RAIN Notes: Friday, April 5

Jottings of note:



PRX brags that it has received 12 Webby Award recognitions — six nominations and six honors. The nominees are eligible to win People’s Voice Award, the result of public fan voting, which is open until April 18, HERE. PRX honorees have already won their Webbys in several categories: Arts & Culture, Scripted Fiction, Limited Series Documentary, Technology, Documentary, and Branded Podcast. See PRX’s promo + links HERE.


Dream Come True

“Truly a dream come true” is how Charlie Smith describes his appointment to workflow automation and ad management company Frequency. As Technical Account Manager, Smith will report to Frequency CEO Pete Jimison. A specialist in this field, Smith has charted a career path throught Gannett, Triad Retail Media, Placements.io, and Operative. “Frequency has been built around the mission of making day-to-day tasks easier and more efficient for audio teams,” said Smith. “I view my role as a direct extension of that mission.” Jimison promised the appointment “will be integral in bringing product and client teams together to fuel better outcomes for our customers.”



James Cridland’s Podnews released its annual report card, synchronized with Podcast Movement Evolutions. More than 100 podcast creators filled in a survey form designed to score pros and cons of podcast hosting services. Apple Podcasts edged out Spotify for the #1 slot in the overall ranking of several categories, as last year. There’s much more. See it HERE.


April 5, 2024

Brad Hill