Category Archives: Advertising

Evolutionary Ratings Measurement On the Way

This could be a major breakthrough for the ability of media buyers to get access to rich media ratings and data to enable even better negotations and selection of media for their clients. From the July 22, 2016 edition of Tom Taylor Now: “Groundbreaking new audio measurement solution” from Shazam doesn’t require encoding. iHeart’s supporting… Continue Reading

Are Media Buying Firms Stealing from Their Clients?

Undisclosed Kickbacks and Rebates: Do you really know if your advertising agency or agent is participating in or taking any undisclosed, hidden, “secret deal” kickbacks, rebates, or merchandise from any media vendor or supplier as inducement to buy media schedules for your company? One example of unethical behavior is offering a media buying firm lavish… Continue Reading

Build It and They Will Come – TV Ratings Soar

I’ve been saying for a long time, as have a lot of people, that consumers want good content in media. They want to feel that they have invested their time as opposed to wasting their time. Media choices continue to proliferate, and some say the fragmentation makes each individual media outlet less effective or less… Continue Reading

New Potential Competitor Could Measure Audio to Generate Ratings Data

Competition is always good in the audience measurement field. You have probably heard of Nielsen Ratings for television. They recently bought Arbitron which measured radio and re-named the company as Nielsen Audio. Nielsen already has a TV measurement competitor, comSCORE (Rentrak), so if Kantar enters the audio field in the US, this will be huge… Continue Reading

Is PANDORA Beginning to Slip to the Competition?

AdAge reports Pandora had 81.1 million users at the end of 2015, a decline of 400,000 from the year before. On-demand streaming services Spotify and Apple Music both added millions of customers over that span.” Is PANDORA beginning to have some serious retention problems in light of new competition? Details here. Continue Reading