Digital audio advertising is the process of inserting ads into digital audio content in order to reach listeners.
This allows advertisers to connect with audiences while they're already enjoying the content they love—
be it music, podcasts, or digital radio shows.
Audio advertising reaches your audience differently. There are increasing ways to consume media through audio formats, and such services need high involvement from the audience. So, these platforms can be used to your advantage. (Spotify, Apple, radio AM/PM)
Digital Audio ads are designed to make brands more familiar with listeners who do not have time to read long-form content or watch longer video ads when they want to hear an informative message about a certain brand, product or service. With shorter forms of media becoming the preferred means of communication, it’s no surprise that brands are increasingly turning to programmatic audio ads as a way to reach millions of listeners.
The more customization and personalization applied to audio ad content, the more effective it will be in reaching interested listeners. You can now use tools that allow you to deliver dynamic ads based on who the audience is, so you can deliver hundreds of ad variations that are highly targeted. (Podcasts, Radio Ads, etc)
Listeners are not distracted or interrupted by digital audio the same way they are when watching television programs or online videos; therefore, they are less likely to switch to an alternate activity. Digital audio ads provide greater freedom for listeners since they are played in the background or while engaged in another activity.
The sheer catchiness of audio ads actually lends to a
sort of stickiness that's been known to improve engagement 4X across accompanying search and social campaigns. So, if awareness and clicks are goals of your integrated marketing, then you're definitely going to want to have a digital audio strategy.
The main goal in any advertising campaign should be to improve sales and ROI. Fortunately, programmatic audio advertising enables brands to target their ads to likely customers by leveraging specific data points, such as geographic location or website interests. This valuable insight can give advertisers a valuable edge in reaching key people who are more likely to purchase.
Just like video, ad placements can be: pre-roll, mid-roll, and post-roll. This means your ad can be played before, during, and after a streaming session. These are typically 15, 30, or 60 seconds long with no visuals.
Pre-Roll: Video advertisement that automatically
plays directly before a featured video on both mobile
Mid-Roll: Video ad that plays in the middle of content,
rather than before or after the publisher's video content.
Post-Roll: An ad which plays once an audio program has concluded or is about to end.
Tell a story through multiple ads over time. Many use it
to create brand awareness and end the sequence with a
Utilize the first few seconds to grab people’s attention before
they skip. Pre-roll and mid-roll ads can have the option to be skippable. It’s a good option for advertisers to experiment with
their content and observe listener behaviour and interests!
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