Will Disney+ be able to disrupt Netflix?

Will Disney+ be able to disrupt Netflix?

Disney+ is set to launch in the UK on 31st March 2020, does this spell the end for Netflix domination of the streaming market? According to a survey by Audience Project, 26% of Brits plan to subscribe to Disney+ when it launches. Of those, 37% plan to cancel other subscriptions to balance the cost. Over three in 10 claimed Netflix will be the service they drop. Almost a quarter will ditch Amazon Prime, while 17% said Sky’s Now TV. “The entrance of Disney+ into the battleground of UK streaming services is set to radically change the state of play,” said Rune Werliin, chief product officer at AudienceProject. “Netflix’s reign could be in question, as thousands of UK consumers consider switching from its service to Disney+. By this time next year, we could be looking at a very different picture when it comes to digital TV subscriptions and usage.” Netflix is currently the most popular streaming service in the UK, used by 75% of the country. BBC iPlayer follows at 60%, and Amazon Prime is used by 50%. Will you be changing your streaming platforms in 2020? Video-on-demand advertising captures an engaged audience, get your brand seen amongst shows like Love Island, First Dates, Big Little Lies and more. Start your video on demand campaign Sources https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50344494...
The 2019 Christmas adverts have started!

The 2019 Christmas adverts have started!

We can’t believe it’s that time of year again, but the 2019 Christmas adverts have started. Join us as we look at some of our favourites so far… Very One of the first adverts to appear on our screens this year, was Very’s. We think it’s a great start to the Christmas advert season! Argos For the first time in almost a decade, Argos is putting their paper catalogue at the centre of their Christmas campaign. Amazon The singing boxes are back! This year to the tune of Solomon Burke’s classic track, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love. Smirnoff Smirnoff have kicked off the party season with their cheeky advert featuring Laverne Cox, here’s to not-so-Silent Nights! Walkers It doesn’t get more festive than Mariah Carey, who finds herself in a tussle for the last bag of Walkers in this ad. Aldi Will Kevin the Carrot defeat the Leafy Blinders? M&S Featuring the choir from Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llwyncelyn in Porth, Rhondda, Paddy McGuinness and Emma Willis, this advert features some of M&S’ festive offerings. IKEA This is giving us Stormzy-vibes, is there a full-length version of the song? Asking for a friend. Sainsbury’s In this (true) tale, we follow the story of Nicholas the Sweep in Victorian London. John Lewis IT’S...
The latest Rajar, Q3 2019

The latest Rajar, Q3 2019

In the last RAJAR survey of 2019, how have stations across Wales and nationally fared? Top line Stats 88% of the UK population tune into radio every week. On average a listener tunes into 20.4 hours of live radio per week. 59% of listeners tune in at home 25% in a vehicle and 16% at work/elsewhere. The Rajar data also shows large parts of the British public are discovering podcasts, with 8.4 million saying they listened to them, up from 6 million at the same time last year. Up 40% year on year Local In the last Rajar of 2019, the stations surveyed by The Media Angel saw a range of results. Heart South Wales turned around their fortunes. In Q3, their reach has jumped up 59,000 to 453,000, the biggest increase of all the stations The Media Angel surveyed. Q2 their reach was down to 394,000.  The Wave 96.4 FM reversed the decline with a jump in reach to 137,000. Their % reach was also up, to 29%. Up from 115,000 and 24% reach. Kiss (West) was another station who experience a decline in reach in Q2 but in Q3 their reach has increased by 29,000 to 386,000. Smooth North West and Wales’ reach was down again by 27% to 49,000. However, Smooth South Wales’ reach increased by 16,000 to 97,000. Local stations in Swansea experienced a mixed bag. Swansea Bay Radio’s reach increased by 5,000 to 26,000. Up 36%. However, Swansea Sound’s reach declined 10% to 36.000. It was a bad quarter for Capital, as both their North West and Wales and South Wales stations experienced declines...
The Media Angel are finalists at international marketing awards

The Media Angel are finalists at international marketing awards

The Media Angel have been announced as finalists in the international Drum Out of Home Awards 2019! This global competition recognises those who have produced the most creative and effective out of home advertising work over the past year. Their work for Swansea University’s College of Engineering has been shortlisted in the ‘Small Budget’ category, which sought campaigns which had achieved impressive outcomes on a small budget. They are nominated alongside UKTV for their work on Dad’s Army, and McCann Health London for their campaign for OCO Opticians. Other finalists include Tesco, Huawei, ITV, Carlsberg and Starbucks. Countdown is on until the awards ceremony which is being held later in November at The Emirates stadium in London. Link to nominations;...
The fight for our digital listening hours has begun

The fight for our digital listening hours has begun

Mediatel’s ‘The Future of Audio’ conference has seen several brands stake a claim in the digital audio future. 66% of the UK’s population now listen to audio via a digitally connected device, throughout the week and as the way consumers listen to audio evolves, it opens up opportunities for growth and competition, within audio advertising. Spotify looks to take on traditional in-car live radio Spotify has announced plans to launch driving playlists and increase investment in podcasts in a move to demonstrate they are ‘absolutely focused’ on growing their share of in-car listening. Currently, the most common type of in-car audio consumption is via FM/AM or DAB live radio. Only 8% of those surveyed in Ofcom’s Media Nations 2019 report listen to music via a streaming service, and only 4% listen to podcasts. However as in-car media systems such as Apple Carplay and smart voice assistants such as Siri and Bixby improve, it will be even easier for consumers to listen to their own music and podcasts in-car. Bauer to build on digital growth Another brand to embrace digital growth is Bauer Media. Their digital station, KISSTORY, is now the largest digital radio station in the UK with over 14 million users. 2019 has also seen successful debuts from Country Hits Radio and Scala Radio. Chief Revenue Officer for Bauer Media, Simon Kilby, outlined how the current trend of in podcasting, DAB, and the rise of online listening matched growth in connected cars, 5G and smart speakers. Commercial radio is in its fifth consecutive year of growth and captures 36m listeners each week in the UK and since 2015,...