Audio Branding

Audio branding is one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of advertising and marketing, but it's also one of the most important. Sound plays a vital role in shaping our lives: our brains are conditioned to respond to sound and music on a subconscious level. These podcasts explore how audio branding uses that innate connection for advertising and marketing, and the opportunities it creates to forge a more lasting, personal connection with your audience.

Audio Advertising: Beyond the Jingle

Sound has been a part of advertising for as long as advertising itself has existed, from street slogans in Victorian England that are recited today as nursery rhymes to television jingles that many of us still know by heart. But audio branding has undergone a revolution over the past few years, evolving from straightforward pitches into musical logos and subtle soundscapes that guide the listener’s impressions while reinforcing a brand’s identity.

The advertising industry in particular has been transformed by social media, and the enormous new audience and global reach it represents. From viral videos and licensed music to streaming shows and smart devices, we take a look at how online life has opened up entirely new directions when it comes to audio advertising and branding.

Audio Marketing: A Sound Strategy

Branding isn’t just about advertising, though. Audio branding encompasses the listener’s whole experience with a brand from start to finish, with points of contact that range from traditional advertising and social media to apps and IVR sounds. Throughout these episodes, we talk about how every touchpoint, no matter how short or seemingly minor, is an opportunity to instill a sense of consistency and brand recognition, and how to make the most of them.

Advertising and marketing have come a long way over the past century, from storefronts and brand logos to radio jingles and television ads. As we move forward into the twenty-first century, digital media and audio-first industries like Spotify and Clubhouse are making audio advertising and marketing strategies more relevant than ever before. New approaches are constantly emerging, and these podcasts can help explore and navigate the changing landscape of audio branding.

The Power of Digital Audio For Customer Engagement – Part 2 “If you were thinking more towards the sonic branding aspect of finding a specific sound or a musical tone that represents the company, the way that I like to approach it is, what don’t you sound like? Because sometimes that’s too obtuse of an […]

The Power of Digital Audio For Customer Engagement – Part 1 “I mean there’s a foundation that needs to be put into place. You don’t just say I want this, I want that, you know send me this, send me that. And then you have the people that are very sophisticated and they want like […]

Through Music and Sound: A Conversation with John Taite – Part 2

Through Music and Sound, A Conversation with John Taite, Part 2 “I’ve said this quite a few times, but it still rings true: I think that the superpower of sound is that people think about what they see, but they feel what they hear. And that is magic, I mean, that is transformative. That is […]

Through Music and Sound: A Conversation with John Taite – Part 1

Through Music and Sound – A Conversation with John Taite – Part 1   “There are so many things where it’s about that emotional connection to brand experience or product, and, as we’re creating that, you mentioned earlier, we’re operating in an area which is very very heavily connected to the subconscious reaction to sound. […]

How to Be a Good Podcast Host: A Conversation with Elaine Appleton Grant – Part 2

In Part two of this podcast we talk with Elaine Appleton Grant about How to be a Good Podcast Host and what Hostiness means. “And that is also something you asked before about common problems with new podcasters, and this is true of companies and organizations. They can be very large, very well-funded organizations, it […]

How to Be a Good Podcast Host: A Conversation with Elaine Appleton Grant – Part 1

What makes a good podcast host? That’s a question many of us ask!  What gives a Podcast its “hostiness” and makes you want to come back for more again and again? “There’s almost nothing about hosting and really by implication producing and that, that quality – I did not coin the term ‘hostiness,’ that comes […]