Podcasting continues its meteoric rise, creating more opportunities for marketers

Podcasting continues its rise in popularity, and advertisers are taking note. A Nielsen Fanlinks survey last quarter showed that the number of self-identified “avid” podcast fans rose from 13 million homes in 2016 to 16 million in 2017 — a 23 percent increase. An Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) survey earlier this year found that podcast revenues topped $314 million in 2017, an 86 percent increase from 2016.

With a growing number of households tuning in to podcasts on all types of subjects in every imaginable genre, there is ripe opportunity for marketers to engage a captive audience. But in the absence of third-party measurement verification and other challenges for the relatively young sector, some marketers have stayed away.

There are no audience buying standards like GRPs, but in terms of figuring out how to identify which types of podcasts a brand should target, there are third-party sources they can tap into.

[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]

About The Author

Robin Kurzer started her career as a daily newspaper reporter in Milford, Connecticut. She then made her mark on the advertising and marketing world in Chicago at agencies such as Tribal DDB and Razorfish, creating award-winning work for many major brands. For the past seven years, she’s worked as a freelance writer and communications professional across a variety of business sectors.

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