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Canceled College Sports Games Put Millions on the Line for ESPN
August 3, 2020
You almost feel sorry for Mark Packer and Wes Durham. The two veteran broadcasters have what might seem like dream jobs, chatting about college sports for two hours every morning f...

Amazon was the only major publisher in Canada
July 29, 2020
Amazon was the only major publisher in Canada to report ad revenue growth during COVID, according to new report The Standard Media Index (SMI) has recognized Amazon as the only...

ESPN's Has Billion-Dollar Interests Riding On College Football Season
July 27, 2020
No company has more money tied into the fate of this upcoming col...

SMI expands its joint venture with advertising monitoring company Big Datr
July 27, 2020
SMI (Standard Media Index) has expanded its relationship with independent advertising monitoring company Big Datr, creating deeper data on brand advertising. Big Datr has been c...

Canadian Ad Spend Fell More than 36% in March to May Period: SMI
July 23, 2020
The global pandemic led to record declines in ad spend levels across some major advertising markets between March and May, according to new data from advertising intelligence firm...

June ad market shows some signs of recovery
July 23, 2020
Amazon and Pinterest actually saw YoY growth WHILE THE CANADIAN media market continues to struggle with unprecedented decreases in advertising revenue, June was a little better tha...

SMI: Australia's Ad Spend Budgets Haven't Dropped as Far as Some
July 22, 2020
Ad spend in Australia hasn't fallen as much as many other key markets, according to analysis of media agency spend across the US, UK, New Zealand and Canada. Read the full art...

Baseball Advertisers Get Ready for Big New Swing
July 22, 2020
Baseball advertising appears to have pivoted from a months-long slump to hitting above average. Read the full article by clicking the button below:...

Canadian ad spend fell more than 36% in March to May period: SMI
July 22, 2020
The global pandemic led to record declines in ad spend levels across some major advertising markets between March and May, according to new data from advertising intelligence firm...

Pandemic affecting ad spend much more than 2008 financial crisis: Report
July 22, 2020
Canada’s total ad spend dropped by more than 36% during the spring, but all Anglo markets showed signs of recovery in June....

Exclusive Video Interview with James Fennessy
July 21, 2020
James Fennessy, Global CEO of Standard Media Index told us about the impacts of COVID on advertising expenditure based on agency holdings figures in the US, Canada, UK, Australia a...

Network Ratings and Ad Dollars Plummet in the Absence of Live Sports
July 21, 2020
Top-tier sports programming can’t come back soon enough for the U.S. television networks, which in the absence of the tube’s highest-rated programming are facing a record ratin...