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Ad Age Ad Lib

Nov 8, 2018

In September, satellite radio company Sirius XM offered to plunk down $3.5 billion to acquire streaming music service Pandora. Joining us today is Pandora svp of ad innovation Lizzie Widhelm to break down what the Sirius offer means to Pandora — and vice versa. Sirius has more than 36 million subscribers in North America, Pandora has 70 million monthly listeners — fewer than 6 million of whom pay for the service. We discuss the state of advertising in the streaming space, the future of audio and why she’s bullish on podcasts. We also discuss why she thinks she didn’t experience noticeable gender discrimination until she reached senior leadership positions. Oh, and we get into what her favorite TV show was growing up.