From more traditional broadcasting mediums like television to social media channels, marketers are always looking for new ways to reach consumers, which now includes podcast advertising opportunities. With the popularity of podcasts like Serial on the rise, it makes sense that companies would want to take advantage of growing audiences. Podcast platform Acast is trying to get ahead of the curve by offering "immersive audio experiences" for listeners while also providing podcast advertising avenues.
The Acast app provides advertising and sponsorship opportunities in addition to comprehensive data for analytics. They can target location and listening preferences and support article links, audio ads, display banners, sponsored content and video.
The application helps users browse for and recommend podcasts. Acast also offers free unlimited audio storage, classes and reports, plus the ability to enhance content by adding articles, photos and videos.