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,...
Love Island audience grows 10% year on year

Love Island audience grows 10% year on year

After another record breaking year, Love Island continues to be at heart of the nation’s conversation. This year saw the biggest series yet of Love Island with a total average audience of 5.6million viewers. Quick Stats +546% Love Island’s TV audience has grown +546% since Series 1, and +10% year on year. 8 million Love Island was the most talked about TV series of the year, generating 8 million tweets. The most watched programme of the year for 16-34 adults. The biggest show on ITV2 ever. 3 million Love Island’s Instagram hit 3m followers, becoming the biggest reality TV account, beating Keeping Up with the Kardashians. What does it mean for brands? Love Island 2019 brand partners saw an increase of 15% in brand awareness. Love Island 2019 brand partners experienced a 19% increase in brand consideration. Love Island online brand partners experienced a 20% uplift in unique search visits in 2019. If you’d like to advertise your brand amongst Love Island, or any other popular program, then get in touch with our friendly team at The Media Angel on [email protected] You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how affordable it could...
How are audiences consuming media in 2019?

How are audiences consuming media in 2019?

As the platforms we can use to consume media increase, the competition for our attention increases. The latest Touchpoints research provides insight into current media consumption patterns and how they are changing. Access all hours We spend 8 hours and 8 minute per day consuming media, this is less than a 1% increase from 2018. 94% of adults consume two or more media platforms in the same half hour each week. Peak times for media consumption Peak times for reading news brands are still in the morning and around lunchtime. Digital media content is accessed throughout the day and we are exposed to out of home as we travel around. Peak times for watching television/video and cinema are still in the evening. Media consumption by weekly reach and hours OOH is the second largest medium with a weekly reach of 100% and 3 hours and 1 minute per day of exposure. Radio/audio takes third place with a weekly reach of 91% and average daily hours of 2 hours and 23 minutes. Year on year, radio/audio has maintained its reach but increased average daily hours from 2 hours 18 minutes in 2018 to 2 hours 23 minutes in 2019, an increase of 4%. Listening to online streaming services e.g. Spotify, Apple Music etc. has shown significant growth in 2019 with adult weekly reach now standing at 33% (28% in 2018). 15 – 34s reach is now 57% (up from 51% in 2018). Social networking/messaging is now the fourth largest medium for adults with 80% weekly reach (down from 87% in 2018) and average hours a day of 2 hours and...
How cinema advertising can work for you

How cinema advertising can work for you

Cinema is the second fastest growing advertising platform behind the internet, a report by WARC shows. How is UK cinema performing? 2019 has been predicted to be a “landmark year” for cinema admissions, with the platform remaining popular particularly with a younger audience. Blockbuster releases like ‘Avengers: Endgame’ took £88.6m at the UK box office, with nearly half of tickets being bought by 16-34 year olds. How does cinema size up against subscription-video-on-demand (SVoD) services like Netflix? James McDonald (Managing Editor at WARC), assured that the “experiential nature of cinema places it in a different bracket to SVoD services” and that when paired with “the exclusivity of box office hits” should ensure that pressure from SVoD services is minimal. What audiences does cinema advertising reach? Cinema advertising is a great platform for reaching a young audience. In a study by Differentology, cinema advertising is the format that 16-34 year olds feel the most positive towards. These consumers feel that cinema offers them “premium, trusted, quality content in a high-attention environment.” Of the ten audience groups identified by DCM Media, 16-34 year old adults are the most prolific cinema audience, with an average of eight visits a year. 64% of them also agree that the cinema experience is not something which can be replicated via TV, laptop or mobile. Research from Kantar Millward Brown has found that among 16-19 year olds, cinema is the most popular traditional advertising medium, with 59% feeling ‘positive about it’ compared to 34% for print, 38% for TV and 50% for outdoor. Are you interested in cinema advertising for your business? Get in touch today....
Streaming catching up to traditional TV viewing

Streaming catching up to traditional TV viewing

Streaming is catching up, but watching programmes on a TV is still the most popular way for UK audiences to watch television. Traditional viewing (which includes catch-up within 28 days), accounts for most TV viewing with an average of 3 hours and 12 minutes per day. However, this does mark a drop of 11 minutes since 2017, and average viewing of streaming services rose to 26 minutes per day last year. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV…? The most popular subscription video on demand (SVoD) platforms in the UK are; Netflix,Amazon Prime Video,Now TV andDisney Life The number of UK households signed up to these platforms increased from 39% (11.2 million) in 2018 to 47% (13.3 million) in 2019. Two in five UK adults now consider online video services their main way of watching TV and film. Viewers are also subscribing to more than one SVoD service. Main broadcasters hold their share However, despite this, the five main public broadcasters (BBC One, BBC Two, Channel 4, ITV/STV and Channel 5) held their share of viewing at 52%. The decline of traditional TV viewing is most prevalent in the younger age group (16-24 years old) who have halved the amount of time they spend watching traditional TV since 2010. Younger viewers move away from traditional TV Since 2017, viewing by all people of subscription video on demand (SVoD) and YouTube content has grown. The four and a half hours of total video content watched by 16-34s includes three main components: Live TV (83 mins); YouTube (64 mins) and SVoD (52 mins). For the youngest adults (aged 16-24), the most-watched platform...
How has radio fared in RAJAR Q2 2019?

How has radio fared in RAJAR Q2 2019?

In the second RAJAR survey of 2019, commercial radio has smashed its own record and achieved the highest ever weekly reach. But, how have stations across Wales fared? Local Locally there were a few stations who stood out for not having a good quarter.  One of those was 96.4 FM The Wave who’s reach decreased by 28,000 to 115,000. Their reach % also decreased by 6% to 24%, the biggest drop across all the stations The Media Angel surveyed. Local stations in Swansea also took a hit. Swansea Bay Radio’s reach was down 8,000 to 21,000. Swansea Sound also lost 8,000 in reach, down to 40,000. Capital experience a mixed bag of results. Capital South Wales’ reach increased by 14,000 to 231,000. However, Capital North West and Wales’ reach dropped by 6,000 to 140,000. Although still the largest radio station in Wales, Heart South Wales’ reach also decreased significantly, down 16,000 to 394,000. Kiss (West) and Smooth North West and Wales experience reach losses of 15,000 and 12,000 respectively. The station with the most loyal listeners is Heart South Wales with 8.8 hours per listener. Smooth Radio South Wales saw the biggest drop in listener hours against the stations The Media Angel surveyed, with a decline of 3.8 hours to 7.2 per listener. Radio Pembrokeshire still retains its’ position with the highest weekly reach at 35%, followed by The Wave with 24% and Capital South Wales at 22%. National Across national radio, the biggest loss had to go to Zoe Ball who lost 780,000 weekly listeners from her Radio 2 breakfast show. Zoe Ball took over from Chris Evans...