RAIN News Interviews Adam Sachs on the Business of Podcasts

Our new CEO Adam Sachs was just interviewed for a nice article in Radio and Internet News, written by VP and Managing Editor Brad Hill. The interview focuses on the business of podcasting, emphasizing that, “Midroll Media’s unique stance in the industry is its support of the art, craft and livelihood of podcasters.” Adam explains, “Our ad sales developed in a completely organic way. It was podcasters wanting to monetize their craft, and not knowing…

Read More

Midroll Media Announces Leadership Transition To Prepare for Next Stage Growth

Responding to tremendous success since its founding, Midroll Media, the leading provider of production and monetization services to the podcasting industry, announces both a leadership reorganization and plans to add creative and business staff. Founding CEO Jeff Ullrich is stepping into the role of non-executive Chairman and Adam Sachs has been named the company’s new CEO. Sachs joined Midroll Media in October 2013 as COO and Head of Product and has overseen rapid development in…

Read More

Podcast Advertising Is Part of an Overall Surge in Internet Ads

Internet advertising revenues hit an all-time high for a first quarter this year, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau. Those revenues were $11.6 billion, 19% more than the same quarter in 2013. Podcast ads are a growing part of this picture. The report emphasizes the growth of mobile, where podcasts are very much at home. But the numbers for podcasting reflect this trend, too. Midroll Media saw a 3x increase in revenue during that same…

Read More

Kevin Smith: I’ve Done Way More Podcasts Than Films

Kevin Smith says he’ll always be called, “director Kevin Smith,” even though he’s “done way more podcasts than [he’s] done films.” On episode 59 of The Wolf Den he tells Jeff Ullrich that what he likes now is when people say, “he’s Kevin Smith for a living.” Kevin says he grew his Smodcast network from 1 to 25 shows because of his “sheer desire to keep talking.” But he also says that his first show–and…

Read More