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For the big automotive category, TV continues to offer strong brand awareness and purchase consideration -especially for TV users. Add social media to the marketing mix and results are much better when it comes to purchase consideration- a 29% increase, per a new report by Nielsen on automotive marketing.
BIA Advisory Services’ newly released 2018 Survey of Advertising and Marketing (SAM) activities of U.S. businesses indicates that they direct almost two-thirds of their marketing dollars into activating local media ad platforms and the remainder into promotions.
Reimagining the television station business so that it can successfully monetize over-the-top opportunities has definitely been a convoluted marathon, at least for some broadcasters. That trial-and-error scenario was made clear during a panel session at TVNewsCheck’s TV2020 conference on the topic.
TV station group and media agency executives agree that industry efforts to make serious strides toward addressable advertising continue to be too slow, but they also agree that one of the stumbling blocks is not being able to reach consensus on how to best accomplish it.
Ten years from now, the TV penetration of MVPDs could dwindle to the 20% range if current consumer trends continue, pointing to a shifting retransmission consent revenue scenario for broadcasters.
Two dozen broadcasters and consumer electronics makers rallied at TVNewsCheck’s TV2020 conference in New York to pledge their support for the continued development of the new ATSC 3.0 broadcasting standard.
Finding a way toward increasing the federal ownership cap on TV stations — and what that cap should be — was one of the key questions that a panel of CEOs focused on during TVNewsCheck’s TV2020 conference.
Parks Associates said 15% of pay TV subscribers downgraded to a less expensive bundle from the first quarter of 2017 to Q1 2018. The research company also said that one third of pay TV subscribers living in U.S. broadband homes changed their services during that span.
While the TV business already has seen an alarming number of consumers go over-the-top to get their TV programming, a new study says even more subscribers would cut the cord if the knew they could still get live programming, particularly sports.
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