IPG’s Magna Signs Up For Comscore’s Local TV Ratings Service

Audience measurement firm Comscore has struck a deal with Magna, part of IPG Mediabrands, to use Comscore’s local television ratings to “inform” local TV buys across the organization. The companies said Comscore is the only alternative ratings service that will be used by Magna for local television. The firm also uses the Nielsen local ratings.

Advertising Slowdown Started In 2002, Will Extend Into 2023

A post-pandemic ad-spend boom has already begun to recede. Two of the world’s biggest media-buying firms — WPP’s GroupM and Interpublic Group’s Magna  — projected a slowdown in the rate of ad-sales growth for both 2022 and 2023, citing factors that include a reduced pace of business in China as well as a pullback by several key advertising categories in the face of inflation and the possibility of a recession.

Magna Sees 2023 Video Ad Revenue Falling Despite Big CTV Increases

Media agency Magna Global forecasts that video advertising revenue will drop 3.1% next year, with gains in connected TV and other forms of over-the-top and ad supported VOD offset by declining spending on national linear TV. Magna sees national linear TV falling 5.8% in 2023, following a projected 3.3% drop in 2022. So far in the first half 2022, national linear ad revenue is up 2.4%.

Study: Ads In News Are More Effective

Consumers said ads in news content were more relevant and valuable, particularly if the ads were placed in a trusted news source, according to a new study from Disney and Magna.

Magna Dramatically Upgrades U.S. Ad Outlook For This Year And Next

Madison Avenue’s consensus outlook for the U.S. ad economy improved dramatically this morning, as IPG Mediabrands’ Magna unit increased its forecast for 2021 ad growth to 23.2%, up from 15.1% in June, 6.4% in March and just 4.1% when it made its original prediction for the year in December 2020. Magna also upgraded its outlook for 2020, and now expects it to rise 11.6%, up from the 8.0% it was projecting in its June update.

Magna Boosts 2021 U.S. Ad Outlook

IPG Mediabrands’ Magna Global unit becomes the second major agency forecasting unit to update its U.S. advertising outlook, revising its 2021 forecast to +6.4%, a 2.3 percentage-point improvement for the 4.1% growth it was projecting for the U.S. ad economy when it released its last estimate in December 2020.

Magna Reduces 2020 U.S. Ad Outlook

IPG Mediabrands’ Magna unit has revised its 2020 U.S. ad outlook down once again, but is keeping its 2021 forecast the same. Magna now projects the U.S. ad economy will decline 4.6%, three-tenths of a percentage point more than the 4.3% it projected U.S. ad spending would fall this year. Its 2021 forecast remains the same: +4.0%.

Vevo Study Reveals What Drives Viewer Behavior With Video

Music video platform Vevo has partnered with Magna and IPG Media Lab and revealed significant findings around the nuances of multicultural audiences’ video viewing behavior. “The Anatomy of a Video Experience: A Multicultural Study” explores how audiences consume content across multiple devices and their motivations around viewing habits. Understanding these subtleties is key for advertisers […]

Traditional Media Ad Sales Seen Falling 12%

Ad revenue for traditional “linear” media could fall as much as 12% in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, while digital media advertising could still rise more than 4%, according to a new forecast from Interpublic Group’s media-research unit Magna.

U.S. Ad Spend Expands Nearly 8% In First Half

Amid concerns of a looming U.S. economic downturn, the U.S. ad market grew 7.6% during the first half of 2019 and is on track to increase a total of 6.3% for the full year, according to revised estimates released today by IPG Mediabrands’ Magna unit.


TVN Focus On Advertising | TVB Driving Impressions-Based Ad Buying

“In our current multiplatform world, everything is now being sold on an impression basis except linear TV,” says TVB President Steve Lanzano. “We want local TV stations and the ad agencies to be able to sell and buy that way, too. We have been working with the buying agencies for some time behind the scenes and now we are going public.”

U.S. Ad Market Expands 6.1% In First Half

U.S. ad spending is expanding at a higher rate than anticipated — jumping 5.8% in the second quarter after rising 6.5% in the first quarter — and is now on pace to reach a new all-time high for full-year 2018, topping $200 billion for the first time, according to a revised forecast released by IPG Mediabrands’ Magna unit.

Magna: TV Enters Permanent Ad Recession

Magna’s new outlook calls for digital to become the majority of U.S. ad spending some time this year. But the other side of that story is the erosion of TV’s share of ad spending. According to Magna, the U.S. TV advertising marketplace — with the exception of local growth in election years — is now in a permanent ad recession.

US Ad Spend Growth Upped To 5.5% This Year

Interpublic’s Magna unit this morning revised its U.S. ad-spending growth forecast for 2018 up by half a percentage point to 5.5%. The release comes a day after Publicis Media CEO Steve King told investors his agency is poised to upgrade its outlook as well, given a stable macroeconomic outlook for the general economy. Magna now projects U.S. advertising will expand 5.5% to $197 billion.

Sports Getting Too Costly For TV Nets

Magna’s latest Media Sports Report finds that the distribution rights’ cost for every major sport is more than the ad revenue the networks get from airing them. Magna analysts see that gap as becoming unsustainable and reaching a tipping point. 


Magna Strikes Targeted Ad Deal With Roku

IPG Mediabrands’ Magna unit has made an “industry-first” deal with Roku, the digital streaming device/platform, to deliver improved advertising targeting and measurement to marketers.

Magna Upgrades U.S. Ad Revenue Forecast

Interpublic research arm Magna has upgraded its U.S. ad revenue forecast and now predicts that media owners’ net advertising revenues will grow 6.3% to $179 billion in 2016, the strongest growth rate since 2010.