Part news, part audio education and talk entertainment, NPR One provides for news and talk listeners what Pandora pioneered for music. Instead of selecting your news stories a la carte or being served up the undifferentiated broadcast, NPR One seeks to personalize the experience for each listener automatically.
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.
XAPP CEO Pat Higbie and NPR’s Erica Osher spoke with RJI Futures Lab reporter Nihn Pham in a recent video interview. Osher offers a perspective on how XAPP Ads not only help NPR’s sponsors, but also will be used to help listeners more easily connect with content. Watch the full video interview here.
Radio advertising hasn't altered much since its inception. Ads are played in hopes that consumers will hear it and then eventually act. In addition, the metrics aren't always clear. XAPP Ads change all of that. Watch this video to see how XAPP Ads are changing audio advertising.
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.