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4 ways to empower your brand videos with music

To create an emotional impact, brands need to establish a link between the visible brand persona and the call to action through music. Since videos now make up over half of the on-demand music consumption across the globe, the marketing ROI on unified visuals and audio content is more evident than ever. This alliance not only helps to bring forth the wanted emotions but also reaches more people than ever. However, leaving the musical choices as an afterthought won’t cut the chase anymore. The DNA of engaging content consists of credibility, authenticity, relevance, and urgency. Translating these qualities into music […] Read more »

4 Steps for Developing an Audio Strategy That Captures Consumer Interest

Article originally published in Adweek on October 8th, 2018. Popularity on mobile has pushed for improved quality So far in terms of mobile content, the quality, diversity and engagement have been skillfully mastered and integrated into user experiences. But this soft excellence has to be matched with similar prowess in quality of the hardware production. For instance, music is becoming an increasingly important element in the smartphone-based customer experiences. Instagram recently announced that their Stories feature will allow users to add music into their photos and videos. That’s a billion users worldwide receiving audible information whenever they want, not to […] Read more »

What are we hearing now? October 2018

Top Audio Branding and Audio Marketing articles, October 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. This months article selection covers “the why” and “the how” of getting started with your brand’s audio strategy. Why Brands Should Look To Audio Video didn’t kill the radio star! In fact, audio controlled devices and media are consumed in growing numbers like it is the golden age of radio again. It’s time every brand has its audio strategy in place for 2019 […] Read more »

What Are We Hearing Now? September 2018

Did you know, that 90% of live music fans are saying brands could step in with their musical offering to enhance concert experiences? This is absolutely brilliant news for brands! It is a clear invitation for them to join the party and bring their audio content along. Even better, they now have a time and a place where people will feel the least interrupted and the most indulgent for receiving audible branded information. How many local live music events and festivals are arranged near you? That’s where the majority of the listeners say your brand should be at. More to the […] Read more »

What Are We Hearing Now? August 2018

What Are We Hearing Now is Audiodraft’s monthly series showcasing the latest news and insights from the world of audio branding. The importance of what we hear is increasingly important for brands right now. Take a look at the potential audio can bring to your brand and join the conversation! “Technology is moving toward more audio.” The popularity burst of digital streaming technologies is pushing brands to get creative with their content. In fact, some brands have already started to harness the potential of digital audio and music. Bacardi has realized the opportunity for interacting with audiences by collaborating with […] Read more »

Experiment with Kyrö Distillery Company – Changing the perception of taste through sound

 Kyrö Distillery company is a Finnish all-rye distillery founded in 2014 and they have won numerous international awards with their rye gins Kyrö Napue and Kyrö Koskue (incl. World’s Best Gin for Gin&Tonic in IWSC 2015, Gold Medal in San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2016 and Outstanding Gin&Tonic in IWSC 2017). Kyrö Distillery’s products are sold in 28 countries and their first whisky release is the beginning of an exciting journey into Finnish 100% rye whisky. Audiodraft and Kyrö Distillery Company worked closely to design a tasting experience at Slush Music 2017 to showcase the power of audio […] Read more »

How to Create A Music Brief For Your Production

Music is a subjective experience. A composer might approach a song with a very different vocabulary and angle than a business professional. The lack of consistent attributes and references can, more often than not, create misunderstandings between any two people, let alone a brand and a musician working together on a production. When ordering custom music, you need a pretty solid plan of what kind of music you want to get. To land you and the composer on the same page from the get-go, you’ll need to create a brief that clearly describes the type of music that you’re looking […] Read more »

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 »

How Music Can Foster an Emotional Connection Between Brands and Audiences

Article originally published in Adweek June 28, 2018. As online video consumption keeps reaching more mind-boggling measures, visual storytelling is becoming a must in modern advertising and marketing. However, before devising your next cunning video campaign, it’s important to get hitched with a partner in crime whose significance in the delivery of the message and branding altogether is often overlooked. Music in advertising, whether it’s in the form of a chart-topping blockbuster music hit, a carefully composed theme song or mere silence, provides the spark that ignites our emotional engines. Moreover, it hands the audience a dictionary of the emotional context associated […] Read more »