Today XAPPmedia released the Internet radio Ad Load Report for Q1 2015. This is the second edition in a continuing series. The Q1 analysis includes the addition of a fifth Internet radio publisher and more extensive consideration of advertiser concentration among the publishers.
eMarketer recently put out a note with the subtitle, “As time spent with digital radio rises, ad loads, rates follow.” The conclusion was drawn from data in the recent Internet Radio & Streaming Report by XAPPmedia/RAIN News along with Edison and eMarketer research. While it was nice to see XAPPmedia data cited by eMarketer, there were two conclusions by their analysts that were particularly important for the industry...
Traditional music ownership models benefited tremendously from the ubiquitous ad-supported listening on broadcast radio. Ad-supported listening on Internet radio is the logical complement to the on-demand subscription model and will be the much larger platform for music exposure to consumers and a larger revenue source for artists.
We’ve come a long way in just one year. At 12:04 pm on April 8, 2014, the first XAPP Ad was served on the NPR News mobile app. The advertiser was Lumber Liquidators and the call to action was to download the company’s Floor Finder app.
What do industry insiders think are the most important issues and trends facing Internet radio and streaming services? Advertising. You can see this clearly in answers to two of the questions from a recent survey of over 200 people working in the industry.
RAIN News and XAPPmedia just revealed the results of a recent survey of audio industry insiders. For Internet radio ad loads, the expectation is growth in both total listening hours and ad load. When you combine growth in expected listening hours and increases in ad load, overall ad inventory is likely to climb about 20% per year. Let's break it down.
Later today, I will participate in a webinar where we will review industry survey data about Internet and broadcast radio ad loads and other economic factors driving the audio market. Broadcast radio ad loads are a hot topic.
Since 2010, Edison Research has been asking the question of consumers, “Have you ever listened to Internet radio in a car by listening to the stream from a cell phone that you have connected to a car audio system?” The number grew by 9% from 26% to 35% between 2014 and 2015. Does this question measure consumer interest or is it a proxy for availability of Bluetooth and other connectivity in the car?