Acast achieves first positive adjusted EBITDA in Q4.

Acast has released¬† simultaneous reports for Q4 2023 and full year 2023. The headline news promoted by the company’s press release is that Q4 earned a positive adjusted EBITDA (Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization). It is a self-congratulatory moment for one of the largest podcast and advertising networks in the world — “the global independent power source of podcasting” as the company frames it. Continue Reading

98% of global DTC brand marketers say podcasts are effective (Acast)

Global podcasting giant Acast sent us results of two surveys conducted in December, focused on the DTC (direct to consumers) segment. One survey queried 450 marketing pros who specifically work in DTC, and the other questioned 900 consumers who typically shop online directly from a company’s website. Survey results include interesting angles of favorability for DTC podcast marketing. Continue Reading

Podchaser launches new tech for evaluating podcast ad campaigns

For direct response podcast advertisers, “reach doesn’t necessarily equal conversions.” That’s the rationale for a new Podchaser feature called Performance+, voiced by CEO Bradley Davis. The new addition to Podchaser’s tech offerings promises to deliver the strongest results against a client’s advertising objectives. Continue Reading

Acast partners with Comscore division Proximic, anticipating third-party cookie deprecation

We have heard of a coming elimination of third-party cookies for years. The threat remains top-of-mind for many media segments, and global podcast company Acast now announces a cookie-free targeting solution for advertisers. The new capability is called Predictive Audiences, and it’s made possible by an alliance with Comscore technology. Continue Reading

Acast expands self-serve features with advertiser/podcaster campaign planning

Global podcast company Acast, which lately seems intent to remove all middle-layer interference in the advertiser/podcast planning relationship, has brought those two parties closer with an expansion of the company’s self-serve platform. A new collaboration feature saves time in the planning and booking stages, and also make it easier to distribute a marketing budget across multiple podcasts. Continue Reading

Acast Holiday Advertising Guide

Acast has released an informative guide to brands who are approaching the holiday buying season: “Tis the season for podcast advertising with Acast. While an unabashed promotion of Acast’s self-serve platform, the guide delivers platform-agnostic guidance for getting a grip on the complex holiday season. Click for metrics and a link to the full study. Continue Reading