June 25, 2018
This website, and our newsletter, is intended to be a quick, daily update with global news for those involved in podcasting and on-demand audio. It launched in June 2017.
In May 2018, our website had 17,142 visits (27,875 pageviews). Opened emails were 51% North America, 32% Europe, 14% APAC. We have an average open-rate of around 51%. The current active newsletter subscriber number on our front page: it is updated daily at 2100 AEST.
It's read by senior podcasting industry management, including CEOs and divisional heads. Email subscriptions include users within:
- podcast producers (eg PRX, BBC, ABC, Gimlet, NPR)
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- hosting companies (eg Blubrry, Omny Studio, Podbean)
- others involved in the industry (apple.com, RadioPublic, Edison Research)
- podcast listeners and fans
It is curated by James Cridland. With over 28 years in the radio and online business, in 2005 James helped launch the first daily podcast from a UK radio station and the world's first radio station streaming app, and has been operating online publications since 1993. He offers a truly international view: a Brit, living in Australia, working for companies across the world including North America. This daily newsletter is a unique opportunity to contextualise the international podcast landscape.
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