As the year comes to a close, marketers are starting to plan their advertising strategies for 2015. A Mobile Marketing article addressed this task directly and suggests that audio ads on Internet Radio will be an increasingly powerful tool. In particular, the article highlights sponsored content as a popular and effective audio ad format. Some other strategies suggested by Mobile Marketer include...
Many people have asked us whether they could get a demo app to better understand the user experience and show colleagues what the XAPP Ad format enables. Previously, we only made this available to integration partners, but now anyone can download the XAPP Ad demo app for their iPhone.
In our two previous blog posts, we discussed how XAPP Ads scale for Consumers and Advertisers. The final piece in the puzzle is how we provide scalability for mobile Publishers. Four scalability factors impact them directly: Transactions, Implementations, Integration and Ad Ops.
Last week, we talked about how XAPP Ads were developed to ensure consumer scalability. That boiled down to making the user experience so simple that consumers could successfully interact with an ad the first time. From an advertiser standpoint, we wanted to deliver a similar outcome. Radio ads today are simple and inexpensive to make. XAPP Ads are too. There is no new programming platform for agencies to learn, XAPP Ads are created just like traditional radio ads.
It is exciting to bring new advertising technology to the audio content marketplace, but it is also a complex undertaking. We learned quickly that success required us to bring value to consumers, advertisers and publishers alike. To achieve success, we knew we would also need to make the solution scalable for all three groups.
Smartphones have redefined the definition of "mobile." When listening to audio content, consumers want convenience. XAPP’s interactive audio platform enables consumers to use their voice when they want to take action on an advertisement. Watch the video below to see how XAPP Ads fit into the user experience.