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.

In this interview, I am joined by two guests who are taking the audio branding world by storm. Dr. Cornelius Ringe and Lars Ohlendorf are partners in the company, WESOUND and Dr. Ringe is the founder of the Audio Branding Academy. We dive into so many great aspects of audio branding in this interview and […]

Jingles All The Way

The holidays are just around the corner, and we all know what that means: Christmas songs on the radio and holiday jingles in just about every store. But there’s one kind of traditional jingle we aren’t as likely to hear these days: the commercial jingle. If you used to wish you were an Oscar Mayer […]

Interview with Audio Producer & Voice Talent, Macha Gruber – Part 2

I continue my conversation with Macha Gruber. In this second half of the interview, we discuss everything from advertising to diversity in voice acting to COVID to the Keto diet.  This part of our interview is even better than the first part!  Tune in to hear Macha and I discuss: The importance of imaging for […]

Interview with Audio Producer & Voice Talent, Macha Gruber – Part 1

I’m so excited to chat with Macha Grueber. She’s done some amazing things in the audio world and I have to tell you –  I’ve been looking forward to hearing her perspective on the current status of the audio branding world. Macha is a professional voice actor and has spent the better part of 15 […]

Interview with Co-founder and CXO of Audio UX, Eric Seay – Part 2

This is the second part of my interview with Eric Seay. We dive into more about how audio varies for different brands. Eric also walks us through his entire process for creating an audio brand. This second part of our conversation is just as intriguing as the first and I can’t wait for you to […]

Interview with Co-founder and CXO of Audio UX, Eric Seay – Part 1

This week’s episode is part 1 of an interview with Eric Seay. He has a deep understanding of vertical sound. He combines his love for the artistic expression of music and the study of psychoacoustics (fascinating, right?). He and his team have done extensive research into the power of sound and are constantly pushing the […]