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72% of UK SVoD subscribers deem advertising on SVoD unacceptable

72% of UK SVoD subscribers deem advertising on SVoD unacceptable

by on May 28, 2019

New research from Differentology unveils consumer appetite for VoD subscription services

New research out today reveals that almost three quarters (72%) of UK SVoD subscribers that expressed a preference do not consider any form of sponsorship or advertising on Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVoD) acceptable.

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57% of UK consumers would stop watching Netflix if commercials were introduced

57% of UK consumers would stop watching Netflix if commercials were introduced

by on January 18, 2019

According to a new report into Traditional TV, Online Video and Streaming from marketing technology firm,

AudienceProject, 57% of consumers would cancel their Netflix subscription if the company were to add commercials into its streaming service.

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4 common video formats that marketers need to know

4 common video formats that marketers need to know

by on December 3, 2018

As a marketer you don’t need to be familiar with all the many video formats out there – but you should be aware of the more popular options.

That is because you will probably need to distribute videos in various ways, and knowing more about the more common video formats and when they should be used could make it easier.

Although the video formats that are frequently used do change from time to time, as of right now the 4 common video formats marketers need to know are:

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Can you fathom the logic behind Jeremy Corbyn’s latest suggestion?

by on August 23, 2018

It's hard to fathom the logic behind Jeremy Corbyn's latest suggestion about how to tackle the power of the US tech giants.

Just about every news outlet in the UK is reporting today that the leader of the opposition wants to see a windfall tax on the tech giants that would pay for more independent journalism.

Amazon, Netflix, Google and Facebook are the companies most frequently referred to.

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Flamingo Brexit anniversary study finds Britain to be ‘a wounded and rudderless place’

Flamingo Brexit anniversary study finds Britain to be ‘a wounded and rudderless place’

by on August 2, 2018

Global strategic insight agency Flamingo’s report, The Illusion of Democracy, prepared for the Sunday Times, has found the country to be wounded and disillusioned.

Launched to coincide with the second anniversary of the EU referendum, the report, based on in-depth interviews with people across Britain (a mix of leave and remain voters, EU nationals and young people who were not old enough to vote at the time), it shows that the polarising jubilation, devastation and relief seen in the immediate aftermath of the vote has now given way to a more united sense of frustration, disillusionment and potentially dangerous cynicism towards mainstream politics.

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Movers and Groovers : Sustainability expert Stine Hedegaard joins Flamingo’s Style division as director

Movers and Groovers : Sustainability expert Stine Hedegaard joins Flamingo’s Style division as director

by on March 20, 2018

Omnicom-owned insight and strategy agency Flamingo has hired Stine Hedegaard as a director in its specialist Style team, which boasts ongoing clients including adidas, Glossier and Chanel.

Educated to PhD level and with a background in psychology, Stine has more than 16 years’ experience in consumer insights and qualitative research, advising management on strategic issues, organisational change, innovation and product development based on future consumer demand. [more…]

Flamingo identifies 10 key signals of cultural disruption

Flamingo identifies 10 key signals of cultural disruption

by on February 13, 2018

Leading brand strategy and insight agency Flamingo @flamingolondon has produced a short report naming 10 brands, movements, concepts and trends that have driven current dominant cultural narratives over the past year and that have the potential to signify further uncertainty and disruption in the year to come.

Themes highlighted were women’s bodies and power, ethnic inclusivity and diversity, the rise of “brandlessness”, the role of the media in breaking and reforming shared values; the rise of collective living arrangements; challenger banking; identity politics; and new mechanisms of selling via the increase of single product brands; all amid extraordinary levels of political, logistical and cultural uncertainty. [more…]

Has streaming technology changed the way we live?

Has streaming technology changed the way we live?

by on January 25, 2018

You no longer have to record a TV programme on a physical recorder, such as old-school VHS tapes, so you can watch it later. Streaming technology allows you to watch what you want when you want.

This is a revolution in the entertainment world. Some say it was started by Apple with the introduction of iTunes. Before iTunes was unveiled, most streaming sites were illegal, and Apple was the first big manufacturer to fully commit.

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Netflix earnings call: user & engagement trends … contextual data from Verto

Netflix earnings call: user & engagement trends … contextual data from Verto

by on July 18, 2017

Wall Street sell-siders are expecting to report earnings of $0.16 per share on revenues of $2.76 billion for the June quarter. Consensus estimates for the current quarter ending in September are for earnings of $0.23 per share on revenues of $2.87 billion.

However, Netflix is a subscriber additions story more than earnings and revenue numbers per se. For the June quarter, Wall Street is currently expecting Netflix to have added 630,000 subscribers stateside and 2.6 million new subscribers overseas. Last year, at the same quarter, Netflix added 162,000 subscribers domestically.

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OTT (over-the-top) Services: It’s an in-home – not mobile – entertainment experience

OTT (over-the-top) Services: It’s an in-home – not mobile – entertainment experience

by on December 14, 2016

Latest research from GfK into the UK’s OTT viewing habits has revealed surprisingly low audience numbers on mobile devices. It seems that watching subscription video content on Netflix, Amazon and Now TV is, for now, most definitely an in-home entertainment experience.

The vast majority (90 percent) of the UK’s OTT users have access to a mobile device (smartphone and/or tablet). Pic is Dan Hardwick, Senior Research Executive at GfK [more…]