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Personnel Changes in Podcasting – PCI 267

October 28, 2021

Lots changing here for those working in podcasting. Personnel changes in podcasting are a hot topic this week and Mike (solo this week!) dives in to these new roles at multiple platforms. He also points out that sometimes, an old way is still a great way to promote your podcast. Cross promotion between podcasters is a great way to not only gain new listeners but develop a relationship with fellow creators. Tune in for these topics and more.
News

FTC warns podcasters about endorsement ads

Sony Music has appointed two executives for podcasting efforts

Blake Thompson named EVP at Ramsy

PRX adding two new roles in their podcasting division

Think having a podcast is, a lot? You're right. The average podcaster does five different jobs for the podcast

Did Spotify overtake Apple Podcasts in the US?

Best Practice: Promoting your show the old fashioned way, cross-promotion.

Swap promos with other podcasters in your niche

Promote your show on your other show (if you have more than one)

Have other podcasters in your niche on your show

Go on other podcasters shows in your niche

Join a loose network in your niche (like Tech Podcasts Network)

Years ago, this was much more common

Blubrry News

Todd is traveling home from the SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) event in Austin Texas today

Blog Post: There are Times You Want to Keep It Private Your Company can Secure Content for Exclusive Audiences

MacKenzie is looking for podcasters of the month for the rest of the year. Email her, MacKenzie@blubrry.com

Internal Affairs, a new podcast from our marketing interns, Chau and Mandy, here at Blubrry.

We are looking for a savvy digital marketer to join the Blubrry team! If you are or you know of someone who is, we will have the full job description and a job posting soon. Stay tuned!

Blubrry Pro Tip
Interview techniques and the open-ended question

Question(s) of the Week
Question: Why are all the directories and apps so picky about podcast artwork? I’m having a hard time getting mine to pass the size requirements. 
Answer: Most apps and directories have optimized their apps over the years for images that are exactly square. 1400x1400px (up to 3000px). Even one pixel off from that size will cause most directories to reject your feed.
The requirements:

1400x1400 pixels (square)
RGB color space
PNG or JPG format
Under 500kb (½ of 1 MB in file size)

You can edit images in Photoshop, Photoshop Express App (Free), Canva and many others. Or you can have a designer make your podcast artwork for a lost cost on fiverr.com.
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