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What Are We Hearing Now? July 2018

How are the smart speakers and audio streaming changing our internet consumption behavior? Is audio finally getting the marketing cred it deserves? It’s time to present a new edition of ‘What Are We Hearing Now’, compiling the latest news and insights from the world of audio branding for you to take a look and join the conversation. There’s a lot going on in the audio-first world, so let’s get right to it! Music to tell a story We often say, that music has the power to associate memories and powerful emotions, and now there is all the more reason to stick to that mantra. The […] Read more »

5 Tips for Integrating Audio Into a Marketing Strategy

Article originally published in Adweek on July 5, 2018. As music streaming, podcasts, audiobooks, smart speakers, connected cars and voice assistants have caught the public’s attention, the amount of audio-friendly content space is multiplying by the minute. To plant a seed in this growing ecosystem, brands need a comprehensive strategy for navigating the flourishing mediums that rely on sound, music and voice. If your brand is not present in these new gardens of growth, then it runs the risk of falling behind companies that have put thought and effort into audio branding. Here are a few tips for creating an […] Read more »

What Are We Hearing Now? June 2018

Have you got your voice search marketing tactics lined up? Do you already know why audio will conquer social media? Yes, it’s time for yet another edition of ‘What Are We Hearing Now’, bringing you the latest news and insights from the world of audio branding. It is becoming increasingly important for brands to pair the visual brand guidelines with audio ones, to create the desired emotional connections in environments where sound is the only touchpoint. The exciting thing is that those guidelines can be sometimes found in unexpected places, just take a look at the approach we took with […] Read more »

8 ways how YouTube’s most popular ads use music to their advantage

Even though our perception of the words “advertisement” typically manifests as a visual form, what we see is only half of the overall impact. The invisible, plays a significant role in creating an emotional launch pad that we call audio. Last week YouTube revealed its Cannes to Cannes Top 10 Leaderboard, consisting of the platform’s most watched ads from April 2017 to April 2018. While featuring a relatively small group of entries, the list provides an assortment of different musical tactics to conveying each featured companies’ brand message. Here are 8 powerful examples of how music can influence the impact […] Read more »

What Are We Hearing Right Now? May 2018

Top Audio Branding and Audio Marketing articles, May 2018 This year we have collected the best audio branding and audio marketing articles each month. 2018 is the year of audio branding, which can be seen in the sheer amount of articles about the topic. We found great articles on why audio branding is important now, what are the benefits and how to get started. Pandora for brands said that: “there has never been a better time to be a marketer who invests in audio.” We could not agree more.  Here are top audio branding articles and highlights from May 2018 What are we hearing […] Read more »

5 steps to recording a quality podcast from your office

Welcome to the game of podcasting. This constantly growing medium provides the playing field for modern thought leadership. The ability of podcasts to authoritatively deliver information lies mostly in the quality of the production. If it sounds great, people are more likely to believe it. The priority, then, is avoiding the small but significant audio pitfalls that all recording journeys contain. There is a shortcut to your destination of quality podcasting that bypasses a stop at a professional recording studio. By paying attention to the surroundings, equipment and the final editing you can ensure a smooth transmission of information, even […] Read more »

What are we hearing now? April 2018

Top Audio Branding and Audio Marketing articles, April 2018 Brands have their own voice in the current audio first world. These days, when a need for an audio identity is a reality, marketers have to consider its implementation and how the game of consumer trends is unfolding. Interestingly, along with the latest advancements in technology, some classic mediums such as online radio and, specifically, podcasts have returned to the game stronger than ever, thanks to digital audio streaming. Take a look at the potential that audio has to offer to enhance your brand’s impact today. What are we hearing now? […] Read more »

How to audio brand your podcast

It’s no secret that podcasts are becoming a worthy adversary in the competition of today’s hottest marketing platforms. Podcasts represent a modern way of advertising as they allow brands to connect with their audience through a more relatable format. In fact, the average podcast consumer is an educated individual who expects compelling stories and conversations from behind the curtain. The challenge of podcasting, from a branding point of view, is communicating these stories through a single sensory stimulus, audio. So how can brands make the most out of it? The timeframe for delivering a brand message in podcasts is rather […] Read more »

Benefits of branded voice overs

You have probably heard the voice of the trailer guy, the late Don LaFontaine. Even after his passing ten years ago, his voice remains arguably one of the most recognizable in the movie industry. In fact, whenever imagining or parodying movie trailers, his voice echoes the loudest in our minds. (Tip: this is the point to start reading this article with Mr. LaFontaine’s voice). How did it happen that one man’s voice became an epitome for such a massive concept as movie trailers? To explain here are some observations about his unique voice and career. He had a distinctive, almost […] Read more »

What are we hearing now? March 2018

Top Audio Branding and Audio Marketing articles, March 2018 2018 is the year brands start taking their sound seriously. Audio branding cannot be neglected anymore by marketers and the investment in it has been shown to be worth it. Voice assistant strategies and AI open new doors for audio marketing while the music industry is seeing new highs for the first time in a decade. What are we hearing now? It’s time for brands to capitalize on voice marketing opportunities on AI assistants With the rapid adoption of the digital assistant’s technologies, brands need to capitalize on voice marketing. 2018 […] Read more »