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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. The effects of the pandemic forced many brands to pivot millions of dollars in allocated advertising spend. In Canada alone, the industry makes up $11billion dollars in annual ad rev...

Standard Media Index Expands U.S. Leadership Team with Key Appointment of Ben Tatta as President
July 6, 2020
Role will support the continued growth and expansion of Standard Media Index within the U.S. Market   NEW YORK. JULY 6,...

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 mont...

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
No Wipeout: AU Agencies Spend...

SMI to Deliver Extra COVID 19 Ad Demand Updates
March 25, 2020
Earlier and More Demand Insights to Keep Market Informed AUSTRAL...

January National TV Numbers Hold Up Despite Ratings Falls
March 9, 2020
Strong NFL and College Football results, coupled wit...

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
Strong Scatter, Cable and Broadcast News Numbers Credited for Upward Tick...

Major Marketers Up 6% on a Two-Year CAGR Basis
June 10, 2019
SMI Releases Market Actuals Through April 2019 and Updated Media Forecasts Through 2023 (Two-year comparison shown to avoid year ago Olympics)...

SMI Launches NZ’s First Monthly Digital AD Format Data
April 1, 2019
STANDARD Media Index and its NZ...