Say “Hello” to our newest angel!

Say “Hello” to our newest angel!

This week we welcome Jodie, our newest team member in the role of Agency Support Executive. Jodie is originally from Pembrokeshire, and now has completed a degree in Graphic Communication at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is a driven individual with a passion for social media and design, eager to begin her marketing career and develop her skills further. With experience in managing social media campaigns, Jodie is excited to see what she can bring to the Media Angel’s social media platforms and website in the future. Don’t miss out on her first few weeks and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and...
The Media Angel in National Finals of Prestigious Marketing Awards

The Media Angel in National Finals of Prestigious Marketing Awards

For the second year running we are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for The Drum Marketing Awards. Our entry for “Public Sector Marketing Strategy of the Year “ was for The National Botanic Garden Of Wales’s Summer Campaign for 2017 which helped to dramatically increase their family footfall by 43%  to the Gardens . The Drum Marketing awards celebrate the best marketers and campaigns nationally and internationally. Open to advertising agencies, in-house marketing teams, design consultancies, digital agencies, PR companies and integrated agencies we are pleased to represent Wales against some of the larger UK agencies. The Drum Marketing Awards are considered to be one of the industry’s most sought after accolades and have many prestigious judges such as Michal Szaniecki, marketing Director, Volkswagen and…. Vanessa Fitzgerald Regional Director, Northern Europe, Facebook. We created a multi faceted campaign which focused around the new British Bird of Prey Centre utilising Out of Home (OOH), On line, regional press and radio.  We are shortlisted along with some impressive national campaigns such as BBC Children in Need “Do Your Thing” and Kindered for HM Treasury and The Royal Mint. Alison Debono, MD of The Media Angel said “We are beyond thrilled to be representing Wales as finalists at The Drum Awards 2018, especially as we are in the same category as such huge brands.” The results will be revealed and the trophies handed out at the award ceremony on 30th May at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel,...
Global ad growth driven by digital formats

Global ad growth driven by digital formats

According to the latest adspend forecasts from Zenith, a host of digital formats including social media, in-feed ads, paid content, online video and native advertising are helping to fuel the growth in global advertising. Between 2016 and 2019 Zenith said the ‘innovative’ digital ad formats will drive 14% annual growth in total display advertising, a category that still also includes traditional banner ads. Total display expenditure will rise from US$84bn to US$126bn over this period, accounting for 64% of all the growth in global ad expenditure. By 2019 total display will account for 50.4% of internet advertising expenditure, exceeding 50% for the first time. For the UK, Zenith forecasts total display to grow by 5% a year to 2019, when it will account for 37% of internet advertising expenditure. Zenith said most of the growth is coming from social media (which will grow at 20% a year) and online video (which will grow at 21% a year). “Internet display is coming into its own as a brand-building media, powered by social media and online video,” said Jonathan Barnard, head of forecasting and director of global intelligence at Zenith. “But the distinctions between online video and traditional television are being eroded, and the two work together much better than they do separately.” Zenith forecasts that global advertising expenditure will grow 4% to US$558bn by the end of 2017. This is down fractionally from the forecast of 4.2% that it made in June. The UK was the stand-out growth market in Western Europe from 2011 to 2016, growing at an average of 7.3% a year. However, a slowing economy, gathering inflation,...
Ad spend increased by 3.7 % in 2016

Ad spend increased by 3.7 % in 2016

New figures out indicate that Brexit had no adverse affect on UK ad spend with a flat growth in Q3 and an increase of 3.9% year on year, to £5.8bn in Q4. This is the seventh consecutive year that advertising has shown a growth, with a spend of £21.4 bn in total for 2016 up by 3.7% Internet spend dominates, up 13.4% to £10.3 bn for 2016. Mobile accounted for 99% of that growth, with ad spend for mobile platforms up a significant 45.4% to £3.9bn. It is predicted that mobile advertising spend will slow over the coming years (2017: +30.4% and 2018: +20.8%) Some traditional advertising mediums continue to hold their own with TV advertising growth driven by a 12.6% rise in video-on-demand ad revenues in 2016. Cinema spend was also up by 8% to £257m and radio up 5.4% to £646m. Print spend fell by 10% to £10.1bn and direct mail fell by 10.4% to £1.7 bn. The forecast for the next two years is positive with ad spend forecast to grow. Are you undecided on the best channels to suit your marketing objectives? Contact our friendly team on 02921 320 200 or email standout@themediaangel.co.uk for award-winning media planning and buying...
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...