SiriusXM’s SXM Media announced the introduction of AudioID powered by AdsWizz, a first-to-market listener identity solution offering marketers new avenues to reach, target, and connect with consumers at scale. AudioID puts content and audiences first, providing an improved consumer experience across multiple platforms and a better way for brands to buy audio advertising.
AudioID is the most recent example of SiriusXM’s investment in audio ad technology and solutions to make advertising across satellite radio, streaming music, and podcasts as simple as pressing play or turning the dial. From in-car to at-home to mobile, SXM Media is committed to making premium audio advertising intelligent, accessible, and impactful for listeners and marketers.
As traditional digital identifiers erode in the market and audio content such as podcasts increase share of ear, AudioID is the future of listener identity. With an algorithm that accepts and matches a variety of consented listener signals and inputs then weighs them accordingly, this new identity solution responds to ad requests by finding or creating unique, anonymized AudioIDs. These IDs can then be tapped into for everything from reach and forecasting to frequency capping, advanced first-party targeting, enhanced measurement, and more.
AudioID’s U.S.-based identity launch offering will live within the walls of SXM Media. The product will leverage datasets across the tens of millions of known Pandora, SirusXM, and Stitcher listeners, matching them to create AudioIDs. This will allow for a better ad experience for consumers, marketers and publishers, tapping into listener behavior and preferences in a way that supports the future of identity safety while helping marketers achieve their goals.
Beginning later in 2022, AudioID will extend SXM Media’s first-party audience targeting to opted-in off-platform parties across AdsWizz, giving marketers and publishers in the U.S. access to better, smarter data guidelines, long-term, AdsWizz’s platform has the potential to expand AudioID globally; strengthen any behaviors; and define a new identity framework for the audio ecosystem at large, one that centers around consumption, content, and preference data versus personal consumer signals.
“We are entering a new era of identity – both in culture and technology – that defines us not by who we are on paper or the cookies we leave behind, but by our interests and passions. AudioID is a consumer-first, privacy-conscious infrastructure that will deliver our audiences the best experiences and give marketers access to data-driven capabilities like never before,” said Chris Record, Senior Vice President and Head of Ad Product, Technology & Operations at SXM Media & AdsWizz.
AudioID is based on several fundamental founding principles:
Innovative & Additive: AudioID will always remain an innovator in audio identity and additive to the overall audio advertising ecosystem.
Flexible & Iterative: To support marketers and publishers, AudioID will be flexible in its acceptance of inputs from data providers, publishers, alternative identifiers, and other third parties. In addition, AudioID is expected tone an ever-evolving, iterative technology that will continue to develop with the needs of the media and marketing ecosystem.
Private & Optional: Privacy protection is embedded into AudioID by design as an anonymized identity solution that enhances consumer privacy. Publishers and marketers will maintain control of their data resources, with AudioID always remaining an optional (versus required) solution for external parties.
Intelligent & Science-Driven: Developing AudioID is a team of technologists and data scientists from around the world committed to using the latest tech and knowledge and applying it to the product.