The New Four A’s: Apple, Apps, Ads and Audience

Posted by admin on April 30, 2010
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Apple is looking to change and charge the face of mobile media, about $1 million dollars to be exact. With a new development of iAd, I-Phone/I-Pad application providers can elect to have mobile advertisements associated with their content. For example, you have the Spin the Bottle App, and an advertisement for a Party Planning is served on the border of the screen, as a banner. The user will then click on this ad, where it will expand and display the nearest store and possibly a coupon or special deal when mentioning the app.


Apple will generate revenues by charging a penny each time the ad is served, and then when the ad is tapped open, $2. Various packages add both items together to created packages and costs upwards of $1 million. These revenues shouldn’t be hard to hit as the audience is growing from its recent 85 million bench mark.

The mobile ad space is changing quickly, Apple has seen the proverbial light, and now the only question is will advertisers follow? Targeting, tracking and ellicting an immediate response has never been easier, direct response marketers should jump on board! To read more go to The Wall Street Journal.com.

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Upfront Report: General Advertisers Spending is Up, DR Advertisers Time to Strategize

Posted by admin on April 20, 2010
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Most brand advertisers plan to step up their media spending on television for the 2010-2011 season, according to a recent survey by Advertiser Perceptions, Inc. However, they are being strategic about their spending, and allocating it to larger networks, and slimming down spend in broadcast markets to allocate budget toward more digital avenues.

 

This is important for DR Advertisers, who intend to keep their media within budget and still reach their target audiences. Reaching audiences through broadcast markets can be done. The execution needs to be strategic, timely, and with enough frequency to pique consumer interest. Highly targeted demographics can be reached through the broadcast avenue. While the larger networks will still have available DR time available, more brand advertisers entering this space means higher rates. To stay in budget a strategic broadcast focus could keep a DR Advertiser in budget and still meet demographic goals. To learn more about Upfront Spending go to Media Daily News.

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XBox To Have Digital Upfront

Posted by admin on April 08, 2010
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Microsoft has announced that XBox will become a player in the bidding war for advertisers dollars, and would like a digital upfront for advertisers to begin targeting their programming to its online users.  The multimedia-set-top-box, is in 20 million homes, 72% of which are in the USA.  Adding yet another avenue for a highly targeted media campaign. To read more go to TVWeek.com.

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Tower Media to Represent CLTV Paid Programming

Posted by admin on April 07, 2010
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Tower Media is the new exlusive representative of CLTV paid programming.  To read more go to INewswire.com.

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Free Credit Reports Get A FTC Makeover

Posted by admin on April 02, 2010
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Free credit reports are getting an FTC makeover with a new law that requires them to disclose just how “free” their credit reports really are.  This new law took effect April 2, 2010. The law is meant to help consumers distinguish between credit report offers, as well as make sure advertisers are providing disclosures that comply with the CARD Act.  Television advertisers should note that September 1, 2010, they will be required to disclose within their ads that, “Free credit reports are available under federal law at AnnualCreditReport.com. To read more go to Bankrate.com.

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Bing Seeing Uptick in Search

Posted by admin on March 22, 2010
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According to Nielsen Company, Bing, has received a new record high for search, coming in at 12.5%, translating as a lesson to your SEM efforts, Bing is not to be ignored. To see a full list of the ratings for February, click here. Read more at Blog.Nielsen.com.

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Univision’s World Cup Runneth Over…Almost.

Posted by admin on March 16, 2010
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Univision has announced that it has less than 10% of its inventory left for the FIFA
World Cup, beginning June 11th. This is great news considering last years down trodden television market. Major advertisers are beefing up the dollars spent during this event, as the expected television audience is approximately 50-60 million viewers. A signal that the television market is on the upswing, and hopefully the US economy, as well! Read more at BroadcastingCable.com.

 

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TV Wins Gold Medal For Viewership

Posted by admin on February 24, 2010
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The Vancouver Winter Olympic Games are attracting quite the audience in 2010. Just 11 days into the events, 171 million Americans have tuned in to watch over national broadcast counting for at least half of the American population. With 93% of viewers using television as their means to catch the latest events, this is by far the most popular medium for keeping up with the latest on Olympic coverage. NBC has also been covering the games online bringing 33 million viewers to the website. This is nearly double the online activity that was seen during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. This multi-platform usage shows the importance of utilizing both television and the web in campaigns as a way to catch all those interested in the same programming. Read more at AdWeek.com.

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CBS Has Sheen The Light

Posted by admin on February 24, 2010
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Charlie Sheen’s recent entry into rehab is putting advertiser dollars in jeopardy with the temporary suspension of production for Two and a Half Men. This highly viewed show, 17.7 million live-plus-same-day viewers, could loose advertiser revenue if the show is not able to continue, as it would need to offer make-goods during this highly valued and priced airtime. This is teaching CBS a valuable lesson in utilizing such a big and controversial celebrity, in the end it just may be too costly.  Read more at AdAge.com.

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Tower Media & WITs 2009 Holiday Donation

Posted by admin on December 15, 2009
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Tower Media recently made a contribution to the WITS (working in the schools) program on behalf of our clients, vendors, family and friends. Working in the Schools (WITS) is a literacy organization that increases the reading proficiency and learning capacity of low-income and minority students in Chicago Public Schools. WITS recruits and supports dedicated business, government, and community volunteers who deliver measurable and consistent tutoring and mentoring services. Read more about Tower Media in the Donor Spotlight section of the WITS website.

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