The ROI of Video

Video marketing is all the rage these days. And with good reason, people like to watch video. Yet, many marketers are not sure if it is right for them. The idea of creating video can seem daunting. While creating a good video is more expensive than writing a blog it does not have to be as expensive as a national Television commercial. But the ROI of video is so strong it should convince anyone involved with advertising to jump in. People like to watch video. Most of us have noticed the increase in the number of videos on the internet. [...]

By |2021-10-06T14:18:04+00:0010/06/21|Advertising, TV Advertising, Video Marketing|

Understanding TV and Radio Ratings

Every TV viewer or radio listener has heard about ratings, and how they rise and fall. As a consumer we may wonder if the ratings to our favorite program continue to fall will they take my show off the air? As a marketer we want to know how the growth or decline in ratings for a radio station will affect our advertising.  Ratings impact the cost and effectiveness of our advertising, and also impact the other data we use to create a campaign. Understanding TV and Radio ratings and related data is imperative if we are going to buy them [...]

By |2021-04-21T19:03:04+00:0004/21/21|Advertising, Radio Advertising, TV Advertising|

Phone Call Tracking and Why You Need It

Phone call tracking is the process of measuring all the in-bound calls to a business and determining what source drove the call. With the rise of smartphones, people now have the opportunity to see something on the Internet and immediately call for more information, or to place an order. Being able to attribute the marketing channel that drove each call is often the missing piece to the analytics puzzle for many businesses. And as attribution is an essential component of advertising, phone call tracking is an imperative. How Phone Call Tracking Works How does phone tracking software work?  The software [...]

Changes in TV Viewership

The world of TV has seen immense disruptions this year. Some of the affects of the pandemic were obvious and not unexpected. Overall, people consumed more TV as they shuttered at home. Viewing habits changed with new schedules. And as schedules changed streaming became more popular than ever as viewers watched what they wanted when they wanted. Many of 2020’s changes in TV viewership look to be with us for some time. Early Shut Down No surprise to anyone that TV viewing in March and April increased. American adults spent an average of 11 hours and 25 minutes a day [...]

What is Happening to Cable TV

We have all heard about the large number of people who are “cutting the cord” and leaving cable. If we believe the hype, cable and broadcast TV will soon be gone, taken over by streaming programming. However, it is not all doom and gloom for the cable industry. And advertisers who think that they can cover a market with streaming video alone are mistaken. Here's what is happening to cable TV. What is OTT For definition purposes OTT (Over-The-Top) is streaming video media service offered directly to viewers via the Internet. The video bypasses cable, broadcast, and satellite television platforms and goes directly to [...]

Convergence And What It Means For You

What is convergence and why should you care? Many of us have watched streaming programming on our TV, tablet or smartphone. Others of us have listened to streaming music, whether through a platform such as Spotify or Pandora, or our favorite terrestrial station. The place where traditional advertising and the Internet come together, and blend is convergence. Convergence is the blurring of the line between traditional and digital advertising. Let’s explore convergence and what it means for you. What Is Convergence In theory, convergence means that the “blend” of digital and traditional will form one new entity. As we know [...]

TV Usage And Buying Today

TV usage and buying have been evolving but the pandemic has accelerated changes. People are dropping paid television plans at a far faster pace then pre-Covid, and it may not slow down when “normal” returns. In turn, this will change how smart buyers look at TV buying. There is much more to consider when advertising on television.  Prior to the pandemic Americans were already questioning how they wanted to watch TV. Not only were people watching Netflix and Amazon for alternative programming, folks were leaving cable and satellite all together. Instead, they were getting their programming delivered over the Internet [...]

The Revolution In TV Advertising

TV advertising has long been considered the most valuable and consistent advertising vehicle. It may have been the greatest advertising medium ever. So why is there a revolution in TV advertising and how can you benefit? CTV TV advertising was first transmitted over the airwaves and received by antennae on the set. Then came cable, delivering sharper pictures and a greater variety of channels. We now have Connected TV(CTV), TV that can be connected to the internet and access content beyond what is available via the normal offering from a cable provider. In other words, a Smart TV that is [...]

TV Advertising Updates

Anyone involved with TV Advertising knows that ratings are critical to the success of an ad campaign. More viewers equals more potential customers. And while ratings are based on past results, they are usually a good indication of what can be expected in the future. Ratings directly impact the cost of buying advertising on networks and individual programs. Spring is a critical ratings period, and since the season just ended a quick recap of the results. Cable TV Advertising Ratings For the 35th straight month FOX News Network finished as the top-rated basic cable network. In second place once again [...]

By |2019-06-14T19:45:32+00:0006/12/19|Advertising, TV Advertising|

The Right Media Mix

It is very easy to get caught up in the hype of the latest great thing. In the advertising world, the latest great thing is digital. Is Digital Advertising deserving of the attention it is receiving, Yes. However, traditional media is still of great value as well. According to Nielsen, more than 93% of Americans 18 and older listen to radio every week. It is not just about ratings and impressions, but how people consume and remember messaging. We have all met someone who “hears you” or others who “see what you mean”. David Adelman of OCD Media explains “Building [...]

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