Podcast ad rates continue to dip in August (Libsyn/AdvertiseCast)

The average cost per thousand (CPM) for podcast ads moved slightly downward in July, across most measures of audience size, and the average of them. This according to AdvertiseCast’s monthly tracker, where average CPM for all audience size buckets (1,000 to 100,000+) settled in at $22.24. Click through for the long trend chart. Continue Reading

AdvertiseCast inks “Beautiful Anonymous”; host Chris Gethard emotionally describes the dealmaking

Libsyn subsidiary AdvertiseCast has signed an exclusive ad representation agreement with the podcast Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People, created, produced. It’s hosted by comedian Chris Gethard, who made a formal statement for the press release. Then he recorded a much deeper and emotional explanation on his podcast. Continue Reading

Podcast ad rates continue to dip in July (Libsyn/AdvertiseCast)

The average cost per thousand (CPM) for podcast ads moved downward in July, across all measures of audience size, and the average of them. This according to AdvertiseCast’s monthly tracker, where average CPM for all audience size buckets (1,000 to 100,000+) settled in at $22.23, lowering from the June average of $23.06. Click through for the long trend chart. Continue Reading

Legendary pod network TWiT signs with LibSyn/AdvertiseCast for DAI and programmatic

In a notable piece of dealmaking, LibSyn has acquired the podcast ad-monetization business for This Week in Tech (TWiT), one of the most venerable podcast networks. TWiT was founded by tech/podcast celebrity Leo Laporte in 2005, and was one of the world’s first all-tech podcast networks. AdvertiseCast will use its Automatic Ads solution to dynamically fill TWiT’s unsold inventory. Click for more detail.
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Podcast ad rates dip in June after 3 rising months (Libsyn/AdvertiseCast)

The average cost per thousand (CPM) for podcast ads moved downward in June, across all measures of audience size, and the average of them. This according to AdvertiseCast’s monthly tracker, where average CPM for all audience size buckets (1,000 to 100,000+) settled in at $23.03, lowering from the May average of $23.47. Click through for the long trend chart. Continue Reading

As pod listening raises annually, ad rates drop monthly

In yesterday’s Infinite Dial 2023 report conducted by Edison Research (RAIN coverage HERE) we saw growth stories for online audio generally, and podcasting in particular. Listening to podcasts (and online audio generally) trended upward. At the same time, the monthly CPM ad-cost tracker from AdvertiseCast shows ad rates dropping. Those two trends are not necessarily contradictory. Continue Reading