Audacy Launches Dynamic AI Contextual Advertising for Podcasts

PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 20, 2024 – Audacy is introducing dynamic AI and machine learning that infuses contextual advertising solutions into its Ad Tech stack to help brands more precisely target podcast consumers. 

The solution unlocks Audacy’s ability to accurately transcribe podcast episodes and categorize millions of hours of content with contextual, targetable tags, including ‘business and finance,’ ‘entertainment,’ ‘sports,’ ‘travel’ etc., in accordance with Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) standards. With this capability, Audacy will dynamically insert ads into podcasts more precisely than ever.

Audacy’s advertising partners will be able to hyper-target cohorts with contextually relevant messages within specific podcast episodes and deliver their ads at moments when listeners are most engaged and most receptive to brands. And because messaging will be better aligned to podcast content, advertisers will become more additive vs. intrusive to the listening experience. 

“The promise of Audacy’s cross-platform audio campaigns to deliver unprecedented reach coupled with powerful precision targeting becomes even more pronounced with the integration of contextual podcast advertising into our Ad Tech stack,” said Brian Benedik, Chief Revenue Officer, Audacy. “Our clients are realizing better returns on their advertising investments and better outcomes for their business when they leverage our holistic audio strategies, which is why Audacy boasts one of the highest renewal rates in audio and digital media.” 

David Heim
About Audacy

Audacy, Inc. is a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company that connects with 200 million consumers. Powered by its exclusive, premium audio content that includes unrivaled leadership positions in news and sports radio, Audacy operates one of the country’s two scaled radio broadcasting groups, a rapidly growing direct-to-consumer digital audio platform, multiple audio networks, a major event business and a leading, award-winning podcast studio Learn more at, Facebook (Audacy Corp), X (@AudacyCorp), LinkedIn (@Audacy-Inc), Instagram (@lifeataudacy) and Threads (@AudacyCorp).

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