Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Shazam Says Super Bowl Audio Tagging Was a Win | Evolver.fm

During yesterday’s Super Bowl, the music-tagging app Shazam, which has been making inroads into television programming, helped approximately half of the game’s advertisers link their ads to exclusive songs by the Interscope artists who performed during the halftime show, car giveaways, and other additional content.

When we first heard about this plan, it started us thinking: Are audio tags the new QR codes – a new set of links from the offline world to the online world? The answer appears to be “so far, so good.”
Shazam sends word that its large-scale experiment in Super Bowl audio tagging led to “record engagement,” with football fans tagging content millions of times during the game, the half-time show, and advertisements (full list here).

“The Super Bowl was our first major live network television event where we enabled people to interact with all aspects of the game, including the ads and the spectacular halftime show,” said Shazam CEO Andrew Fisher. “Knowing the size of the Super Bowl audience, we had high expectations for how many people would be engaged during the event and with the numbers in the millions we were blown away.”

Shazam Says Super Bowl Audio Tagging Was a Win Evolver.fm

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