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53M+ smart speaker owners in U.S.: NPR/Edison Research Smart Speaker Report

Fifty-three million American adults own smart speakers. Because some people and households own multiple speakers, that adds up to 118.5-million devices — a 78% increase in overall device ownership year-over-year. This, and much other data, come from the NPR/Edison Research Smart Audio Report, released in a webinar today. Continue Reading

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Seven podcast networks to share updates during Winter Podcast Upfront

This month, several podcast companies will unveil their latest show and talent rosters at the Winter Podcast Upfront, scheduled for February 20 at the headquarters of the United Talent Agency. The Beverly Hills event will offer advertisers, agencies, and media a look at the most recent partnerships and developments for seven podcast networks. Continue Reading

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Smart Audio Report: Smart speakers post 78% growth year-over-year

Edison Research and NPR have released the latest edition of The Smart Audio Report, with December 2018 survey results about smart speakers. The past year saw the addition of 14 million new smart speaker owners for a total of about 53 million people. That equates to roughly 21% of adults in the United States. The product segment is still firmly in the early majority phase of adoption. 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