How To Track The Competition With PAR

Here’s how to profile advertising in a foodservice product category with PAR Using a product profile report you can go from big picture statistics down to very specific information about the companies that compete within any product category. Below is a 2 year snap shot of the Cheese, Butter, Margarine product category in the Foodservice Market. The graph shows total ad pages, month by month, compared to the previous year.    This next picture shows you which e-newsletters get advertising from companies in this product category. And getting into more detail of an advertiser’s media plan and placements, we look […] Read more »

2016 Advertising: Half-Full or Half-Empty?

Like performance in many other industries in 2016… Foodservice print advertising was up.  Barely.  So it begs the question:  “Is The Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?” You see, among the 19 publications we sampled for this report, 2 Publications saw significant double digit growth, FSR and Foodservice Director, and 4 showed double digit declines.   Yet overall advertising was up.  Even if just 65 pages in this group. That’s pretty good considering changes in the advertising landscape, the elections, and other tumultuous happenings in the world this past year.  Or maybe not so good if you’re looking for signs of stronger […] Read more »

Print Still Relevant In B2B Advertising?

B2B E-Newsletter Advertising Statistics

In January this year we caught 1,357 advertisements in E-newsletters. For the month of September that number grew to 2,265 ads. And for the year, through September 2015, the total number of E-Newsletters Ad Units we counted in this market is 15,558. To get this number we tracked 103 E-Newsletters in the Restaurant/Foodservice market, C-Store market, and the Hotel & Lodging Markets combined. In the magazines in this same market we counted 12,480 ad units. So I wanted to give you a clear perspective of this activity and we created a few summary reports which you can get, I’ll tell […] Read more »

9,084 Reasons To Track B2B E-Newsletter Advertising

B2B E Newsletter Advertising 2015

 Updated and Revised Oct 5th 1:49 PM CST: PAR Is Now Tracking 79 Restaurant Industry related B2B E-Newsletters, not including the Grocery and C- Store markets. This means we have added several E-Newsletters since our E-Newsletter 1st Half Update in July. Now with the addition of more Restaurant Foodservice B2B E-Newsletters we have counted 9,084 ads through August 2015. From a publication standpoint the Smart Brief E- Newsletters are getting much of the action in total ad units counted by PAR. Here is a quick update on the Top 10 E-Newsletters by ad units: Just so you know I am giving […] Read more »