AdsWizz Inc. announces an expansion of its relationship with Sonos, becoming the exclusive programmatic sales representative of Sonos Radio advertising inventory. This expansion of the parties' existing relationship builds on Sonos' current use of AdsWizz's campaign management, supply-side platform (SSP), and other digital audio advertising technology while providing marketers with access to millions of engaged listeners. The markets covered by the exclusive agreement include the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Australia.
Founded in 2002 in Santa Barbara, California, Sonos is a leading sound experience company. The inventor of multi-room wireless home audio, Sonos empowers listeners with effortless, immersive experiences and exceptional sound that connects them more deeply to the sounds that move them. Sonos Radio, which debuted in 2020, is a free streaming radio service for Sonos customers that provides listeners access to expertly-curated music stations, original shows, and tens of thousands of live broadcasts from around the globe through the Sonos app.
The global smart speaker market experienced a compound annual growth rate of 7.1% between 2021 and 2022, according to The Business Research Company, and Sonos is a leader in the premium segment of this market. The number of households using Sonos’ products increased by 1.4 million to 14 million in the fiscal year 2022. Sonos Radio is the number one most-listened-to service on Sonos, accounting for nearly 30% of all listening and attracting an affluent and educated audience—70% have a household income of USD$100,000 (£83,500) or more—and 87% live in urban and suburban areas.
The expanded relationship combines the power of AdsWizz’s state-of-the-art audio technology with leading sales channels, including SXM Media, the combined advertising sales group of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. This pairing of technology and sales expertise is expected to provide Sonos with a more streamlined approach to monetising its content.
Advertisers can access Sonos' audio inventory via AdsWizz's connected demand sources. These include AudioMatic, AdsWizz’s demand-side platform; the AdsWizz Marketplace, which enables publishers and advertisers to easily transact on audio inventory; and AdsWizz direct integrations with major third-party demand-side platforms (DSPs).
“Sonos is a leader in sound experience. We share a commitment to making things easier for listeners. It’s empowering to be able to connect advertising exclusively with Sonos Radio's inventory, which consists of expertly curated music stations, original shows, and more than 60,000 live broadcasts,” said Marsha Fischer, VP of strategic partnerships at AdsWizz.
Amanda Dwyer, head of commercial for Sonos Radio at Sonos added: “AdsWizz has proven to be a powerful ad tech provider, which made it an easy choice when considering monetisation opportunities. AdsWizz and its extended sales team really get it when it comes to the premium nature of the Sonos Radio audience, our content offering and our differentiation in the audio entertainment market.”