their content marketing strategy this year. As they see the improved ROI from their focused effort on content, the vast majority of B2B companies will expand their use of the format in 2018. Here’s a preview of what to expect, based on the B2B Content Marketing 2018 report from the Content Marketing Institute and its partners.
Marketing Consultant Arnold Bernardino had been hunting down new business for KETK-NBC/Nexstar in Tyler, Texas. He was hot on the trail of his local Kawasaki retailer but was getting some pushback. We welcome you to this month’s featured Sell SMARTER! Award — where we honor excellence in media SALES.
With the first quarter of 2013 now behind us, large media industry forecasters are issuing their revised guidance for the rest of the year. Yesterday, I blogged about ZenithOptimedia’s new outlook. MagnaGlobal’s new release for the U.S. is similarly optimistic with a 0.4% rise predicted for core media owners in 2013 and a 3.8% jump for 2014.
While smartphone users may have complained about Apple’s misstep with the maps portion of the latest iPhone, there’s a lot more at stake here than personal inconvenience. Maps represent a portion of the growing location-based search (LBS) market. Consumer and ad spending for LBS are predicted to soar through 2017.
Traditional magazines have experienced a rough ad market since the twin forces of tablets and the recession rattled the economy. As a result of falling ad revenues, magazine publishers are rethinking their business models. Increasingly, this means joining forces with other media channels.
According to many recently published reports, the recession is over. Not so fast, say marketers who participated in recent Association of National Advertisers surveys. Business conditions may be improving, but marketers intend to keep tight fiscal control over ad spending.
If a record number of consumers have no trust in traditional media to report the truth, should marketers be worried? According to Gallup poll figures, well over half, 57%, of American consumers don’t believe what they hear on the news. The newly released number is a record high. Marketers must wonder if consumer distrust will yield an audience that pays less attention to mass media and the ads that appear in these formats.