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IAB/PwC report: Digital audio advertising grows, with boost from mobile

The IAB released a new report showing that U.S. digital advertising revenue in the first six months of 2018 totaled $49.5 billion. The record high is a spike of 23% over the year-ago period. Digital audio advertising revenue for the half reached $935 million. This puts the segment on track to exceed the 2017 annual total of $1.8 billion in revenue. Continue Reading

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IAB Podcast Upfront Roundup: Bulletins from the industry event in NYC

The IAB Podcast Upfront, held yesterday in New York City, included presentations and new developments from many leading audio and podcasting companies. In addition to the talks, several operations used the event to help promote their latest ventures and data. Here’s a round-up of the press releases issued at the industry gathering. Continue Reading

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IAB issues whitepaper on brand safety in digital audio advertising

The Interactive Advertising Bureau has released a whitepaper authored by its Digital Audio Committee, chaired by Les Hollander of Spotify, who forwarded the publication to RAIN News. The document is an examination of brand safety issues in digital advertising, and an advocacy paper for digital audio’s unique advantages. Click for summary and download link. Continue Reading

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IAB Australia releases updated podcast measurement guidelines; refers to IAB US work

The Audio Council of the Australian Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB Australia) today released an update to its podcast audience measurement guidelines. The released document is mainly influenced by the guidelines issued by the U.S. IAB Podcast Technical Working Group. There are three main points. Continue Reading