AN EYE ON THE MEDIA FUTURE

Mediassociates’ leaders are quoted or published in the national press constantly. Because we know the only way to bring clients new ideas is to research and think hard on those ideas ourselves. Recent platforms sharing our thoughts include The Atlantic, Adweek, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Businessweek, Digiday, Fast Company, Fortune, NPR and SiriusXM’s Wharton School of Business national radio program “Marketing Matters.”

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Mediassociates Retained by Eaton for Strategic Media Planning and Analytics

Mediassociates, a leading independent media planning, buying, and analytics agency, has been retained by Eaton as its media agency in the United States. Mediassociates will manage advertising media strategy, implementation and measurement for Eaton’s broad portfolio of power management products and services.

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Gone in Seven Seconds

Too much information and too little time? You’re not alone.

Short-form video is a reaction to two things: the volume of information produced and introduced to us daily and the way our brains respond to stimuli. Nielsen reports that in spring 2018, the typical U.S. consumer watched or listened to 10 hours and 24 minutes of “media” each day — sometimes stacked between multiple devices! The attention span of viewers has decreased over the past decade and our ability to process information has also shortened. Given consumers’ fleeting attention span, brands need to engage fast and get their message across quickly.

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Mediassociates President Makes the Case for the Independent Agency

For all the troubling headlines facing some of the media agency giants, many independent media agencies are thriving. At Decisions 20/20, a recent advertising industry association event convened by the 4A’s, Jeff Larson, president of independent media shop Mediassociates, presented an optimistic picture of the future. “Independent agencies have been the beneficiaries of a lot of the disruption in our industry,” said Larson. “There’s a fundamental lack of trust between many brands and their agency partners which is not a healthy way to build a relationship.”

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Doing the Safety Dance: Four Easy Ways to Keep Your Brand Safe Online

Dear marketers, ever worry that your ads online are in safe company?

YouTube just got in hot water again for, yes, running ads next to questionable content. TechCrunch just reported last week on how YouTube searches for certain content may pull up videos for soft-core pornography; others have recently questioned the vast rise of conspiracy videos on YouTube, and whether advertisers really want to be there.

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Discovery Benefits Retains Mediassociates for Media Planning and Buying

Mediassociates, a U.S. media planning, buying and analytics agency, has been retained by Discovery Benefits as its media agency. Mediassociates will manage advertising media strategy, implementation and measurement to build brand awareness for Discovery Benefits in the United States.

“I am very pleased to kick off 2019 with the announcement Discovery Benefits is partnering with Mediassociates on a year-long (and beyond) advertising campaign,” said Ann Schneider, VP of Marketing for Discovery Benefits. “We are excited to work with such a passionate and talented group to help us catapult awareness of our offerings across employee benefits administration.”

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