Pandora’s Premium Audio Marketplace for Programmatic Ad Buying Is Coming
By John Trimble, Chief Revenue Officer
There has been a major disruption in the audio advertising marketplace. Digital technology has pushed audio to the forefront and is making it accessible anywhere, anytime. Consumers are flocking to streaming platforms, which stand as shining examples of personalized digital media that couldn’t be offered in yesterday’s audio era. And, given the increasing ownership of smart speakers, connected cars, and voice-activated devices-- it’s clear the future of advertising is digital audio.
In fact, consumers spend nearly 4 hours a day listening to audio, and of that, music is the #1 content consumed. Today’s connected music fans have pushed streaming audio into the mainstream, and now the majority (53%) of Americans stream audio weekly. When you look at where people are streaming audio today, the answer is simple-- it’s on Pandora.
The key to unlocking that investment is programmatic audio.
As a result, I am excited to officially announce that Pandora has created an audio marketplace that allows advertisers to purchase Pandora’s premium audio inventory programmatically at unmatched scale, all within a brand-safe environment.
Unleash the #PowerOfAudio
Programmatic buyers will have the opportunity to use Pandora’s robust first-party demographic and location listener data or our proprietary audience segments. Alternatively, advertisers can utilize their own data to reach the right user, at the right time, in the right environment.
Audio joins Pandora’s display and video private marketplace offering.
John Trimble serves as the Chief Revenue Officer of Pandora, where he is responsible for all advertising revenue, strategic sales marketing and advertising operations. When he’s not on the road meeting with ad partners, John is evolving his station list to keep relevant with his family of four kids. Follow him on Twitter at @JTrimbleNY.
Sources 1 Edison Research Share of Ear Study, Q2 2017 2 comScore Multi Metrix January 2018 (mobile P13+)