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Political advert spending passes document $6.7B, a boon for native TV (NASDAQ:SBGI)


It has been a record-setting election season in a number of methods, as big numbers of residents flock to early voting, however political advert spending has already surpassed a document $6.7B, and there is nonetheless 17 days to go.

Political promoting is a largely native enterprise, and so the vast bulk of that spending has gone to local stations and local cable: $4.1B to native broadcast, and $1B to native cable, Promoting Analytics says, with simply $247M on nationwide broadcast/cable networks.

Spending on the presidential race has greater than doubled from 2016, to $2.63B vs. a earlier $855M.

In the meantime, Senate race spending has jumped to $1.67B from $989M, and spending the Home races has really declined to date – to $950M from $1.03B.

Of that complete political advert spend, digital has about an 18% share ($1.2B) and 73% of that spending is direct-response advertisements for fund-raising and list-building, vs. 23% of spending on persuasive advertisements.

Native broadcast names to profit from document spending: Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:SBGI), Grey Tv (NYSE:GTN), Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ:NXST), Tegna (NYSE:TGNA), and E.W. Scripps.

And the digital leaders: Fb (NASDAQ:FB), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR).


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