Dial Report And WideOrbit Team Up To Bring Radio Attribution Into The Digital Age

As media becomes more measurable, buyers are demanding tangible business results across every channel. Terrestrial radio is no exception. That’s why on Wednesday, radio attribution platform Dial Report joined forces with broadcast trafficking and sales platform WideOrbit to enhance its closed-loop attribution system for broadcast radio. “The collaboration with WideOrbit is making our data better,”Continue reading »

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Spotify Leaves AdsWizz Platform After Pandora Acquisition

Spotify has terminated its relationship with AdsWizz since Pandora acquired the programmatic audio platform for $145 million in March. Spotify confirmed the news Tuesday, shortly after Pandora’s second quarter earnings call. “We did sunset our partnership with AdsWizz,” said Spotify in an emailed statement to AdExchanger. “That being said, we remain dedicated to offering advertisersContinue reading »

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Spotify Hopes Programmatic Will ‘Dramatically’ Expand Margins

While most of Spotify’s ad-supported revenue comes from direct-sold inventory, its programmatic self-serve platform is growing fast – and now brings in 20% of total ad revenue. In Q1, Spotify reported that its programmatic revenue grew 94% in 2017 but did not break out a figure. Spotify launched its self-serve platform, Ad Studio, in theContinue reading »

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The Podcasting Ad Opportunity Is Increasing – And So Are Its Growing Pains

The podcast industry is growing, and audio giants want a piece of it. Twenty-six percent of Americans listen to podcasts every month. These people are young and well-educated and have higher-than average household incomes, according to Edison Research. They’re also loyal and engaged, on average consuming seven podcasts per week. Ad dollars are following. TheContinue reading »

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Spotify’s Programmatic Business Grew 94% This Year

In its first earnings report as a public company on Wednesday, Spotify said its programmatic revenue was up 94% year over year. It didn’t give a figure, however. “We’re seeing super fast growth of programmatic,” Spotify CFO Barry McCarthy said on the call. “That’s coming principally from developed markets, with the US far and awayContinue reading »

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Jelli Brings On A New CRO To Lead The Company’s Direct-To-Brand Push

Jelli said Wednesday that Rich Knopke will join the programmatic radio company as chief revenue officer. A 20-year digital media veteran, Knopke was previously CRO at video supply-side platform Genesis Media and SVP of sales at USA Today. He was also national VP of sales at Tremor Video (now Telaria) during the company’s IPO. KnopkeContinue reading »

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BBC Launches First-Ever Audio Ads On Podcasts

The BBC is testing audio ads for the first time in its 96-year history. The British broadcasting giant is partnering with podcast platform Acast to monetize inventory outside of the UK in a deal announced Tuesday. The ads will only run on podcasts accessed by international audiences. Because the BBC operates as a public serviceContinue reading »

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The Three Issues Keeping Brands From Going All-In On Podcast Advertising

The lack of a standard measurement protocol has been an issue for the podcast industry for years. When podcasts are streamed, only the owner of a podcast player app knows how long a person listened to an episode, where they skipped and stopped in that episode or whether they heard an ad. That makes itContinue reading »

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In Buying AdsWizz, Pandora Becomes A Programmatic Power Player

Pandora has been vocal about its need to increase its ad tech capabilities since CEO Roger Lynch took the helm in November. With Wednesday’s acquisition of programmatic audio platform AdsWizz for $145 million, Pandora has gone from a programmatic newcomer to one that could control the market. “We’ve invested in proprietary ad tech for aContinue reading »

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Spotify’s F-1 Shows Programmatic Makes Up 18% of Ad Revenue

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Spotify filed its F-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, forgoing a traditional IPO for a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Read the filing. The direct listing means Spotify can directly post its shares on the stock exchange rather than going through the traditional process of hiring a bankContinue reading »

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