Podcast Ads “Convert” PandoDaily’s Ad Tech Writer

My podcast listening friends sometimes like to tease me about the perceived ubiquity of certain products and brands in podcast ads. PandoDaily writer James Robinson recently riffed on that theme, observing, “Stamps.com advertises in a lot of podcasts. I listen to Marc Maron. Stamps.com is there.The BS Report. There too.” (Midroll booked those Marc Maron ads, by the way). But the story doesn’t end there. The turnaround is that Robinson just became a Stamps.com customer.…

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Podcast Networks Work Hard To Let Hosts Focus on Shows

There has been a bit of noise in the tech podcasting space about the validity of the current podcast network model. The only post I personally read was the one from Glenn Fleishman, a Midroll customer, where he mentioned Earwolf. So I feel compelled to weigh in. Glenn writes, “Podcast networks, including the tech ones I’m familiar with and those like Earwolf, an exceedingly popular comedy network that pupped off The Midroll, which sells my…

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For Listeners Podcast Ads Are More Like Information

Does internet advertising work? That’s the “dangerous question,” raised by Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson in a recently published article. Thompson raises some worthy questions, based upon some challenging recent research. At the same time, some of the reasons he addresses as to why traditional internet advertising comes in for scrutiny actually argue in favor of podcast advertising. Thompson starts with the proposition that the internet was supposed to let us know exactly which ads…

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Podcasters, Your Ad Network Should Work for YOU

As a podcaster, I understand how tempting it can be to sign up with multiple podcast advertising networks—with the idea that it must be better having more folks working to sell your show’s ads. But my experience in the industry says otherwise. In fact, you’ll be better off choosing one really good company (may I suggest Midroll?) to be your exclusive representative to advertisers. Let me explain why. The Path Begins With the First Show…

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