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The Battle for Digital Ad Dollars

September 25, 2012

The fastest growing segment of the advertising pie is lumped into a category we now call “digital.” According to the latest report from the Internet Advertising Bureau and PWC U.S., “Internet” advertising revenues alone were $8.4 billion for the first quarter of 2012. That was a 15% increase over the first quarter of 2011.

Many different media want to increase their slice of this large and growing revenue pie. The question is, who has the advantage in this relatively new advertising space?

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Why did my numbers change?

September 19, 2012

Just about every time a new ratings book is released, your audience shares change. Most PDs ask the simple question: WHY? It doesn’t matter whether you’re in a diary or PPM market, there are four possible reasons your Arbitron audience estimates change.

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The Vital Few (Part 2)

September 11, 2012

Last week we talked about how a “vital few” can contribute more than their fair share to a given outcome. The same can be said for radio, with First Preference listeners contributing a disproportionately large share of the average station’s time spent listening.

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The Vital Few (Part 1)

September 5, 2012

Ever heard of Pareto’s Principle? Also known as the 80-20 Rule, it explains the uneven distribution seen so many places in life. Speaking in generalities, 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. That divides things into the “vital few” and the “trivial many.”

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TAPSCAN Web 11 Beta Available

August 30, 2012

***UPDATE – October 19, 2012: Arbitron announced that the final release of TAPSCAN Web 11 is scheduled for Saturday, October 20. This will replace the current version (TAPSCAN 10.8); however, you will still have access to your saved schedules from 10.8 and older versions. Arbitron is offering live and on-demand training for TAPSCAN Web 11 through their website to help you with this transition. Our team of experts at Research Director, Inc. would also be happy to assist you with the new software.***

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