4 Reasons Why Brands Like Podcasts for Direct Response Advertising

Both publishers and advertisers should be paying close attention to the expanding world of podcasts. More and more content producers have adopted the format, and like any other form of content, advertisers are following.

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Facebook vs. Snapchat: 5 Panel Takeaways

On April 5th, 2018, MediaRadar hosted a panel to discuss the state of the media industry following the recent, sweeping changes made by Facebook.

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Programmatic Ad buying, don’t go chasing Waterfalls

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Last year, digital advertising grew over 15% and nearly cleared $70 billion, according to eMarketer. The same study predicted that digital spend is expected to reach $100 billion by 2020. According to MediaRadar data, 121,821 brands placed digital ads in 2016.  This significant growth is driven by many factors—one of which is header bidding.

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The Online Video Gold Rush

The gold rush of online video advertising has ensued in full force—the buzz, energy and frenzy have pushed online video mainstream. Now most major digital publishers and broadcasters offer online video ad formats.

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The $80 Billion Sales Opportunity

In October 2006 Google acquired YouTube.  Only one year later the firm wrote off the investment, signaling it was a mistake.  But this initial difficulty was a false warning. Fast forward 10 years, and investors believe YouTube alone generates $4.9B in video ad revenue.  This is encouraging news for every other media company and publisher. Why? Because there is no question that an outsider can come in with compelling content, and sell video advertising.  They can completely change the game. 

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TV Spending Moving Over to Digital

Linear TV ad spending is projected at $66B in 2016. With digital stealing away TV ad spending dollars, 2 questions remain; how much money has shifted already from TV to digital and why? As it stands, $1.5B had already shifted from TV to digital in 2015. Despite this being a less than 3% of the projected $66B, this demonstrates how much opportunity is left in this market. But, it's important to understand the factors that contributed to the already present shift from TV to digital amounting to $1.5B:

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Traditional Broadcasters vs. Cable Sites: Are there “best practices” when it comes to online video advertising?

Since the emergence of online video, advertisers have been testing the water with which lengths are the most profitable , and yet, nothing seems to be concrete just yet in the world of online video advertising. However, we are capable of uncovering trends regarding video length already set by traditional national broadcaster and cable networks. Here's what we can report on so far:

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What does adopting Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages really mean for publisher’s?

Google has introduced a product that is in its beginning stages called Google AMP (Accelerate Mobile Pages). However, despite its effectual benefits towards mobile users and advertisers, there are already existing concerns within the publishing world with the arrival of this tool.

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Automakers Use Advertising to Drive Sales

We were so excited to work with MediaPost’s Marketing Daily to discuss our data regarding the state of auto sales. What we found out was fascinating and right up our alley! It turns out, auto companies boosted their digital spend this year, increasing their online advertising behavior. All six automakers increased their online advertising, here’s the breakdown: GM placed on 68% more sites, FCA-80%,Nissan Motor-90%, Honda-73%, Toyota-67%, and Ford, coming in the lead with a whopping online ad boost of 97%. Read the full article here where MediaRadar CEO, Todd Krizelman, discusses how automakers increased their online presence through native advertising.

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