$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

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

Over five years: Terrestrial radio -13%, podcasting +266% (Cumulus/Edison)

Cumulus Media / Westwood One has released its 2022 Audioscape bundle of research metrics under the banner of its Audio Active Group brand led by Chief Insights Office Pierre Bouvard. It’s a big book of data; today, we look at the growth of podcast listening share compared to terrestrial radio. 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