Compared with other ad formats sold through automation, programmatic audio has been slow to catch on. A host of factors have held back programmatic audio, some associated with audience and spending patterns, but many tied to technical issues.
The total US podcast advertising market grew by 86% in 2017 to reach $313.9 million. Companies directly reporting podcast advertising revenues – which collectively represent less than 100% of the podcast ad market – said their ad revenues more than doubled year-over-year.
Podcast awareness and popularity are both on the rise, with a recent study suggesting that 64% of respondents ages 12 and older are familiar with the term ‘podcasting,’ up from 49% three years ago.
This infograpic by eMarketer breaks down the degree to which marketers are spending on podcast advertising.
This infograpic by eMarketer breaks down where people listen to podcasts.
This infograpic by eMarketer breaks down the top podcast publishers, with National Public Radio and WNYC leading the list.
This infograpic by eMarketer breaks down podcast listeners by age, gender, and frequency of listening.
30% of Smart Speaker owners have purchased an item online using their device, and about 1 in 8 (13%) have ordered food or services.
This year, 40.7 million people of any age in the US will use an Amazon Echo at least once a month, equating to two-thirds of smart speaker users.