As the U.S. continues its emergence from the pandemic, the Federal Reserve finds auto sales are recovering. In January of this year, the seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) was 15 million vehicles, up from a dip in Q3 and Q4 2021. Cox Automotive forecasts a total of 16 million vehicles sold for 2022. Americans are spending and the time for auto dealers to advertise is now.
Recently, Tony Hereau, Nielsen’s VP of Cross Platform Insights, made a presentation to the American Association of Political Consultants entitled The 10% Solution: Optimizing the Political Media Plan with Radio to Reach Swing Voters. His analysis finds that the addition of AM/FM radio to a political media plan can generate an extraordinary amount incremental voter reach.
Last week, 300 media executives from America’s largest and most respected advertisers attended the 2022 Association of National Advertisers (ANA) Media Conference. Another 700 attendees participated virtually. Here are some of the key takeaways.
The Media Attentiveness and Ad Skipping Report incorporates several new studies that examine consumer attentiveness and concentration levels when using various media platforms, ad-skipping tendencies, and the reasons why listeners choose to use various audio platforms.
Three years ago, Duncan Stewart, Director of Research with Deloitte’s Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Practice, predicted that by 2025, AM/FM radio audiences would overtake TV among Millennials. Stewart’s prediction occurred four years early.
Three network radio buying practices that are decades old have now been found to harm reach: top market index, female index, and drive time concentration.
PlaceIQ, the leader in geo-location and consumer foot traffic measurement, issued a report last week predicting a surge in retail foot traffic and consumer shopping by late February/early March. Here are the results of the report and highlights the latest data from Google, Nielsen, and Apple Maps to show how the country’s “Third Reemergence” is on the way.
In December of last year, CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One and Signal Hill Insights released the seventh installment of the Podcast Download series. The data showed how advertisers can use podcasts to reach consumers who are difficult to reach with TV or advertising-free streaming platforms.
For many advertisers, social media is a great way to stay in front of customers and create impact. But how can it be used to grow business?
While COVID has altered many shopping and retail habits, visits to quick service restaurants (QSR) have roared back. Here's why QSR advertisers should be looking to AM/FM radio to capture consumer dollars.
With the shift of TV audiences to advertising-free video platforms, local advertisers are turning to audio to build their brands and drive sales. Here are five strategies to help build a successful local audio plan.
Edison’s quarterly “Share of Ear” study is the authoritative examination of American audio time use. The just-released Q3 2021 report provides an opportunity to look back over five years to understand the shifts in U.S. listening.
As the end of 2021 nears, the CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One Audio Active Group assessed leading revenue forecasts and key trends to watch for in the coming year.
Kantar’s Campaign Media Advisory Group (CMAG) projects a $7.8 billion political ad spend for the midterm season across local broadcast TV, local cable/satellite, AM/FM radio, digital, and OTT. $7.8 billion will overwhelm inventories of many TV and digital platforms leaving campaigns to look for new ways to reach voters. Enter AM/FM radio.
The CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One Audio Active Group commissioned Nielsen to conduct a study evaluating the effectiveness of a spirits brand’s sponsorship of the Cumulus Podcast Network’s show Who Was Prince? hosted by Touré.
Eight consumer studies commissioned by the CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One Audio Active Group over a six-year period find audio listeners are the engine of home improvement sales and reveal creative and media strategies that can optimize impact.