The Most Complained About TV Shows of 2018

The Most Complained About TV Shows of 2018

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Celebrity Big Brother was the television programme that Ofcom received the most complaints about in 2018. Over the year, they received a total of almost 56,000 complaints about programmes from viewers and listeners. Together, the top ten most complained about television shows prompted more than 47,000 complaints, making up 86% of the year’s total. Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother attracted the most complaints in 2018, with 27,602. Most of these were about an allegation of physical abuse made by Roxanne Pallett against Ryan Thomas. Second on the list was an episode of ITV’s Loose Women. This prompted 7,912 complaints, most of which were about an interview with guest Kim Woodburn. ITV reality shows Love Island and The X Factor also featured in the top 10 (ranked 4th and 10th respectively), along with storylines on Coronation Street (5th) and Emmerdale (6th) which prompted hundreds of viewers to get in touch with Ofcom. Good Morning Britain (7th), This Morning (8th), Sky News (3rd) and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here (9th) complete the rankings. Ofcom launched 137 investigations into TV and radio programmes in 2018. Of those, 129 were concluded this year. They found the broadcasting rules were broken in 80 cases; 33 cases were found to have not broken the rules; and 16 cases were resolved – which means in those cases Ofcom’s concerns were satisfied by the broadcaster. The top ten in full: Celebrity Big Brother: 27,602Loose Women: 8,002Sky News: 4,251Love Island: 4,192Coronation Street: 1,098Emmerdale: 759Good Morning Britain: 548This Morning: 402I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!: 335The X Factor: 286 Sources...
2018 Marketing Trends

2018 Marketing Trends

As businesses prepare to enter their biggest quarter of the year, we look at how the big trends are faring so far. Where are brands putting their money? And more importantly, where should they be putting it? Organic Social Media The general view on organic social media is that it is on its’ way out. However, research by OneChocolate showed that 59% of marketers have increased their investment in this area over the past 12 months. Notably, a big area for investment is hiring talent in the form of skilled strategists and content creators.  Social vs. traditional media While social media platforms race to prove to users they can protect their data, there has been a resurgence of trust in newspapers and magazines (MediaCom, 2017). Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter all reported declining user numbers in their half-year results. Brits’ concern over what’s fact and fiction is heightened. Only 4% of Brits can identify fake news stories correctly. Podcasts: niche to mainstream While podcasts have been around for over a decade, 2018 has seen the medium switch from niche to mainstream. 61% of UK adults now regularly listen to at least one podcast, with 21% listening once a week. 68% say that they were more likely to listen to a podcast today than three years ago (Spotify, 2017).  This increased interest in podcasts is potentially lucrative for brands. 70% of listeners have heard podcast advertising, and a huge 76% of those took action afterwards, such as looking for more brand info online, visiting a brandʼs website or sharing brand information online (Acast, 2018). Brands and broadcast UK streaming subscriptions recently overtook...
How are people using media in 2018?

How are people using media in 2018?

Attest’s media consumption report 2018 is a survey of 1,000 people taken in July 2018 to compile a report on the habits of UK consumers. What’s their verdict on some of the biggest platforms? Television  86.8% of Brits report watching more than one hour of television every day, a rise from 82% in 2017. When it comes to streamed and on-demand television, use has risen dramatically since 2017. Women tend to watch more streamed television than men, with 75.7% of female respondents tuning in for at least one hour per day, versus 64.1% of men. Londoners are more likely to tune into Netflix, Amazon Prime or similar for 1-2 hours every day (47.7%) The ITV Hub app ranked as the second most downloaded iPhone app of May 2018. Music Streaming The most popular paid-for music streaming service is Spotify (35.1%). However, Apple Music (27%), Youtube (25.3%) and Amazon Music (19.7%) are close behind. News Media Younger generations seem to be more interested in newspapers than older generations, with 37.7% of those aged over 40 admitting they do not read a printed newspaper on a regular basis, compared to just 23.2% of under 40s. Magazines Digital Media Digital advertising grew at its fastest rate for nine years in 2016. But how are consumers using social media? Source: Attest Media Consumption If you want to make sure you’re using your marketing budget to its full potential, then give our team a call on 02921 320 200 or email at...