The Southern California Broadcast Association Takes A Swipe At Pandora In New White Paper
September 24, 2014 at 8:52 AM (PT)
The SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION has published its latest SCBA White Paper Research Report entitled, "Consumer Response and Listening Satisfaction of Broadcast Radio vs. Pandora internet music service." The full report is available at www.scba.com under SCBA White Paper Reports. The SCBA White Paper Research Report provides in-depth analysis on subjects having a direct impact on SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Radio. This report is focused on new SCBA requested research that compares the consumer response and listener satisfaction of Broadcast Radio to that of PANDORA.
“We strongly urge all audio advertisers to read this SCBA White Paper and then draw their own conclusions about Radio’s true value as compared to the PANDORA internet music service,” said SCBA President THOM CALLAHAN. “This new research showcases SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Radio’s listening growth and as a result, its consumer satisfaction. In contrast, the Pandora internet music service has suffered considerable loss of listener satisfaction as well as time spent listening and log in sessions.”
The SCBA White Paper Research Report provides market research data from BRIDGE RATINGS. The SCBA White Paper describes the contrast between the two media in the areas of listener growth, satisfaction, and as important, the recognition of commercials heard on both media over time. Highlights of the research includes a 7.4% listener growth rate for SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Radio over the past 6 years. Conversely, the report reveals setbacks to PANDORA, including a 70.3% loss in Time spent per session in a 25 month period and an 83.3% loss in daily log-ins to its site. The research also found that consumer awareness of PANDORA aired commercials drops to only 20% within 24 months compared to a 93% awareness for commercials aired on Broadcast Radio over the same time frame.
“This SCBA White Paper clearly reveals the consumer preference for Broadcast Radio today,” said CALLAHAN. “We invite and encourage fact-based comparisons of Broadcast Radio to PANDORA seven days a week. Separating fact from hype is always in the advertiser’s best interest.”