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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.

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.

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.

National TV Market March and First Quarter 2020: Covid-19 begins to bite
May 4, 2020
The effect of Covid-19 on advertising and media industries were first felt with the final three weeks of March, impacting the revenue of the month and to a lesser extent first quarter 2020. SMI’s AccuTV Broadcast Report for the month and quarter point this out. James Fennessy, the CEO of Standard Media Index says, “In March we began to see the impact of Cov-19 on the advertising marketplace. SMI with its unique ability to accurately measure the ad marketplace, will be able to know not only how deep the economic slowdown will be, but also when the ad marketplace will rebound”.

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...

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%.

MSNBC Has a Breakout Year with Advertisers in 2019
March 9, 2020
The three cable news networks have been a popular destination with viewers in recent years, especially MSNBC. Analyzing ad intel from Standard Media Index confirms their popularity...

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

Major Marketers Up 6% on a Two-Year CAGR Basis
June 10, 2019
the most trusted source of advertising pricing and spend data in the marketplace, today reported that it currently expects the full U.S. advertising marketplace to expand by 8% in 2019 (excluding cyclical events like the Olympics and World Cup). While major marketers are anticipated to grow a mere 2.5%, small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), who generally self-manage their ad spending through digital tools, will grow by nearly 14%. “Exponential growth can’t last forever as the industry matures, but these growth level declines are much more than an issue of percentages off expanding bases,” said James Fennessy, Standard Media Index CEO.

SMI's 2018 Entertainment Marketplace Summary 2018
March 14, 2019
Please see SMI's 2018 Entertainment Marketplace Update to see an aggregate and detailed review of entertainment programming during 2018.  Subscribing clients to the Report can vie...