Across platforms, audiences are discovering the power of audio. For nearly 50 years, NPR has been honing its craft and attracting loyal audiences across platforms.
The Power of Audio
Today audio is more accessible and personalized than ever before. Audio is the #1 media people engage with on their smartphones. Daily spoken word audio listening is up 40% since 2014. Radio still dominates and is increasingly accessible through streaming and smart speakers. The integration of audio into people’s lives gives brands new opportunities to connect with listeners in powerful, personal ways.
This is NPR.
monthly NPR podcast listeners¹
weekly NPR radio listeners²
monthly on-demand NPR downloads on smart speakers³
total weekly hours spent with NPR content⁴
Sources: (1) Podtrac, 2022; (2) ACT 1 based on Nielsen Nationwide, Spring 2021, Persons 12+; (3) Splunk and NPR Podcast Logs, April - June 2019; (4) Weekly averages. Broadcast data is from Fall 2018. Digital platforms are Jan-March 2019.
Radio reaches more U.S. people weekly than any other medium. NPM offers brands access to the most popular public radio programs — locally and nationally.
NPR has led the podcast industry since the beginning, and is currently home to 5 of the top 20 podcasts and an engaged, influential audience.
Voice-activated technology is changing listener behaviors. NPM delivers solutions for brands that extend sponsor messaging and encourage engagement.
Offering NPR’s most custom branding opportunities, a growing and engaged audience, and scale across digital platforms.
Opportunity to integrate your brand’s message with the uninterrupted listening experience on NPR.org.
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