Audio & Podcasting

Slate's Podcast Revenues Forecast To Comprise 35% Of Business
October 17, 2018 at 3:22 pm

Slate’s audio business will make up 35% of the digital magazine’s business next year.That’s up from 28% of the business podcasting represents for Slate this year, Charlie Kammerer, Chief Revenue Officer, The Slate Group, told Steve Smith, vice president-editorial director of events at MediaPost’s Publishing Insider Summit yesterday.Slate, which…

Podcasts Are Fertile Ground for City & Regional Publishers
August 20, 2018 at 3:10 pm

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve entered an era of on-demand media consumption. And due to its mobility and being a natural accompaniment for multitasking, audio has emerged as a favorite among the on-demand public. Podcasting, in particular, has enjoyed a boom in recent years, with one in four Americans now listening to podcasts. “The…

Can Publishers Monetize Their Digital Technology Expertise?
April 27, 2018 at 10:24 am

Recently I sat down with Thorin McGee, editor-in-chief of sister publication Target Marketing, to discuss the technologies publishers are adopting – and in some cases have mastered – to consider how this impacts the marketing ecosystem. In many cases, publishers are now leading the way in terms of innovating with digital media and marketing technology,…

Why National Review Is Doubling Down on Podcasts, Photo Galleries & Video
March 6, 2018 at 8:00 am

Conservative political and cultural magazine National Review has seen massive growth in audience engagement with multimedia content, including its podcasts, photos, and videos. "Our photo galleries are the third most visited part of our website," said publisher Garrett Bewkes during an interview at the 2017 FUSE Media Summit, which has led the magazine to hire…

The Race is on For Media Brands to Own Voice-Assistant “Skills”
February 22, 2018 at 11:10 am

In January, we took a journey to understand the opportunity for media brands with voice-enabled devices like Amazon’s Echo Dot (aka Alexa) and the Google Home device. But there’s a big learning curve and a new language that you have to learn when you make the decision to target these platforms and actually have your…

7 Things to Listen Out for in 2018 as Audio Undergoes a Revolution
January 25, 2018 at 8:00 am

By Richard Brooks, Coventry University It was a remarkable year for innovation in audio story telling. Listeners in 2017 had the chance to experience new ways of listening to stories told through artificial intelligence, gaming, augmented reality and personalized soundtrails. The shift of radio plays to smartphones has transformed the medium and is bringing a…