The Q2 Internet Radio Ad Load Report recorded that advertisers grew 26% over the first quarter of 2015. While the rise in the numbers of advertisers occurred broadly across industries, the automotive and education segments led the growth.
IAB yesterday named the XAPP Ad for Mack Avenue Records artist Cecile McLorin Salvant as one of five finalists for the Mixx Awards honoring the top digital audio marketing work of 2015. The artist promotion ran on the NPR One mobile app and has been recognized for its innovative use of interactive audio technology to bring listeners closer to Salvant’s unique vocal style.
When many people think about marketing to mobile consumers, Facebook comes to mind. However, eMarketer data show that Internet radio is even more fertile ground. The analyst estimates that 12% of time spent with digital media will go to Internet radio this year while only 6% will be with Facebook.
One of the headlines from the Q2 Internet Radio Ad Load Report was continued growth in the number of advertisers identified. More advertisers indicate broader interest in Internet radio as an advertising channel. However, the growth in advertiser diversity is not developing equally across publishers. Two publishers have expanded their advertising base significantly while three others have not.
XAPPmedia today released the Internet Radio Ad Load Report for Q2 2015 and the data show that both the ad load and number of advertisers rose over the previous quarter. It also shows that Taco Bell, GEICO and NAPA had the heaviest spot rotation during the quarter.
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.
Yesterday, Triton released its Top 20 Ranker results of Internet radio listening for May. The story is consistent with previous entries by Triton captured by its audio measurement platform Webcast Metrics. As an industry, average active listening sessions increased 42.5% over May 2014 and most of that has come from Pandora and Spotify.
RAIN News reported last week on an EDMbiz presentation by Nielsen Vice President Tatiana Simonian showing further confirmation of the listener migration to online listening. It also confirmed that ad-supported listening is the dominant choice of consumers.