Tag: audio

10/12

hivio 2016: Panoply and the Business of Podcasting

Andy Bowers is the Chief Content Officer of Panoply, a leading podcast network and an innovator in the space. In this Q&A from hivio 2016, the audio future festival, I talk with Andy about Panoply's business model, how the company works with advertisers and brands, and the future of podcasting as a business. Among the questions Andy addresses: Describe Panoply For advertisers, Panoply is more about impact than scale. How is that distinction important and how does it work for you? How do you work with brands? Most of the advertising on Panoply is direct response. This is a … [Read more...]

09/20

hivio 2016: What’s the Future of ESPN Audio?

If ever there was a brand built on proprietary content, that brand is ESPN. Across all platforms, ESPN Audio offers more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually, reaching nearly 24 million listeners per week on more than 450 stations. Traug Keller is ESPN’s Senior Vice President, Production, Business Divisions, and he leads three business units at the company: ESPN Audio, ESPN Local and the ESPN Talent Office. For ESPN Audio, Traug oversees all aspects of the business including talent, staffing, national programming content, scheduling, and event production. Traug was one of … [Read more...]

09/05

hivio 2016: How to Get Your Fans to Share Your Digital Audio

Recently I was working on a project for a cable TV network involving digital content. They had only one rule: No audio, no way, no how. Why? Mostly because of their belief that of all the digital content elements they could present - text, images, video - the one that is least likely to be shared is audio. And the less the content is shared, the less impact it will have, and the less tune-in potential to their TV content they will see. In TV, as in radio, it's all about ratings. This is a problem familiar to anyone in the audio space: How to make audio easy to share and … [Read more...]

08/25

Radio: Why Connected Cars Don’t Matter

From Radio Ink: While the radio industry grapples with what it should be doing about the connected car, there may be some comfort in knowing consumers are still a bit baffled by the connected car as well. Nielsen’s new AutoTECHCAST report shows that nearly one-third of consumers have never heard of these technology-enabled vehicles. “These consumers don’t know what connected cars do, and are not associating vehicle brands with infotainment badging.” Both the auto and radio industries still don't get it: What's connected isn't the car, it's the consumer. You should take no comfort in … [Read more...]

08/22

Tweet This: Quality News is Dying

Tweet this: Quality news is dying. And... Twitter growth screeches to a halt - at 52 million users! Plus, rants and raves about the "connected lawn" and proof that Donald Trump's hands are not as HUUGE as he says they are. It’s episode 48 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth! Click the play button below: And if you're reading this by email, click here for the audio. Sample and subscribe to Media Unplugged at iTunes. Or do the same at Stitcher. And if you like … [Read more...]

08/15

Podcasting is Going to be Big Business

There's lots of chatter about podcasting today - from hobbyists, from fans, and from the companies deeply embedded in the space. But all that is nothing compared to what's coming. Every year comes another statistic about the growth of podcasting among consumers, but even that doesn't touch what's coming. What's coming is that podcasting is going to be big business, and it's going to happen sooner than you think. ART19 is one of the new companies at the center of that transformation. Recently I talked to several of the principals of ART19, Sean Carr, Matt Belknap, and Roddy … [Read more...]

08/02

hivio 2016 – How Pandora is Changing Audio Advertising

Lizzie Widhelm is Pandora’s Senior Vice President of Ad Product Sales & Strategy where she spearheads the team that brings advertising products to life and to market. At this Q&A from hivio, the audio future festival, Lizzie talks about the evolving Pandora platform and how it's changing its sales strategy to meet the future head-on. Here are some of the questions we cover: Why is this evolution of Pandora so important? How is the new shape of Pandora likely to be different from what Spotify provides today? What is your sales strategy at Pandora? Talk about your … [Read more...]

07/21

Here’s How Digital Makes Audio Content Better – NPR’s Anya Grundmann

Think digital and radio are two separate worlds and digital learnings can't make audio content across platforms better and more popular? Think again. Anya Grundmann is NPR's Vice President for Programming and Audience Development. She leads NPR's programming center and its strategy for program acquisition, evaluation, and development. In this remarkable presentation from hivio, Anya shares what NPR has learned from its digital efforts and how those digital efforts have enhanced their ability to create outstanding audio content. This presentation is a must-see for anyone in the … [Read more...]

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