More On Flo & Eddie, As The Pre-’72 Battle Continues

The music battle continues over the question of whether state laws provide a public performance right in pre-1972 sound recordings, and noted D.C. Communications attorney David Oxenford offers the latest on what this means for Flo & Eddie, and for the media industry.

Could This Be The Most Important Sell You’ll Ever Make?

Radio can sell groceries, cell phones, cars and furniture, but can it sell itself? The radio industry often complains that agencies are out of touch. Is this true, or does the radio industry fail to make the most important first sale — selling itself to the agency? The answer may come at the Hispanic Radio Conference in Fort Lauderdale.

‘Listener and Local-Business Supported’: The New Indie Formula?

Faced with diminished national buys, fierce competition from such publicly traded large broadcasters as Townsquare Media and iHeartMedia, and a listener pool with a strong appetite for Sirius XM, Radio Woodstock -- WDST-FM in Woodstock, NY -- went to its listeners with a pledge drive not-so dissimilar to one seen on a public radio station. In an exclusive RBR + TVBR INFOCUS report, GM Richard Fusco explains why it was done, and how it can save independent broadcasters across the U.S.

Are Digital Dollars Set To Surpass TV Later Than Expected?

Given the recent track record of wonks, soothsayers, curanderas and individuals who hold Nostradamus in high regard, forecasts may not be as accurate as one would think when it comes to digital dollars sailing past that of TV in 2017. It's an interesting surprise, and SMI's CEO has some fresh ad trend info that may put your C-Suite in a pleasant mood.

How Deep Is Facebook’s Local Ad Impact?

A new Borrell Associates report shows the social media platform gobbling up more local dollars than radio or TV

‘Plus Spending SMBs’ Are Growing Their Ad Budgets

More than 60% of "Plus Spender" SMBs intend to increase their advertising and marketing spending in 2017

Cross-Device Provider Proof, Now From Nielsen

Under the new methodology, Nielsen will conduct measurement of the accuracy of cross-device graph providers

Six Dealer Associations Make Top Ten

In last week’s Media Monitors TV Spot Ten report, the Chevrolet Dealer Association stayed put at No. 1

Insurance Reigns Supreme

In last week’s Media Monitors Cable Spot Ten report, GEICO held steady at No. 1

GEICO Holds Tight

In last week’s Media Monitors Radio Spot Ten report, GEICO held on to No. 1

Entercom’s Business Mantra: Great Content Wins

In response to an e-mailed query from an analyst regarding the "connected car," Entercom's David Field took to the defense of radio

YouTube Gears Up For MRC Audit

In an Agency Blog, the digital ad dollar dominator explained that the audit was all a part of "building trust and increasing transparency"
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Another Processing Issue Arises For Nielsen

Nielsen says the data are corrected and appears in the PPM January monthly data set for release starting Tuesday (2/21)

Macy’s Makes A Big Push

In last week’s Media Monitors TV Spot Ten report, the Chevrolet Dealer Association leapt from No. 49 to No. 1

GEICO and Progressive Lead The Pack

In last week’s Media Monitors Cable Spot Ten report, GEICO held steady at No. 1

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