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Does Podcast Advertising Have a Repetition Problem?

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To repeat ads, or not to repeat ads. That is the question that has been making the rounds of the podcast advertising blogosphere the last couple of months. In early July, Pierre Bouvard of Cumulus Media posted a blog citing what was at the time the most recent Podsights Benchmark Report showing that podcast ad …

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Proving the Power of Podcast Advertising – What’s Next?

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We might be biased but you can’t deny, it’s a great time to be doing podcast studies. Podcasts are on a roll. Listeners keep growing. Ad revenues are doubling every two years. Perhaps best of all, there’s still so much to learn. As podcasting stands ever taller on the audio landscape, it keeps changing. Going …

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How Can the Podcast Industry Best Manage the Ad Revenue Boom?

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The neck-snapping growth of podcast ad revenues is good news for podcasters, but it also presents some fundamental challenges as we look ahead. The U.S. ad spend on podcasting has nearly doubled every two years since 2015. From an estimated $69m in 2015 to more than $1b in 2021, the IAB/PwC’s U.S. Podcast Advertising Revenue …

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How to Tell if the Media in your Ad Campaign are Effective

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A couple of weeks ago, Spotify published the results of new research it conducted earlier this year exploring how people engage with different media. It’s an interesting read: the research uses neuromeasurement to get a sense of how the brain responds when we consume different types of content, and the results are written up in …

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All Audio is Not Alike: What Each Type Brings to Listeners and Advertisers

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Lots of people are talking about audio these days. And for good reason. Smartphones and smart speakers have people listening to more audio and more different types of audio than ever. The downside, though, of talking about “audio” in general is that it can put every type of audio—radio, music streaming, and podcasts—into the same …

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Survey Benchmarks are Only the Beginning

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How Customization Adds Value to a Brand Lift Study        In civil engineering surveys, benchmarks (like the one above) provide a reference point from which other measurements can be taken. These are often quite literally set in stone because their value derives from being a static, unchanging point of comparison. Market research surveys …

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Brand Lift Studies for Podcasts: The Controlled Exposure Approach

Conducting Brand Lift Studies for podcasts can be a challenge. It can be difficult to catch listeners ‘in the wild’ to see if your campaign is moving the needle on awareness, consideration or brand perceptions. But it also provides an opportunity. At the heart of the challenge is the magic power that makes podcasts so …

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8 Things We Learned from Our Audio Research in 2020

As we look towards 2021 with a big sigh of relief, it feels like a good time to look back at 2020. As traumatic as 2020 has been, it was also a year of change for audio. Stay-at-home orders disrupted our lives and shook up the habits around the soundtrack that accompanies our lives. Commute …

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