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How to Build a Mobile App Dedicated to Your Podcast

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When you’re starting up your podcast you have to think about a lot of things: the right tools to use, where to store content, how to spread the word, and last but not least, how to build your audience. We know that this is one of the most challenging tasks to deal with, and setting up your mic to speak to no one probably isn’t what you have in mind.

Building your fanbase doesn’t only mean targeting your content, it also has a lot to do with providing easy access to your podcasts. The more accessible your podcasts are, the easier you gain and keep listeners stuck on your content.

Creating your own application at a great price can be the best option to promote your content, render it more easily discoverable, and offer open access to your podcasts.

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Play with the new fader now available on Spreaker Studio for Android Tablet

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Android users, we have some good news for those of you using Spreaker Studio on a tablet.

Starting today, you can play with the new fader, and fade in and out of your tracks on the console.

I know, it’s great! With just a finger you can mix your favorite music, pump up the volume at just the right beat, and wind things back down again!

Download the new update now and let us know what you think, we’re all ears!

 

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Spreaker Live Show: talking with Colin Gray of ThePodcastHost.com

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Did you miss the Spreaker Live Show’s last episode? No worries, you can still listen in to Rob Greenlee’s great chat with Colin Gray of ThePodcastHost.com.

Colin told his story on how he jumped into the podcasting world, and explained what teaching new producers how to podcast means to him.

Looking for some tech tips on starting up your podcast? Take Colin’s great advice on selecting the best mixer and digital recorder.

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Interview: Mike Russell of New Media Europe

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New Media Europe is just a few weeks away, and as we get closer to the event, we’ll be bringing you news and information on what to expect, who to see, and what to listen to.

Last week, on the Spreaker Live Show our Head of Content Rob Greenlee interviewed Mike Russell, one of the two organizers of New Media Europe (the other organizer being his wife and partner Izabela Russell) and voice behind the voice over company Music Radio Creative.

Tune in to the show here, and dip down below the cut to read up on the highlights from the interview.

 

And on to the highlights:

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How Sporting Podcasts Have Blindsided Traditional Media

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When thinking about the most widely covered American sports it’s the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, and the World Series that immediately spring to mind. However, there is a myriad of other lesser known sports too that all have their own niche online audiences consisting of fans that are even more passionate than those of the more traditional sports.

All sports have one thing in common; which is the rise of sports podcasting and how it’s bringing fans together in a way that has never been seen before on TV and radio. Sports junkies are united in their passion, so it should be of no surprise that more and more fans are broadcasting their unique voice online.

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What Offline Networking Means for Online Brand Success

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When you attended your last conference, did you notice people mentioning social media channels? For example, did guest speakers give attendees a hashtag to follow? Or did workshop hosts ask participants to “like” their Facebook pages?

If so, you’ve witnessed individuals maximizing their offline activities, in order to increase their online personas. These methods keep highly-networked audiences engaged with your brand after your in-person encounters. As a podcaster, it’s to your benefit to recreate and personalize these techniques to draw attention to your show,

Research shows that “90% of word-of-mouth conversations about brands take place offline, primarily face-to-face.” While we hope our social media campaigns go viral, the data tells us that most links only reach 5-10 people. Therefore, conversations with folks at the grocery store, your favorite restaurant, a baseball game, or anywhere people meet offline brings a greater sense of credibility.

Create relentless buzz about your podcast. Here are four ways to use your offline networking efforts for online success:

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How Pastors and Ministers Widen Their Reach Through Podcasts

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Forward thinking pastors and ministers are beginning to embrace the advancements in technology that are allowing them to spread the gospel further and faster than ever thought possible. Our world has become much smaller while our reach has become global, and online communication is often our preferred method.

Our online world and new media is often the focus of the negative connotations. However, we are becoming mature enough as a society to understand the real tangible benefits these relatively new channels can bring to both offline and online communities.

Justin Wise is leading this rise of the digital evangelist with his fantastic eye-opening book The Social Church: A Theology of Digital Communication. Essentially, churches as a community have been struggling in reaching its people, but Justin’s book has made church leaders realize that much of the time their congregations are spending most of their time on the internet.

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Introducing Longer Episode Titles!

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A good title for your podcast episode is important – it sets up your listener for what you and your guests will be discussing, and is one of the most informative elements of your episode and show pages.

Now, we at Spreaker are happy to tell you that we’ve introduced the ability to add longer episode titles!

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How Podcasting is Shaping the US Election

In honor of ds106 radio and thinking ahead to our session at Northern Voice 2011, this retro mic was suggested as a prop-- it is pretty much a plastic piece of junk- it does record audio, with noise, and it wont work at all streaming with Nicecast. But it does have a light on top.

Traditionally, election campaigns are filled with staged photo opportunities in neighborhoods across the country featuring all walks of life. The familiar site of politicians kissing any baby that moves now feels a little too contrived for comfort, especially when coupled with clichéd sound-bites to show the big picture to hard-working families of how they will reform and empower the people to build a better future for America.

The final ingredient required to make any election campaign a real game-changer is the overuse of metaphors to deliver their message into TV’s multiple rooms in every home across the United States. However, voters aged 18-34 are now ditching the humble TV and have heard these buzzwords words one too many times.

Whoever spends the most millions on television adverts is no longer guaranteed to pick up the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This message now only reaches a fraction of voters compared to the past and those that it does reach are growing tired of over-familiar empty words that now fall on deaf ears to the modern, sophisticated electorate.

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Spreaker is going to New Media Europe!

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After our recent stops around the United States attending NMX and the Podcast Movement, it’s time to take it back to the Old World.

And what do we mean by that? In other words, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be at New Media Europe this year!

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