How Personalization Drives Spotify Ads: Bertozzi

COLOGNE — Music is inherently personal. And, when Daniel Ek co-founded Spotify a decade ago, it didn’t take long for the company to embed that fact in the software. Soon, playlists became the order of the day. But that is not the only way music personalization can manifest. And listeners themselves may not be the […]

 

Spotify’s Bertozzi Fast-Forwards From Playlists To ‘Multi-Sensory’ Music

LAS VEGAS — When Spotify was growing up, its founder Daniel Ek often talked at length about the gravitational force of the playlist. Where albums once dictated how consumers accessed music, and MP3s atomized the album, playlists would be the new unit of consumption. But, even as it dives more heavily in to podcasts, now […]

 

Spotify’s Benedik Wants To Educate Brands On Video Ads

COLOGNE — It is the leading unlimited-digital music subscription service, but Spotify is no longer an audio-only provider. In fact, Spotify introduced video advertising back in 2014. But, as it gears up to go public, the company is turning up the volume on an ad offering, video, that can likely command higher premiums than audio. […]

 

On Heels Of Spotify Deal, Skinny Bundles Will Go Multidimensional: Hulu’s Peter Naylor

COLOGNE – While the present may seem like the heyday of skinny bundles, things are just getting started. Take Hulu’s recent partnering with Spotify for college students and the pairing of Netflix and T-Mobile. “We talk about bundling products and we talk about bundling video products together, but I think what’s interesting is the opportunity […]

 

More Advertisers Moving To Outcomes-Based Measurement: Nielsen Catalina’s Andrew Feigenson

CANNES – Andrew Feigenson joined Nielsen Catalina Solutions about six months ago hoping that the ad industry was moving toward an outcomes-based approach to measuring success. So far, he hasn’t been disappointed. “From an advertiser perspective, we’re seeing a lot of that right now. Brands that are actually taking sales impact as a KPI and […]

 

How Platforms Are Creating New Ad Formats: Spotify, Facebook, Innovid & true[X] Discuss

VIEQUES, PR — The IAB may have a list of standard ad formats, the hymnsheet that the online advertising industry sings from. But ad formats are changing every day. Publishers and platforms go on tinkering with offering new ad experiences in a never-ending quest to push the boundaries and increase consumer attention. But what happens when […]

 

Spotify Rolls Out New Metrics To Better Define And Target Users

VIEQUES, PR – If you think of music choices as a mirror as opposed to a filter, you can learn a lot about listeners. And you can serve them tailored ads as they “declare” key moments throughout a typical day. Streaming music provider Spotify has no shortage of insights that define its users, as the […]

 

On The Scene At Beet.TV Executive Retreat 2017 With Furious Corp.’s Swartz

VIEQUES, PR – Take several dozen “intelligent, ambitious, excited and passionate” advertising, media and technology executives to a sunny island and you get some amazing conversations during panel discussions, over cocktails and dinners. You also get to experience a sense of shared success—whether the topic is television audience guarantees, addressable advertising, or new offerings from […]

 

Spotify’s Branded Moments: The ‘Authenticity’ Of Music Meets Exclusive Engagement

ORLANDO, Florida – Having afforded three major brands 100% share of voice for 30 minutes at a time, it will be interesting to see how Spotify measures return on that exclusive consumer exposure. The streaming music service is still in a beta test of its “vertical video experience” with Baccardi, Bose and Gatorade, according to […]

 

Spotify’s Free Mobile Change Courts Brands To ‘Speak Music’

One month ago, music streamer Spotify made a change which lets mobile and tablet users listen to more music for free. Previously, off-PC usage required a premium subscription. But Spotify’s change is not just a goodwill gift to users – it points to the growing part advertisers play in a business that has always relied […]