Media news: magazine advertising gives better ROI than first thought – Nielsen

In Australian media news this week, a Nielsen study has shown that magazine advertising gives better ROI than first thought, the OMA will create an automated transaction platform for out-of-home advertisements, Southern Cross Austereo launches a RadioApp and The Daily Telegraph will run a multi-platform campaign in conjunction with Taronga Zoo. 


Magazine advertising gives better ROI than first thought, Nielsen study shows

The return on investment (ROI) seen for magazine advertising grows substantially once the data more accurately reflects how consumers read magazines, a new Nielsen study shows.

The magazine advertising ROI for three leading FMCG brands moved from last to first place compared with other advertising once average readership data was replaced with the real-time weekly data available from Nielsen’s Magazine Audience Performance Predictor (MAPP).

MAPP boosted magazine’s ROI by 168% (up to 0.91 from 0.34), and more than doubled its contribution to sales (up to 23% from 10%).

The three brands studied operate in the aircare, healthcare and cleaning categories.

Nielsen’s head of client solutions, Andrew Palmer, says it isn’t surprising to see a lift in magazine ROI when using data that more accurately reflected how consumers read magazines.

“The case study results bring home the importance of clean, comprehensive input data, in order to get the most accurate output from the modelling to make the right business decisions.”


Out-of-Home will have one-stop-shop automated transaction platform, says OMA

The Outdoor Media Association plans to build an automated transaction platform to create a one-stop-shop for buying and selling out-of-home advertisements in Australia.

The platform will be a world first and the tender process is now open to expressions of interest.

The single trading platform is expected to be up and running in 2016.


Selection of Out of home



Southern Cross Austereo launches free radio app

Southern Cross Austereo has launched a free radio-tuning app, RadioApp Beta.

RadioApp offers major national stations including Triple M Classic Rock, and all national stations from ABC and Fairfax broadcasting.


RadioApp Screenshot


The Daily Telegraph to run multi-platform ‘Join Our Safari’ campaign

The Daily Telegraph will run a multi-platform campaign in conjunction with Taronga zoo, which combines paper endangered animals collected from the newspaper with a free app complete with animal-face scanner.


he Daily Telegraph Taronga Wild Bunch Collection copy



BY Samantha Walker ON 9 June 2015