A Boutique Media Week in Tweets :: 2011-05-27

May 27th, 2011 by Simon Bollon


  • Good luck to @boutiquemc's Caroline who is running #EdinburghMarathon It's cold, wet and VERY windy. No PB's today I don't think! #
  • Simon is boring us with tails of heroics after playing at Bolton Wanderers on Wednesday. We know he enjoyed it but please mae him stop! #
  • Why did it take them so long? Tesco is launching its first ad-funded TV series The Tesco Real Food Cook-Off, on Five & Good Food in Sept. #

A Boutique Media Week in Tweets :: 2011-05-20

May 20th, 2011 by Simon Bollon


  • Discovery Real Time has become the first UK TV channel to feature product placement added in post-production for Kärcher products #

A Boutique Media Week in Tweets :: 2011-05-13

May 13th, 2011 by Simon Bollon


  • Which UK retailers are thriving on Facebook and Twitter? http://t.co/ayZxdy6 #
  • congrats to all winners of the @sonyradioawards. Particularly @talkSPORT for winning UK station of the year #
  • Johnston Press: rate of ad decline slows…but circulations are still dropping! http://t.co/4F63eeL #
  • Hunt’s new national TV network in jeopardy http://t.co/7VmnF0V #
  • ITV reports slowing ad revenue http://t.co/hGqecYI #
  • Channel 4's TV ad revenue grew 12.5% year on year to £794.2m in 2010 4…lets hope they spend it on more original content. #
  • Today we will be mostly talking about the low entry costs to TV. Read the blog to find out more http://t.co/jCSWZgE via @boutiquemc #
  • Latest Rajar makes good reading all round | Boutique http://t.co/gYyjtkD via @boutiquemc #
  • David Abraham C4’s ceo has scooped a £120k bonus this year despite the loss of 1 in 20 of C4's viewers nice work if you can get it!! #

Latest Rajar makes good reading all round

May 12th, 2011 by Simon Bollon


The latest Rajar results out today (12th May 2011) make for positive reading all round.

The head figure shows that listening has reached a new high with 91.6% of the UK population tuning in on a weekly basis.

There was even positive news for digital radio as it saw growth of 11.2% yr on yr and now reaches 22.3m adults, accounting for over a quarter of all listening. Ford Emmals, Chief Executive of Digital Radio UK was obviously delighted with the growth and added ‘…what is more encouraging is how listeners are responding positively to the BBC and commercial radio digital only stations’. This increase in listening hours and reach on digital only stations is a positive sign and may encourage both the BBC and commercial radio to invest further.

Whilst there was good news all round First Radio will no doubt screams from the roof tops about their growth of listening hours that now tops Capital Radio Network. However Capital are celebrating taking back the top spot in London and have encouragingly seen growth in those regional stations rebranded from Galaxy to Capital. Both Yorkshire and the North East saw double digit growth whilst Scotland and the North West saw small increases.

TalkSPORT continue with the accolades only days after winning the Sony Award for best radio station they have once again seen significant growth in reach and hours and can now hit over 3.2m listeners every week.

Both 6 Music and ! Xtra the 2 BBC stations in fear of being cut saw significant increases reaching 1.3m and 900,000 listeners each week respectively with 26% and 34% yr on yr growth.

Finally, it was nice to Radio Aire jump in their reach after significant investment in their content. The ‘JK and Joel breakfast show’ giving Capitals ‘Hirsty’s Daily Dose’ a run for their money.

A Boutique Media Week in Tweets :: 2011-05-06

May 6th, 2011 by Simon Bollon