NEW YORK – April 6, 2021 – New NEXTGEN TV advertising, with a debut introduction in late 2020 on local television stations, is resonating strongly with consumers.
The marketing campaign began in November 2020 and ran through the holiday season in five U.S. TV Designated Market Areas, with local TV stations airing spots declaring that “the future of television has arrived.” The campaign used high tech ads created by Hothouse in Atlanta, which not only grabbed viewer attention but sent many to explore more information on WatchNextGenTV.com.
Recent research conducted by Magid in conjunction with the Pearl TV business group tested the new marketing campaign on the service delivering live, over-the-air TV.
The research found:
- 1 in 4 of respondents were aware of a new service called NEXTGEN TV;
- 73% of respondents reacted positively to the TV spots;
- 60% of the consumers who viewed the ads responded that they are likely to purchase a TV that has NEXTGEN TV technology within the next year.
“The five market campaign, which focused on cities with a strong mix of NEXTGEN TV stations, reached viewers with a sustained effort over the holiday season. Stations contributed time to air more than 8,000 commercials to this multi-million dollar campaign. This effort reveals not only the value of NEXTGEN TV, but the differentiation that consumers perceive. In particular, consumers find the upgradability of the technology and new audio functionality to be very attractive. The Dolby Audio System with immersive movie theater quality sound and Voice + dialogue enhancement for consistent volume from channel to channel along with the interactive possibilities of NEXTGEN TV were key drivers for these consumers,” said Pearl TV Managing Director Anne Schelle.
The campaign includes a comprehensive consumer-friendly website – www.WatchNextGenTV.com – that explains the new technologies, includes a listing of cities now offering NEXTGEN TV services or expected to launch them later this year, and offers an updated roster of TV products equipped to receive NEXTGEN TV from manufacturers LG Electronics, Samsung, and Sony.
Covid-19 also impacted the rise of internet-connected TV in the past year, broadening its appeal to viewers. “As consumers are spending more time than ever on their connected TV, their desire for more options and interactive content has grown,” said Katie Larson, Vice President of Brand Strategy & Innovation, Magid. “NEXTGEN TV’s key features align well with this shift in consumer viewing habits.”
The research showed these elements stand out as strong differentiators for NEXTGEN TV:
- Voice + dialogue enhancement for intelligibility and clarity that lets you hear every voice clearly;
- Consistent volume from channel to channel;
- Upgradable as new services are rolled out over time;
- Interactive content that lets viewers get the most out of news, sports and events.