TuneIn Affirms AudioHQ As Its U.S. Ad Rep

A company that claims to be the largest online audio sales representation firm in the U.S. has inked a deal with audio streaming provider TuneIn. The new pact allows AudioHQ to be the exclusive domestic re-seller of TuneIn’s audio advertising inventory. It's a multi-year deal, for which terms were not disclosed.

Are Marketers Cutting, Or Growing, Your Ad Dollars?

The final results from Borrell Associates' 2017 local advertiser study are in, and some 3,551 local advertisers chimed in regarding their thoughts and plans on advertising ROI, marketing goals, and which medium works best to accomplish those goals. 

Americans Will Spend More Minutes With Major Media In ’17

Here's some happy news for those in the broadcast media C-Suites tired of those reports from the IAB and others in the digital universe that continue to bash "traditional" TV and lesser-respected radio as old guard and ineffective for advertisers. According to a newly released report from eMarketer, adults will spend and average of 12 hours and 1 minute per day with major media in 2017.

Macy’s Makes A Move With A Big Radio Bump

If there's one believer in radio for boosting sales ahead of Columbus Day Weekend, a big Q4 retail period ahead of the holiday shopping season, it is Macy's. The national retailer greatly boosted its radio spots for the week ending Oct. 8, finishing well into the latest Media Monitors Radio Spot Ten report. What are the other highly active companies using radio to reach consumers? Click here to get all the answers!

Foreigner Invades Cable TV With A Slew Of Spots

There's nothing fake about the "foreign" dollars flowing to cable TV for spots promoting a new theatrical release starring venerable action film star Jackie Chan. The latest Media Monitors Cable Spot Ten report shows promotion for the film's Oct. 13 opening date in cinemas across the U.S. surged, sending the campaign into the Top 10.

A Surge Of Retailers Boost Their TV Spots

If there ever was a big week for big department stores, this was it. No less than three national retailers boost their ad spend at broadcast television — a sign that attracting consumer attention through fall premieres on the Big Four networks, or on live sporting events, is still key for strong ROI.

Are Advertisers Pledging Your Ad Dollars To ‘Oath’?

"Building brands people love" is the marketing tag line associated with Oath, the parent company of AOL and Yahoo! owned by Verizon. But, what is its purpose? A Thursday evening marketing mixer in Miami sponsored by the company delivered one glaring answer: Oath is about gnawing away at ad dollars going to radio and TV, and building a bigger case for digital media.

Bullish ’18 … And Bummer ’19, For Media Advertising

With a promising political advertising season, plus Olympics and World Cup dollars in view, local and network TV should be bullish as 2018 nears, respected media ecologist Jack Myers notes. Why such a positive prognosis for TV? He says marketers are less than thrilled with their digital video options. Furthermore, he says, "radio will ride on their coattails." Unfortunately, MyersBizNet long-term forecasts show 2019 to be a challenging year.

More Key Questions To Ask Sales Candidates

Clients of Media Information Bureau featured columnist Barrett Riddleberger, an expert sales training coach, often ask him the following question: "What are good interview questions to ask sales candidates?" A previous column on the topic proved so popular that's he has followed it up with another 10 revealing interview questions to present to sales candidates.

Broadcast TV’s Flood Of Dollars To Radio

If you didn't think broadcast TV thinks AM and FM radio stations were important, look at the amount of spots airing at broadcast radio promoting two networks. The Media Monitors Radio Spot Ten report shows one of the Big Four networks cleared nearly 38,000 spots on the radio stations it tracks.

A Favorite Candy Brand Joins Active Auto Dealers

In last week’s Media Monitors TV Spot Ten report, auto dealer associations were again highly active users of broadcast television for getting their brand messaging out to consumers. There was something else highly noticeable in the latest report: A favorite Nestlé candy bar stepped up its TV spot activity last week, and became a top five campaign for the seven-day period ending Oct. 1.

Is Programmatic Media Buying Raising Consumer Concerns?

The "merits and flaws" of the $40 billion programmatic advertising market — especially the risks of digital display ads appearing alongside objectionable content — have emerged as key concerns among both marketers and advertisers. That's just one of the key takeaways from detailed findings of research conducted in 2017 by the CMO Council and Dow Jones on the impact of programmatic media buying and automated digital advertising placement on brand reputation, consumer perception and customer trust.

EXCLUSIVE: Sports Networks Unite To Help Hurricane, Earthquake Victims

In an unprecedented show of support to the millions impacted by three hurricanes and two major temblors in Mexico, Univision invited no less than four of its sports competitors to its Miami-area headquarters yesterday and today to take part in a bilingual campaign supporting the American Red Cross. This saw personalities from the networks appear alongside Univision Deportes talent — and Univision allowing the networks to air its coverage of Liga MX first-division Mexican soccer league games as part of the 48-hour appeal effort.
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FOX Sports Recruits Cellular, Cars For Russia

Verizon Wireless and Volkswagen are in as committed sponsors to one of the biggest sporting events in the world, and FOX Networks Group is the beneficiary of the dollars. The deals include both Spanish-language and English-language coverage of this huge tournament, which will take place in Russia in 2018.

Broadcasters Foundation Honors Fries With Memorial Fund

The Broadcasters Foundation of America, the national charity which serves past and present members of the broadcasting profession, has established the Gary Fries Memorial Fund to honor the former Radio Advertising Bureau President and CEO.

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