It was inevitable, but it’s finally here: Digital advertising businesses like Facebook and Google will be bigger in the US this year than traditional advertising businesses like TV, radio, and newspapers. — Read on http://www.recode.net/2019/2/20/18232433/digital-advertising-facebook-google-growth-tv-print-emarketer-2019
“A Nielsen Scarborough study measured U.S. newspaper readership and found that more than 169 million adults read a newspaper in print, on a Web site or on a mobile app in a month in 2016. In total, newspapers reach 69% of the U.S. population each month.” Read the article here: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/291865/newspapers-record-strong-readership-print-or-digi.html
“Local newspapers are still the top source of news about readers’ communities, including their branded Web sites and social media channels, according to a new survey of 1,000 local media users commissioned by AMG/Parade, publisher of newspaper insert magazines and conducted by research outfit Coda Ventures.” http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/283739/newspapers-still-tops-for-local-news.html
“Here’s something you rarely hear these days: It was a great quarter for newspaper advertising. Yes, you read that correctly. The long-struggling medium, which has seen ad revenue fall by half over the past decade as digital soared, recorded stellar gains during third quarter of this year, thanks to big increases in ad spending by … Continue reading Shocker: Newspaper advertising is up
“Digital ad spending increased 16% in the the U.S. between October and June, as the medium continues to capture market share from television and other traditional media categories, according to new data from Standard Media Index.” Advertisers Shifted $1.5 Billion From TV to Digital Year-Over-Year — Report – CMO Today – WSJ.
“The digital audience engaged with newspaper content reached a new peak in March 2015, totaling 176 million adult unique visitors. The count is a 10% increase from the 161 million unique visitors measured by comScore in March 2014.” Newspaper digital audience springs forward to 176 million.
“There are no half measures in digital sales for The E.W. Scripps Company, where the game plan calls for aggressive offense and deep, long-range investment. The company has been hiring digital-only reps at a rate of about 75 a year, sellers who may not bring with them a book of business but must be uniquely … Continue reading Scripps ‘Learning Quickly’ On Digital Sales
“As the push to digitalize many aspects of traditional print media continues, the free-standing insert, or preprint, is holding steady in its original form. Free-standing inserts (or FSIs), which include coupons and retailers’ circulars, have historically made up 35% to 40% of newspaper annual advertising revenue, according to Nancy Lane, president of the Local Media Association, … Continue reading FSIs Still Holding Strong For Newspapers
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