The last several weeks have been nothing short of an emotional rollercoaster thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re all experiencing big changes and shifts in our daily routines, especially because the vast majority of us are quarantined in our homes. From anxious to grateful and bored to hopeful, we’re all likely experiencing a vast array of emotions on a daily basis. In this time of uncertainty, not only is that okay, but it’s completely understandable!
We’re excited to share that Spreaker is the hosting and distribution vendor within the podcast space at six Staples Connect retail stores in the Boston area!
Earlier this month, Staples US Retail announced the opening of Staples Connect, a reinvented store with coworking, podcasting and community event spaces where professionals, teachers and students alike can connect and grow. The first six Staples Connects have opened in the home state – Massachusetts – of Staples US Retail in Cambridge, Somerville, Needham, Boston, Brighton and Danvers.
New Spreaker Enterprise feature
Since last January’s launch of Spreaker Enterprise – the ultimate podtech solution that connects publishers and advertisers (plus a lot more!) – we’ve been busy simplifying the management and monetization of audio departments for companies like Vanity Fair (Italy and Spain), HBO (Latin America) and Red Bull… just to name a few! While we develop customized (yet very scalable) technology for each Spreaker Enterprise client, we’re always working to provide an even more robust set of baseline features. That’s exactly why we’re thrilled to introduce our new private podcast RSS feed feature!
It’s a new year, and with that, we know many of you have goals to really take your podcast to the next level! Our team is always looking for ways to support exactly that, so we’re thrilled to kick off 2020 with our Podchaser partnership!
We’re pleased to announce that it’s now possible to schedule podcast episodes straight from Spreaker Studio for mobile – a feature that was previously available via Spreaker Studio for Desktop. All it takes is a few taps to schedule your podcast while out and about!
We’re thrilled to announce that Popcorn Psychology has officially joined Bloom, our podcast content development program. We launched the program back in August as a way to assist talented independent podcasters who could benefit from the production support of a larger team (like Spreaker!).
Popcorn Psychology is a podcast hosted by three licensed therapists – Ben Stover, M.A., L.C.P.C., Hannah Espinoza, M.A., L.C.P.C., and Brittney Brownfield, M.S., L.C.P.C. – who spend each episode breaking down and analyzing popular movies and characters from the perspectives of a child, individual, and marriage and family therapist. With the goal of decreasing the stigma of mental health and therapy, the podcast launched in April 2018 as a result of the hosts being shocked by the public’s reaction to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
We’re so thrilled to announce the initial success of Spreaker Prime, our new white-glove service for talented independent podcasters and networks. In the first three months of the revenue-sharing program, our Spreaker Prime podcasters generated $1 million dollars via programmatic advertising, with sixty-percent of the profits going directly to the podcasters!
October 8 Update: This year’s #WerkItFestival was truly a memorable one! Didn’t get a chance to be there or listen live? You can listen to them here:
Werk It from Wherever
ICYMI, earlier this month we announced our title sponsorship for Werk It, a women’s podcast festival, in Los Angeles on October 3-4! One of the things we’re most excited about bringing to the partnership is our live broadcast of the entire event utilizing our Spreaker Studio app’s live broadcasting tool.
That means, no matter where you are, you’ll be able to tune in and hear all the incredible sessions during both days of the festival (for free)!
How? It’s simple. Just visit WerkItFestival.com during the scheduled session times on October 3 and 4 and you’ll see two Spreaker Web Players – Main Stage and Second Stage sessions – where you can press play and enjoy.
We’re constantly working to find partnerships that will be of benefit our amazing community of podcasters, so we’re thrilled to announce our new integration with Deezer! While our parent company Voxnest announced a partnership with Deezer in late 2018, this new arm of the union allows podcasts hosted on Spreaker to be directly distributed to Deezer, an online music streaming platform.
With Werk It, a women’s podcast festival, approaching quickly, we’re thrilled to announce our title sponsorship for the event in Los Angeles on October 3-4! As part of our partnership with the event host — WNYC Studios, New York Public Radio’s podcasting entity — we’ll be live streaming some of the sessions from the two day symposium (be on the lookout for more details!).