A recent article on the Nielsen website caught my eye. It states that radio is an integral part of the lives of most Americans with 92% of Americans tuning in to the radio each week… So who exactly is motivating these audio consumers and how can you, as a business owner/marketer, use this to your benefit to maximize your marketing budget? The article talks about how Nielsen just completed a study that provides new insight into the different kinds of audio consumers and how different types of audio serve those listeners. The key to capitalizing on this potential is to understand audio consumers, what motivates them to listen and how to use that information to tailor audio offerings and advertising to be most effective.
The Audio Demand Landscape segments audio consumers into six different groups based on their habits and what they’re listening for when they tune in. Ranking the groups based on population size (the percentage of all audio consumers they account for) they are:
Music Loving Personalizers are passionate music listeners who are mainly seeking an emotional benefit by listening. They prefer free services and often play music in the background.
Discriminating Audiophiles are highly engaged consumers who listen to and prefer a wide variety of audio, and are willing to pay for specific content.
Convenience Seeking Traditionalists prefer broadcast radio, listening to their favorite stations and hosts; and they routinely listen in the car.
Background Driving Defaulters are less engaged and typically have the radio on in the car for background entertainment or occasionally news and information.
Techie Audio Enthusiasts are avid consumers of many types of audio. These listeners are early adopters of new platforms to satisfy their audio needs.
To read the complete article, click here: http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2014/scanning-the-audio-demand-landscape.html