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Along with baseball, basketball, and nearly everything else, “Infinite Dial” live is off — webinar still on

In a day when baseball, basketball, hockey, Disney, schools and many other cultural institutions were suspended, yesterday also brought an announcement closer to RAIN home: Edison Research and Triton Digital have canceled the first live-audience presentation of The Infinite Dial, the annual public snapshot of American listening. The webinar is a go; click through for the registration link. Continue Reading

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Podcast Business Summit: Sold out event brought together agency, publisher, and tech experts

The 4th Annual RAIN Podcast Business Summit took over New World Stages in midtown Manhattan yesterday, as a sellout crowd gathered for knowledge and networking around podcasting’s key business topics. The event is the only conference focused exclusively on the business side of podcasting, and is part of RAIN’s global event series. Continue Reading

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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