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2017 Event Marketing Enthusiasts Report

Given the deep fragmentation of today's media, the real-life/in-the-flesh experience of Event Marketing seems to have become all the rage. Our latest survey shows that 97% of all businesses engage in some type of event, and that more than half are either sponsoring an event or advertising during one


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Local ad agencies are very influential, especially with the bigger advertisers. So what are they buying these days, and how do they feel about the rise of social media? This report summarizes findings from our survey of 666 local agencies and comes with an Excel file containing the full results.


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What are local advertising doing right now? What will they do in 2018? The summary results from our annual survey of local advertisers -- the largest in the U.S. -- is now available. This 15-page report highlights how they're feeling about radio, TV, newspapapers, outdoor, and all other forms of media.


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In every local market, dozens of companies are pressing SMBs to buy digital advertising. Some are making tens of thousands of dollars, some tens of millions. This 45-page report analyzes 2015 revenue performance from more than 10,000 local operations run by newspapers, radio, TV, yellow pages, cable systems and Internet pureplay companies.


Free for Subscribers | 2016 | Benchmarking | 75% Off Papers

In our fourth (and largest) survey of local ad-sales manager the digital divide is clear – 51% of digital media companies have at least one digital only AE on staff. Companies that employ digital-only sales reps — even one or two — tend to have far more digital revenue than those who don’t. There’s overwhelming evidence that a rep who sells two competing products always winds up favoring one. And that could be bad news in both directions: For a media company focusing its traditional-media reps too much on digital sales ... or vice-versa.


Free for Subscribers | Benchmarking | Interactive Advertising | Online | Sales | 2015 | Industry Paper Archive

Having digital-only sales rep on staff lifts attitudes, increases understanding of digital products and increases digital revenues for traditional media companies. But competition is stiff to hire digital reps: Pureplay companies are offering 50% more base pay than traditional media companies. That’s the conclusion of our latest survey of 220 sales executives at radio, TV, newspaper, yellow pages and pureplay companies. Hiring of digital-only reps is back on the upswing, with 62% of media companies reporting that they have at least one on staff – up from 48% in 2011.


2013 | Online | Interactive Advertising | Free for Subscribers | Benchmarking | Sales | Industry Paper Archive

Annual Analysis: Benchmarking Local Online Media Who's enjoying the biggest share of the $24 billion spent online by local businesses this year? This 50-page annual report includes 37 charts and graphs chronicling what's happening in local media's quest to conquer the digital frontier. It includes details not only revenues but also profitability for more than 6,000 Internet pureplay companies and traditional media digital ventures.


Online | 2013 | Free for Subscribers | Benchmarking | Industry Paper Archive

Banner ads and search engine advertising aren’t enough anymore. Small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) are snapping up a smorgasboard of services, from basic website hosting to SEO, social media and reputation management. This 17-page report takes a deep dive into the phenomenon of the Internet’s transformation from an advertising medium to an advertising utility.


Online | 2012 | Free for Subscribers | Benchmarking | SMB | Industry Paper Archive

Our 10th annual report documents offers benchmarking detail spanning more than 5,700 local media companies in the U.S. and Canada. Are yellow pages companies making the transition? How are Angie’s List, Groupon, Yelp and Craigslist and independent hyperlocal sites doing in the local online pureplay space? What should you be making in digital revenues if you’re a newspaper, cable system, TV station or radio station? Our 43-page report has it all – including two appendices listing 2011 and 2012 online ad spending for 210 markets.


Interactive Advertising | Online | 2012 | Free for Subscribers | Benchmarking | Industry Paper Archive

Our 9th annual, "Benchmarking Local Online Media: 2010 Survey," is out, delivering eye-popping insights on local online media revenues. Sites that focus on a particular category of content have begun to dominate the landscape, and many local operations that are the most successful are generating millions of dollars by selling a myriad of products beyond just banners. This industry paper analyzes revenue from nearly 4,600 local interactive operations and provides appendices listing market-by-market online ad spending by format, including spending on local coupons.


Interactive Advertising | Online | 2011 | Free Archives of Older Papers | Free for Subscribers | Benchmarking | Industry Paper Archive

Last year $12.6 billion was spent in online advertising by local advertisers. Sales were dominated by pure-play Internet companies with no ties to legacy media However, for the first time since we began tracking local shares in 2001, pure-play companies lost ground. It’s all outlined here in our 7th annual revenue survey of over 6,000 local Web sites.


Online | 2009 | Free Archives of Older Papers | Free for Subscribers | Benchmarking | Industry Paper Archive

Local media Web sites are sharing in the $13.1b local online ad revenue pie this year, but Internet pure-plays continue to gobble up the most. While newspaper sites have gone on the attack, we see some dramatic share grabs from other media online.


Online | 2008 | Industry Paper Archive | Free Archives of Older Papers | Free for Subscribers | Benchmarking


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