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Advertising and music: love is in the air

on August 3, 2005 by Martina Comments

Advertising and music: love is in the air iPods have changed the way we enjoy music and advertisers are adapting to our new habits. But will we like commercials in our playlists? Reuters has a good article on advertising meeting the music industry. Ads in podcasts are one of the attractive options but, at least for now, Apple has decided not to allow commercials on its iPod device or iTunes download services. “We don’t think it’s part of the experience we want to give” explains Greg Joswiak, vice president of iPod product marketing. Craig Davis, chief creative officer of JWT Worldwide agrees with Apple’s position:

“People are using an iPod because they want to choose the music they listen to. To interrupt and intrude on that with advertising would be pretty unwelcome.”

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