Thursday, March 4
Two questions about digital audio programmatic advertising were addressed in Triton Digital’s presentation at the RAIN Podcast Business Summit yesterday: 1. Is programmatic advertising a “race to the bottom” in ad revenue? 2. What are actual CPM rates in podcasting? Triton SVP Stephanie Donovan answered both with a view of average CPM rates for podcast programmatic advertising.Continue Reading
The Podcast Academy has announced nominees for its inaugural Awards for Excellence in Audio — nicknamed The Ambies. The nominees were sent around this morning in a press release. They also appear HERE. Through a membership vote, 164 nominees have…Continue Reading
Financial services company Square is acquiring a majority ownership stake in the TIDAL music streaming service, as announced by Square founder/CEO Jack Dorsey on Twitter (which he also founded and runs). Dorsey made the announcement on Twitter, befittingly. Click through for his statement and rationale.Continue Reading
Jottings of note:
— Evergreen Podcasts awarded “Top Media Startup”
Evergreen Podcasts has been named a Top Startup in the Audio Content category by MDI Ventures. Evergreen CEO Michael DeAloia will speak at the Media Top Startups Summit, March 24-26. Free registration HERE
— Tyler Moody leaves Warner Media
Tyler Moody has left Warner/CNN. “I wore a lot of hats from CNN to Turner to WarnerMedia, but always worked on audio in some way.” Find him on LinkedIn to discuss the future.
— Entercom podcast hire: Brian Swarth
Entercom’s Cadence13 and Pineapple Street Studio name Brian Swarth Head of Marketing, Podcasts, a newly created position. He was previously SVP at Showtime Networks.
— Thursday, March 4