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Nick Cavarra

InterMedia Insights 9.6.2016

Mass Media

Hot Media Trends for September 6, 2016

  • Traditional U.S. ads in second-quarter 2016 advertising rose 2.5%, slowing from the 4.3% gains registered in both 4Q 2015 and 1Q 2016, says MoffettNathanson Research. Still, total advertising thanks to digital media was up 11.5% in the second quarter, after a 10.8% gain in the first quarter. The researcher predicts that by the end of 2016, overall U.S. advertising is expected to climb 8.1% to $191.2 billion for the year. Another industry analyst, London-based advertising researcher Warc, is also bullish on ad spending and says the U.S. ad spend will rise 5.8% to a record high of $178 billion – double the amount projected for the overall U.S. economy. Warc says U.S. TV spending will rise 6.6% to $68 billion this year, due to increased spending on the Rio Olympics and the U.S. presidential election. Warc adds that U.S. digital media spending will grow at more than double the rate of TV – 13.7%. Overall, digital media will achieve near the same dollar value of the TV ad market this year – and is predicted to rise above TV next year. MoffettNathanson says TV remains the leader in U.S. advertising. Improving TV spending in the first half of the year is now estimated to mean a rise of 6.6% to $80.3 billion. Faster-growing Internet/digital advertising spending will climb 21% to $72 billion. Radio will add 2% to $17.7 billion, with newspapers sinking 8% to $16.9 billion; consumer magazines will rise 2% to $12.5 billion; and outdoor will inch up 1% to $7.4 billion.  (Read More on Response Magazine)
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Nick Cavarra

InterMedia Insights 8.29.2016

YouTube vs TV

Hot Media Trends for August 29, 2016

  • You Tube and TV—two competing mediums fighting for the same advertising dollars might actually be able to find common ground. A Nielsen case study commissioned by Google found that TV reach seems to drive YouTube engagement, and in turn, YouTube engagement drives TV reach. According to the report, people who view a TV program’s content on YouTube are more likely to tune in to the actual show. Because of that, as TV audience increases, so does YouTube viewership. According to Nielsen, digital advertising in the U.S. has been rising 15% every year since 2012 with no signs of slowing down. (In fact, according to eMarketer digital ad spending will surpass TV as soon as next year.) But the seemingly symbiotic relationship could be a sign for advertisers that both mediums might be better than just one. Nielsen evaluated 30 TV shows, including genres such as comedy, competition, drama and talk shows while analyzing historical data from YouTube and TV currency data from Nielsen’s own sources. Researchers then looked to see how the two formats moved in relationship with each other apart from promotions, seasonality, brand effect and show engagement. Researchers also studied habits of those who watched TV content on YouTube and compared it to those who didn’t. The results were “significant,” according to the case study of Nielsen’s findings. For example, there was an 18% increase in tune-in on TV for leading talk shows among an audience that watched YouTube content of the shows. Read More on ADWEEK

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Nick Cavarra

InterMedia Insights 8.22.2016

Olympics vs SuperBowl

Hot Media Trends for August 22, 2016

  • The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to an end, and over the past few weeks, marketers have spent at least $1.2 billion on national ads in hopes to making their brands known. Now, the question is: Which ones will be remembered? According to the emotion measurement firm Realeyes, 10 Olympics ads stand above the rest in terms of being emotionally compelling. Based on the feed from a web cam, Realeyes, working with audience platform Lucid, used machine learning and artificial intelligence to track the movements of 49 key facial points on 4,500 people to understand what each person thought and felt. After test subjects watched dozens of Olympics ads, the data was then analyzed with an algorithm to understand which emotions were most prevalent. Find out the best by clicking here: Read More on ADWEEK

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Nick Cavarra

InterMedia Insights 8.15.2016

Analytics

Hot Media Trends for August 15, 2016

  • The NFL’s Rams return to Los Angeles this fall will be a boon to Univision, whose O&O KMEX has scored the exclusive rights to broadcast the team’s preseason games in Spanish, the network announced. The deal is the first of its kind between Univision’s local media division and the NFL. As part of the three-year agreement, three Rams preseason games starting Aug. 20, as well as shows surrounding the team, will air on KMEX and KFTR, the network’s L.A. UniMás station, the company said. In 2016, preseason games and additional programming will also be simulcast on O&O KABE and KBTF UniMás in Bakersfield, Calif. KCBS, CBS’ L.A. O&O, will broadcast preseason games and programming in English under an agreement announced in June. (Read More on BROADCASTINGCABLE.COM)

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Nick Cavarra

InterMedia Insights 8.1.2016

Google Adweek Article

Hot Media Trends for August 1, 2016

  • Google is bringing its team of tech offerings to the 2016 Olympics this month in hopes of winning part of the online action. Just in time for the summer games, which officially begin on Friday, Google is sending 15 of its YouTube stars to livestream various parts of the games and other events across host city Rio de Janeiro. Among them will be YouTube stars Liza Koshy, Brodie Smith, Ben Brown, Caeli, Chloe Morello and Felipe Castanhari. Along with the Creators (as YouTube calls its content creators) the online giant is also deploying “Google Trekker” operators to capture 360-degree footage from inside Rio’s Olympic Park that will help those who can’t make it to Brazil get a street-view look via Google Maps at what it’s like on the ground. (Read More on ADWEEK)

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Nick Cavarra

InterMedia Insights 7.25.2016

Hot Media Trends for July 25, 2016

  • This year’s broadcast national TV upfront ad sales will tally around $8.75 billion, a 4.7 percent increase from last year, according to early data from media consulting firm Media Dynamics. On the cable side, upfront sales reached $9.86 billion, up 4.3 percent from 2015. (Read More on ADWEEK)
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