Earn Money Today on your Podcast!

I am eagerly anticipating a April 1st start date for a number of new Podcast Advertising Campaigns. Currently we have open ended deals for any podcasters that want them and some special offers that we will be making available in a couple of weeks to a large number of the Podcasters on both PodcasterNews.com and Blubrry.com suffice to say anyone that wants to earn money on their shows can do so immediately.
We have a large number of vendors that we are in talks with at the same time so even though we have a 1200 plus podcasters that can sign up for ad deals we will likely have excess inventory. This is always a good position to be in. So if your show needs a sponsor you need to sign up today at Blubrry.com

My Ground Truth on Podcast Advertising!

The handful of companies that have been working aggressively in the Podcast Advertising space are wondering why it took the main stream press so long to wake up to the potential of podcast advertising.

What surprises me the most though, is the ongoing per-occupation with auto-insertions of ads as the next hot thing, and concerns on listener measurements. First of all Auto-Insertion is DOA at this point, and valid listener measurement has long been dealt with. I wonder if these people are actually talking to people in the space connecting advertisers to podcasters.

Let me tackle auto-insertion first. A few companies feel they can become successful with auto-interested ads.  At RawVoice, based on our experience with podcasters and audiences, feel this success will be short-lived.  We think podcast listeners respond better to host-spoken ads because their is a “host – audience” relationship that is unlike any other media delivery.

The second you drop in some pre-produced, auto inserted advertisment, this immediately disconnects the podcaster from the audience, and the advertiser message will not have the impact it should..

We all hate in your face advertising, but podcast audiences have been very supportive of podcasters that really get behind a product. Here are a few things in my opinion that make up a good Podcast Advertising Campaign.

  • Host Delivered Ad Spot via Talking Points!
  • Non Hard Scripted Ad Spot!
  • Clear Call to Action
  • Promo Codes
  • Discounts
  • Samples
  • Extended Trial Offers
  • Tangible Products or Services

Lets look at Audience Measurement, software tools have been in place for well over 18 months that measure, Unique Listeners Per Episode, Repeat Unique Listeners, Total Downloads and total bandwidth delivered and a host of other raw measurements.

The question of how many listens advertisments get, comes up from time to time. But based on a combination of the hard raw data, tied to survey results, then combining the results from what I outlined makes a good Podcast Advertising Campaign. Tracking of response to promotion codes, number of direct links back to advertiser through standard click through tracking, number of trial offers initiated, and in many cases total number of hard sales all “add” to an impressive response rate.

We have a very good data that proves ad penetration is around 90% of the total listening audience we don’t get that many conversions but 90% of the ads are getting to the intended audience.

Try to get those types of impressions in Radio and TV! This goes back to tenants of why podcasting is different, with the active listening of the audience tied to the “host – audience” relationship and highly targeted audiences your see impressive results. No longer do advertisers have to just throw their ads out their. They reach the exact demographic they want to everytime the ad spot runs.

Why do you think companies like GoDaddy, GotoMeeting are in the podcast advertising space. They have learned being in the space long term is highly lucrative. The medium has resulted in significant numbers of new customers that they can measure.

While I have no doubt that executed effectively Google could make a impact on podcast advertising I think they would be better server acting as brokers for companies that have real inventory available today. Business Week

Dedicated Podcast Consulting

In the past 24 months I have consulted with over 500 podcasters and more than 20 corporations. Many times these services were done over the phone, and nearly a dozen times people have flown out to Hawaii to spend a weekend to consult on a strategy for a new show or idea.

I have not advertised these services in the past as they have come primarily through referrals, but now that I am ramping up to go full time in the space. I thought it was time to advertise publicly that I am available. While not usually necessary I am also available to travel worldwide.

Feel free to contact me if you are in need of expert help in getting your project off the ground or back on track. ceo@rawvoice.com

Wanted PHP Developer!

RawVoice a Web Based startup is seeking a highly motivated experienced PHP Developer that is willing to work for equity, and possible full time position in the future. Candidate does not have to give up current employment but must be willing to commit 20 hours per week working with two other developers at RawVoice in building out our online product offerings.

Only those that are willing to work for equity and understand the commitment to working with a start up need apply. ceo@rawvoice.com 

Note: I will pay a referral bounty of $300.00 to the person that recommends a developer that we bring on to the team.

Podcast Advertising Opportunities Available Today!

Over the past 2 weeks we have signed three new advertising deals which has resulted in 400+ shows at Blubrry.com being given the option to sign up for a advertising deals. While we are happy with being able to help over 500 of our Blubrry and Podcaster News community members monetise their shows since the respective sites launch we are informing all aspiring podcasters that we have several long term CPM campaigns starting April 1st and we have room in those campaigns for a significant number of podcasters to participate.

If your looking to monetise your show I encourage you to join the Blubrry.com community and when you are signed up fill out the advertising survey in your podcast show profile, we can get you started earning money on existing promotions today and also be presented with the new ad offers for the new long term campaigns starting April 1st.

This is a limited opportunity as we have to finalize the promotion in the next 2 weeks and after the promotion is finalized you would have to wait till or next advertising deals are presented.

You can find more info about the latest happenings at Blubrry, at blog.blubrry.com