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.
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.
Interactive Audio Ads were introduced to the world on April 8, 2014. Since then, advertisers as diverse as Amazon, Ford, Cleveland Clinic, Fox Searchlight Pictures, StubHub, SmartCar, Columbia University and others have adopted the solution. What were the results? Conversion rates far higher than other mobile advertising formats.
As the year comes to a close, marketers are starting to plan their advertising strategies for 2015. A Mobile Marketing article addressed this task directly and suggests that audio ads on Internet Radio will be an increasingly powerful tool. In particular, the article highlights sponsored content as a popular and effective audio ad format. Some other strategies suggested by Mobile Marketer include...
Recently, we announced custom phrases as a new XAPP Ads feature. This week we are announcing a new and even more powerful feature: custom actions. Whereas custom phrases allow you to designate the phrase uttered by consumers, custom actions allow you to invent new consumer engagement techniques for conversion.
We've had many inbound requests from audio publishers, advertisers and agencies lately at XAPP, so we can tell the idea of interactive audio advertising driven by voice engagement has inspired many people’s creative thinking. That creativity has also led to requests for new features. One of the simplest and most interesting is the ability to designate custom phrases.
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.