Marketing is becoming more data-driven each year. Digital channels, in particular, are oblivious to the sentimental hunches of advertisers. Data simply reports the truth. The goal of advertising is to drive consumers to adopt a product or service. Conversion either happens or it doesn’t. Breaking down the consumer’s journey of completing a purchase can better increase your odds of success. At XAPPmedia, we consider three primary elements that allow advertisers to capture new customers: motivation, method and measurement.
XAPPmedia has moved into new, larger offices at 1726 M Street NW in Washington, DC. After spending 17 months incubating and launching the business in Farragut Business Center, XAPP needed more space to house its growing team.
The need for more consumer engagement has become marketing gospel in recent years. Much of this interest is related to the rise in social media, but the concept of engagement has moved well past that domain. Whether it’s mobile, in-app, in-store, on your website or through digital advertising, engagement is often the objective. The question for publishers is, “how can you help advertisers with this goal?”
At XAPP, we recognize that the listening experience, particularly on mobile devices, rarely involves looking at the screen. More often than not, the audio app is in the background and not visible on the device. We present you the Voice Click, a new way to connect consumers to brands.
XAPPmedia, provider of the first interactive audio advertising service, today announced that it has raised $3 million in seed funding, fully subscribed by private investors. This funding round will support the development, launch and wider deployment of the XAPPmedia advertising platform, XAPP Ads. Since XAPPmedia’s initial announcement in late March, the company has successfully launched the interactive audio advertising service with National Public Radio (NPR) and will expand the service to several other publishers throughout 2014.
There is a new report out today by BIA/Kelsey focusing on audience and advertiser movement to Internet radio. In the “Internet Radio Revolution Has Arrived” BIA/Kelsey analysts define the five phases of change in the media industry. In the fourth phase Advertisers allocate an “experimental budget” to assess the new opportunity. The report suggests that Internet radio is entering the fifth phase when Media Companies and publishers take the medium seriously as an advertising channel.
“When I first met this company, it clicked in my head instantly: ‘That’s what has been missing in mobile.’ XAPP makes ads totally actionable, when the phone is in your pocket, or in the car dock. Here’s a way you can act on a sponsorship, but also act within the app itself.” NPR's Bryan Moffett.
“People just get it,” was my introduction to XAPP Ads by CTO and Co-Founder John Kelvie. He added, “and they immediately see the potential.” My first conversation with an audio publisher confirmed this. After a one-sentence explanation he said without hesitation, “That’s fantastic. When can I start using it?”