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David von Diemar

Podcasters targeted in Facebook scam

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  • Johnny Jet, a travel blogger, is the latest victim of a scam aimed at podcasters. It was a Facebook hack, where someone promised to pay a guest fee of $3,000, and gained control of his Facebook page under the guise of setting up a live event. Here’s someone else reporting the same thing; and Podnews knows of a very high-profile podcaster who fell for a similar scam in September (being promised $2,000 to remotely speak). He told us: “We should warn podcasters about this. They’re PHISHING, but targeting podcasters specifically. This pitch was tailored to me personally.”

  • Acast has signed with Proximic by Comscore, allowing cookie-free targeting across more than 100,000 podcasts. As the third-party cookie goes away, this tool allows the company to target using what’s described as “privacy-friendly contextual signals”.

  • Airwave has signed with Motley Fool Money, and will look after distribution, monetization, marketing, and promotion of the show which achieves 5mn downloads per month.


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