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...
RAJAR Q4: What you need to know

RAJAR Q4: What you need to know

Today we received the most up to date listening figures for radio in Wales; giving us insight into the current listening patterns of Welsh radio fans. We have put together a brief overview of the top line stats. Wales Heart South Wales has continued to be the number one commercial radio station in Wales with 487,000 listeners (up 3,000 listeners from Q3) 26%, tuning in every week. Capital South Wales gained 7,000 additional listeners, reaching 208,000 listeners per week, 20%. Unfortunately once again The Wave has not had a successful Quarter, losing 17,000 listeners; however, they have still achieved a strong reach of 25%. Radio Pembrokeshire continues to achieve the highest percentage weekly reach of any radio station in Wales at 38%, a 2% increase on Q3. Smooth South Wales listening hours remain strong with the average person listening for 15.5 hours a week – an increase of nearly 2 hours per listener a week, closest competitor is Swansea Sound at 10.7 hours Capital North Wales and Heart North Wales both saw a loss of listeners with 13% and 2%. National  Capital drops from 2m listeners to 1.7m, whilst Heart loses 321,000 listeners going from 1.683m to 1.362m. Magic has also lost reach, dropping from 1.804m to 1.723m but remains in third place amongst commercial stations behind Capital. Radio X is up this quarter nationally but down in London. Chris Moyles’s show is nationally up by 14,000 The top 5 London commercial stations are LBC (1m listeners) Heart (1.362m) Magic (1.723m) Capital (1.730m) Kiss (1.860m) Digital  National commercial digital listening hours continue to grow increasing by 21% year-on-year to account for almost three quarters (73%) of all national commercial listening, following the launch of the second national...
Marketing strategies to consider for 2017

Marketing strategies to consider for 2017

Personalized & segmented content Looking at your existing clients and potential clients as one and lumping them together in one advertising strategy will soon to be ill advised… brands are beginning to realise that breaking their audience down into segments and targeting as such will reap better rewards by delivering content that will resonate better. Research and use of data will aid this segmentation and ultimately find the content that each audience will find most engaging. Targeted messaging can be achieved through different email lists, in-app messaging, different content for different social networks i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn. Traditional advertising mediums can utilize different messages aimed to separate audiences, changing the copy and content to engage the correct audience. Increasing multimedia content Content has become increasingly visual over the years. The power of video has been evident on Facebook in the last two years, with 500 million people now watching a Facebook video every day. Pokemon Go showed us the possibilities with augmented reality. Several virtual reality sets have gone on sale this year. Facebook has rolled out 360-degree photo publishing and more recently Facebook Live.  Brands will be early adopters and experiment with these new forms of getting their message heard. The rise of paid promotion and the decline of organic reach The change over from Facebook and Instagram publishing chronologically to algorithm based feeds means that they control more of what you see…this has led to brands being seen less organically from 15% to 2 %,  and forcing them to start investing. Ultimately 2017 is likely to see social media advertising options increase and the advertising spend with it. Mobile first,...
The Media Angel Take Home Best Advertising Campaign Award

The Media Angel Take Home Best Advertising Campaign Award

We are delighted to announce that we have won Best Advertising Campaign at this years CIM Chartered Institute of Marketing Wales/Cymru Awards 2016 held at Portland House in Cardiff Bay on 23 November. Our innovative advertising campaign that we implemented for National Botanic Garden of Wales was to help them increase visitor numbers and promote new attractions including The Butterfly House / Plas Pilipala. To help achieve this we developed a family focussed, integrated campaign that ran throughout summer 2016. As a result the campaign that included video, radio, online and outdoor marketing, increased family visits by 68%. David Hardy, Head of Marketing and Communications for National Botanic Garden of Wales said: “We are delighted to have won “Best Advertising Campaign” for our Butterfly House with The Media Angel who did a fantastic job, we are still reaping the benefits of their excellent work today.” The CIM’s prestigious Wales Marketing Awards highlight industry excellence and celebrate the achievements of marketing professionals in Wales. The award for “Best Advertising campaign” recognised a campaign that used  striking creativity and strategic planning to reach and engage a family audience. The channels used and results delivered against the campaign objectives really impressed the judges. On winning this accolade Managing Director Alison  Debono said: “We are thrilled to have won this CIM Award. This campaign highlights that great results and a good return on investment can be achieved with limited budget, creativity and by selecting the most appropriate media mix to deliver the campaign objectives. We are beyond happy that our work has been recognised once again on a National basis” Managing Director Alison Debono...
RAJAR

RAJAR

Today RAJAR announced 48.2 million adults, 89% of the adult UK population tuned into their selected radio stations each week in the third quarter of 2016. This is up by approximately 320,000 adults on the same Quarter of last Year (Q3, 2015). The total average number of weekly hours listened to radio for this quarter is 1.038 billion. DIGITAL LISTENING HOURS  In an average week, digital listening accounts for 472 million hours; DAB has a 71% share of digital listening hours, Online 18% and DTV 11%. We have put together a brief overview of the top line stats. Wales Heart South Wales continues to be the number one commercial radio station in Wales with 484,000 listeners (up 24,000 listeners) 25%, tuning in every week. Capital South Wales gained 12,000 additional listeners, reaching 201,000 listeners per week Unfortunately, it wasn’t such a successful Quarter for The Wave, who lost 13,000 listeners, although they still achieve a strong reach of 29% Radio Pembrokeshire continues to achieve the highest weekly reach of any radio station in Wales at 36% Listening hours remain strong for Smooth South Wales with the average person listening for 13.6 hours a week – an increase of over an hour per listener a week. Capital North Wales saw an increase in listeners where Heart North Wales saw a loss of listeners. National  Capital still remains on top as London’s most popular station with 2.01m listeners, whilst Kiss stays in second place with 1.8m people tuning in. Magic has overtaken Heart for third place with 1.8m and LBC 97.3 has fallen behind in 5th place with 991,000 listeners. Digital figures remain consistent – 45.5%...

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