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Smart Speaker Usage in Philadelphia: A Conversation With Alexa

Jun 23, 2022 1:18:39 PM / by Larry Julius

Me: Alexa, how many consumers in Philadelphia have access to a smart speaker?

Alexa: According to a recent Nielsen study, 1,334,636 Delaware Valley area adults own a smart speaker. This is 31.1% of the local population.*

Me: Alexa, what exactly is a smart speaker?

Alexa: According to Wikipedia, A smart speaker is a type of loudspeaker and voice command device with an integrated virtual assistant that offers interactive actions and hands-free activation with the help of one "hot word" (or several "hot words"). Some smart speakers can also act as a smart device that utilizes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other protocol standards to extend usage beyond audio playback, such as to control home automation devices. This can include, but is not limited to, features such as compatibility across a number of services and platforms, peer-to-peer connection through mesh networking, virtual assistants, and others. Each can have its own designated interface and features in-house, usually launched or controlled via application or home automation software. Some smart speakers also include a screen to show the user a visual response.

Me: Alexa, what brand of smart speakers are Philadelphia consumers likely to own?

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How Smart Speakers Affect Advertising On Philadelphia Radio

Feb 4, 2021 1:54:57 PM / by Larry Julius

Philadelphia's first radio station, WGL-AM, began broadcasting in March of 1922.  The process of getting the station's programming from the studio into the home of local listeners required tall-transmitting towers with miles of underground copper wire in the middle of massive fields.

For the next 69 years, this massive investment in real estate, steel, and cooper was the only method of delivering a radio advertiser's message into the ears of Delaware Valley consumers.

In 1993, however, new technology permitted Philadelphia radio stations to augment the reach of their tall towers by simultaneously streaming its over-the-air programming via the internet. This provided local consumers with the choice of listening to their favorite stations on their car radios, clock radios, and boom boxes or on an internet connected devices like computers, smartphones, or tablets.

Today, based on estimates from Edison Research, 11% of listening to local radio stations occurs on a streaming media device.  The ability for AM/FM to migrate from their tall towers to internet streaming allows Philadelphia radio to reach more local consumers every week than all other media.

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