Pandora introduces new visual ads for mobile

Pandora has introduced a new native mobile ad experience that aims to improve impact and effectiveness for marketers. The new format relies on rich media and works to coincide with the natural behavior of the audio company’s mobile audience. Express and the Lexus Dealer Association are the first brands to beta test the new format. Continue Reading


Podcast listening and advertising power grows [comScore/Wondery study]

A new report added to the volume of data around podcast listening and advertising. Audio on-demand network Wondery commissioned a study from comScore that found one in three podcast listeners expect to increase their podcast consumption in the next six months. Respondents also reported feeling more connected, intelligent, and energized after listening to a podcast. Continue Reading


Spotify playlist updates: Sponsorships and statistics

Spotify has debuted a new outlet for brands to get involved with the streaming company’s popular playlists. Sponsored Playlist puts a brand’s name on one of Spotify’s curated playlists, with the sponsorship options designed to match marketing needs with a musical audience. This marketing option is now available in the U.S. and in beta in the UK. Continue Reading


YouTube emphasizes music as it releases TV-crushing metrics

“Today, I’m happy to announce that on mobile alone YouTube now reaches more 18–49-year-olds than any network — broadcast or cable. In fact, we reach more 18–49-year-olds during primetime than the top 10 TV shows combined.”
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki made this announcement at an industry event targeting advertisers and agencies. Continue Reading


Guvera teams with TV for its latest branded channel

Guvera has entered a partnership that will see it highlighted on the Asia’s Next Top Model television show. The streaming platform will be tasked with curating music for the program’s runway shows. Guvera has also launched a brand channel for the show in its app, which collects both music and video from the reality program. Continue Reading


Triton partners with Panasonic for in-car audio advertising

Panasonic’s Aupeo division announced a partnership with Triton Digital for use of the Tap OnDemand ad platform. Through this deal, Triton’s technology will be used for targeted ad insertion into the personalized audio messages played by the company’s personal radio service in cars. The arrangement will give both car manufacturers and brand partners the opportunity to deliver personalized audio messages to drivers through the OneConnect system. Continue Reading