Tag: brian benedik

11/13

How Spotify’s Data Insights Propel Their Strategy

What if music genres are a lot less important to how listeners tune in music than "use case" moments? That is, what if what you want to do while you're listening is more important than the genre you are listening to? That's just one insight from Spotify's deep dive into their massive dataset. Think about the implications of that for a moment. It suggests that you should spend less time trumpeting your genre and more time trumpeting the moments that your genre is suited for in the lives of your listeners.  Brian Benedik, Spotify's VP and Global Head of Ad Monetization, reveals some of … [Read more...]

07/01

Spotify after Apple Music – Brian Benedik at hivio 2015

What's in store for Spotify now that we're living in a post-Apple Music world? That's what I discussed with Brian Benedik, Spotify's North American VP for Advertising and Sponsorships at hivio 2015. Some of the questions Brian addresses: In its news releases Spotify seems to refer to “audio shows” rather than “podcasts.” Why? Spotify has added entertainment, news, and video clips to its wealth of music. What have you learned about consumer interest in these additions? How have they added value to the platform? Exclusive content will be a big part of Apple Music. How important are … [Read more...]

06/08

Missed hivio 2015? Watch it here for FREE

Did you miss the live stream of hivio 2015, the audio future festival? It has been viewed more than 2,000 times to date! See what you missed! But note: The full live stream is archived for a limited time only. So watch soon! I was overwhelmed by the number of people who remarked that nowhere else could they be at an event where so many diverse people from across the audio space gathered in one place. Thanks to everyone who attended hivio! If you're reading this by email and not seeing the video, click here to watch. Here's the live stream from Day 1, where you can see: Mark … [Read more...]

03/30

Last Day to Save $200 on Tix to hivio!

If you have been putting off that decision to buy a ticket for hivio - the audio future festival, act now. Tuesday is the LAST DAY to save $200 on tickets. >>>CLICK HERE FOR TIX<<< The event is June 4 & 5 in LA at the legendary Hollywood Improv. hivio is for everyone in the audio space to mix in one place at one time. You'll rub elbows with folks you would never otherwise encounter at any event that's only about radio or streaming or podcasting or sales. You'll see and hear from talent and from experts in audio branding, advertising, online radio, PR, content, … [Read more...]

02/10

You are Invited to hivio 2015 – the Audio Future Festival

There are events for radio and online radio and digital and local revenue and commercial and public and Christian broadcasters, but there's no event for people across the audio space to gather together in one place at one time. Audio is one medium, and hivio, the audio future festival, is that one event. I'm proud to announce that tickets are available for the third annual hivio audio future festival - this year in Los Angeles at the legendary Hollywood Improv. Who's on the stage? We have one speaker who is a Forbes “Top 30 under 30” and another whose company was just picked as one … [Read more...]

05/03

Strategies to Monetize Your Digital Assets Now

What is it going to take for the radio industry to profit from its digital potential? That's the topic I took up with Brian Benedik, president of Katz 360. Are broadcasters structured the right way to make this happen (I think they're not)?  Are we committed enough to digital programs, or do we strangle them before giving them the chances they need?  Just how big is the digital opportunity in terms of real dollars?  And how much of that opportunity will come from your local market? Check out this video for those answers and more. [iframe … [Read more...]

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