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NFL TV Ad Revenue up to $3.4 Billion in 2020/2021 Season
March 11, 2021
In an increasingly fragmented video landscape, the NFL continues to be a juggernaut that generates billions of dollars in ad revenue for their cable and broadcast partners each year.

Ad Spend Intelligence for Key Anglo Markets 2020
February 8, 2021
The global COVID pandemic has delivered the largest decline in ad spend yet seen in key advertising markets, with national ad spend in the Anglo Markets decreasing by 8% in 2020. However, our data also shows that while the decline in ad spend has been at a record level, the market recovery is well underway with these markets reporting combined growth of +5% in the final quarter.

Strong Finish For CPG National Ad Spend In 2020
February 1, 2021
After a dismal second quarter 2020, the national ad marketplace ended with a strong fourth quarter. SMI reported no category was stronger in the final quarter than Consumer Packaged Goods, with year-over-year ad spend growth of +34%, the most of any vertical. For calendar year 2020, CPG ad spend grew +10%, compared to -7% for the entire ad market.

TV Advertising Rebounds With A Strong Scatter Market
January 20, 2021
SMI’s upfront/scatter report provides insight on where and when national TV ad dollars were allocated by programming genre and by broadcast or cable TV, during the first quarter (Oct-Dec 2020) of the 2020-21 broadcast season.

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.

Standard Media Index Expands U.S. Leadership Team with Key Appointment of Ben Tatta as President
July 6, 2020
The industry’s most trusted source of ad intelligence and pricing data, announced the appointment of Ben Tatta as President for the U.S. market. In this role Tatta will lead the growth and expansion of the business in the U.S., reporting directly to Global CEO, James Fennessy.

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.

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