$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

Average podcast CPM rose in April (AdvertiseCast monthly report)

AdvertiseCast, a subsidiary of podcast host/tech company Libsyn, released the April edition of its monthly CPM tracker, continuing a trendline of how much advertisers pay to market in podcasts of different audience sizes. The average CPM for a 60-second spot across all measured podcasts rose by 1.5%. Click through for details. Continue Reading

Australian podcast listeners are attentive and immersed: Acast “Sounds Smart” study

Global podcast company Acast released highlights of its advertiser-facing Sounds Smart research. It is a survey of at-least-monthly Australian podcast listeners. (See it HERE.) One question asked about attention and immersion. Seventy-four percent of respondents agree with the statement: “Podcasts provide me… Continue Reading

“Food, We Need to Talk” joins PRX for distro, sponsors, production

Co-hosted by Juna Gjata and Dr. Eddie Phillips, Food, We Need To Talk is a podcast about eating, body, weight loss, and health. The show launches its second season with a new business infrastructure provided by PRX. The public media and podcast group will provide distribution, monetization, and production support. Continue Reading

Tech leads podcast CPM rates for March (Libsyn / AdvertiseCast)

Technology podcasts earned the highest category CPM rate (cost per thousand ad plays) in March, according to Libsyn-owned AdvertiseCast. For the month, the average CPM for a 60-second podcast spot was $23.43, while the Tech category average was $32. Kids & Family posted a $28 CPM, and the Business category came in at $27. Click for a trendline and additional details. Continue Reading

Transcript: Heather Osgood at Podcast Business Lunch: “We have to go to programmatic”

Heather Osgood, Founder and CEO of podcast ad-rep company True Native Media, joins Brad Hill for the RAIN Podcast Business Lunch. The conversation roams across the needs and expectations of podcast advertisers, both new and experienced, and how podcasters deliver to those needs. Continue Reading