Our round-up of Rajar Q1 2018

Our round-up of Rajar Q1 2018

Our round-up of Rajar Q1 2018 The first Rajar results of 2018 have been released, and it is a mixed news for stations across North & South Wales experiencing ups and downs. The crucial take-away from this quarter’s figures is that commercial radio has recorded its highest ever reach; 90% of the UK population now tune in to radio every week. Smooth Radio South Wales suffered the biggest drop in listeners with a decline of -20.34%. Capital North West and Wales wasn’t far behind with a decline of -17.09%. Although Heart South Wales suffered a drop in reach, down –4.09% from 416,000 to 399,000 listeners, it still maintains the top spot for listeners across Wales. Stations to see an increase in listener numbers included 102.5 Radio Pembrokeshire whose reach increased 10%, from 38,000 to 42,000 and 106.3 Bridge FM who saw an increase of 12% from 33,000 to 37,000. Across the board, generally average listening hours per person saw little change. This was an exception for Smooth Radio South Wales who saw a staggering decrease in their average listening hours by over half, falling from 10.1 hours per listener to just 4.2 hours. UK Wide Great news for commercial radio which saw the Heart network overtake the BBC in terms of weekly reach for the first time ever, the first commercial station to overtake the BBC. The expansion of DAB coverage has allowed digital-only stations such as BBC 6 and Kisstory to achieve record-breaking audiences in the first quarter of 2018. The crucial take-away from this quarter’s figures is that commercial radio has recorded its highest ever reach; 90%...
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...
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,...
Which TV Ads the public chose as their favourite in 2016?

Which TV Ads the public chose as their favourite in 2016?

Which TV Ads did the public choose as their most favourite of 2016? Answered by Adwatch, who has charted the year’s 20 best-recalled TV brands, the ten most memorable individual ads and the ten best-liked commercials. The favourite advert of 2016 is McVitie’s “Kittens”.   The highest recalled advert of 2016 is “Epic squads” for Moneysupermarket.com.   The best overall recalled advertising for an entire year is for  DFS.   DFS’s high recollection is attributed in part to it’s Team GB sponsorship, and it’s focus on the DFS history, quality, British craftsmanship, 15-year guarantees and handmade-to-order sofas.     So it appears that animals, brand mascots and celebrities work best for recollection and popularity.   Best Recalled Brands Rank Last year Brand Points* Mentions* TV adspend £m** Total adspend £m** 1 3 DFS 151 27 42.56 66.33 2 2 Aldi 112 20 41.97 68.88 3 1 Sky TV 104 16 90.40 188.67 4 6 Argos 84 17 32.05 38.96 5 11 Oak Furniture Land 81 10 22.34 22.70 6 13= Tesco 76 8 32.47 61.05 7 4 McDonald’s 70 13 47.52 77.36 8 5 Comparethemarket.com 66 7 26.23 30.79 9 18 Lidl 61 12 41.03 72.17 10 – Amazon 57 8 42.72 64.07 11 – Philadelphia 47 6 5.81 6.89 12 20= Walkers 46 5 20.56 20.85 13 – Gocompare.com 45 5 17.81 21.05 14= 13= BT 37 8 57.71 132.02 14= 10 Morrisons 37 10 26.00 51.68 16 – Cadbury 34 4 15.42 24.12 17= 8= Asda 32 7 33.58 67.18 17= – B&Q 32 4 15.04 24.30 17= – Müller 32 4 21.76 24.76 20= 8= Iceland...
UK Adspend looking positive despite Brexit gloom

UK Adspend looking positive despite Brexit gloom

Adspend in the UK is forecast to grow for the eighth successive year in 2017, with predicted growth up from 5.8% to 7.2%, according to the latest figures from the WPP media agency group. Upgraded growth forecasted for Group M this year – up from 6.3% to 7.2% for 2016. Traditional media advertising spend is predicted to fall from -1.1% to -2.6% for 2016 and from +0.5% to -1.4% in 2017 TV ad spend is expected to be down 0.1% this year and up 1.0% in 2017. A growth in cinema advertising is expected by 1% in 2016 and by 3.4% in 2017 following a huge increase of 21.5% in 2015. Pure-play digital ad market share has risen to 52% this year and is predicted to grow up to 55% next year. A 15% rise in digital display demand is likely for next year, with paid search accelerating and remaining the largest driver of growth. Are you undecided on the best channels to suit your marketing objectives? Contact our friendly team on 02921 320 200 or email info@themediaangel.co.uk for award-winning media planning and buying...