In a MediaPost column published today, XAPPmedia CEO Pat Higbie comments on the projected broadcast radio advertising spend for 2016. The forecast? Flat. Even in anticipation of lucrative election ad spend.
One word can be used to sum up Internet radio in 2015. Growth. Higher numbers for listenership and advertising drove competition between labels and publishers. And, if you look at the top XAPP blog posts of 2015, you’ll notice it all comes down to money.
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.
Triton Digital today announced that it is the exclusive ad sales representative for XAPP ad inventory in JAX, a mobile audience premium ad service that enables over 300 radio stations and podcast publishers using the jacapps mobile platform to monetize their mobile apps with XAPP ads.