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Study: Advertising thrives in the living room

The living room is the environment at home that’s best suited for advertising to succeed. That’s the key finding from a study of video advertising that examined where in the home advertising was most likely to be remembered – and why. The Context Effects study – jointly conducted by Map The Territory and Tapestry Research, […]

March 6, 2024

ITV launches Head First Award

ITV has announced the launch of its new Head First Award. An advertiser-facing industry initiative, where the ambition is to inspire other brands to join us in shining a spotlight on mental wellbeing and inspiring positive action. In a press release, ITV explained: “ITV sits at the heart of popular entertainment, reflecting and connecting with […]

November 22, 2023

Thinkbox TV ad promotes TV advertising

Thinkbox, the marketing trade body for UK TV advertising, is back on TV with a new advertising campaign from creative agency Mother London, directed by Jonny & Will from Blinkink. ‘Happily Ever After’ will be on linear and on-demand TV in the UK from December 26th. Thinkbox’s new TV campaign – its seventh – tells […]

December 15, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: Media professionals overestimate public’s SVoD viewing

It’s been a decade since UK commercial TV marketing body Thinkbox’s first Ad Nation study exploring the differences in media consumption and perception between those who work in media and the average person in the UK. Back then – and again in an update in 2016 – Thinkbox discovered a chasm between the media consumption […]

September 22, 2022

7th Minute previews 7M Discovery platform

Broadcast data company 7th Minute is inviting brands, agencies and broadcasters to trial the free preview of its TV insights platform 7M Discovery to experience first-hand the benefits that TV data insights offer their business. TV content, whether ads or programme material, strongly influences consumer behaviour; it can be directly linked to increases in online […]

March 30, 2022

Data: Record year for UK TV advertising

TV advertising investment in the UK increased by over £1 billion (€1.2bn) in 2021 to reach a total of £5.46 billion, an increase of 24 per cent on 2020 (and 11 per cent up on pre-pandemic 2019). This represents a record level of investment in TV advertising. The previous high of £5.28 billion was in […]

March 9, 2022

Data: UK advertisers increase TV spend in pandemic

Advertising spend was decimated by the pandemic, with the UK’s ad market down by 7.2 per cent in 2020. However, although many businesses were forced to cut their advertising budgets, figures show that many significantly increased their investment in TV advertising in 2020 – and have continued in 2021. According to data from Nielsen, a […]

November 17, 2021

Here We Flo named £1m Grand Prix Winner of the Sky Zero Footprint Fund

Sky has announced the Grand Prix winner of its Sky Zero Footprint Fund initiative – a £2m advertising fund which supports and inspire others to join the journey to Net Zero Carbon. The fund was established to help accelerate and amplify initiatives that drive positive behavioural change and tangible impact towards creating a more sustainable […]

October 19, 2021

Jones new Thinkbox Head of Research

Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK, in all its forms, has appointed Anthony Jones as its new Head of Research. He will start the role in early October. Previously, Jones was Head of Insight at the Association of Online Publishers (AOP), where his successes included delivering the ‘Context Matters’ study, which […]

September 9, 2021

Thinkbox to quadruple training numbers with TV Masters

Thinkbox has announced the launch of TV Masters, a free and fully accredited online training course in TV advertising, which is set to train over 2,000 people in its first year. It has been designed in collaboration with broadcasters, agencies and advertisers to help boost critical skills and knowledge across the industry. The course draws […]

October 12, 2020