JNLR 2011-3 National Listenership

National Listenership of any radio stations fell to 82%. Still it’s a bad figure being just shy of three million people listening every day, but it’s certainly going in the wrong direction. The rant on this part of the web is normally the spiralling decline of the newsprint business, surely this medium is not going in the same direction. The big talking point, again, is another decline in the listenership of 2FM. This survey see it dropping another 80,000 listners compared to the same period last year and down 153,000 over a two year period. The only reason that the […]

JNLR 2011-3 Dublin Listenership

Still dominating the capital is the National broadcaster RTE1 having pulled back 3% points on the same period last year. 2FM dipping into single digits in Dublin has to be worrying (again). Perhaps Montrose would allow the newly appointed Commercial Director, Willie O’Reilly, to look at 2FM for a week or two and come up with a plan. It strikes me that there is none currently and that the station is bouncing around from one bad survey to yet another. Maybe the time Willie spent at a truly commercial station might be a source of some inspiration for the ailing […]

JNLR 2011-3 Local Listenership

Briefly the locals. Highland is still the highest listened to local station reaching 65% of its franchise area, but still dropped 4% points year on year. Bolting into second this year, from forth, is Mid-West with an impressive 8% points increase. Equally impressive is the rise of Ocean FM who gained 9%. Galway bay and LM FM see the biggest declines Local  2011 2010 2009 11/10  11/09   Highland Radio  65 69 67 -4 -2 Mid West Radio  58 50 48 8 10 Radio Kerry  50 51 45 -1 5 Ocean FM  50 41 46 9 4 Limerick’s Live 95FM  […]

Multi-Channel Marketing

A bit of research fell into the email inbox this morning that’s worth airing. On the back of an earlier article about trying to maximise the impressions of a print ad it was interesting that this research looked at the channels used in the marketing mix and how those channels are tracked.  The research was conducted by SkyIQ , part of BSB Sky. Of the 12 channels used, the most predominantly used channel was online being employed by 76% of the marketers surveyed. In my own opinion that figure struck me as being on the low side. Given that the […]

Print Advertising Research

It’s a long time since I saw research like this (not that I’ve been actively searching). It’s all to do with how to improve the ROI on your print advertising by getting more eyeballs to your ads. In the world of digital that’s impressions and is very easily measured. The CTR is then used to calculate your RIO. All very simple if you have the technology to back this up – which web browsers are very adept at doing. However, the punter tanking a glance at a printed page – thats a minefield in terms of research. It’s almost impossible […]

Irish Newspaper Circulations September 2011

Its look as if the August slump was just that as the market bounced back again in September. The same occurred last year with sales dropping in August and resurrecting themselves again in September. The Mornings were down over 6,000 copies month on month and down 24,000 year on year. The Sun seems to have been hit badly in September dropping 3,456 month on month. Other than that headline all the other papers in the Morning saw modest fluctuations. The Sunday market was where the gains were – or should that be “gain”. The Sunday Mirror added nearly 17,000 copies […]

UK Daily Star Marketing Madness

One of the most amazing newspaper marketing decisions was made earlier this month and will be visible from October 17th. Express Newspapers have decided (aka Desmond has decided) that the UK version of the Daily Star will be available in Ireland from that Monday. It will sit alongside and compete with the Irish Daily Star in retail outlets. Express Newspapers own 50% of Independent Star Limited (ISL) publishers of the Irish Daily Star. I am at a complete loss as to the logic of this move. The only explanation would be that Desmond will rake in more from the UK […]