Advertising on podcasts is one way to reach large numbers of consumers. Whether or not they want to hear from you. But there are better ways that podcasts can add value for your customers. And they can help you grow an engaged community of brand advocates.
For a long time, audio was the king of communication. It took a backseat with the arrival of television and was further relegated by the internet. Now, in a world that’s overwhelmed by visual communication, audio has found a way to cut through. This is why you should make a sound choice in the battle of audio vs video.
The content genie has well and truly been released from its bottle and there’s no stuffing it back in. Our worlds have become a swirl of infinite content – audio and text from the moment we rub the sleep from our eyes until we fall back into slumber – the content sprites wink, wave and whistle for our attention.
People are gathering around voice assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa to listen to podcasts like some sort of old-timey radio hour. Podcasts are being listened to in ever-increasing numbers – even McDonalds has one called ‘The Sauce’. And it’s not uncommon to pass people in the street who are listening to their phones like a transistor radio.