Just recently announced, there are eight new Podcast Academy board members. If you’re a member you can meet them on April 19 to learn what they’ve been working on the past year. Reminder, podcasters and those who work in the podcast industry can become a member of The Podcast Academy. We also get into Spotify profit speculation, narrow podcasting and more.
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- The Podcast Academy has announced its newly-elected members of the Board of Governors. They are: Chirag Desai (Founder, Amaeya Media); Steve Wilson (Chief Strategy, QCODE); Valentina Kaledina (Director of Business Development, Castbox); Ami Thakkar (Host, Tuckered Out), Ilana Susnow (Head of Marketing and Audience Development, PodcastOne); Daniel J Lewis (Host, The Audacity to Podcast and founder, My Podcast Reviews); Martha Little (Editor, Audible); and Becky Celestina (Content Partnerships, Acast). If a member, you can meet the board on Apr 19.
- Spotify might make a profit from podcasting soon.
- Study: Podcast listeners are likely to be more curious and less neurotic
- Bob Ross Inc. (yes, that Bob Ross) is looking for hosts/producers for podcasts.
- Snipit.fm is a new short-form podcast network
- Gilbert Gottfried, Comedian, Actor, Podcaster, died at 67 after a long illness. (Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast)
Repeat the important points
It’s beneficial to include a call-to-action in your show notes, but also in the audio content. Just like people need to hear an advertisement multiple times before they move forward with a decision, the same goes for retaining information from your podcast. Repeat the important points to your listeners for better retention.
- Account sharing is now active at Blubrry!
- PowerPress 9.0.1 is out with a quick hot fix. Version 9.0.2 is coming soon.
Blubrry Pro Tip
Narrow Podcasting Book Sample
Question of the Week
From Kendra on Facebook
Question: I’m really loving the new “Impactful Play” information on Blubrry. Are there any averages of this statistic? Trying to understand what is a good metric and goal for this number is.
Answer: At this time we do not have an average we can share. Each show is different and as long as you don’t have a huge percentage dropping out before 75%, you are likely good. You have to look at that and decide if something you are doing in the content is causing a drop out earlier.
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