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The Web’s 25 Safest Sites for Advertisers
By: Jack Myers   (08/10/2015)

Almost 90 percent of advertiser and media agency executives consider “safe and low fraud environment” to be extremely or very relevant to their digital media buying decisions, according to a MyersBizNet survey of 360 agency and advertiser executives

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Print Media Losing Money to Programmatic Ad Marketplace
By: Jack Myers   (07/20/2015)

Print-based digital media companies are underperforming both their digital-native and television counterparts in several performance categories, according to the new MyersBizNet Survey of Advertiser and Agency Executives on 36 Digital Media Companies.

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Gannett and TEGNA Confronted by Digital Headwinds
By: Jack Myers   (07/13/2015)

TEGNA, the media company originally known as Gannett, and the new Gannett that will be referred to in the ad community as USA Today Media Network, both have significant issues and challenges to overcome before they generate meaningful digital ad revenue growth, according to a new study conducted by MyersBizNet.

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Why Is Microsoft Ceding Ad Sales to AOL?
By: Jack Myers   (06/30/2015)

Microsoft has ceded its display, mobile and video advertising sales to AOL and AppNexus, with AOL agreeing to absorb up to 1,200 Microsoft ad sales employees.

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Digital Outliers That Outperform; TubeMogul, Amazon, Yume, Hulu, BrightRoll, Defy
By: Jack Myers   (06/29/2015)

The annual MyersBizNet Survey of Advertiser and Agency Executives on Perceptions of 36 digital media sales organizations uncovers several surprisingly strong performances by companies not typically identified among the industry leaders.

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Google vs. Microsoft: Is There a Battle Brewing?
By: Jack Myers   (06/22/2015)

Google remains the digital media company advertiser and agency executives hate to love, but love them they do, as proven by the company's #1 overall ranking in the recent MyersBizNet TomorrowToday Survey of Advertising Executives on 36 Digital Media Companies.

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Twitter vs. Facebook: Advertisers Weigh In
By: Jack Myers   (06/15/2015)

The decision by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to resign last week after the company failed to meet Wall St. ad revenue forecasts (among other reasons) generated a wave of comparisons by Wall St. analysts between Facebook and Twitter. Facebook remains a Wall St. darling, and rightfully so as the company has successfully built a strong mobile and video ad business while Twitter has struggled to clearly define its ad offerings. MyersBizNet asked 60 advertiser executives* to compare the two companies on several measures of performance and value (along with 34 other digital companies). Here are the results.

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What Social Media Do Ad Execs Use? - (Members-Only Report)
By: Jack Myers   (03/09/2015)

MyersBizNet Survey of Advertiser and Agency Executives on Trade Press Readership

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TV Research: Is the Industry Doing Enough? Ad Execs Say No. (Members-Only Report)
By: Jack Myers   (02/24/2015)

TV network research and ad sales executives are confronting a challenging reality: they are investing significantly in new research data to respond to client and agency needs, but ad execs are failing to reward them for these investments except in a handful of specialized cases. The extensive investments made to date by many network TV companies have fallen mostly on an unimpressed ad community. Among six categories of network TV sales organization performance, "advanced research support and intelligence" ranks last in positive perceptions

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National TV Sales Organizations of the Year Awards - (Members-Only Report)
By: Jack Myers   (02/09/2015)

Univision is the MyersBizNet national television 2014 sales organization of the year, based on ratings in six performance categories as judged in more than 1,000 surveys completed by the advertiser and agency clients of 70 TV companies. Scroll down for network TV sales organization winners in eleven categories. Univision and NBCU Hispanic ranked first and second respectively among the 70 organizations*, reflecting the strong loyalty the leading Hispanic networks have generated among their clients. Both groups significantly improved perceptions in this year's survey over prior years, with Univision achieving a 75% average positive rating (4/5 on a five point scale) in the six measured attributes. NBCU Hispanic followed closely with a 67% positive rating. In the next several weeks, MyersBizNet will publish the leaders in each specific attribute category measured (see attribute list below awards categories). The full methodology is available to MyersBizNet member companies; premium members have received detailed survey reports. The study was conducted in October; this is the 30th anniversary of the MyersBizNet Survey of Advertising Executives, the industry quality performance standard for media sales organizations.

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Mindshare: Facebook's Secret Chess Moves
This week on Mindshare’s Culture Vulture Live, Kyle Ranally looks at Easter eggs and hidden culture.

Access Confidential Twitter Tips for February
Whether you’re pitching new business or retaining current business, Lisa Colantuono’s tips below offer an easy-to-follow guide applicable for both agencies and media companies alike.

Content Marketing is Heating Up. But Don’t Burn Out!
Creating and publishing emotional, engaging content continues to be one of the hottest trends for marketers going into 2016. The ANA’s Ask-the-Expert research team has received a steady stream of questions about content marketing over the last five years.

The Future of National Television, Addressables, Content Creation: Part 4
One might say that the initial impact of the Internet and the World Wide Web were to devalue content, e.g. news, and that would be a true statement. For the years right before the bubble burst on the naïve expectations of the '90s, my companies and I were warning clients that the math didn’t work, and that the main impact of digital was going to be price wars and lower margins, not only in content but in all product categories. This turned out to be the case.

KCRW: A Destination for Discovery
The radio industry recently touted stats from Nielsen’s Music 360 report about the dominance of radio as a music discovery source versus the big streaming services to the surprise (and delight) of some. While on-demand audio track streams have doubled in a year, people listing AM/FM radio as their destination for new music actually rose 7%. Yay radio. But it takes a diligent radio station to be all things to all music lovers given increasingly easy access to platform choices.  The paragon of multi-platform audio meets music discovery source?  Santa Monica College-owned KCRW.

Final Review: MediaVillage Team Coverage of Super Bowl Sunday
A Note from Jack Myers: The editorial team at MediaVillage this year brought a fresh perspective to our annual coverage of the Super Bowl telecast. Last week, veteran media columnist Stuart Elliott sized up the competition between long-time Super Bowl advertisers and newcomers, while Charlotte Lipman revealed how fantasy football has given young women a new appreciation of the sport -- especially the Super Bowl. This week, Stuart offered his signature distinctive commentary about the commercials, while Charlotte reported on the Super Bowl from an entirely new perspective, focusing on ads that ran during competing programs on other networks. Meanwhile, Connor Zickgraf explained how the depiction of gender roles in commercials changed from Super Bowl XLIX to SBL; Kristi Faulkner exposed the absence of brand stories in most Super Bowl commercials, and Ed Martin weighed in on the telecast’s biggest surprise: CBS’ official announcement that this would be the last season for its long-running blue-chip drama “The Good Wife,” which made almost as much news as the commercials themselves. Scroll down for links that will take you directly to all of the columns mentioned here.

Hot from Hulu: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Takes on P.C. Millennials
Warning: Politically correct or overly sensitive young people should be careful watching this video, as their heads might explode. It's from the hilarious Hulu and Funny or Die series "Triumph's Election Special 2016," in which the infamous dog with no filters has been reporting on the presidential primary in New Hampshire. He's hit his targets hard, especially Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. But he saved his most poisonous exchange for a group of college students at the University of New Hampshire. It may not be the funniest thing ever, but it's close.

Forward Thinking: How to Get a Seat on the Board
For many, serving on a company board would be the pinnacle of a career. It’s a lofty long-term goal, but if you actively build the skills needed for board seat throughout your career, you’ll be better positioned for opportunities to present themselves later.

Donald Trump’s Ten Brand Secrets -- Revealed!
And… From stodgy magazine to multimedia juggernaut – how "The New Yorker" did it.

A Possible New Path for Newspaper
For the better part of their storied history, IBM focused all of its energies against selling hardware. And for a good long time that’s all that was required as they were the only game in town. In the 1980’s that began to change. Competitive pressure on the personal computing front forced them to begin to cut distribution deals with national retailers -- a decision that would have at one time been considered heresy. Ensuing pricing pressure would force IBM to ultimately sell off their personal divisions and reconsider their overall go-to-market strategy.

Pivotal Research’s Brian Wieser on Ad Technology and 2016 Trends
Jay Sears, Senior Vice President Marketplace Development of Rubicon Project discusses ad technology and 2016 trends with Pivotal Research’s Senior Analyst Brian Wieser.

Attention Award Shows: Live TV Musicals are Not Movies!
NBC did a sensational job with “The Wiz Live!” two months ago, by far the best of its live Broadway musical adaptations. Wonderful cast from top to bottom, dynamite direction and choreography and, despite not having a live audience in the studio to make the live performance more electric (the only major flaw, especially in the wake of “Grease Live!” on Fox), a triumph for all involved.

A New Era in Super Bowl Messaging -- Gender News Weekly
This is a special Super Bowl edition of Gender News Weekly, a blog series focused on gender equality, gender politics and the shift in gender norms in business and relationships and inspired by Jack Myers’ upcoming book, “The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century.”

Can the Tech/Media Worlds Hit “Pause”?
Is there any way to put what got out back into Pandora’s Box and reseal it? My old friend from our cable days, Steve Effros, thinks the worlds of social media have gotten out of hand. Seeing as the cable/telecommunication cabals helped unleash the social media madness, we might want to consider the question of how to put (some of) it back.

The Top Five Ads That Did Not Appear During Super Bowl 50
Last week on Charlie Rose, MediaVillage’s Stuart Elliott called the Super Bowl, “the one day of the year when the American public will give Madison Avenue their undivided attention.” That comment prompted one industry pro to jokingly tweet, “Only one day??? Time to rethink my career!” (Scroll down to the bottom of this column to watch Charlie's interview with Stuart.)

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