Why Big Frame’s Chris Erwin Says MCNs Are a “Bit of a Misnomer”

Multi-Channel Networks–or MCNs–seem to be the buzz in entertainment tech, and are catching the eye of investors. But what exactly are MCNs, and why should the podcasting industry take note of them? Chris Erwin, Head of Operations for Big Frame, is Adam’s guest for episode 65 of The Wolf Den, helping us get a clearer picture. First, Chris explains that today, “MCN is a bit of a misnomer.” The first MCNs came about when YouTube…

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Our Illustrated Whitepaper Shows Why Podcast Listeners Are Awesome

Last quarter Midroll surveyed the listeners of 106 podcasts on our roster to learn more about who they are and what their buying habits are. The response was overwhelming–279,864 listeners took the survey. Listeners responded because they understand that it helps the podcasts they love to find the best and most appropriate advertisers. Listeners also understand the bargain: podcast ads keep their favorite shows free and in production. We have compiled the results of this…

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Nerdist & Midroll Announce Exclusive Podcast Ad Partnership

Leading multi-platform digital entertainment company Nerdist Industries joins Midroll Media, the industry pacesetter in podcast monetization, to announce an exclusive advertising partnership. The Midroll advertising network will represent chart-topping Nerdist shows including You Made It Weird with comedian Pete Holmes, The Todd Glass Show, and the massively popular titular Nerdist Podcast, hosted by company founder and CEO Chris Hardwick along with comedians Matt Mira and Jonah Ray. The Nerdist Podcast is downloaded more than 5.5…

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Tim Ferriss Shares the Strategy for his Podcasting Success

Tim Ferriss is the author of three best-selling books in which he shares the results of self-experimentation for the purpose of designing an ideal lifestyle. On The Wolf Den podcast Tim tells host Adam Sachs that the thread connecting The 4-Hour Work Week, The 4-Hour Body and the 4-Hour Chef is the approach of doing hard thinking and analysis up front, rather than looking for shortcuts, so that you can focus on the 20% of…

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Expert Advice on Podcast Advertising from LA Podfest

The Los Angles Podcast Festival was all about hard choices. There were just so many great live shows and panels stuffed into two days and three nights of podcasting heaven. I chose to spend some of my precious Podfest time attending panels on the business and practice of podcasting, since these are topics that are near and dear to me. I have to admit I was surprised how many fellow attendees made the same choice.…

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