Daily Press Summary | Monday 30 November 2020
2020’s best Christmas radio ads
The most wonderful time of the year is here, and boy did we need it in 2020. ‘Tis the season for Mariah, Macaulay Culkin and of course, excellent ads.
Research shows increase in listening during lockdown
More than a third of commercial radio listeners are tuning in for an extra one hour and 53 minutes each day compared to the period before the April lockdown.
Global ad market will take years to recover from COVID-19
A forecast 6.7% rise in 2021 will only recoup 59% of 2020’s losses; the market would need to grow by 4.4% in 2022 to match 2019’s peak of $620.6bn.
Radioplayer service expands to three new countries
Radioplayer is launching in France, Sweden and the Netherlands taking the total number of countries using Radioplayer to 14.
A robustly un-BBC telling of Ghislaine Maxwell’s grisly tale
A new podcast by LBC/Global & John Sweeney investigates the life of the socialite.
UK govt confirms it wants to create new ad market enforcer for Google and Facebook
Tech giants would be subject to fines for unacceptable behaviour and market abuse.
BBC Radio Bradford service to launch in December
BBC Radio Bradford will launch next month as the area enters tier 3 in the Government’s new post-Lockdown system.
Great Ormond St and Sainsbury’s nab top 10 spots in final Unruly ranking
Disney and Coca-Cola retain their places at the top of the list of the most emotionally engaging Christmas ads.
5 questions with Patrick Affleck, Havas Media Group’s new UK CEO
Affleck reflects on his experience moving agencies mid-pandemic and why he decided to make the jump, reveals his thoughts on ethical advertising, and considers whether the industry’s predominant pitch process is still fit for purpose.
Prue Leith and Margaret Atwood to be among BBC Radio 4’s Today programme guest editors
Others including Evan Spiegel will suggest stories and conduct interviews between Boxing Day and new year.
BrewDog named Marketing Society’s Brave Brand of the Year
The annual ceremony took place via Zoom and the winner was chosen via a live poll from a shortlist featuring four other brands: McDonald’s, Top Cuvée, Virgin Media and Just Eat.
Have you heard this?
Our Week in Radio recaps celebrate just five great radio moments from the last week. The latest edition showcases the announcement of the Best Of Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball, Dolly Parton launching Magic’s 100% Christmas and more.