Report: Newspaper Circulation Plummeting

Report: Newspaper Circulation Plummeting

Hold onto your iPad. Use of a tablet, smartphones, or computer may soon be the only way to read a “newspaper.” The actual printed newspaper seems to be headed for extinction. Take a look at the circulation numbers in the piece by Richard Tofel. The picture...
The Top TV and Social Media of 2015

The Top TV and Social Media of 2015

From sports to zombies to Republicans, we had lots to watch and tweet about in 2015. Football dominated viewing this year, claiming 8 of the top 10 rated telecasts. Super Bowl XLIX (NBC) attracted 115,204,000 viewers as the Patriots captured yet another NFL title....

Cars as Stars, in Music and Hollywood.

Car sales are booming. November sales data is in, and it was a great month. 1.32 million vehicles were sold in November, that’s the best since 2001. Among the winners are Nissan (+3.8%), Fiat Chrysler with their best November in 15 years (+3%). GM is...
Will Cord Cutting Doom TV as We Know It?

Will Cord Cutting Doom TV as We Know It?

The short answer… not any time soon. But… 2.5 percent of TV households dropped their cable service in 2015. That number was 2.3 percent in 2005 and 1.5 percent in 2010. But TV is still where the mass market is, especially if you want to reach consumers...
Advertising Media Winners and Losers for Q2

Advertising Media Winners and Losers for Q2

The one-line summary… WINNERS: radio, digital and outdoor. LOSERS: magazines, TV and newspapers. A report issued by Kantar Media shows that although Q2 media spending on platforms they track contracted by 3.9% overall, ad spending on radio and search grew....