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Branded Podcasts: Who’s Creating Them And Best Practices For Getting Them Right

By Lauren Vetrano
What do marketers and agencies think about branded podcasts? New data from Advertiser Perceptions shows the future of branded podcasts is bright. Plus, best practices from podcast expert Steve Goldstein for advertisers considering getting into the world of branded podcasts.

As TV Viewers Flock To Ad-Free Video Streaming, Advertisers Can Find Lost Audiences With Podcasts

By Pierre Bouvard
In December of last year, CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One and Signal Hill Insights released the seventh installment of the Podcast Download series. The data showed how advertisers can use podcasts to reach consumers who are difficult to reach with TV or advertising-free streaming platforms.

CUMULUS MEDIA And Signal Hill Insights’ Podcast Download – Fall 2021 Report: Platform Wars Heat Up As Spotify Is Now The Leading Listening Destination And The Big Three (Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify) Expand Share

By Brittany Faison and Jeff Vidler
For the seventh edition of our Podcast Download series, CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One and Signal Hill Insights retained MARU/Matchbox to conduct an in-depth study of 600 weekly podcast listeners in October 2021. The Fall 2021 report highlights trends from prior studies as well as examining new topics such as the emerging array of social audio platforms.

Edison’s “Share Of Ear” Q3 2021 Five-Year Report Card: Pandora Collapses, Spotify Stagnates, Podcasts Soar, AM/FM Radio Dominates, And AM/FM Radio Streaming Is Up 2X

By Pierre Bouvard
Edison’s quarterly “Share of Ear” study is the authoritative examination of American audio time use. The just-released Q3 2021 report provides an opportunity to look back over five years to understand the shifts in U.S. listening.

Reach Voters With AM/FM Radio

By Pierre Bouvard
Kantar’s Campaign Media Advisory Group (CMAG) projects a $7.8 billion political ad spend for the midterm season across local broadcast TV, local cable/satellite, AM/FM radio, digital, and OTT. $7.8 billion will overwhelm inventories of many TV and digital platforms leaving campaigns to look for new ways to reach voters. Enter AM/FM radio.

Nielsen: Spirits Brand Integration In The Who Was Prince? Podcast Hosted By Touré Achieves Strong Brand Fit And Generates Growth In Brand Equity And Purchase Intent

By Pierre Bouvard
The CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One Audio Active Group commissioned Nielsen to conduct a study evaluating the effectiveness of a spirits brand’s sponsorship of the Cumulus Podcast Network’s show Who Was Prince? hosted by Touré.

CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One Audio Active Group’s Audio Creative Best Practices: The Blueprint For Developing Impactful Ads

By Pierre Bouvard
The CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One Audio Active Group has tested hundreds of audio ads over the years working with the leading experts in creative testing. The findings from those tests, along with marketing effectiveness and creative strategy work from industry giants, have been combined to form CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One Audio Active Group’s comprehensive Audio Creative Best Practices.

New Study: Caesars Sportsbook, WynnBET, And BetMGM Experience Awareness Surge As More Americans Engage With Online Sports Betting

By Pierre Bouvard
The CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One Audio Active Group commissioned MARU/Matchbox to conduct a national brand awareness study of 21 online sports betting brands. The findings were compared to a prior study that was conducted in April 2021.