Category Archives: Advertising

Content providers don’t understand the Internet

unknownA report in September from the nonprofit ChangeAdvertising.org found that 41 of the top 50 news sites — including The Guardian, CNN, Time and Forbes — embed widgets from so-called content-recommendation companies.  These “teasers” often have titles like “famous last word of celebrities” and require users to click several pages to get stories thus being exposed to more ads.  It’s an insult to readers and a clear indication that they don’t understand users are in control not them. Continue reading

TV still rules time for consumers

woman TVFor consumers, having content options is no longer a luxury, but an imperative.  But having a plethora of content options at our collective fingertips doesnʼt necessarily mean consumers are connecting with ALL choices ALL of the time. In fact, according to the second quarter Nielsen Total Audience Report, behaviors and usage are unique to the device being used. Consumers still spend most of their time on traditional platforms , but they also look to explore the wide range of content channels made available by new media.

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92% ignore at least one type of ad

online advertising relevancePOST SUMMARY: Fully 92% of Americans ignore at least one type of ad, including: Online – 82% T elevision – 37% Radio – 36% Newspaper – 35%.  The online ads Americans are most likely to ignore included: online banner ads (73%), followed by social media ads (62%), and search engine ads (59%). The highest wage earners, those with a household income of $100k+ per year, were statistically more likely than those households making less than $50k per year (86% vs. 78%, respectively) to say they ignore online ads. Continue reading