It is commonly accepted wisdom that a talent read by a podcast host or AM/FM radio personality drives powerful brand impact and sales effect. Now, a new study from System1, the creative effectiveness measurement leader, uncovers how talent reads impact a brand’s market share and short-term sales effect.
Several firms recently collaborated to produce a first of its kind study that examined thousands of campaigns. Audiotrack is a UK audio distribution service that sends ads from creative agencies to audio publishers. Audiotrack delivers audio ads to all UK and Republic of Ireland radio stations, digital streaming, and podcast platforms. Colourtext, a leading media analysis firm, examined over 10,000 campaigns that aired between 2019 and 2021. The study revealed the lower the audio word count per minute, the greater the brand standout, which in turn increases campaign web response.
Independent data analysis agency Colourtext and Radiocentre, the UK commercial AM/FM radio industry group, recently released the largest and most comprehensive AM/FM radio ad effectiveness report in the world. As part of this massive study, 59 tier one auto campaigns were measured for brands like Toyota, Honda, Land Rover, BMW, VW, Nissan, Volvo, Lexus, and Jaguar.
To determine whether “sight, sound, and motion” trumps audio ads, ABX, the leader in syndicated advertising effectiveness, examined the largest head-to-head creative study of audio and video ads.
According to AdImpact, for 2022’s midterm elections, political ad dollars are projected to reach $9.67 billion with “this election cycle outpacing 2020 by nearly $700 million dollars.” AdImpact expects AM/FM radio to take $270 million of the total political ad spend alone. How can political campaigns optimize their use of their AM/FM radio advertising?
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.
There are two different types of advertising copy – rational copy rooted in features and benefits and emotional-based copy that can be used to build brands.
For the eighth edition of our Podcast Download series, Cumulus Media and Signal Hill Insights retained MARU/Matchbox to conduct an in-depth study of 604 weekly podcast listeners in April 2022. The Spring 2022 report highlights trends from prior studies and examines new topics such as the growing use of video podcasts and the type of advertising creative the podcast audience prefers.
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.
Veritonic, the audio intelligence company, measures, scores, and benchmarks all manner of audio content: voices, music, ads and audio logos. In their recently released fifth annual Audio Logo Index study, Veritonic evaluated over a hundred of the top consumer brands audio logos. One of the key findings? An audio logo has to say the name of the brand and have melody.
Due to social distancing measures and shelter-in-place mandates nationwide, station remotes have been paused for the safety of AM/FM radio personnel and their listeners. Is there anything comparable to an in-person remote?
To understand current consumer reactions to advertising creative, we consulted some of the experts in marketing effectiveness and leading creative evaluation firms for insights and recommended strategies for local retailers and national brands. Here are the takeaways.
Marketing decisions can be difficult in these times. Thankfully, there is a treasure trove of marketing effectiveness best practices from prior economic cycles that can help advertisers stay relevant and protect future sales.
While audio creative testing has shown that commercial length might not be a major effectiveness driver for advertisers, there are ways to optimize ads. Here are three best practices for how to maximize the impact of audio creative.
Economic uncertainty can be daunting for advertisers but navigating it is not impossible. Here are six best practices for how advertisers can proceed to ensure their brands stay relevant and sales are protected.
Westwood One partnered with LeadsRx, a marketing attribution platform that measures website visitor traffic increases after consumers are exposed to advertising, to study online behavior for a major jewelry retailer during their recent national AM/FM radio campaign.