Former Spotify Executive on What's Next for Podcasting

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In 2011, podcasting was an emerging medium. In 2016, there were 300,000 podcasts. This year, there are five million.

Everyone with a niche hobby, business, or brand seems to be podcasting. If you want to make a stranger’s day, walk up to them and say, “I love your podcast.”

Does this mean podcasting is oversaturated? Is it too late to start? And if you have one, how do you stand out among a crowd of celebrities and networks pouring millions into the medium?

We suggest listening to Max Cutler.

Cutler is the founder of true crime podcast network Parcast and Spotify’s former head of talk creator content. He became a podcast pioneer when he bootstrapped Parcast, which sold to Spotify in 2019 for $100 million, according to the Financial Times. As a Spotify executive, he signed and produced some of the most popular podcasting personalities, including Alex Cooper, Brené Brown, Emma Chamberlain, and Joe Rogan. Read More

Article originally written by Luke Ferris and published on Foundr.

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Content marketing helps businesses do this, and it describes the process of attracting, engaging with, and delighting your target markets.

By honing in on effective content marketing, you can do just that — and as a result, increase conversions, improve brand awareness, boost revenue, establish yourself as an industry leader, and more. Read More

Article originally written by Kristen Baker and published on Hubspot.

Video podcasts are on the rise and are a great way to expand your audience. In this I'm sharing my video podcast set up, the gear I use (cameras, lenses, lights, mics) , the positioning for that gear along with a few power tips to help you set up your video podcast.

With 464.7 million podcast listeners and a market valuation of 23.75 billion, podcasting continues to increase in popularity, captivating audiences and revolutionizing the way we consume audio content.

As the industry continues to evolve, staying ahead of emerging trends becomes crucial for podcasters who strive to maintain relevance and engage their listeners effectively.

In this blog post, we explore 7 emerging trends that are shaping the future of branded podcasts, providing insights and strategies to help you and your team stay ahead of the game. Read More

Article originally written by Tianna Marinucci and published on CoHost.

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