Buzzsprout starts podcaster advertising program at $20 CPM; 70/30 revenue split

Buzzsprout is creating buzz (sorry) for its new podcaster advertising program, Buzzsprout Ads, which allows podcasters to purchase midroll spots in Buzzsprout-hosted podcasts. The promotion is absent of details pertinent to Buzzsprout shows which will receive the ads. But by digging into the Buzzsprout Facebook community we were able to piece together the entire picture. Continue Reading

Six podcast advertisers in Top 15 for 12 straight months; zero newcomers (Magellan AI)

Magellan AI released its always-interesting Top Spenders list, listing the highest 15 spenders for April. BetterHelp lands in the #1 spot, as it has for the last 12 months in today’s RAIN analysis of this ranker. There are zero newcomers. Click through for downloadable 12-month chart. Continue Reading

Marc Maron and “WTF” to join Acast

Legendary podcaster Marc Maron is taking his WTF with Marc Maron show to Acast for full representation and distribution, starting July 1. The new alliance means that Acast will be the exclusive host and sales partner for the podcast, its full back catalog, and other related materials. The show’s schedule and distribution won’t change. Continue Reading

$1.4B: More content, larger audience, increased ad spending, and DAI fuel record podcast revenue growth (IAB)

“U.S. podcast advertising revenues surpassed the $1 billion mark in 2021 for the first time (to $1.4B), as it continues to be one of the fastest growing channels in digital media. With 72% growth, podcast advertising grew twice as fast as the total internet advertising market.” –U.S. Podcast Advertising Revenue Study, IAB Click through for many more details and graphs. Continue Reading

Veritonic announces Attribution, to measure audio ad performance

Veritonic is announcing today the launch of its audio Attribution solution, helping brands track and measure audio ad performance across any app, hosting platform or listening device. It is presented as a key component of Veritonic’s audio research and analytics platform, and the intent is to help advertisers better understand the impact of their audio creative, gain actionable insights, and improve ROI. Continue Reading