Category Archives: On-Line Advertising

Twitter Jumps In and Offers Advertiser Guarantees on Delivery

More and more, advertisers want proof that they money that they spend is actually being delivered and viewed. Twitter now offers advertiser guarantees like television, a good move for buyers of media.

Twitter has been working closely with Dentsu Aegis Network to develop its first guaranteed ad product, which lets brands order a set amount of pre-roll video ads with certainty that they get seen by a target group of consumers.

Details here.

Major Advance in Ratings for Local Radio Internet Streams

This is one of the biggest advances in the measurement of online radio audio since radio ratings began over 50 years ago. From Inside Radio: “Buying online radio in local markets is now easier, courtesy of media buying and selling platform STRATA…audiences can be targeted geographically and by demographic, including age and gender…across 278 local… Continue Reading

Why is iHeart Radio not growing? And why is Cumulus down 22%? And CBS? (according to Edison Research)

Clearly, online streaming is not working for terrestrial radio group operators, at least not for iHeart (formerly known as Clear Channel), Cumulus, and CBS. Here is an article from The Infinite Dial, Thoughts on Internet Radio metrics, from Larry Rosin of Edison Research. Click here. Highlights and quotes from the article: So the question is: “Why?” It… Continue Reading

PANDORA Has New Competition for Ad Dollars

Just announced from RAIN Daily Digest: “Spotify today announced the launch of a geo-targeted advertising platform for its ad-supported freemium service level. The initial rollout includes the top 15 listening markets. Launch partner Triton Digital provides verification metrics through its Webcast Local Metrics product. We spoke to Spotify ad exec Brian Benedik.” Details here. We are following this… Continue Reading

What is Terrestrial Radio Afraid Of?

According to RAIN NEWS, Nielsen Audio (who recently bought the Arbitron Ratings Company) has already developed the app to deliver streaming radio ratings. “Broadcasters as a group might not be eager to widen the competitve field by introducing integrated metrics that allow ad buyers to agnostically build campaigns on both sides of the fence.” So,… Continue Reading