Edison VP Megan Lazovick honored as one of the “Top Women in Digital 2018”

Edison Research is proud to announce that VP Megan Lazovick has been named one of Cynopsis Media’s Top Women in Digital for 2018 in the “Rising Star” category. The Cynopsis award recognizes the most influential women in digital, marketing, advertising, social media and online content.

If you have any questions about understanding consumer behaviors in the digital realm, Megan is the person to ask. She has worked successfully on behalf of many of the biggest brands in the space. It is a testament to her combination of inventiveness and curiosity.

Her observations on consumer attitudes and behavior helped to shape custom research studies that have been widely publicized and cited in the media industry, such as Edison’s Share of Ear and The Smart Audio Report from NPR and Edison Research.

Please join us in congratulating our “Rising Star” Megan (@meg_laz) on this accomplishment!

 

CRS2018

Country Radio: At Home with Smart Speakers

Country Listeners Bring Their AM/FM Loyalty to Smart Speakers
But Broadcast Radio Isn’t Their First “Ask” of Alexa

Country radio listeners are enthusiastic about smart speakers and inclined to listen to more audio because of them. But while Country fans are more likely to listen to AM/FM radio stations on a smart speaker device than the general population, Country radio stations must do more to “ask for the order,” according to “Country Radio: At Home with Smart Speakers,” the Edison Research study unveiled today at Country Radio Seminar.

Using a combination of studies performed for CRS and previous studies with NPR, Edison presented a comprehensive look at this new but very fast-growing market and how it will change audio consumption.

Edison found that 48% of Country fans who are smart speaker owners had listened to AM/FM radio on their speakers in the week before they were contacted. That’s higher than the 43% of all listeners who had used their smart speakers for broadcast radio, and follows a tradition of Country listeners showing greater loyalty to radio in their digital behaviors.

The study also found that despite broadcasters’ growing efforts to develop smart speaker skills and more frequent on-air mentions, only 25% of Country smart speaker owners were aware of an AM/FM radio station that offers a smart speaker skill.

“Yes, the adoption of these devices into homes is a huge opportunity for radio,” says Edison Research president Larry Rosin, who co-presented the findings with Edison VP Megan Lazovick. “But don’t be complacent, on Smart Speakers you are competing on the ‘Infinite Dial,’ where all audio is available. Listening to your station is highly unlikely to be the first thing a Smart Speaker user will seek out. It is up to you to remind them.”

Music is a strong motivator for Country listeners on smart speakers—96% say listening to music was a reason for wanting the device, far and away the leading answer. 81% say they used the device to play music last week, and 72% said they used it to play Country music. Country listeners who own smart speakers also say they listen to more music than overall respondents—6 hours and 11 minutes a week, roughly an hour more than others.

In the early days of digital audio, Country listeners often lagged others in their adaption of technology, something which gave some broadcasters a false sense of security. But among those who own smart speakers, Country listeners show greater enthusiasm, if anything, than their peers. 37% of Country smart speaker owners agree they purchased the device “because all your friends and family members have one” vs. 26% overall. Four out of five Country smart speaker owners think the device was easy to set up.

Edison has quickly established itself as the leader in Smart Speaker research with highly publicized studies for NPR and others. “Country Radio: At Home With Smart Speakers” is also the latest in the annual tradition of major studies of Country radio listeners conducted with Country Radio Broadcasters and unveiled at CRS.

Click here to view the full presentation.

Infinite Dial 2018

Edison Research and Triton Digital Announce Release Date for the 2018 U.S. Infinite Dial Survey

Somerville, NJ–Triton Digital®, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio industry, along with Edison Research, a leading provider of survey research in the U.S., announced today that the results of the 2018 U.S. Infinite Dial will be broadcast via Facebook Live on Thursday, March 8th at 2pm EST.

The Infinite Dial remains the longest running study of consumer behaviors related to media and technology in America. As in previous years, the study will provide a comprehensive look at the digital media consumption habits of Americans, including time spent with digital audio, podcasts, smart speakers, social media, video, mobile, and more.

“This year marks the 20th year of the U.S. Infinite Dial webinar, and the ever-evolving media landscape makes each study more fascinating than the last,” said Tom Webster, Senior Vice President of Edison Research. “We look forward to providing broadcasters, internet radio publishers, ad agencies, and the financial community at large with the latest insights and trends to help inform and support their media strategies for 2018 and beyond.”

“The Infinite Dial study has long provided invaluable insight around the growth and progression of the digital audio industry,” said John Rosso, President of Market Development at Triton Digital. “We look forward to revealing the latest in usage and consumption, especially as it relates to AM/FM radio, streaming audio, podcasting, and the utilization of smart speakers.”

The Facebook Live broadcast will be hosted by Tom Webster, Senior VP at Edison Research, and John Rosso, President, Market Development at Triton Digital. To RSVP and receive notifications about the event, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-infinite-dial-2018-registration-42007549712.

About Triton Digital
Triton Digital® is the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry. Operating in more than 45 countries, Triton Digital provides innovative technology that enables broadcasters, podcasters, and online music services to build their audience, maximize their revenue, and streamline their day-to-day operations. In addition, Triton Digital powers the global online audio industry with Webcast Metrics®, the only MRC-accredited audience measurement service that makes it easy for advertisers and brands to determine the best destination and time to reach their target audiences. Through unparalleled integrity, excellence, teamwork, and accountability, Triton Digital remains committed to connecting audio, audience, and advertisers to continuously fuel the growth of the global online industry. For more information, visit www.tritondigital.com.

About Edison Research

Edison Research conducts survey research and provides strategic information to a broad array of clients, including Activision, AMC Theatres, Audible, Disney, Dolby Laboratories, Google, Gulf News, the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau, Pandora, Samsung, Siemens, Sony, Spotify, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Time Warner and Yahoo. Edison Research works with many of the largest American radio ownership groups, including Bonneville, Emmis, Entercom, CBS Radio and Radio One. Another specialty for Edison is its work for media companies throughout the world, conducting research in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Edison Research is the sole provider of election exit poll data for the National Election Pool. Edison is also the leading provider of consumer exit polling and has conducted face-to-face research in almost every imaginable venue.

Contacts
Triton Digital
Kristin Charron, +1 514-448-4037
Kristin.charron@tritondigital.com
or
Edison Research
Tom Webster, +1 908-707-4707
twebster@edisonresearch.com

Edison Research and Triton Digital Expand the Infinite Dial Study to Canada

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Triton Digital®, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio industry, along with Edison Research, a leading provider of survey research in the U.S., announced today the expansion of the long-running and influential study of consumer adoption of digital media, The Infinite Dial, to Canada. The study, currently being fielded using a telephone survey representative of all Canadians, will provide a comprehensive look at the digital media consumption habits of Canadian consumers, including time spent with digital audio, podcasts, smart speakers, social media, video, mobile, and more.

With digital advertising budgets on the rise, the demand for reputable consumption data is at an all-time high. The Infinite Dial is one of the most cited and highly-regarded studies on digital media usage, and has been tracking Americans’ use of audio since 1998. Edison Research and Triton Digital expanded the study outside of the U.S. for the first time last year, with the unveiling of Infinite Dial Australia in June. Both companies look forward to further expanding the survey to Canada this year.

“The Infinite Dial studies explore the penetration of online audio and other digital media in a way that no other study does,” said Tom Webster, Senior Vice President of Edison Research. “A wide audience across the world, including broadcasters, ad agencies, and the financial community at large, have come to rely on the insights that the Infinite Dial provides year after year. With data derived using the highest-quality research standards, we are proud to be expanding our insights to Canada in 2018, in addition to our parallel work in the U.S. and Australia.”

“As reported by eMarketer, mobile ad spend in Canada is predicted to reach $4 Billion in 2018, which is creating an enormous opportunity for mobile-first advertising channels such as digital audio,” said John Rosso, President of Market Development at Triton Digital. “We are pleased to partner with Edison to bring the powerful insights of the Infinite Dial study to Canadian broadcasters, podcasters, and advertising agencies alike to help inform their digital audio strategies for 2018 and beyond.”

The full results of the Infinite Dial Canada study will be made available in both a free online webinar and as a downloadable report. Edison Research and Triton Digital will reveal the results of the Infinite Dial Canada study on April 4, 2018.

About Triton Digital
Triton Digital® is the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry. Operating in more than 45 countries, Triton Digital provides innovative technology that enables broadcasters, podcasters, and online music services to build their audience, maximize their revenue, and streamline their day-to-day operations. In addition, Triton Digital powers the global online audio industry with Webcast Metrics®, the only MRC-accredited audience measurement service that makes it easy for advertisers and brands to determine the best destination and time to reach their target audiences. Through unparalleled integrity, excellence, teamwork, and accountability, Triton Digital remains committed to connecting audio, audience, and advertisers to continuously fuel the growth of the global online industry. For more information, visit www.TritonDigital.com.

About Edison Research
Edison Research conducts survey research and provides strategic information to a broad array of clients, including Activision, AMC Theatres, Disney, Dolby Laboratories, Google, Gulf News, the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau, Pandora, Samsung, Siemens, Sony, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Time Warner and Yahoo. Edison Research works with many of the largest American radio ownership groups, including Bonneville, Emmis, Entercom, CBS Radio and Radio One. Another specialty for Edison is its work for media companies throughout the world, conducting research in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Edison Research is the sole provider of election exit poll data for the National Election Pool comprised of ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC and the Associated Press. Edison is also the leading provider of consumer exit polling and has conducted face-to-face research in almost every imaginable venue.

Contacts
Triton Digital
Kristin Charron, +1 514-448-4037
Kristin.charron@tritondigital.com
or
Edison Research
Tom Webster, +1 908-707-4707
twebster@edisonresearch.com

The Infinite Dial 2018 – Save The Date!

edison-triton-logosPlease save the date for the 2018 Edison Research/Triton Digital Infinite Dial webinar, which will take place on Thursday, March 8th, at 2 PM Eastern. For the first time, we will be presenting our findings of The Infinite Dial study via Facebook Live.

The Infinite Dial remains the longest running study of consumer behaviors around media and technology in America. This year, we will continue to measure a number of trends in media usage and consumption habits, particularly about streaming media, radio, mobile media consumption and social media behaviors, and we have expanded our podcasting and smart speaker sections. Attendees will learn how the streaming audio landscape has changed, which social media platforms are growing, and how smart speaker ownership is trending. The webinar will be hosted by Tom Webster, Senior VP, from Edison Research and John Rosso, President, Market Development of Triton Digital.

Register here for The Infinite Dial 2018!