Gathered around the water cooler, people used to ask each other if they’d caught that one popular TV show that aired the night before. And since there were only about five major channels and everyone had cable, you could almost always count on an affirmative answer. Nowadays, you have to preface that ask with, “Which streaming services do you have right now?” Screen time is up, but attention is divided. Between streaming connected TV, scrolling social media, playing mobile games, and flipping through linear TV channels, your audience is everywhere.
You may have watched Meet the Press on Sunday. You’d be among anywhere from 2 to 4 million other viewers between the ages of 25 to 54 enjoying the longest-running, top-rated NBC interview news program.
There are clear wants and needs in our lives. Luxury cruises and tickets to the playoffs vs. food and shelter. But then there are the things that could be argued either way. Things like a car or the latest iPhone. Do you need it? Maybe not, but if you’re a fast-moving professional juggling offsite meetings and on-the-go tasks at all hours, these nice-to-haves become must-haves that make or break your ability to do your job well. The tools in your audience intelligence tech stack probably get a similar treatment. Some are spartan and get the job done. Others get the job done at a premium level of accuracy, excellence, and autonomy. What once was a neat add-on is now a necessary piece to your media planning process. As they revolutionized the linear TV advertising industry through advanced audience intelligence and microtargeting, Tunnl's co-founders identified the critical insights issue-based advertisers and brands needed to target audiences to the highest degree of efficiency at scale. Those solutions are now delivered in the various tiers of the Tunnl platform. But one of our solutions is a must-have masquerading as a luxury: Tunnl Premium. It’s an elite tier with our most in-depth audience insights, media planning tools, and optimization opportunities for serious linear TV advertisers - but it isn’t for everyone. At $10,000 per month, a Tunnl Premium subscription is a big deal, and only you know if it will fall into the want or the need category for your campaigns. So, is Tunnl Premium worth every penny? We’ll lay out the facts and let you be the judge.
If you buy linear TV, they're often the largest part of a marketing and advertising budget but they are also oftentimes the largest source of wasted time and money.