XAPPmedia today released the Internet Radio Ad Load Report for Q2 2015 and the data show that both the ad load and number of advertisers rose over the previous quarter. It also shows that Taco Bell, GEICO and NAPA had the heaviest spot rotation during the quarter.
Pandora announced earnings last week that included some impressive growth numbers. For the trailing twelve months, Pandora generated more than $1 billion in total revenue. Before the earnings report, eMarketer published an article that includes a new forecast for Pandora mobile advertising revenue.
Why do Millennials matter? There is a lot of talk in the United States about Millennials and most of it seems to be some sort of complaint. However, there is more to this generation than a different work style, a need for affirmation, and disinterest in owning cars or subscribing to cable television. This generation is big, commands a lot of spending power and can be found constantly on their mobile devices, including listening to streaming music.
RAIN News reported last week on an EDMbiz presentation by Nielsen Vice President Tatiana Simonian showing further confirmation of the listener migration to online listening. It also confirmed that ad-supported listening is the dominant choice of consumers.
With the release of Apple Music and Beats 1 yesterday, there is still much speculation on Apple's revenue model. AdExchanger's Liz Rowley interviewed several leaders in the industry to get their take on the future of subscription-based vs. ad-supported streaming music services, including XAPPmedia's Pat Higbie.
Apple Music launched this morning with an ad-supported listening service. Yes, there is the subscription service as well. Apple execs never said there wouldn’t be ads. They just didn’t mention it, so the media assumed the company was walking away from the 21-month ad-supported iTunes Radio experiment. We now know this is not the case.
“Audio Doesn’t Have the Viewability Problem of Display.” The problem is that this is only true for awareness audio campaigns. For any campaign hoping to drive engagement or conversion metrics, audio today faces higher hurdles than display. That is, unless you use voice for engagement instead of relying on touch. Let’s unpack this.