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Ford Trades In Sony For B&O

September 20th, 2016

[From RAMP] Ford is turning to Harman’s high-end B&O Play brand to succeed its longtime audio partner Sony, ending a relationship that dates back at least 16 years. According to the Detroit Free Press, Ford announced that the B&O Play sound systems would begin appearing in Ford cars and trucks next year. Eventually, B&O Play … read more

New Targeting Capabilities Enhancing the Value of Digital and Broadcast Radio

September 19th, 2016

[Radio Impact Reports] Scott Bender, Global Head of Publisher Strategy and Business Development, Prohaska Consulting Much continues to be written about the growth of digital audio. By 2017, Digital Radio listenership will grow to 57.8% of the population, according to a recent study by eMarketer. Digital advertising dollars are steadily following and are projected to … read more

‘RADIO SHOW PODCAST’—A GUIDE IN AND OUT OF NASHVILLE.

September 16th, 2016

The NAB and RAB have launched a limited-run podcast to preview the upcoming Radio Show in Nashville, “featuring the biggest names, thought leaders and newest ideas.” The “Radio Show Podcast” already has seven episodes, but its latest, a “Radio Show Pre-Show Planner,” with details on events, education and entertainment on-tap in Nashville, will come in … read more

Signature Networks Taps Sun Broadcast Group for Ad Sales Representation.

September 15th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, NY September 15th, 2016 – Sun Broadcast Group and Signature Networks have announced that they have entered into a network partnership that will bring Signature Network’s state-of-the-art, completely customizable, 24-hour formats to Sun’s General Market lineup. With Signature Networks, everything can be customized to serve the local market—including imaging and music. … read more

AUDIO INDUSTRY GROWTH ATTRACTS MORE AD AGENCY INTEREST.

September 15th, 2016

[From Inside Radio] As the audio industry continues to expand, ad agencies and their clients are taking notice in the form of greater interest in advertising in both broadcast radio and streaming audio. Over half the agencies (55%) surveyed in the second quarter are more interested in online/streaming audio than they were last year—up 4% … read more

Radio Listening Tops All Media for Minutes Spent with Media!

September 14th, 2016

[From Tom Taylor NOW] “Radio listening tops all media” for “minutes spent with media on average day,” says The Media Audit. Its new study of 14,061 adults conducted in the first half of the year “shows radio at 140.5 minutes, compared to the internet at 139.7 minutes,” says the researcher. Broadcast TV is third at … read more

NYC’S AES AND NAB SHOWS WILL MAKE BIGGER NOISE TOGETHER.

September 13th, 2016

[From Inside Radio] A pair of separate conferences devoted to audio and video technology are joining forces to create a bigger East Coast event starting in the fall of 2017. The Audio Engineering Society (AES) East Coast convention will co-locate with NAB Show New York at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, event … read more

Christine Jordan Joins Sun Broadcast Group as Manager of Affiliate Relations.

September 12th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, NY September 12th, 2016, – Sun Broadcast Group has announced today that Christine Jordan has joined the company as Manager of Affiliate Relations. In her role with Sun, Jordan will work with the growing affiliate sales department focused on products including Shazam For Radio, The House of Hair with Dee … read more

GLOBAL AD SPEND LOOKS TO APPROACH $550B; U.S. WILL RISE.

September 9th, 2016

[From Inside Radio]   Buoyed by even-year events, the global ad market continues to make positive gains in 2016, with growth looking to extend to next year, according to a new forecast by Carat North America. The ad agency forecasts that global ad revenue will hit $548.2 billion in 2016, a 4.4% increase compared to … read more

iPhone 7 Unjacked… Users Unglued

September 8th, 2016

[From: RAMP] After weeks of leaks and speculation about what the new iPhone would — and wouldn’t — have, those questions were answered during yesterday’s big Apple event in San Francisco. Along with some new water-resistant features and an improved camera system, the big takeaway about the new iPhone 7 — as many purists feared … read more