Apple has announced its expansion into podcast subscriptions. The company will take a 30% cut per subscription for the first year and 15% for subsequent years, an Apple spokesperson said. Stephen Smyk, our SVP of podcast and influencer marketing, shares his thoughts with Adweek.
Nielsen’s data shows that, on average, 70% of listeners exposed to podcast ads are able to recall the brand. The brands that had the highest ad recall scores in most of Nielsen’s studies were in the automotive, financial services, CPG, retail, media and telecommunications categories.
iHeart launches new network to serve rapidly growing Latinx podcast listener base and demand for relevant content.
With increasing launches of subscription offerings, should podcast advertisers be worried? Not according to vp of podcast media, Hilary Ross. This should make top-tier, in-demand ad spots more competitive and reinforces the importance of strong host-advertiser relationships.