LOS ANGELES – October 4, 2016 —Triton Digital, a leading technology provider for the audio industry, today announced its representation of XAPPmedia’s premium interactive audio ads on Slacker Radio, a leading Internet radio service. This is in addition to Slacker’s own audio inventory and programming, which Triton Digital has been representing since 2010.
Audio.ad will offer XAPP Ads® that enable mobile consumers of music streaming services and other audio apps to interact with advertising simply by speaking. Audio.ad will be XAPPmedia’s exclusive representative in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market.
XAPPmedia, provider of the first interactive audio content and advertising service, today announced it has received an additional $3.8 million in funding, bringing the total amount invested in the company to $6.8 million. The private investors who participated in the seed round also led the A1 funding round.
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.
Today, XAPP has released an infographic showing how interactive audio ads have impacted the economics of Internet radio. Data show that voice is the new touch and response rates increase significantly when the listener only needs to respond with his or her voice. View the infographic here.
Veteran media strategist Mark Ramsey is well known in the audio world. He has worked with companies ranging from Apple and Pandora to Clear Channel and CBS. Mark recently connected with XAPP CEO Pat Higbie over Skype to conduct a 15-minute video interview.
From Business Insider, June 2014: "[XAPPmedia's] product allows listeners to talk back to radio ads when they come up on ... mobile apps. It uses an iPhone or Android device's microphone to let users actively participate in the ads, rather than passively listen — or tune them out."