Podcasting

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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Podcasts for the People: the Growing Variety of Podcast Content

Every year when we dig into the findings from the latest Canadian Podcast Listener study we see some fascinating changes in how people are listening to podcasts. This year, in our 4th annual study, we couldn’t help noticing  how different the most popular podcasts are from what we saw in our first study back in 2017. As …

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Could Too Much Success Burst the Podcasting Bubble?

We’ve all been living in bubbles since March. And the podcast world has been living in something of its own bubble. With revenues cratering in most media sectors, podcasting has been floating above the fray. Even with downgraded growth projections, the IAB/PwC Podcast Advertising Revenue Study is expecting a double-digit increase in U.S. ad revenues …

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Brand Lift Studies: Seeing the Full Picture

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As we’ve been working on brand lift studies for radio, podcasts and music streaming lately, I’ve found myself thinking about my trips to art galleries. Sometimes, a gallery visit can be like taking an art history course. You can start by seeing what was valued by an ancient culture through their sculptures or pottery. Then …

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What You Can’t See Can Help You: The Hidden Value of Brand-Building

Cuba

It’s one of those COVID things. Since the pandemic closed all the gyms, my wife and I have been taking morning walks around our neighborhood to stay active and get some fresh air. Most days, we walk past a transit shelter poster frozen in time since January, blaring “Auténtica Cuba.” With COVID putting the brakes …

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