2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show A High Design Hit

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The 13th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show (ADHDS), March 20-23, annually held at Pier 94 in New York City, was (and is) a premier showcase for luxury products and cutting-edge designs from close to 400 brands. The four-day fair showcased the best in the home design and luxury market and features more than 300 exhibitors and close to 400 premium brands and covers a range of categories including: furniture, accessories, art, kitchen and bath products, flooring, rugs, electronics, ceramics, stone and tile, wall covering, lighting, outdoor products, and more. From product launches, theater programming, and special events, the show is (and was) a must-attend for the industry’s top professionals and discerning consumers. Next year’s show dates are March 19-22, 2015.

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Show Floor (Photo Credit: SocilaShutterBug.com)

Show Floor (Photo Credit: SocilaShutterBug.com)

More than 40,000 attendees from across the globe took to the aisles to discover distinctive items for their projects, visit the Jenn-Air Master Class Studio for exciting seminars presented by Architectural Digest and The New York Times, and experience the Shops at ADHDS, a new curation of cash-and-carry storefronts, and the first-ever outdoor pavilion. Exhibitors noted the marked increase in attendance, including a remarkable 55 percent increase in the number of design trade attendees, and came away with productive leads from both discerning industry professionals and consumer visitors.

Farrow and Ball Ltd.

Farrow and Ball Ltd.

Giulio Capua, vice president and publisher, Architectural Digest credits the show’s wide range of offerings for helping to set the tone for a successful weekend. “We’ve continued to innovate the show experience and programming by creating a showcase in step with industry trends,” he said. “This year, attendees experienced a wealth of great design—from of one-of-a-kind artisan pieces to new product launches from top manufacturers and design studios to important technologies leading the smart home revolution.”

A showcase of some of the finest home furnishings manufacturers and leading designers present their latest lines and projects. A wide range of exquisite offerings from around the world including contemporary and classic furniture, lighting, carpets, decorative accessories, textiles, art and more. The juried MADE galleries showcase the work of craftsman, artists and designers of limited edition and one-of-a-kind objects and furnishings. Internationally renown and newly emerging talent present unique, beautiful and imaginative works in a range of mediums. The largest collection of luxury and premium kitchen, bath and building products in North America. reFRESH offers international product debuts, innovations in technology, state-of-the-art design and culinary demonstrations from leading chefs. Appliances, cabinets, tile & stone, bath fittings & fixtures, windows, doors, hardware, security systems, smart home technology and more.  Continue reading

2013 Internet Ad Revenues Soar To $42.8 Billion, Hitting Landmark High & Surpassing Broadcast Television For The First Time

Marks a 17% Rise Over Record-Setting Revenues in 2012

Fourth Quarter/2013 Numbers Climb to $12.1 Billion, A 17% Surge in Revenues Over Same Time in 2012

Mobile Sees Year-Over-Year Triple-Digit Growth for the Third Year in a Row

U.S. interactive advertising revenues for 2013 hit an all-time high of $42.8 billion, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report for the full-year, exceeding broadcast television advertising* revenues ($40.1 billion), for the first time ever. This momentous figure marks an increase of 17 percent from 2012’s landmark revenues of $36.6 billion. The report, unveiled by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and prepared by PwC U.S., also reveals that fourth quarter revenues for 2013 came in at $12.1 billion, an increase of 17 percent from the $10.3 billion brought in during the same quarter in 2012. In addition, this total represents an uptick of 14 percent from 2013’s third quarter revenues at $10.6 billion.

Here are the results from the full year in comparison with last year’s numbers:

Full Year
2012
Full Year
2013
% $ % $
Revenue (Ad Formats)
Search 46% $16,916 43% $18,365
Classifieds and Directories 7% $2,430 6% $2,597
Lead Generation 5% $1,689 4% $1,749
E-mail 0% $156 0% $165
Mobile 9% $3,370 17% $7,084
Display-related
    – Digital Video Commercials 6% $2,330 7% $2,784
    – Ad banners / display ads 21% $7,721 19% $7,943
    – Sponsorships 2% $845 2% $766
    – Rich media 3% $1,113 3% $1,328
        Total display-related 33% $12,009 30% $12,821
Revenue (Pricing Models)
Impression-based 32% $11,709 33% $14,297
Performance-based 66% $24,093 65% $27,788
Hybrid 2% $768 2% $696

Other highlights include:

  • For the third year in a row, mobile achieved triple-digit growth year-over-year, rising to $7.1 billion during full year 2013, a 110 percent boost from the prior year total of $3.4 billion. Mobile accounted for 17 percent of 2013 revenues, whereas it was 9 percent of revenues in 2012.
  • Digital video, a component of display-related advertising, brought in $2.8 billion in full year 2013, up 19 percent over revenues of $2.3 billion in 2012. As a result, it also increased its share to become the fourth largest format, directly behind mobile.
  • Search revenues totaled $18.4 billion in 2013, up 9 percent from 2012, when search totaled $16.9 billion.
  • Display-related advertising revenues in 2013 totaled $12.8 billion or 30 percent of the year’s revenues, a rise of 7 percent over $12 billion in 2012.
  • Retail advertisers continue to represent the largest category of internet ad spending, responsible for 21 percent in 2013, followed by financial services and closely trailed by automotive which account for 13 and 12 percent of the year’s revenues respectively.

“The news that interactive has outperformed broadcast television should come as no surprise,” said Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO, IAB. “It speaks to the power that digital screens have in reaching and engaging audiences. In that same vein, the staggering growth of mobile is clearly a direct response to how smaller digital screens play an integral role in consumers’ lives throughout the day, as well as their critical importance to cross-screen experiences.

Our survey confirms that we are fully in transition to the post-desktop era,” said David Silverman, Partner, PwC U.S. “Triple digit advertising revenue growth from mobile devices contrasted the more tepid 8 percent growth from traditional computer screens. This is simply a reflection of the change in how and where consumers are viewing their informationon the go!”

Digital marketing generates large reach and many possibilities to create impact across consumers’ purchase consideration processes, both critically important to advertisers as they seek marketing investments that have value ” said Sherrill Mane, Senior Vice President, Research, Analytics, and Measurement, IAB.

IAB sponsors the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report, which is conducted independently by the New Media Group of PwC. The results are considered the most accurate measurement of interactive advertising revenues because the data is compiled directly from information supplied by companies selling advertisements on the internet.

The survey includes data concerning online advertising revenues from Web sites, commercial online services, free email providers, and all other companies selling online advertising. The full report is issued twice yearly for full and half-year data, and top-line quarterly estimates are issued for the first and third quarters. PwC does not audit the information and provides no opinion or other form of assurance with respect to the information. A copy of the full report is available at: iab.net/AdRevenueReport.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is comprised of more than 600 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling 86% of online advertising in the United States. On behalf of its members, the IAB is dedicated to the growth of the interactive advertising marketplace, of interactive’s share of total marketing spend, and of its members’ share of total marketing spend. The IAB educates marketers, agencies, media companies and the wider business community about the value of interactive advertising. Working with its member companies, the IAB evaluates and recommends standards and practices and fields critical research on interactive advertising. Founded in 1996, the IAB is headquartered in New York City with a Public Policy office in Washington, D.C.

Conde Nast Entertainment Unveils Second Phase Of Digital Expansion

Conde Nast Entertainment (CNE) today unveiled the next phase of its digital expansion at its second annual Digital Content NewFront (organized by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)** which is comprised of more than 600 leading media and technology companies and responsible for selling 86% of online advertising in the United States). CNE, which launched its digital video network in March 2013 with GQ and Glamour channels, has built the network into a growing force with eleven iconic branded channels inspired by storied Conde Nast titles, and nearly a billion views to date.  The next phase of the division’s digital expansion includes the addition of three new branded channels to its network – Bon Appetit, The New Yorker and Lucky – the production of over 100 new and returning digital series across all channels, and the creation of THE SCENE, the industry’s first platform devoted to curating and showcasing premium digital-first video content.  The announcements were made by Dawn Ostroff, president, Conde Nast Entertainment.

Conde Nast Entertainment logo (PRNewsFoto/Conde Nast Entertainment )

Conde Nast Entertainment logo (PRNewsFoto/Conde Nast Entertainment )

The company attracts more than 95 million consumers across its twenty industry-leading print and digital media brands:  Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Brides, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Conde Nast Traveler, Details, Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appetit, Epicurious, Wired, W, Lucky, Golf Digest, Golf World, Teen Vogue and Ars Technica.

According to Ostroff, In just one year, CNE has set the industry standard for award-winning original video content that millions of influential millennials are watching and sharing. The addition of THE SCENE, which will feature content from all of our powerful branded channels and premium digital videos from leading traditional and digital media companies, will increase our reach to entirely new audiences.”

CNE’s digital video network has been widely recognized by the industry for the quality of its content including being honored with the company’s first Producers Guild of America Award, first Emmy nomination and fourteen Webby nominations this year. The network  is now widely available on over 25 platforms and devices including AOL, Yahoo, Roku, YouTube, Twitter, Dailymotion and Conde Nast’s brand sites.  Distribution is expected to continue to expand to more platforms and devices this year.

New CNE series debuting in 2014 include:

Allure
Cassandra To The Rescue – YouTube sensation Cassandra Bankson helps women tackle their insecurities and skin problems with makeup secrets and lessons in confidence.

Beauty Evolution – Top beauty insiders reveal the best moments – and not-so-best moments – of the most glamorous celebs on their journeys to becoming beauty icons.

Bon Appetit
I Effed It Up – Bon Appetit’s senior food editor, Dawn Perry, shares cooking techniques that will keep viewers from messing up their favorite dishes.

Cook Like A Pro – The country’s best chefs reveal the secrets to their most famous dishes.

Big Fat Weekend – Bon Appetit’s inimitable Andrew Knowlton bursts onto the scene of a new town in each episode and revels in the local food, drink and culinary indulgences.

Epicurious
1 Item 3 Ways – Viewers will learn how to take the seasonal food item of the moment and reinvent it in three unique and delicious recipes.

What’s In Your Bag? – Comedian Mike Kenton plays the most comically intrusive and revealing game with the residents of New York City – what’s in their grocery bags.

Epicuriousity – This visually lush and compelling docu-series explores the trends and personalities at the forefront of the artisanal food and wine movement in America.

Glamour
30 Things – From executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, this series presents the must-haves and must-knows for women on the cusp of, and beyond, the age of 30.

Glamour Documentaries – The next installment in the award-winning documentary series that brought viewers Screw You Cancer.

Golf Digest
Shanked – Outrgeous and hilarious pranks have finally made their way onto the golf course in this new hidden-camera comedy series.

Hungover Caddy – An animated series that follows the antics and shenanigans of an unruly caddy at the fanciest of country clubs.

GQ
45 Second Man – GQ’s new animated series demonstrates how to do everything – in style – with invaluable insight and expertise.

Most Expensivest Sh*t – Whether in good taste or totally over the top, this series looks at the most outrageously decadent toys of the rich and famous – the most expensivest sh*t known to man.

SELF
Rachel’s Rules – Nutrition expert Rachel Beller dissects the shocking reality behind the foods people think are healthy, and how to truly eat smart.

Treat Yourself – This series shows viewers how to enjoy a delicious indulgence without going up in jean size – the ultimate treat for every healthy food lover.

Style.com
In The Mood For – With her unrivaled style sensibility and hilarious irreverence, fashion blogger Leandra Medine (aka Man Repeller) demonstrates how to wear the hottest looks of the moment.

Beauty Icons – Celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams transforms herself from glam squad team member to Hollywood icon, making every glamorous feature accessible and easy to achieve for viewers.

Teen Vogue
Bryanboy Goes To College – On a cross-country college tour, popular fashion blogger Bryanboy meets chic and stylish college students in this series that celebrates street style at the top of its class.

Strictly Ballet – This series presents an unprecedented, never-before-seen look inside the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center.

Get The Look – Teen Vogue’s Elaine Welteroth gives viewers the scoop on their favorite celebrities’ most iconic makeup moments straight from the source – speaking with their very own makeup artists who demonstrate how to achieve each look.

Vanity Fair
@VF Scandal – No one does scandal quite like Vanity Fair; this documentary series reveals the most salacious, scandalous and intriguing tales that exist, proving that when it comes to storytelling, it’s either Vanity Fair or it’s not.

Red Carpet Conversations – Red carpet footage like you’ve never seen it before – with irreverent lip reading that suggests a conversation between celebrities that you would never imagine.

Vogue
73 Questions – From director Joe Sabia comes a totally unique interview that takes us inside a celebrity’s home, where they’ll answer 73 very personal questions – on the spot.

Born Free – This gripping documentary series brings together top fashion designers with iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz as they embark on a quest to minimize the spread of HIV to children from infected mothers.

WIRED
Retro Grade – A gadget lab for antiquated and obsolete technology, this comic series offers tech demonstrations that viewers won’t believe were once possible.

Teen Technorati – Hundreds of thousands of dollars and a Thiel Fellowship await a select few teen inventors who are competing for the chance to develop their inventions.

Popular CNE series being renewed for 2014 include:

Glamour: Dressed to Kill, Elevator Makeover, The Single Life, Why Do Guys?, My Glamour Do

GQ: America’s Bartender

SELF: Girl vs. Sweat, Which is Worse?

Teen Vogue: Besties, Breakfast with Bevan, Get the Look, My Room Makeover: College Edition, Outfit of the Day

Vanity Fair: Vanity Code

Vogue: Vogue Weddings: The Dress, The Fashion Fund

WIRED: Angry Nerd, Codefellas, Design FX, The Window, What’s Inside

Further details on other new series and original programming will be announced closer to their launch dates. Teasers for the upcoming content can be found at their channel links below.

Allure’s Video Site: http://video.allure.com
Subscribe to Allure’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/Allure

Epicurious’ Video Site: http://video.epicurious.com
Subscribe to Epicurious’ YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/Epicurious

Glamour’s Video Site: http://video.glamour.com
Subscribe to Glamour’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/Glamour

Golf Digest’s Video Site: http://video.golfdigest.com
Subscribe to Golf Digest’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/Golfdigest

GQ’s Video Site: http://video.gq.com
Subscribe to GQ’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/GQ

SELF’s Video Site: http://video.self.com
Subscribe to SELF’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/SELF

Style.com’s Video Site: http://video.style.com
Subscribe to Style’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/Style

Teen Vogue’s Video Site: http://video.teenvogue.com
Subscribe to TeenVogue’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/TeenVogue

Vanity Fair’s Video Site: http://video.vanityfair.com
Subscribe to Vanity Fair’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/Vanityfair

Vogue’s Video Site: http://video.vogue.com
Subscribe to Vogue’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/Vogue

WIRED’s Video Site: http://video.wired.com
Subscribe to Wired’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/Wired Continue reading