We at Spreaker are on a constant mission to better the stats we offer – giving users the tools to maximize their podcasting success. Increasing the insight we offer via statistics and analytics is one of our main goals, and in particular, we love doing it via a combination of your feedback and industry innovations. Inspired recently by what Dan Misener, Head of Audience Development at Pacific Content, wrote here, we’ve been working to create our ‘Listening Evolution’ stats, which we’re pleased to announce are now available in your show’s statistics page.
(Updated on June 2019) Spotify needs no introduction, it’s been a decade since the audio giant launched in Sweden in 2008. Starting out as a music streaming site, the company has now opened its doors to all types of audio. In turn it’s become the most famous digital audio content platform in the world with 159 million users worldwide and a reported 83 million paying subscribers in June 2018 (up from 57 million in June 2017).
Audio isn’t always at the forefront of a marketers mind when they’re thinking to their next product sales campaign, but it should be. Reports increasingly show that podcasts are a great way to connect with the end consumer and with 64% of Americans saying they have bought a product or service they heard through an audio show, the numbers prove it too. Furthermore, podcasts have the power to reach consumers whenever, wherever – a truly priceless commodity.
You’ve probably heard the term RSS Feed, but do you know what a podcast feed means and how important it can be to your podcast and its success? Most people don’t, so don’t worry if you fall into the last category. That’s why we want to breakdown exactly what the term means, why it’s so crucial to getting your podcast heard and how to use it to its maximum potential for your podcast!
So, you’re thinking about starting a company podcast but you haven’t got round to doing it yet, we give you three reasons why this form of audio content might be just what your business’s content strategy needs.
In this digital age, podcasts make marketing sense, less people are reading and more people own mobile devices, meaning you need to adapt your content strategy to cater to these changes and when done right, this easily shareable content will allow your business’s message to reach far and wide.
The big question is whether you should or shouldn’t plan your podcast script and there are people who sit in both camps. Some believe that scripted podcasts make speech feel stiff and rehearsed, others believe it’s the key to being confident, concise and keeping the content flowing.
The answer is to plan, but to plan right, as it is nigh on impossible to create great content without some sort of planning, even the podcasts which sound ad-libbed are scripted and rehearsed to some level. However, don’t think that you need to produce a rigid script which you follow word for word, you can create a guide which gives you pointers and leads you through your topics. The power of planning is that it ensures captivating content which hooks listeners and keeps you focused.