June 4, 2015
Digital Ad Viewability

Internet Radio’s Viewability Problem

“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.
May 8, 2015
Wired Magazine featuring XAPPmedia

WIRED on XAPP: “Forget the Click! New Interactive Ads Want to Talk With You”

WIRED Magazine recently covered XAPPmedia and interviewed CEO Pat Higbie about the interactive audio features that XAPP offers. Writer Julia Greenberg discusses the XAPP ads that NPR uses on the NPR One and NPR News mobile apps and the technology that other companies are working on to improve the digital advertising experience.
April 21, 2015

Watch Now – RAIN / XAPPmedia Internet Radio & Streaming Report Webinar

After collecting responses from over 300 industry insiders about the future of internet radio and other streaming services, XAPPmedia and RAIN News held a free webinar to present the findings. The webinar, presented by Brad Hill of RAIN News and Bret Kinsella of XAPPmedia, covered topics ranging from time spent listening to the future of podcasting.
April 16, 2015
Internet Radio & Streaming Report eBook

Industry Insiders Speak Out – New eBook on Survey Results

In February, XAPPmedia collaborated with RAIN News to find out what industry insiders think about the future of Internet radio and streaming services. Over 300 executives […]
April 14, 2015
Locked Screen While Listening to NPR One

Creating a Great Content Interaction Experience on Mobile

Recently, I made a presentation at the Internet radio industry’s premier event, RAIN Summit. My message was simple. A great mobile user experience requires two components: a great content consumption experience and a great content interaction experience.
March 31, 2015
What is the most important trend in streaming audio for 2015-2016?

Advertising Top of Mind for Internet Radio

What do industry insiders think are the most important issues and trends facing Internet radio and streaming services? Advertising. You can see this clearly in answers to two of the questions from a recent survey of over 200 people working in the industry.
March 26, 2015
Audio Streaming Growth Stats 2015

Internet Radio Ad Inventory to Grow 20% Per Year through 2018

RAIN News and XAPPmedia just revealed the results of a recent survey of audio industry insiders. For Internet radio ad loads, the expectation is growth in both total listening hours and ad load. When you combine growth in expected listening hours and increases in ad load, overall ad inventory is likely to climb about 20% per year. Let's break it down.
March 23, 2015
RAIN News & XAPPmedia Webinar

Join RAIN News & XAPP for The Internet Radio & Streaming Report Webinar

On Tuesday, March 24th at 2:00pm EST, Brad Hill of RAIN News and Bret Kinsella of XAPPmedia will be hosting The Internet Radio & Streaming Report Webinar to share the results of a survey of the industry. To register for the webinar, click here.
March 19, 2015

XAPP Expands Voice-Activated User Engagement Features

We first introduced XAPPmedia a year ago this month and our first product, XAPP Ads, was designed to help Internet radio and audio streaming services increase the value of their advertising inventory. Over the past year, we have been busy. We worked with our customers, partners, advertisers and ad agencies. Many saw the bigger picture behind interactive audio, including opportunities beyond advertising.