Tag: social tv

09/27

TV’s Digital Lessons for Radio

Edison Research recently showcased some buyer interviews arguing, among other things, that radio’s digital-only doo-dads are less than compelling to many buyers and that what they really want is an integrated approach across platforms built around fresh ideas. So what’s best, digital-only or integrated? Don’t get lost in this “either/or” – it’s a myth. It’s all about value, folks. Good or bad, high or low. Period. I think radio buyers can only respond to what’s in front of them, and many of radio’s digital-only doo-dads are not exceptional enough to capture their attention or … [Read more...]

05/14

Scale: It’s Easier to Have than to Get

A recent Mediapost piece commented on the inevitable consolidation of players in the every-day-a-new-entrant social TV space.  This is the ecosystem surrounding your favorite shows and fresh ways to interact with them and with your friends in their presence via second screen digital platforms. The whole notion of social interactions surrounding entertainment brands is something I have been talking about for some time, and it remains an area relatively unexplored by radio broadcasters. But the Mediapost piece makes an important point: Viewers need clear locations to get their social TV … [Read more...]

03/16

Radio has the Wrong Idea about Mobile Apps

...or at least, not completely the right idea. Consider the study from the IPG Media Lab and YuMe.com which examined "advertising in the wild" to assess the effects of "viewer distraction" in a TV-viewing habitat of numerous gadgets and gizmos. One of the conclusions was that “smartphones are a persistent companion to video content.” As the authors of the book Social TV: How Marketers Can Reach and Engage Audiences by Connecting Television to the Web, Social Media, and Mobile put it: The key word here is “companion”—meaning “in addition to,” not “a replacement of.” Mobile certainly is … [Read more...]

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