Everyone in local television agrees that 2012 will be unfathomably lucrative, thanks to politicians spending on commercial time with the kind of impulsive freedom usually reserved for sailors on shore leave.
All agree that 2012 will witness record spending, thanks in large part to the 2010 Supreme Court decision that essentially removed caps on political donations. By some estimates, President Obama will cough up a billion dollars to keep his job, most of it going to local television. The “U.S. Broadcasters Get Ready for Record-Breaking Political Ad Spending in 2012” report issued by Moody’s in June estimates a 9%-18% increase for broadcasters from the $2.3 billion spent on political advertising in 2010. (source: B&C)
If there’s anything station group chiefs can take heart in, it’s that politicians almost always spend earlier, and spend more, than reasonable forecasts have called for. And an extraordinary batch of hot-button political issues, including those related to healthcare, federal tax cuts and unions’ collective bargaining, will likely kick cash to stations, too.
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