Worldwide, VIACOM, TV Matters: Future of TV Ads

TV is the prime real estate for advertising overall and video advertising in particular. Viacom’s study digs deeper into how advertising people are not normal people, how technology is impacting the entertainment industry and why television still is remains the single most powerful way to reach people.

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Worldwide, VIACOM, Hierarchy of Screens

In 2014, Viacom identified that global consumers use a “Hierarchy of Screens” for choosing how to watch content. In the ensuing four years, the television ecosystem has become much more complex, with additional viewing options and services seemingly springing up every month. Their recent TV Matters project revealed that while consumers are using all of these screens in some capacity, they continue to place the TV set at the very top of the pyramid. The king of the “Hierarchy of Screens” remains unchanged and intact.

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UK, Thinkbox: Profit Ability

The study ‘Profit Ability’ commissioned by Thinkbox from Ebiquity and Gain Theory, quantifies the total profit generated by different forms of advertising in the UK, to show what they deliver to the bottom line. It set out to examine and benchmark all media’s profit-generating performance, with a particular emphasis on uncovering TV advertising’s effects.

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EU, EBU: Trust in media

This report gives an idea of European citizens’ perception of the trustworthiness of several types of media including TV. The Net Trust Index developed by the EBU Media Intelligence Service helped to prove that TV and Radio are still trusted much more than online platforms and social networks.

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UK, Thinkbox: Brand to Bland

The study sought to gain a deeper understanding of what brands mean to us and the role that they play in our lives. By depriving individuals of some of their favourite brands, Thinkbox was able to use behavioural economics to surface how brands operate at a subconscious level, and what happens when we lose them!

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