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Upfronts 2015: ABC & CBS recap

Posted by Scott Christopher on Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 14:05 PM

This time every year each of the major networks do their "Upfront" presentations to advertisers and agencies, showcasing the new and returning programming for the next season. The nets do this in hopes to secure upfront deals with advertisers before the season starts - hence the name. That's happening this week in New York City - and although we were not able to attend in person, we were able to tune in to the live streams of the presentations. We'd like to share our take on the Upfronts here. I'll start with ABC and CBS, and Neil is going to share his thoughts on the other three in the coming days. 

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Topics: muppets, TV media buying, supergirl, CBS, Agents of SHIELD, abc, upfronts

Why the Alliance for Audited Media is a Joke

Posted by Scott Christopher on Mon, Jun 2, 2014 @ 13:06 PM

Last month, the Alliance for Audited Media released its latest circulation report which was hardly a blip on the radar screen for most of the general public- but for this print media buyer, (and former print ad rep) it was a big deal. (I should probably warn you - this blog may be considered a blant). The report from the effective governing third party of the industry showed significant growth - we're talking in the 76% to 94% range - for some of the most recognizable newspaper brands in the country, like USA Today. So what's my problem? This is great news, right? Newspapers are not dying - they're growing again - yippee! Well, my problem is in the reporting. If you dig into these statistics like Media Life has done in this article, you will see there are major issues with how they are arriving at these "gains."

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Topics: good media ideas, abc, newspapers, aam, top roswell print media buying agency

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