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Acast vs Spotify cage fight

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Acast’s decision to refuse advertising using Spotify’s Ad Analytics from Sep 1, which we reported yesterday, has Spotify giving us this comment:


“The ongoing results of Spotify’s commitment to growing audiences and monetization for creators speak for themselves with tens of millions of new podcast listeners and industry-wide podcast ad revenue growth of over 250% since 2019. By working closely with partners across the industry and innovating to meet their needs, we’ve become the number one platform in many markets worldwide. Acast’s decision to limit campaign insights, reach and performance will negatively impact advertisers, publishers, and creators, hurting the openness of the ecosystem and creating a downstream impact on their bottom line. We remain committed to investing in the industry’s long-term success.”

Ross Adams, Acast’s CEO, wrote: “I firmly believe that the key to unlocking the true potential of podcast advertising lies in detailed and impartial measurement, especially when it comes to attribution … As champions of the open podcasting ecosystem, we firmly believe that a rising tide lifts all boats. We are dedicated to fostering an ecosystem that benefits all players, where success is shared by creators, advertisers, and the industry as a whole. … At Acast, we recognize that independence and objectivity are vital for advertisers and the industry as a whole when it comes to measurement. To ensure that impartiality, we have always partnered with trusted third-party partners for measuring and reporting on campaigns.”


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