Fall Podcast Upfront Day 1: A range of presentation styles from podcast networks

The first day of the two-day fall IAB Podcast Upfront occurred today, in a packed four-hour series of 10 presentations. The event, formerly annual and now a twice-a-year, spring-fall occurrence, showcases podcast networks to audio advertising buyers. Click for detailed coverage. Continue Reading


Slate partners with Pocket for “Stories Behind the Podcasts”

Slate has made an interesting partnership between its podcast division and Pocket, the Mozilla-built app which offers topical reading collections. Slate will put podcast-specific reading collections onto Pocket. The project is called “Stories Behind the Podcast.” We like how it crosses over media categories and broadens the podcast experience. Continue Reading


SiriusXM unleashes largest-ever media campaign, emphasizing out-of-car listening

SiriusXM is making noise about a new multimedia ad campaign featuring a large and glittering array of celebrities including Kevin hart, Dave Grohl, LL COOL J, Bebe Rexha, Kehlani, Jeff Lewis, Helio Castroneves. A few selected SiriusXM DJs are also featured. The thrust of the campaign is out-of-car listening. Click through for a video; it’s funny. Continue Reading


James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Behind the Chris Evans Radio 1 Breakfast Show

by James Cridland

James Cridland returns with a richly informative newsletter about radio around the world. In this edition: A nostalgic listen to a long-gone radio show, resulting in a bit of melancholy — but it was an alignment of stars, dependent on the era. Also: Howard Stern as an agent of derailment. And more, including podcast subscription stats. Continue Reading