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.
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.
Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends report provides 196 slides packed with data. Radio typically only shows up in one slide with a chart that represents time spent with media compared to advertising revenue. If you look back at five years of these presentations there is story to be told about radio’s past, present and future.
The Internet Radio Ad Load Report for Q1 2015 presented some interesting numbers on a declining ad load. However, the more intriguing finding was the steady growth in advertisers identified across industries. We admitted surprise to the large number of advertisers we identified in the Holiday 2014 Internet Radio Ad Load Report. In the first quarter of 2015, we were surprised again.
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...
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) just published “A Digital Audio Buyers Guide.” The guide is the result of the collaborative efforts of a number of industry leaders in digital audio. Pandora, Spotify, iHeartMedia, Triton Digital, CBS Interactive, Google, XAPPmedia and others participated in putting the guide together. The guide is a valuable tool for those in the industry tasked with buying digital media in a rapidly changing market.