Tag: online radio

06/23

Help! They’re Abandoning Your Podcast!

Some interesting new podcast usage stats, as reported in eMarketer: Research from Bridge Ratings looked at the abandoment [sic] rates of podcasts among US listeners. A quarter of US podcast listeners abandoned podcasts that ran 45 to 60 minutes, though a lower 15% of respondents abandoned podcasts longer than 1 hour. Shorter podcasts had significantly lower abandonment rates. For example, just 5% of listeners abandoned podcasts that were less than 5 minutes long. I'd like to take issue with the term "abandonment." This is an awful term that suggests a meaning which isn't deserved. You … [Read more...]

06/22

Five Ways to Dramatically Improve Audio Advertising

Audio advertising sucks. It just does. Face it. But it doesn't have to. That's a main takeaway from new research into the types of audio advertising listeners prefer. This research was presented for the first time anywhere at the recent hivio conference in LA, and you can watch the entire presentation (it's only 13 minutes long) below. This is required viewing if you're in the business of selling ads to agencies or clients and pushing those ads to consumers via audio. And it's relevant for anyone in the advertising space in audio: Radio, online radio, … [Read more...]

06/07

Hey Radio, What Happens Next?

I heard a story recently from a Buzzfeed exec. As part of their never-ending experimentation with new platforms - and as part of their desire to play a joke on the boss - they filled the boss's office with goats and hay while the boss was temporarily away at a meeting. What would happen when he came back to his office to see...that?! The whole scene ran on Facebook Live and the metrics, as with all things Buzzfeed, were through the roof. But here's the interesting part of the story: While the goats were grazing around the office all alone views grew and grew and grew. But … [Read more...]

06/05

You Won’t Believe What Happened at hivio

hivio 2016 is history now, but if you missed the live stream of day 2, you can catch up on a spectacular recording of it here (Day 1 is at that same link): Who will you see? Andy Bowers, Panoply's Chief Content Officer, and a man at the center of the podcasting revolution Howard Lapides, talent manager to Dr. Drew and many others who have made the transition from radio to TV - with some pointed words for radio broadcasters Peter Kafka, Re/code's Senior Editor/Media on what the digital revolution means for everyone in the audio space Traug Keller of ESPN on the future of ESPN … [Read more...]

06/01

hivio Streams LIVE on Thursday at 1pm PT!

hivio - the audio future festival - begins THURSDAY at 1pm SHARP, and you can watch the whole thing stream LIVE. This is the only live-streaming event designed to reveal the future of the audio information and entertainment industry. If you can't be in the room with us, then you should watch from work or home. And onstage we have interviews with and presentations from the movers and shakers in the space, including: Anya Grundmann, NPR VP Programming & Audience Development – the person in charge of NPR’s content strategy across all platforms Todd Beck, President, Beck Media – … [Read more...]

05/25

How to Watch hivio LIVE – in ONE WEEK

hivio - the audio future festival - opens in ONE WEEK, and you can watch the whole thing stream LIVE. hivio exists to gather executives from across the audio spectrum in one place at one time to touch the future. Commercial and public radio, online radio, podcasting, agencies, platforms, apps, and more. All mixing and mingling with folks they are unlikely to run into at any other event. And onstage we have interviews with and presentations from the movers and shakers in the space, including: Anya Grundmann, NPR VP Programming & Audience Development – the person in charge of NPR’s … [Read more...]

03/17

Radio’s Advertising Spending Forecast – 2015 – 2020

There's a new report from one of my favorite media experts, Jack Myers, and it highlights advertising revenue projections for radio and other media from 2015 to 2020 (you can download your own copy here). To summarize: Terrestrial radio (non-digital advertising only) is expected to be essentially flat with 0.6% growth annually. Digital advertising revenue is expected to increase by 18% annually over the next five years. That means digital will rise from 9% of overall ad revenue in 2015 to 19% in 2020. In other words, all the growth in radio ad revenue is likely to come from digital … [Read more...]

03/16

Audio is a Feature, Not an Industry

So what does it mean when the radio industry headlines lead with debt-burdened iHeartMedia and this: iHeartMedia Battles Angry Creditors as Bankruptcy Looms. What does it mean when the next headline is about Cumulus, and this quotation: "Q4 and 2015 results dismal as radio's decline shows no signs of stabilization." What does it mean when CBS announces their plan to spin all of their radio assets while at the same time vowing to boost revenue $3.75 Billion by 2020 based on everything except radio: Retransmission fees, OTT, international projects, and more? What does it mean when … [Read more...]

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