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IAB Podcast Upfront shifts to May in 2021, closer to the video NewFronts

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has announced that the annual Podcast Upfront, a fall event in past years (September in 2020), is moving to the week of May 10 in 2021. The idea is to get it closer to the IAB NewFronts (week of May 3), the video counterpart to the podcasting event, “to enable marketers to evaluate their omni-channel investments in an increasingly holistic way.” Continue Reading

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IAB UK Podcast Upfronts 2020: Presentation summaries and videos

Following the U.S. Podcast Upfront a month ago, today the IAB UK produced its corresponding event. This post contains summaries and videos of the presentations. As in the U.S., the UK Upfronts transpired virtually. Presenters for this event were Acast, Audioboom, Bauer Media, DAX, Podfront, and Spotify. Following are the session summaries from the IAB UK website, and the complete video presentations. Click through to see it all, and link to the IAB UK. Continue Reading

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IAB Podcast Upfront Day 2

The IAB Podcast Upfront continued with Day 2 on Thursday. See our coverage of Day 1 HERE. In this post, we present a running inventory of today’s virtual-event action. Day 2 of the preeminent podcast showcase to advertisers featured nine podcast publishers and networks offering as many different styles of video presentation. Click through for details and quotesl Continue Reading

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IAB Podcast Upfront: Day 1 notes, pics, Will Ferrell’s laugh line, much more

The IAB Podcast Upfront 2020 expanded during this COVID-limited year to three days, from its traditional one-day theater show. So, thinking about it, not so much COVID-limited and COVID-enhanced. The trade-off? Sacrificing in-person networking for an expanded slate, many more personalities, and a quicker-moving experience. Will Ferrell had the best laugh of the day. Continue Reading

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Franchesca Ramsey named host of IAB Podcast Upfront 2020, with co-hosts

The Interactive Advertising  Bureau (IAB) has revealed the host of this year’s Podcast Upfront. This year’s event is virtual, and will be hosted by actress and comedian Franchesca Ramsey. The event transpires over three days next week: September 9-11. Three co-hosts will join Ramsey in managing a sprawling presentation of podcast advertising opportunities. Click through for much more detail. Continue Reading

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Edison Research COVID listening webinar set for Thursday

Edison Research is set to deliver a short webinar as part of a lunchtime series, this one titled Listening Habits During Quarantine: A Share of Ear® Report. “Share of Ear” is an ongoing subscription survey project which measures time spent in all kinds of audio among Americans. Edison SVP Tom Webster will present the brisk, 15-minute report. Click through for the registration link. Continue Reading

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IAB announces virtual Podcast Upfront, expands format and presenter list

In a dramatic adjustment to COVID-era realities, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has planned a different sort of Podcast Upfront than in past years. First, it will be online-only. Second, it will transpire over three days rather than one day. Third, there will be more than 20 presenters, instead of 8-10 as in the past. Click through for dates, list of presenters, and other details. Continue Reading