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Panoply Media partners with Veritonic for podcast ad testing

Panoply Media has entered a partnership with audio analytics company Veritonic to examine the impact of podcast advertisements across listener demographics and ad verticals. This is Veritonic’s first partnership with a podcast-exclusive platform, and the deal will take advantage of its machine listening technology. Continue Reading

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Global’s DAX enters voice-activated ad deal with Instreamatic.ai

DAX, the digital ad exchange of radio company Global, has entered a partnership with Instreamatic.ai, a specialist in voice-activated ads, centered on interactive audio spots. The arrangement will let DAX advertisers place ads with verbal prompts in the mobile apps for streaming audio services such as TuneIn and AccuRadio. Continue Reading

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AdsWizz launches advertiser accreditation program for certified digital audio expertise

AdsWizz has unveiled a new program for certifying advertisers’ expertise in digital audio. The Digital Audio Expert Program will test participants on their knowledge of advertising in this format as well as building new skills in audio. OMG Programmatic is the first agency to complete the certification program. Continue Reading

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Ben Shapiro loses podcast sponsors after live event, bringing a new spin to “brand safety”

Political podcaster Ben Shapiro, recently noted in RAIN News for his wide syndicated extension into broadcast radio, has lost two sponsors after a live podcast performance at a Right To Life rally. The fallout shines a new light on brand safety — a constant concern in advertising that messaging does not appear connected to controversial content. Continue Reading

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Anchor Sponsorships have “effectively doubled” the pool of podcasts with advertising, company says

Anchor introduced its Anchor Sponsorships monetization platform in November, and is promoting a strong uptake among its users. According to a new blog post, Anchor says participation in the sponsorships program has “effectively doubled the total number of podcasts on the market that are running ads.” Continue Reading