August 23, 2018 · Updated December 9, 2019 · 6.4 minutes to read
This website, our newsletter and our podcast are intended to be a quick, daily update with global news for those involved in podcasting and on-demand audio. It launched in June 2017.
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In November 2019, our website had 63,269 users (110,159 pageviews). Opened emails (in Sep 2019) were 71% North America (inc Gmail), 22% Europe, 4% APAC. We have an average open-rate of around 41%, significantly above the average. We currently have 11,642 active newsletter subscribers.
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- others involved in the industry (eg Apple, 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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- Your device’s user agent (the name of the app you’re using, and often the type of device you’re connecting with).
- Sometimes we learn a referral address, showing us the website or path you took to listen to the podcast.
- Your IP address. This is a 12-digit number, from which it is possible to work out your approximate location, often down to your suburb, and the name of your ISP or mobile provider. Sometimes it’s possible to work out your employer or school from an IP address.
- The date and time of the download.
- What file you downloaded, and whether you downloaded all of it or just a little bit.
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Updates to this policy
10 June 2019: We added a “for podcast listeners” section, making our use of Chartable clear.
4 June 2019: We removed a paragraph about Google AdSense use: we’ve not had AdSense on this website for over twelve months. We also have corrected our site log collection policy.