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Aspiration meets inspiration at Podcast Movement … plus bleeps and feral hogs

Swarms of podcasters populated the Rosen Shingle Creek resort hotel in Orlando, FL this week for two full days of learnings, plus some spillover before and after. As RAIN has attended year after year, we observe the mood becoming more serious and determined as the podcast industry’s challenges become as widely apparent as its opportunities. Continue Reading

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RAIN Summit Fireside Chat transcript: Alexis van de Wyer (AdsWizz) and Simon Thomas (Omnicom Media Group)

In a RAIN Summit and RAIN News first, we are pleased to offer a complete transcript of a Fireside Chat session from the RAIN Digital Audio Advertising Summit in Chicago, June 4. The team at AdsWizz, a Presenting Sponsor and participant in the onstage conversation, created the transcript for RAIN News readers. Continue Reading

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Google’s Zack Reneau-Wedeen: Doubling worldwide podcast listening (audio)

At the RAIN Podcast Business Summit on March 5, keynoter Zack Reneau-Wedeen (Founder and Head of Product, Google Podcasts) spoke with Steve Pratt (Principal and Co-owner, Pacific Content) about doubling worldwide podcast listening — Google’s podcast mission. Click through to hear the conversation. Continue Reading

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Youth and experience equally dazzle attendees at RAIN Summit Orlando

RAIN Summit Orlando was staged yesterday at the Hilton Bonnett Creek resort outside of Orlando, in association with the NAB/RAB Radio Show. Two-hundred attendees packed RAIN’s venue within the expansive conference hotel to hear the latest thought leadership in radio streaming, podcasting, research, ad technology, and other aspects of digital and online audio. Also, there was that Gen Z panel… Continue Reading