Podcast advertising up 44% from January to June (AdsWizz, IAB Upfront)

Ad tech company AdsWizz presented a raft of data at the IAB Podcast Upfront this week. One key point which caught our attention was the growth in advertising from¬† January to June — up 44% in that period. Whatever disruptions Covid imposed on the industry, the overall growth trend over six months is startling.¬† Click through for charts. Continue Reading


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


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