Audio bends around our lives, but that doesn’t mean it’s background noise. Those screenless moments are frequently the most meaningful in our day. With music streaming and playlists in particular, we can match our every mood, mindset, and activity — our context — with exactly the right score. All of this is great news for advertisers looking to reach highly engaged audiences in an impactful way — audio’s ubiquity allows you to fill otherwise unreachable gaps in the consumer’s journey, while streaming’s emotional quotient means we’re receiving new signals about individuals’ real-life context. Plus, a fun side effect: if we’re listening on-the-go, we’re likely not stopping to mute a 15-second ad, and we’re certainly not walking away from the TV to cram in a chore during a commercial break.