Rajar Q4 2017.  Who are the winners and losers?

Rajar Q4 2017. Who are the winners and losers?

The last quarter of 2017 Rajar results are out, illustrating a North V South success story in Wales. North Wales has had a great performance with Heart North Wales up in reach and listening hours, Smooth North West and Wales has seen it’s reach increase by 13%. Heart South Wales is down in reach and listening hours, although still holds the top spot with a 416,000 reach compared to Capital the next with a reach of 171,000. Unfortunately Smooth South Wales didn’t have a good book, losing 38% of it’s audience and 33% of it’s hours! Dragon Radio Wales has had it’s sixth successful Rajar results with a steady increase in reach up 50% this quarter and 80% up from the last quarter of 2016, with 27,000 listeners. The independent station forerunner this quarter is Swansea Sound. On average its listeners now tune in for 10.7 hours per week, which has helped grow its hours by a whopping 50%. UK Wide Nationally, the Capital network is the second highest reaching network popular with a young and engaged audience. Overall, heart has had a good quarter in total listening hours, with Heart South West increasing it’s weekly audience figure to 391,000, up 6% Digital radio share of listening is up by 1.1% to 49.9%. Commercially, digital share has risen to 51.6% compared to BBC’s 48.3%. This could be down to on-line and app listening as 26% of adults listen to radio via a mobile phone or tablet at least once a month. In summary, Commercial radio continues to fulfil advertisers requirements for consistent performance and ROI. 90% of the population...
Finalists at The Drum Marketing Awards 2017

Finalists at The Drum Marketing Awards 2017

The Media Angel are thrilled to have been shortlisted for The Drum Marketing Awards 2017. These awards celebrate the best marketers and campaigns and were internationally open for the first time this year. The Awards are open to advertising agencies, in-house marketing teams, design consultancies, digital agencies, PR companies and integrated agencies. Submissions were judged by a panel of senior marketers from globally renowned household brands including Andrew Rayner, Marketing Director Nando’s and Faye Harcourt, Head of marketing Nickelodeon UK & Ireland to name a few. The Awards are open to advertising agencies, in-house marketing teams, design consultancies, digital agencies, PR companies and integrated agencies. Submissions were judged by a panel of senior marketers from globally renowned household brands including Andrew Rayner, Marketing Director Nando’s and Faye Harcourt, Head of marketing Nickelodeon UK & Ireland to name a few. We have been nominated for Media planning and Buying Strategy of the Year- for work with our client The National Botanic Garden of Wales on their summer 2016 marketing campaign which helped boost their family visitor numbers by a massive 63%. A creative multi faceted campaign which focused around the opening of their Butterfly House/Plas Pili Pala, included video, on line quizzes, OOH, radio and print. We are delighted to be finalists and to have been given this accolade. In our category we are amongst national agencies and national & international campaigns from well known brands such as Dominos Pizza/ Arena Media, AXA/Havas Media, Heineken UK/ Mediavest, Channel 4/ OMD, Sainsburys and Virgin Atlantic/ PHD. Alison Debono, MD of The Media Angel said “We are beyond thrilled to be representing...
New audio measurement introduced by DAX.

New audio measurement introduced by DAX.

‘Groundbreaking’ is the word being used to describe the effective new measurement tool for audio introduced by DAX. The new tool will allow advertisers to measure and track the impact of their advertising on a deeper level. The new ‘Listener ID’ tracking capabilities was announced at the IAB Upfronts last week. Brands are now able to measure the effectiveness of their campaigns on digital audio platforms including SoundCloud, audioBoom, Global’s Heart, Capital and Radio X, and Bauer Media’s KISS. Agencies and advertisers will now have the ability to profile their audiences based on a range of consumers attributes, while also tracking the user interaction and the journey on their sites to help understand which creative routes are driving traffic for campaigns. “This is hugely significant and a big step forward for the audio market,” said Mike Gordon, chief commercial officer at Global and one of the founders of DAX. “The introduction of ‘listener ID’ means that advertisers will have deeper insights into the behavior of listeners after they are served ads, and how different advertising is performing for their brands. We are going to start rolling this out to clients this week.” ‘Listener ID’ will be introduced to brands advertising on DAX – with regular advertisers including Camelot, CineWorld, Go Compare, Asda and Lyst. If you need help in choosing the right radio stations to use as part of your media mix, we are here to help. Just get in touch with experts from South Wales’s award winning Media Planning and Buying Agency at standout@themediaangel.co.uk or call on 02921 320...
Increase your audience with OOH Technology

Increase your audience with OOH Technology

As out of home technologies go digital, advertising can now be extremely dynamic, creative interactive and engaging Increasingly internet users are accessing the web through mobiles. Outdoor digital advertising allows advertisers to integrate mobile with large displays. New technologies are bringing a whole new way to target and engage with your audience. Gaze recognition, gender recognition, and even emotion recognition are enabling advertisers to target messages precisely at their passing audience. As campaigns such as “Look at Me” for Women’s Aid prove. The ad used gaze- tracking technology to monitor how many people were looking at the display at any one time – changing the creative as more people paid attention to it.     There are opportunities to engage with mobile users through the use of apps created especially for a particular campaign; for example NHS Blood and Transplant’s “virtual blood donation” campaign, required passers-by to make a “blood donation” using an augmented reality app, while on a connected out-of-home display, a sick patient is shown gradually returning to health as the virtual donation takes effect.     Advertisers have increasingly been able to break down audiences into precise segments, across all media enabling them to target their messages in ever-more specific ways. Using the latest technology innovations, advertisers can target individuals in real time using digital out-of-home solutions – making media work harder than ever before. For example, Renault used vehicle recognition to target motorists. With only seconds to catch their attention, they delivered a targeted message based on audience demographics and vehicle spec. Cameras identified the make, model and colour of vehicles from their number plates, and...
JCDecaux joins the Internet Advertising Bureau

JCDecaux joins the Internet Advertising Bureau

JCDecaux has signed up as a member of the IAB UK in an “important strategic step” as it continues to transition towards more digital outdoor media. JCDecaux are rolling out 1,000 digital bus shelter screens in London. The outdoor media giant has joined the digital advertising trade body to highlight its digital ambitions and to promote the company’s role in transforming out-of-home advertising into a digital form in the UK. JCDecaux won the Transport for London’s bus shelter contract last year. The world’s biggest digital street furniture rollout has experienced delays but is now about to install 1,000 new digital new screens across the Capital. The membership will also enable JCDecaux to access the IAB’s research, education and events as the company aims to upskill and attract new talent. More than 50% of JCDecaux’s revenue comes from digital based media now. Animation / Motion + 10% More attention for animated creative over static and film. Best example generated +24% impact for part animated copy. Full video loses attention and impact. The study measures actual contacts via face – tracking.   If you are interested in incorporating outdoor advertising into your media plans, then please call one of our team today on 02921...