April 4, 2016
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Adotas Article by XAPP: Audio Advertising Ignites Campaign Performance

In a contributed Adotas article, XAPPmedia’s Bret Kinsella reviews the data confirming why audio advertising is a lucrative opportunity for marketers. Rapidly growing audiences for internet radio, music streaming, podcasts and radio simulcasts are delivering monetization for broadcasters and unmatched mobile conversion rates for advertisers.
March 30, 2016
US Streaming Music Revenues - RIAA Data

The Vinyl Myth and Other RIAA Data Analysis Errors

RIAA leadership is once again mis-reading the organization’s own data to suggest that vinyl is a better revenue generator than ad-supported streaming. Vinyl actually accounts for about one-third the level of ad-supported streaming and about one-sixth of streaming revenue overall.
March 23, 2016
Pandora, Spotify, iHeartMedia in 2015 - Triton Digital

More Internet Radio Growth Analysis – the Triton Numbers

Triton Digital’s monthly Webcast Metrics Top 20 Ranker aggregates actual listening data reported by audio publishers. December's report shows a 13.3% rise in average active Internet radio listening sessions in 2015. So what does this mean for advertisers?
March 15, 2016
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Edison Research: Internet Radio Weekly Listeners Hit 50% of U.S. Population

The Infinite Dial report from Edison Research and Triton Digital found that monthly Internet radio listeners passed the 50% threshold of the 12-and-older U.S. population for the first time in 2015. Just one year later, the 2016 edition reveals that weekly Internet radio listenership is also at 50%. That means 88% of people who listen to Internet radio have made it a weekly habit.
March 8, 2016
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GEICO & The Home Depot Lead Internet Radio Advertising in 2015

Last week, XAPPmedia released the 2015 Internet Radio Ad Load Report and there is an entire section on the advertisers themselves. In 2015, the XAPPmedia sample identified 406 distinct advertisers across five leading Internet radio apps. This reflects growth of more than 5x over what we identified in Q4 2014. Leading the pack of these 400-plus advertisers in spot load for 2015 were The Home Depot and GEICO.
March 2, 2016
XAPPmedia Q4 2015 Internet Radio Ad Load Report - Ad Load by Publisher by Month

Download Internet Radio Ad Load Report Q4 2015: Advertisers Grow 5x in 2015, Ad Load Up 5.7%

XAPPmedia today published the Internet Radio Ad Load Report Q4 2015. Total advertisers identified through 2015 rose to 406, a 5.4x increase over 2014. Average ad load across the five tracked audio publishers rose 5.7% to 2 minutes 29 seconds (2:29). While ad load seems to oscillate around the 2.5-minute mark each quarter, the total advertiser count continually rises.
March 1, 2016
XAPPmedia featured in Mobile Marketer for Slacker Radio Partnership

Mobile Marketer Highlights XAPP in Trend Toward Voice-Driven Engagement

XAPP was highlighted in Mobile Marketer for our work with Slacker using voice-driven engagement for music discovery. XAPPmedia CEO and co-founder Pat Higbie was quoted extensively in the article.
February 29, 2016
Siri User-Initiated Voice Interaction

Prompted Response is a Different Kind of Voice Interaction

There is a voice assistant arms race going on between Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook. This is all about mobile. Each company recognizes that the mobile user experience often makes touch and type interaction inconvenient. Voice is simply a more efficient way to interact with a smart device – at least when it works.
February 17, 2016
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Pat Higbie’s MediaPost Column: Digital Mobile is Key for Broadcasters

In a MediaPost column published today, XAPPmedia CEO Pat Higbie comments on the projected broadcast radio advertising spend for 2016. The forecast? Flat. Even in anticipation of lucrative election ad spend.