‘ITV will be more than TV’: broadcaster sees ad revenues rise on back of Love Island & World Cup

‘ITV will be more than TV’: broadcaster sees ad revenues rise on back of Love Island & World Cup

ITV has posted a positive set of interim results for the six months to 30 June 2018 with total advertising revenue rising 2% to £890m and online revenues ballooning by 48% on the back of successful runs for both Love Island and The World Cup.   This saw total ITV revenue jump 8% to £1.848m over the period, glad tidings which have emboldened the broadcaster to flesh out its ‘more than TV’ as it repositions itself as a fully integrated producer broadcaster that isn’t solely reliant upon UK advertising. In practice this will see ITV expand production output and create a scaled direct to consumer arm to encourage viewers to become customers by spending money on a range of content and experiences, with £40m to be invested in 2019 alone to make this dream a reality. Chief executive Carolyn McCall said: “ITV will be more than TV – it will be a structurally sound integrated producer broadcaster where we aim to maintain total viewing and increase total advertising revenue; it will be a growing and profitable content business, which drives returns; and it will create value by developing and nurturing strong direct consumer relationships, where people want to spend money on a range of content and experiences with a really trusted brand. “We will deliver this strategy by building greater capability in data, analytics and technology as well as developing the great creative and commercial talent ITV already has. Executing the strategy will enable us to continue to deliver sustainable returns to our shareholders.” Looking ahead to the remainder of 2018 ITV expects total advertising to rise a further...
ITV reports drop in ad revenue.

ITV reports drop in ad revenue.

ITV ad revenue dropped in 2016 by 3% to £1.67bn and predicts a drop of 6% for Q1 in 2017. This is the first drop since 2009 following the financial crisis and the economic uncertainty is being blamed for 2016. However, ITV says that it outperformed the advertising market as a whole and predicts it will do the same in 2017. Supermarkets, banking, retail, finance, and food sectors decreased their spend. Entertainment, leisure, cars, cosmetics and household goods continued to spend. Production revenues helped its pre-tax profit rise 4% to £847m. With ITV’s production business continuing to gain in strength, overall revenues rose by 3% to £3.06bn. However, with an audience growth for Video On Demand of 42%, digital advertising demand has contributed to an increase in revenue of 23% to £231m. If you are interested in incorporating TV advertising or any video on demand into your media campaigns, please contact one of our award-winning team members on 02921 320 200 or Standout@themediaangel.co.uk so we can help deliver the results you are looking...
Go Air Trampoline Park has landed in Manchester!

Go Air Trampoline Park has landed in Manchester!

We’ve been extremely busy over the last couple of months, helping Go Air launch Manchester’s biggest trampoline super park. We started working with Go Air early in 2015 with the launch of the first site in Cardiff in October 2016. Manchester is Cardiff’s black-and-yellow sister venue, and we’ve been working hard to implement a high impact launch campaign to a wide audience in this location. With 200 wall to wall trampolines, battle beams, giant air bag and bounce basketball Go Air in Manchester has something for everyone. The park even hosts fitness classes and is available for public birthday parties. Go Air were keen to target all adults including families with children and teenage groups to raise awareness of the park’s opening over the Easter break. The team required our expertise on effectively reaching their audience in the right places at exactly the right time, through the most cost effective means. We put together a targeted campaign that included airtime on popular Manchester radio stations Capital North West and Key 103, along with a Drive Time promotion on Capital to build anticipation and excitement around Manchester’s largest trampoline park. Click here to see Capital North West hosts Rob and Wingman at Go Air Manchester. In order to be precise in reaching families with children we included adverts and a competition in the Manchester edition of the Primary Times which is distributed to Primary schools and families specifically. To ensure we were remaining targeted and producing minimal wastage we took advantage of the precise geo-targeting technologies provided by ITV Player. We ran a campaign delivering impressions to all adults with children...

Caring Children’s Charity Chooses Caring Media Agency

The team at The Media Angel are delighted to kick-start 2015 with a new client; leading children’s hospice charity Tŷ Hafan – one of the UK’s top paediatric palliative care charities, based in Sully, South Wales. One of the key objectives at The Media Angel is to work with organisations that make a real difference to people’s lives. Starting this month, The Media Angel is helping to promote the opportunity to bequeath Tŷ Hafan a legacy gift in your Will. Since 1999, Tŷ Hafan has helped over 600 Welsh families with children to make the most of their precious time left together, and one in five of the children Tŷ Hafan support is cared for thanks to the gifts that have been left in Wills. Alison Debono, Managing Director of The Media Angel said:  “I feel really privileged to be working with such an amazing organisation such as Tŷ Hafan . The work they do is unbelievable and makes a huge difference to families who must be going through such a hard time.” This marketing campaign consists of a mix of innovative video-on-demand advertising using ITV Player, targeting adults across Wales, and print adverts across highly circulated press and magazine titles to help share and raise awareness of the amazing work that Tŷ Hafan does. Alison added: “We wanted to make sure that the right media platforms were used for their precious budget, and we are confident the campaign will get to the right people across the right areas.” Laura Barlow, Legacy and In Memory Fundraiser from Tŷ Hafan said: “It’s been great working with Alison and her team at...

Sky AdSmart enhances its highly targeted services…

Great news for small, niche and local businesses! From this month, advertisers will be able to deliver television adverts into Sky homes on an area postcode basis. Advertisers can now be even more specific in targeting audiences; basing delivery on the first two letters of a postcode in addition to the existing location based targeting offered by Sky. Whereas location based targeting allowed advertisers to select audiences based on TV regions or metropolitan areas such as Cardiff, Manchester or London, this new system is highly specific and therefore extremely cost-effective for businesses. This type of specificity hugely minimises wastage and allows advertisers to talk directly and efficiently to preferred audiences. This is fantastic news for smaller businesses who might have previously considered television advertising too expensive with too much wastage for their media budgets. Allowing more accurate targeting is designed to encourage more brands to enter the TV advertising market and take greater control over their campaign budget. Sky AdSmart works by tailoring the content of TV ad breaks according to household profiles and locations. This makes television advertising far more accessible for smaller organisations with precious media budgets, local businesses and those that cater to highly specific, niche audiences. New developments to the AdSmart service will include targeting via attributes such as ‘pet ownership’ and advertisers will be able to fine tune their targeting further by creating their own custom audiences using their customer data. If you would like to find out more about how you could get your brand and business onto TV contact The Media Angel today. Reaching your highly specific audiences, in the comfort of...