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IAB Podcast Upfront Fall to complement the spring event, with new research report

Last December the IAB announced that the annual Podcast Upfront showcase to advertisers was shifting to a spring event, to place it closer to the Video Upfronts. That rescheduled event did take place (virtually) in May, but now the IAB announces a fall podcast event as well, on September 9-10, timed with a new research report. Click through for details and confirmed presenters. Continue Reading

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“VENT Documentaries” win top honor at British Podcast Awards; 28 honorees; great discovery field

Twenty-eight 1st-place awards, and three times that many total awards, were bestowed over the weekend by the British Podcast Awards. VENT Documentaries won Podcast of the Year — a show in which investigative stories are told by young people from a single London borough. The winner list of nearly 90 shows provides great discovery browsing, especially for American audiences. Click for details and link. Continue Reading

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“Dying for Sex” wins Ambies Podcast of the Year; 23 category awards bestowed; we count “top” networks

Dying for Sex won the Podcast of the Year award at the inaugural Ambies Awards, produced by The Podcast Academy. The Wondery-produced show posted its final episode 14 months ago, perhaps demonstrating how evergreen podcasts retain their currency. We analyze how many winners are from “top publishers.” Continue Reading

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“Programmatic is not a four-letter word” — AdsWizz pitches ad tech at IAB Podcast Upfront

In a four-hour Podcast Upfront event featuring 14 presentations, most of them multi-element video productions, some of them featuring celebrity podcasters and ferociously upbeat conversations, AdsWizz gave its “share of stage” to soft-spoken CEO Alexis van deWyer for earnest advocacy of his company’s future-leaning ad-tech expertise. There were metrics, too. Continue Reading