Edison Research’s “Share of Ear” is the gold standard for understanding how Americans consume audio. The report quantifies the reach and time spent with of all forms of audio. Here are key takeaways from the recently released Q4 2017 data.
Westwood One recently held the fifth annual Westwood One Sports Sound Awards for brands in our Super Bowl broadcast. VERITONIC, an audio effectiveness platform, tested all of the Super Bowl ads to see how likeable they were, what emotions they generated, and how well they drove purchase intent. Here’s what they found.
Make room, Eagles. 2018 Westwood One Sports Sound Awards winners Motel 6 and GEICO are joining the winner’s circle for having the most engaging audio commercials to air during Westwood One’s Super Bowl LII broadcast.
One powerful way to create recognition and emotion is through sonic branding, the strategy of using sound to differentiate brands. Audio signatures, familiar voices, iconic taglines, brand anthems, jingles – all are examples of sonic branding that use sound creatively and effectively.
As 2017 comes to an end, we look back at which blog posts resonated most with our readers with our list of the top 5 most popular Insights posts of the year.
With significant consumption growth and immense purchase power, Boomers 50+ are an audience segment advertisers need to take seriously. Target Boomers effectively with AM/FM radio’s massive reach and high time spent.
With the holidays in full force, retailers and consumers are getting into the spirit. The National Retail Federation reports that an estimated 164 million people are planning to shop Thanksgiving weekend alone. 66% of shoppers are venturing out to take advantage of deals and promotions while 26% consider it a tradition to shop this weekend. Others look at it as simply something to do over the holiday weekend.
Nielsen studies prove radio advertising creates lasting impressions for brands. Effectively improving top of mind awareness through radio campaigns can generate strong ROI. If they remember the ad, they’ll remember the brand.
Due to ad fraud, non-human views, and brand safety concerns, major advertisers like Procter & Gamble have begun to pull back their digital spend. These massive brands are now increasing their advertising spend in mass reach media like television. But TV audience erosion is causing real concerns for brands.
On September 7th, Westwood One took the stage at the IAB Podcast Upfront to present exclusive highlights from The Podcast Download Fall 2017 Report. In case you missed it, below is the 6-minute video of the key takeaways presented by Cumulus | Westwood One Chief Insights Officer Pierre Bouvard.