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.
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.
Larry Rosin of Edison Research presented new data about broadcast radio and other audio listeners in Nashville last week at the Country Music Seminar. The conclusions include recommended strategies and line up around a core set of differentiators that offer broadcasters a competitive edge in an increasingly crowded audio landscape.
With a new year upon us, Radio World interviewed CEO Pat Higbie on the future of Internet radio in 2016. As the Internet radio audience continues to grow, so will the interest of national advertisers. With a large amount of consumer attention and advertising revenue at stake, Higbie predicts competition will be fierce for both.
The Internet Radio Ad Load Report for Q3 2015 showed a small growth in advertisers, but a reduction in the frequency of the top advertisers. The spots are getting spread around among more advertisers. In Q3, Retail and the combined Media, Entertainment & Gaming (MEG) group were again the top two industries represented in Internet radio ads.
Over the past couple of months, Inside Radio has published a number of articles related to digital channels and bringing broadcast radio to the Internet. Radio broadcasters have both experience and assets to leverage when competing for digital audio advertising spend.
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.
The Internet Radio Ad Load Report for Q1 2015 presented some interesting numbers on a declining ad load. However, the more intriguing finding was the steady growth in advertisers identified across industries. We admitted surprise to the large number of advertisers we identified in the Holiday 2014 Internet Radio Ad Load Report. In the first quarter of 2015, we were surprised again.
Today XAPPmedia released the Internet radio Ad Load Report for Q1 2015. This is the second edition in a continuing series. The Q1 analysis includes the addition of a fifth Internet radio publisher and more extensive consideration of advertiser concentration among the publishers.