“The amount of time that Americans ages 60 and older spend on their TVs, computers, tablets or other electronic devices has risen almost half an hour per day over the past decade, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data, even as screen time among younger people has more or less held steady.”
Advertising isn’t just a reminder of a product or service’s existence. According to TVB’s Purchase Funnel 2019 study detailed by BusinessWire, 96% of consumers aren’t even aware of products or services until they see ads.
More companies are seeing the wisdom in starting their operations online before they set up bricks and mortar locations. In today’s crowded marketplace, these businesses need to reach consumers with messages about the products and services they offer.
Entertainment programming isn’t just something Americans watch at home while putting their feet up after a long day of work. According to Nielsen, consumers tend to watch these shows at all times of the day, no matter where they may be.
Fake news is something most Americans are cautious of, especially nowadays. With so many news sources to choose from, which ones do consumers continue to turn to for what they feel are the most trustworthy news updates?
If you’re selling media, you’ve probably encountered prospects who think they don’t need to advertise. Or maybe you’ve got clients who are cutting back on advertising because they don’t think it’s helping them increase the bottom line.
“Consumers today have a variety of choices when determining how they want to access TV programing. As is the case in the broader retail landscape, growth in direct-to-consumer (DTC) channel subscriptions is particularly notable. Driven by the influx of new services, faster in-home broadband speeds, and TV-connected device adoption, DTC channel adoption rates grew three-fold over the last three years to reach 15% of U.S. households, according to The NPD Group.”
It’s no secret that more of the world seems to be turning their heads down to their phones with each passing day. However, did you know that, at the same time, more people are watching over-the-air TV?
“When it comes to entertaining themselves, most Americans choose to watch movies and TV, over listening to music, playing video games, and other forms of entertainment. In fact, 27% of all entertainment hours in 2018 were spent watching TV and movies, followed by 19% listening to music, and 16% playing video games, according to The NPD Group. The remaining 38% of entertainment time was taken up by reading books, social networking and other activities.”