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Upcoming RAIN Summit to focus on research, programmatic, creative audio, podcasting

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Research, programmatic advertising, creative audio branding, and podcasting are key topics at the RAIN Digital Audio Advertising Summit on April 12 in Chicago, the third in a series of advertising-focused business conferences produced by RAIN in the past year. The event will take place in the famed Chicago House of Blues in the heart of River North.

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Infinite Dial: Steady rise for podcasting; continued super-listening

In today's Infinite Dial 2017 webinar, we learned that recognition of podcasting, and listening, are continuing to grow. The latest data show that familiarity with the term "podcasting" has been on a very gradual uptick over the past decade. The past two years have had bigger hops for this metric, growing from 49% in 2015 to 55% in 2016 and now 60% in 2017.

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Trump administration might move to privatize Corporation for Public Broadcasting

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One of Donald Trump’s first actions in the White House may mean drastic, devastating changes to public media. Prior to the inauguration, his transition team has included plans to privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The CPB is a nonprofit corporation that receives about $445 million a year in federal funding. It is also the primary source of funds for public television and radio programming.

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Programmatic advertising dominates digital display; radio and other traditional media on track

Zenith Media shared some results from its 2017 edition of Programmatic Marketing Forecasts. Programmatic already dominates digital display buying, and will to an even greater degree in 2017. Traditional media, including radio, are slower to adopt data-driven buying, but the report says they will.

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Nielsen brings Music Connect to Canada; will it shake up radio?

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Nielsen has launched its Music Connect data product in Canada. This rollout offers clients more in-depth listener data, including for streaming and broadcasting. It covers 72 metropolitan areas across Canada, and has analytics including airplay, sales, and social media activity. According to Canadian music industry specialist Alan Cross, it could "shake up" what listeners hear on Canadian Radio.

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