Gary Vaynerchuk’s VaynerMedia was an early adopter of using video as a way for brands to message their wares on social. In early 2018 he opened VaynerSmart as he looked to make a name for the media businesses in a new, emerging category: voice. The agency has since built Amazon Alexa skills for brands like Diageo, GE and JP Morgan Chase. Its VP, Patrick Givens joined Scott Simonelli to talk about building audio experiences for brands.
On this episode of The Sonic Truth podcast, we invited David Horowitz, ECD at creative agency Mekanism, to dive deep on the mechanics of audio for a client whose audio signature not only will many of you have heard, but will also anticipate an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm after hearing. David spoke with Scott Klass, VP Marketing at Veritonic about his award-winning work.
Scott was joined by one of the world’s foremost creatives – Jeff Benjamin, ECD at New York based agency Barton F. Graf and former Chief Creative Officer at JWT North America. We covered everything from how he uses sound in advertising spots, to functional sounds, and got a peek into his bag of sonic surprises. You’ll hear.
Listen to an audio ad — on the radio, a digital audio platform — wherever. The voiceover you hear is, almost 75% of the time, spoken by a man. Whether that reality is based on some long-held misconception that the male voice carries more gravitas or is more convincing — or it’s simply “just the way things have always been done”– that’s the reality. Scott Simonelli is joined by Suzy Schulz, SVP, Cumulus Media/ Westwood One & Stella Voutsina, CTO, MDC Media Partners to discuss.
Scott Simonelli is joined by Smirnoff brand leads — Luke Atkinson and Neil Shah — live from Advertising Week New York. The three spoke about how the alcohol brand has utilised music in some of its latest campaigns.
If you had to choose one statistic to represent how fundamental the human voice is going to be in marketing, what would it be? That by 2020, more than 50% of search will be voice-driven? Or that 65% of podcast listeners are inclined to buy a product advertised on the show? Bottom line–the things we hear and say, and the way we hear and say them, matter more than ever. Join Pandora’s VP/Executive Creative Director Lauren Nagel as she dissects the subject.
We hear from some legends of advertising — Lenny Stern and Tom Messner — about how sound influenced some of their decisions when they worked on the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr. We’re also joined by Katz Media CMO Stacey Schulman about the research they did on how radio ads by candidates in the hotly contested US Senate race in Florida are influencing voters there — particularly that highly-valuable subset of swing voters.
Welcome to The Sonic Truth podcast, presented by Veritonic and AW360.