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...
The Best Adverts Of Super Bowl 2017

The Best Adverts Of Super Bowl 2017

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in the world with over 160,000,000 people tuning in to watch the final. With such a strong audience, it is no wonder that it’s one of the advertising’s biggest day of the year. Below we have selected our top 5 adverts that aired last night during the Super Bowl.   Honda, Yearbooks   Mr. Clean, Cleaner of Your Dreams   Audi   T-Mobile’s #UnlimitedMoves   Lifewtr’s Inspiration Drops...
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,...
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...

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...