In the News: Why We Love Attribution, Projected Political Ad Spending, Bridging the Linear-OTT Gap, and more! 

| August 05, 2019

The latest news from the marketing world, including TEGNA’s new acquisitions, why TV advertisers are falling in love with Attribution, and more!

TEGNA to Acquire Top Ranked Stations in the Midwest

TEGNA announced in June that it entered into a definitive agreement with the Dispatch Broadcast Group to acquire leading television station WTHR (NBC affiliate and the #1 rated station in Indianapolis, IN), and WBNS,(CBS affiliate and the #1 rated station in Columbus, OH). TEGNA is also acquiring WBNS Radio, the leader in sports radio in Central Ohio among adults 25-54. Read the full press release here


Why TV Advertisers are Loving Attribution

Want to link your TV ads to sales, web visits, and foot traffic? It can all be done with Attribution. This article from MediaVillage goes more in-depth about what Attribution can do, and why it’s considered TV’s new BFF. Check it out here.


eMarketer: Political Ad Spend to Reach $6 Billion in 2020

Experts predict $6 billion in political ad spending during the next election cycle, with $3.2 billion allotted for Broadcast TV, $1.2 billion going to Cable, and $1.2 billion set aside for digital. For more on the numbers, head over to eMarketer. 


Local News Is (Still) The Most Trusted Source For U.S. Adults

With the 2020 elections inching closer every day, local TV news will play a major role, as it’s been found to be the most trusted source to deliver unbiased news, over broadcast and cable network news. Civic Science has all the numbers from its nationwide survey here


Back-to-School Shopping Expected to Hit $80.7 billion

With back-to-school season upon us, TVB says local broadcast TV can help retailers drive increased consumer spending, while also delivering useful metrics such as ratings, reach, the ability to target geographically, and the ability to influence web traffic and search inquiries. Get more insights with TVB


Forbes Highlights Local Advertisers Bridging the Linear-OTT Gap

Premion’s Jim Wilson is featured in Forbes this month, discussing the relationship between OTT and Linear and how to bridge the gap between the two, fighting ad fraud, attribution, and more. See the full story here



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