Jacobs Media Techsurvey 2018: Radio still strong, podcasts and smart speakers grow

The 2018 edition of the Jacobs Media Techsurvey shows survey trends for consuming audio and radio, derived from American and Canadian radio listeners. More than 64,000 listeners and 567 radio stations in the U.S. and Canada participated in the online survey. AM/FM radio remain strong, and the latest annual survey showed growth for podcasting and smart speakers. Continue Reading


Amazon still leads the global smart speaker market, but competitors’ shares are growing

Amazon currently leads the industry for smart speakers, but more international competition has started to chip away at its dominant market share. Market research company Strategy Analytics released its first-quarter report on the product category. The analysis found that 9.2 million units were shipped globally in the period. Continue Reading


Infinite Dial Australia 2018: Online audio and podcasting on the rise

Edison Research and Triton Digital have released the 2018 edition of the Infinite Dial Australia study, It is the second investigation from the pair detailing the latest trends and habits for listeners down under. The results are pulled from a national telephone survey of more than 1,000 Australians aged 12 and up during the first quarter of 2018. Continue Reading


Study: Podcast fans command billions in spending power for consumer packaged goods

Cadence13 and Nielsen have released a research report titled The Purchasing Power of Podcast Listeners, the first in a series that will examine the behaviors and trends within this audience. The first report explores listeners of shows about sports, society & culture, and television & movies and their spending habits in the consumer packaged good categories of snacks, carbonated beverages, and beauty products. Continue Reading


New data: Heavy radio listeners over-index for online audio, smart speakers (and radios)

Edison Research released data from The Infinite Dial: Heavy Radio Listeners, a subset of data from its 2018 analysis with Triton Digital. These results focus on Americans who reported listening to more than one hour of radio in the past day in their audio diaries. The heavy radio listeners account for about 30% of the over-12 population. Continue Reading