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Listening Podcasting Tips

Looking Good When You Auto-Share

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Podcasting doesn’t end when you hit “Publish.” Your content needs to get to your listeners’ ears, and effective distribution means sharing your content quickly and looking good while you do it. But when your podcasting to-do list is already inundated with different tasks – mixing, editing, uploading, describing, tagging – some of the process risks falling by the wayside.

That’s why we’ve been focusing so much on the new CMS, to offer you a dashboard full of quality tools and features to help you every step of the way. Today, we’re eager to show you the newest addition: the ability to auto-share “camera-ready” episodes to all your social networks.

Here’s what we mean:

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Listening Mobile App Podcasting Tips

Playing Favorites with Spreaker Podcast Radio for iOS

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We totally understand what it feels like to find a new favorite podcast.

You see an interesting title, the artwork looks great, and you think: sure, I’ll try listening to that! Ten minutes in, you’re completely hooked, and it takes you everything you’ve got to not binge on the entire season in one sitting.

And we totally understand that when you find a new favorite, you want to be able to listen to it at any given moment. That’s why we’ve just introduced a new Favorites section, as well as notifications about those favorites, to Spreaker Podcast Radio for iOS, so that you can always keep tabs on them. It’s a personalized element to your listening experience, and is another step closer to matching up our iOS experience to what’s currently available for Android.

Let’s take a look at how it’s done:

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General Podcasting Tips Product

Updated: Show and Tell with Spreaker’s New Embedded Player

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Don’t just tell listeners your story, show it to them, too!

Simply put, podcasting is storytelling via an audio medium. Not so simply put, podcasting is storytelling delivered via a number of various elements that also includes artwork, branding, and listening tools.

Now, with Spreaker’s newest embedded player, the marriage of all those elements comes together in one place, that’s efficient for you, as a producer, and convenient for your listeners. You can tell your story, and show it, too, with a full display of your episode or podcast artwork front and center, as well as a complete listing of your past podcast episodes. You’ll also be able to customize its size and color, and get to please your listeners’ eyes as well as their ears.

Why should I use the embedded player, again?

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General Listening Mobile App

New Features on Spreaker Podcast Radio for iOS!

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Not long ago we told you what’s going on with Spreaker’s apps, and how we’re working on matching the listening and podcasting experiences on our iOS apps with our Android counterparts. Well, this very week we’re rolling out two new and exciting features on Spreaker Podcast Radio. Take a look:

Find new curated lists with a freshened up Explore section

Easily discover new and popular podcasts by browsing through curated lists based on different topics like tech, traveling, and pop culture. While most of these lists were put together by Spreaker’s own editorial team, others are contributions from our partners and famous publications. Listen to recommendations by The New York Times, Forbes, Business Insider, and more.

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General Podcasting Tips

Start a Podcast for Your Business

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Originally posted on newmediaeurope.com, the official site of  the New Media Europe conference, taking place in London, June 18th and 19th.

Connecting with clients in a meaningful way is essential to growing your business, and it can also prove to be one of the most difficult tasks. Podcasting is a great solution to building that bond, adding a deeper dimension and personality to your brand.

And who could resist, when the tools to get a podcast up and running are so accessible and affordable? The barriers of expensive equipment and studio are long gone, it’s nothing you can’t accomplish without a computer and a decent microphone.

So what’s holding you back? Here are 5 reasons to stop what you’re doing and start your podcast now. The benefits are hard to deny:

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Podcasting Tips

How to Create Your Perfect Podcast Intro

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Your podcast intro is important… Actually, it is the most important audio element you will ever create for your podcast.

Why?

It is the very first thing a potential new listener will hear. You have approximately 30 seconds to grab their attention – if you mess that part up, that’s that. Your potential new listener will move on and may never come back.

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Events

Spreaker is sponsoring New Media Europe!

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New Media Europe, the (now) annual conference dedicated to content creators, entrepreneurs, and the new media that will help drive them to success, is returning this year to London, on June 18th and 19th. And for a second year in a row, Spreaker is proud to be sponsoring the event!

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Contests Events

Submit your Podcast to Radiotopia!

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Do you think your show exemplifies creativity, great storytelling, and polished production? Is your dream to be touted with the likes of Love+Radio, 99% Invisible, and The Heart?

It’s time to make that dream come true! Radiotopia is looking to diversify its network with fresh talent through an exciting competition.

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General

The Pros and Cons of Working Remotely

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Wouldn’t it be great to work from home? How about a cozy café?

What if you had total freedom to choose where to work? Doesn’t that sound like a breath of fresh air?

I can give some insight on that as a Spreaker teammate, where remote-working, or telecommuting, is the mot du jour. In the past year, I’ve encountered remote working’s both pros and cons head on, with some aspects of this working style being totally surprising.

In case you didn’t know, Spreaker’s team is scattered across the globe, mainly in Europe (Spain, Italy, Germany, and Lithuania), as well as the United States (Seattle). Some of us work in co-working spaces, or shared offices, with others preferring the comfort of their own homes. Personally, I work in a co-working space in Berlin.

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New Feature: Introducing auto-ducking on Spreaker Studio for Android!

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We’ve got an exciting update for Android users! Now you can enjoy our latest auto-ducking feature on Spreaker Studio!

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