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Edison /Triton Infinite Dial Canada to be presented this week

Mark the calendar and book your seat — Edison Research and Triton Digital will present their Infinite Dial Canada on Thursday of this week (June 4) at 1pm ET. Slides and a recording will be available after the show, but it’s more fun to watch live, and there will probably be an opportunity to ask questions. Click through for registration link. Continue Reading

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Acast Open podcasts now can enter Acast Marketplace for dynamic ad insertions

Acast Open, which launched last fall after the Pippa acquisition, and which allows any podcast to host a show on Acast, can now (as of today) participate in the Acast Marketplace. Acast Open podcasters must apply to enter the monetization service. Dynamic ad insertion is used to deliver targeted messages in shows throughout a podcast’s entire catalog. Continue Reading

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Stitcher releases 10-year podcast report; we talk with Erik Diehn in a popup podcast

Content and distribution powerhouse Stitcher has released a report of observations and measurements over 10 years of delivering podcasts to listeners. It is a unique glimpse into listener behavior from a pioneering podcast company. We also spoke with CEO Erik Diehn for a popup podcast. Click through to read and listen. Continue Reading

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AdLarge re-ups to rep “Crime Junkie” and discloses download numbers

AdLarge sent us an announcement that its cabana division, which represents podcasts to  advertisers, has extended its relationship with Crime Junkie, the successful podcast created and hosted by Ashley Flowers. The show is downloaded 31-million times a month. The arrangement stretches to include Flowers’ podcast network. (Click through for audio trailer.) Continue Reading

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Opportunities and challenges for radio (MIDiA Research)

In an encompassing and deeply researched report, UK-based MIDiA Research has produced a manifesto for broadcast radio, laying out challenges and opportunities for the future. Titled Radio is Switched On Again: Strategies for 2020 and Beyond, the densely-packed 24-page document is for subscribers only, but MIDiA kindly sent a copy to RAIN News for review. Continue Reading

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Weekly podcast listeners skew away from AM/FM during coronavirus, and Joe Rogan rules (Edison)

The most actively engaged podcast listeners — people who listen at least weekly — are, as a group, falling away from AM/FM listening to an extent, and also streaming internet radio. This is one result of an Edison Research survey, as described by SVP Tom Webster in a webinar. Edison also displayed a top-1o list of podcasts with the greatest reach. Guess which is #1 — by a big margin. Continue Reading