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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 »

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 »

What are we hearing now? February 2018

Top  Audio Branding and Audio Marketing articles, February 2018 Voice is now an actuality for marketers. Studies of 2017 media consumption sing the same song worldwide, on-demand audio and voice-activated assistants are continuing their rise. More and more brands have adopted or will adopt podcasts as part of their marketing content effort and as an advertising platform. Check out our tips for brands with Three Simple Ways to Sound Brand Your Podcast.  Here are the top articles of the month which explain these topics: What are we hearing now? 1.  This Agency Thinks Advertisers Should Put Their Money Where Their Ears […] Read more »

Audio Branding – The Sound of the Super Bowl

The Sound of the Super Bowl Ads Super-Bowl was a spectacular win for the Eagles. They were not the only winners. Amazon’s Alexa gained a staggering amount of publicity with its humorous and irreverent advert which generated a huge volume of brand awareness and interest. We have seen in-depth analysis on the adverts from every angle possible, but one important emerging angle is yet to be covered. Audio Branding. We studied the genre, instrumentation and mood of each adverts music along with the voice overs to bring you a snapshot of the current audio branding tactics at play in this […] Read more »

What are we hearing now? January 2018

Top 5 Audio Branding and Audio Marketing articles, January 2018 Many things are happening around Audio and Voice right now. Audio branding or audio marketing is already showing a tremendous surge of interest in the beginning of this year. The number of publications on the subject has grown exponentially and we have gathered the most interesting ones from January 2018. We will continue to do so every month this year. Brand owners and marketers will see important developments in 2018 as the trend in audio branding continue to grow. One of the most common audio branding topics on everyone’s lips […] Read more »

3+3 = 2018, The Year of Audio Branding

We experience the world around us with multiple senses. The brand experience is no exception. We have relied heavily on visual branding, even though sight is trumped by hearing and scent on many levels. In 2018 we are moving on from a “visual only” approach and towards an “audio first” reality in marketing and brand development. Here are 6 insights setting the mark for The Year of Audio Branding. Where are we right now? 1. Crowded visual space Brands are all about experiences and stories. These have been widely distributed through marketing and branded content in the visual space. The […] Read more »

Bridging The Gap Between Visual Brand and Audio Brand

Did you know that 86% of advertisers have visual branding guidelines but only 17% have audio branding guidelines (Radiocentre, 2015)? Whether you plan for it or not, your brand generates sound. Take a moment to think about it. The lack of audio planning, or just plainly neglecting it, are decisions which affect consumer perception regardless of whether it was a strategic choice or not. Any audio used in conjunction with your brand from product sounds to in-store background music, define and mold how your consumers perceive you. There is no way around it. This is not a warning, it is an […] Read more »

Authenticity – the now of music marketing

In the last blog post we looked at the historical development of music marketing. Now, it’s time for an analysis about where the industry is heading at the moment.  Until the early 21st century it was common to simply either pay a successful artist to sing about a certain big brand or product (like Michael Jakson, it’s good, it’s good, drink Pepsi!), make a catchy ear worm with a slogan (this is still done nowadays but not so much as a part of modern branding) or bluntly show famous people using the marketed product (usually in very corny ways). Nowadays music marketing is becoming increasingly subtle. In […] Read more »

A Brief History of Audio Marketing

Originating from a German word meaning “to burn”–recalling the practice of producers burning their mark onto their products–a brand, especially a visual logo, became an essential part of company identities in the early 20th century. Musical advertising goes back at least to 1926. The cereal brand ‘Wheaties’ created a short tune to be played on the radio during Christmas. Sales increased substantially as this marketing tool proved to be extremely effective. Companies understood the value of music, and especially its power to communicate an emotional and lasting message which people can recall long after they have actually heard it. After […] Read more »

Brand x Artist – 4 Ways Brands Can Benefit from Music Partnerships

Brands use music to create an emotional connection. To reach a certain demographic of consumers, companies are creating experiences that include passion. As music is the best way to evoke emotion, brands are now discovering more possibilities to leverage this creative counterpart. Nowadays authenticity is one of the most important brand asset any company can have. That’s because especially young people are becoming less engaged by traditional marketing. So investing in music and supporting creative individuals is a way for brands to achieve the duality of being both considered authentic and gain big enough attention for the needed marketing proposals. […] Read more »