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TV vs. Facebook

Posted by admin on October 29, 2015
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The social media giant, Facebook, has recently released a study claiming their platform reaches more millennial and Hispanic consumers than TV. What this study fails to mention, however, is that only the top 10 TV networks were measured against Facebook, omitting the other 100 networks Nielsen tracks. With 70% of millennials viewing programs on those other networks, it’s easy to see how the omitted statistics influence results.

“Facebook said marketers could reach just 12.2% of millennials through a TV-only plan…because 70% of the viewers aren’t being counted. The actual numbers: TV reaches 88% of millennials (adults 18 to 34) monthly, and 77% of them weekly” (Nielsen, May 2015).

In an attempt to uncover more accurate data, the publication Advertising Age conducted an independent study that suggests, “On a monthly basis, millennials watch 64 hours of TV, while they spend 23 hours with Facebook.” While social media has certainly added new platforms for the advertising industry, TV still has the most potential to reach target audiences, including millennials.

To learn more, read the Ad Age article here.

Spotlight on Spotify

Posted by admin on April 13, 2012
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Not even 12 months old in the US, Spotify has become the leader in Internet music streaming, surpassing even Pandora. Spotify started 4 years ago in Europe, and then launched in the US last summer, partnering with Facebook to solidify its popularity. Recently, Spotify has remained in the spotlight with the new feature of custom apps brands can design themselves. AT&T’s Surround Sound app lets users play music suited to the location they’re in, detected through, what else? Your smartphone’s GPS. Other companies creating apps with Spotify include McDonalds and Reebok.

Besides the launch of their app feature, Spotify also recently announced its partnership with another global company, Coca Cola. Spotify will be featured in Coca Cola’s 2013 Year of Music campaign, aimed at teens worldwide. Coca Cola has also agreed to promote Spotify in its paid media, and integrate Spotify into its Facebook timeline, which already has more than 40 million followers. Spotify, which already has over 13 million documented users worldwide, aims to increase that number through its Coca Cola promotions.

You can read more at adage.com.

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Forget Generation X, or even Y. Meet Generation C.

Nielson, the industry’s leader in media research, ratings and data, has a new demographic, dubbed “Generation C,” or Americans 18-34, who are quickly becoming both a challenge and an opportunity for marketers, and redefining media consumption with their embrace of new digital technology.

Gen C makes up only 23% of the US total population, yet they make up 27% of Americans watching video or using social media, and over 30% of Americans using tablets. In fact, Gen C makes up a whopping 39% of all smart phone users in the US.

Gen C, who grew up alongside the growth of the internet, cell phones, social media, and the technology boom, has “taken ownership” of new media, changing the way advertisers and marketers approach them. New technology provides the opportunity for new content and new ways to distribute it, and Generation C knows how to access it better than any other age demographic out there. For us at TM and DR advertising, this means an opportunity to stray away a bit from TV in the future and expand into internet and mobile campaigns, while still using the results driven approach DR advertising requires.

From audio/video to augmented reality, Generation C’s fearless adaptation of new media is “representing both a challenge and opportunity for marketers and content providers alike.”

Read more at Nielsen.com.

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WGN Completes Rebrand & Launches In April

Posted by admin on June 04, 2009
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WGN America

NEW YORK, April 9, 2009  Between Hollywood and Harlem is a place called America. WGN America.

There is more to modern America than the coasts: from Amarillo, Biloxi, Charleston, Daytona, Eugene, Fargo, Greenville, Helena, Indianapolis, Juneau, Knoxville, Lansing, Miami, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Pensacola, Quincy, Roanoke, Spokane, Terre Haute, Utica, Victoria, Wichita, Xenia, Yuma to Zanesville, WGN America engages the magic of America.

 

With the transition from Superstation WGN to WGN America complete, the new WGN America premieres this month with a new cohesive visual package and sonic presentation that reflects the spirit, diversity and imagination of the American experience. WGN America reaches viewers in towns and neighborhoods throughout the USA, and WGN America’s newly created on-air vision captures this span–from big cities to small towns–with a cinematic picture of the American vista. WGN America is also introducing a new logo, new graphics (including seamless flow show opens and seamless flow billboards) and for the first time, the network has a sonic logo. Read more here.

 

More Than A Click

Accountability is a must in today’s advertising world. Who better to give it to you than an online ad? You can see where the consumer converts, where they drop off and even find out some nice demographic data. But, you can also use this prime DR vehicle to see into your brand and find out what types of online advertising are reaching your audience and still reinforcing your brand message. Read more at Media Week

Social Media Is Brand & DR Effective

Posted by admin on February 10, 2009
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Vizu Corportation will begin utilizing brand lift as a metric for social media campaigns. This will not only bring together click-through rates, a standard DR measurement, but also the branding within the advertisement. This new measurement will bring more ROI meaning to the advertiser. Vizu Corportation will begin utilizing brand lift as a metric for social media campaigns. This will not only bring together click-through rates, a standard DR measurement, but also the branding within the advertisement. This new measurement will bring more ROI meaning to the advertiser. Read more on PRWeb.