Converged TV, Digital Video Are Hot. How Hot Are They?

When historians look back at advertising trends and the COVID-19 era, one thing will likely stand out: digital media's advertiser attraction barely cooled off during the pandemic's most crushing blows to ad dollar activity. Now, data from Standard Media Index only cement the oft-repeated stories that converged TV and digital video are must-buys for CMOs and aren't slowing down for the foreseeable future.

NBCU Leader: Let’s Join Consumers In ‘One Big Video World’

Recently, NBCU ad sales leader Laura Molen noticed a recurring theme – advertisers are working to adapt to new audience behaviors and questioning whether they should place the same premium on digital, social, and streaming video as they do on linear. "To answer this question, she writes, "we need to remember our most important partners—our viewers."

Gen Z Interest in Real-Time Engagement Soars

Real-time engagement is of increasing desire among U.S. consumers. People increasingly want RTE video or audio features in the apps they use. For example, buyers in a shopping app want to talk to sellers. Can broadcast radio or TV benefit from this growing desire for "RTE'? An Agora survey may have some very interesting takeaways.
Rosemary Ravinal

How ‘Private Speaking’ Can Improve Public Speaking

Public speaking is a vital skill to have if you want to make a difference in the world, says "Zoom" expert and veteran public relations executive Rosemary Ravinal But what about private speaking? "This is the kind of speaking you need to be a better parent, to have great relationships, to be a real friend or simply be someone who makes people stop and listen," she says.
Justin Nielson

Bet On This: Political, Sports Wagering To Power Radio/TV in ’22

A "deluge' of ads from expanded legalized sports betting and the return of midterm political ad spending in 2022 are expected to aid U.S. broadcasters’ rebound from the pandemic. That's the key conclusion from S&P Global Market Intelligence Senior Research Analyst Justin Nielson, who works in the Kagan arm. 

The Large Advertiser Difference For TV, With Shaky Audio Trends

"As we reach the end of 2021, advertising growth is showing much faster expansion than previously anticipated, driven primarily by growth in the U.S., U.K. and China." That's the highly optimistic conclusion of groupM's Brian Wieser. But, where do television and audio advertising measure up? He's crunched the numbers and for audio industry players, the future isn't so bright.

The InFOCUS Podcast: Steve Walsh

Comscore's Steve Walsh returns to the InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, to discuss how Comscore is offering its Consumer Intelligence reporting to all 210 local markets.  The conversation touches on addressable advertising, long stop sets, and how data can help balance digital and linear media in attracting advertisers to both forms of visual entertainment. LISTEN HERE
Pile of Money

Global Advertising Trends: Where Is Broadcast Media Heading?

How are radio and TV poised to perform in the next five years? WARC, the international marketing intelligence service, has some new intelligence on the subject.

What You Can Learn From Mitch Albom On Great Presentations

At his talk at the Miami Book Fair in November, WJR-AM in Detroit air talent and respected author Mitch Albom served up valuable lessons about great presentations that caught "Zoom expert" and public relations veteran Rosemary Ravinal's attention. In her view, what Albom said provides key learning lessons on how to perfect the great presentation.
Scott Ryfun, WGIG-AM & FM morning host

With Arbery Murder Trial Complete, A Missing Media Element Surfaces

The Ahmaud Arbery case drew national attention and condemnation for its racial overtones. In Brunswick, Ga., a local radio element surfaced that Media Services Group Managing Director Eddie Esserman — himself a licensee in the Brunswick area — believes is overlooked.  It involves a Talk radio station owned by iHeartMedia.

CIMM To Offer ‘Guide to Converged TV Measurement Providers’

CIMM, in conjunction with Project X Institute's Jon Watts and Alan Wolk of TVREV, have announced the development of a "Guide to Converged TV Measurement Providers." Upon completion in early 2022, the guide seeks to provide a landscape of the entire Converged TV measurement ecosystem in the U.S, as well as a comparative analysis of the companies who are conducting converged TV audience measurement.

Another EAS Mess Could Blindside FOX Affiliates

Should a network affiliate be held accountable for an apparent violation of the FCC's rules pertaining to Emergency Alert System tones, if the allegedly infringing action is solely based on network programming the affiliate is contractually obligated to run? The answer could be no, one noted Washington, D.C.-based communications attorney tells RBR+TVBR.

Observation: ‘A Big Case For Radio in the Big Apple’

From Uber to Lyft, from retailer to sundry shop, traditional radio appears to be alive and well in Midtown Manhattan, let alone the rest of the Big Apple. This leads our Editor-in-Chief to exclaim, "Can someone please alert Madison Avenue that New York loves Radio?!"

What’s the Status of Women in U.S. Media?

WMC’s “The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2021” report draws data from 110 studies that together show the standing of women across all media, including legacy and digital news platforms, film, television, radio, technology, literature, and more.

Five ‘Shocking’ Cyber Crime Statistics Radio/TV Need To Know

Speaking at Forecast 2022 on Tuesday, Scott Schober of Cybersecurity Ventures and President/CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems soberly shared with attendees of the daylong conference that they will never stay ahead of the hackers. Building on that theme, cybersecurity company Surfshark has new facts that sound new alarms when it comes to online security. They start with e-mail address protection.
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