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OTT Set For Significant Ad Revenue Growth Worldwide
December 10, 2020
I was asked this month to share some AVOD and OTT insights at the Global – Future of TV Forum. As you know, OTT consumption has been growing with new platforms and with more premium video content available. And consumer adoption, especially during the pandemic, grew considerably. As a result, advertisers are allocating more of their ad budget on this fast-growing medium.

Ad Spend Stabilizes in 4th Quarter of Broadcast Year 2019-2020
October 21, 2020
Performance during the July to September quarter is key for the media industry, with the transition from Summer into Fall; and in some markets, it represents the conclusion of a broadcast season and the start of a new one. This year’s third quarter was even more interesting, as the media industry across all Anglo markets attempted to recover from a disastrous second quarter as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown.

In Second Quarter 2020 the Ad Marketplace Bottomed Out in 5 Anglo Markets, Standard Media Index Ad Spend Data Finds
September 15, 2020
In second quarter 2020 the full impact of the COVID pandemic on the ad marketplace was felt globally. According to Standard Media Index (SMI), second quarter ad spend dropped by an average of -37.1% across five major Anglo markets, the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, year-over-year. SMI reports ad spend declines had continued and even accelerated throughout second quarter after the pandemic first hit in mid-March. There are, fortunately, indications of a partial recovery in the ad marketplace within third quarter.

Canadians Rejoice as Sports Return
August 7, 2020
After more than three months, live sports returned to the delight of fans, publishers and advertisers. Starting in late July, three of Canada’s most popular team sports; hockey, basketball and baseball were back in action. After a dismal second quarter, caused by the lack of sports, this could not happen fast enough for the advertising marketplace.

SMI Tracks Covid Impact on Top Anglo Markets; Shows Average 28.2% decline in ad expenditure
July 21, 2020
Sophisticated media advertising markets are averaging a 28.2% decline in advertising expenditure in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to expert data analysis by the world’s leading advertising intelligence company.

SMI Prepares for Strengthening Ad Market
July 16, 2020
STRONG growth in Newspaper ad spend is the common early COVID-19 ad spend trend across the Australian and New Zealand media markets, although total media market trends vary markedly in March.

Resurging from Lockdown – The slow recovery of the Canadian advertising industry
July 14, 2020
Over the past few months COVID-19 has brought the world to a startling halt. Across Canada, strict lockdown measures in mid-March forced Canadians to stay home. We saw the cancellation of all sporting and live events, the closure of bricks and mortar store fronts, and a significant impact to the economy.

AU, NZ markets see early Covid impact on March data
May 4, 2020
STRONG growth in Newspaper ad spend is the common early COVID-19 ad spend trend across the Australian and New Zealand media markets, although total media market trends vary markedly in March.

COVID-19 Impact Starts to Bite – March Economic Market Update
April 30, 2020
The impact of the COVID-19 was first felt in the latter weeks of first quarter 2020. This was confirmed by our Cross Platform analysis which reports ad s...

Early SMI data suggests lesser Covid impact on AD demand in AU and NZ
April 8, 2020
THE Australian and New Zealand media markets are unlikely to report the higher levels of decline in advertising demand often speculated due to the Coronavirus pandemic, according to early ad spend data from Standard Media Index.

January National TV Numbers Hold Up Despite Ratings Falls
March 9, 2020
Standard Media Index’s (SMI) just released January data show the six major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Telemundo and Univision), collectively pulled in $1.5 billion in gross ad revenue, a year-to-year increase of 4%. Cable snagged slightly over $1.8 billion in gross ad revenue for the month, a decline of 4.4% when compared to January 2019. Overall, total national television gross revenue fell by a modest 1.2%.

The Power of Three: Merger and Ad Spend Shifts Revealed in New Data From SMI
January 23, 2020
According to the Rule of Three in economics, all industries mature into three dominant competitors. And that’s certainly evident in the linear TV business. Between them, ViacomCBS, NBCUniversal Media and The Walt Disney Co. now have a 55% share of all ad revenue on National broadcast and cable TV channels

National TV Continues to Rebound With a 2% Lift in May Year-Over-Year
June 28, 2019
the most trusted source of advertising pricing and spend data in the marketplace, today reported that the National TV market continues to rebound with a 2% increase year-over-year in terms of average weekly ad spend from $895M to $912M in the month of May. “We continue to see