Australian Football League: AFL Signs On With Whooshkaa
PRESS RELEASE — September 26, 2018
As millions of diehard fans count down the hours to the biggest sporting event of the year, the Toyota AFL Grand Final, the AFL has signed on with Whooshkaa to step up its podcast game.
With AFL club membership exceeding one million for the first time this season, the national reach of Australian football has never been greater, and the growth is fuelling the popularity of AFL podcasts.
“We’re excited to take our podcasting to the next level by using Whooshkaa’s audio-on- demand technology,” said AFL General Manager - Growth Digital and Audiences Darren Birch.
“Footy fans can’t get enough of shows such as AFL Exchange, Road to the AFL Draft, the Official AFL Fantasy Podcast with the Traders, and many more club podcasts. Whooshkaa’s advanced technology and advertising platform will make it easier for new and existing audiences to find our shows, and enable us to meet fans’ appetites for fresh and engaging audio content."
Whooshkaa Founder and CEO Robert Loewenthal welcomed the AFL as a valuable asset in its sports lineup, which includes the NRL, Cricket Australia, Fox Sports, SEN and individual sporting podcasts.
“Too much sport is never enough,” Mr Loewenthal said. “Only 100,000 lucky people will get to walk through the gates on Grand Final day, but many millions more will watch or listen to the game.
“We know that AFL fans are dedicated; they will be subscribing to podcasts to get all the best info for next season. There are plenty of synergies between sports and marketing and we’re already talking to advertisers about getting on the ladder for 2019.”
An Australian Podcast Intelligence report recently named podcasting as the country’s fastest- growing audio-on-demand medium, with 3.5 million listeners. Advertising recall, effectiveness and brand trust was particularly high when delivered by the podcast host.
Whooshkaa is an industry leader in digital audio technology and ground-breaking popular content, hosting small-scale podcasters to large networks. It delivers best-in-class technology for podcasters and radio networks, breaking new ground with content creation, delivery, dynamic ad insertion and text-to-voice technology.
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