According to Nielsen, TV still dominates media consumption.
November 12, 2015 by Bruce Mentzer
According to Nielsen’s 2nd Quarter Total Audience Report, Adults 18+ watch over 32 hours of TV/cable (live or time shifted) per week, or about 52% of their entire weekly media consumption. Basic AM/FM radio listening accounts for another 12 hours of their media time per week – or 20% of the total. Combined, conventional TV, […]
Are you accurately tracking your political opponent’s media competitive?
February 17, 2015 by Bruce Mentzer
Excellent new tools, including the FCC reporting website, custom target ratings and CMAG/Kantar spot tracking data integration, have revolutionized political media competitive collection, analysis and reporting. Is your campaign media buyer using all of the resources available to give you the most accurate analysis of what your political opponents and supporters are doing on TV, cable, […]
What to do about last minute escalating (exorbitant) political and issue broadcast TV costs.
October 16, 2014 by Bruce Mentzer
There are other relatively cost efficient options to get your message out and be heard in the waning days of the campaign. Take another look at the other media outlets and choices you may have passed by early on. They will likely have better inventory, and be priced more efficiently than broadcast TV at this […]
Get the lowest candidate TV, cable and radio rates possible. LUR matters.
September 25, 2014 by Bruce Mentzer
Candidates are allowed the lowest-unit-rate (LUR) for media buys within the 45-day Primary and 60-day General election windows. Make sure you are using them. During this time all candidate media buys should be placed at the lowest-unit-rate allowed for TV, cable and radio. By law, media outlets have to offer all Federal candidates access to […]