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Insider: January 24, 2020

– Entercom announces a collaboration with Claritas on a new campaign measurement tool

– Spotify-Audity

– Multitude, the podcast collective, shows its numbers… and more!

January 24, 2020
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Endeavor Audio lays off in-house sales team amidst restructure

I’m able to confirm that Endeavor Audio, the podcast division launched by the entertainment conglomerate Endeavor in the fall of 2018, has laid off its in-house advertising sales team, and is pulling out of the podcast advertising sales business more broadly. At least one client has already been informed, and the sales team was informed […]

January 23, 2020
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Insider: Serial Productions exploring a sale? What?

We find ourselves in the midst of a most peculiar moment.

January 23, 2020
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Insider: January 23, 2020

– Apple’s original podcasts… is to be Apple TV+ Companion podcasts

– A Chinese Audio company to list on the NASDAQ

– The Ringer Union puts out a statement… and more!

January 23, 2020
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Ringer/Spotify

On Friday evening, at the top of a long weekend — a time slot known in some cultures as “News Dump O’ Clock” — the Wall Street Journal dropped a mighty curious story with considerable implications for podcast-land: Spotify, the story reported, appears to be in “early talks” to acquire The Ringer, the distinctly podcast-heavy […]

January 21, 2020
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Big Changes at the BBC

The BBC Director General Lord Hall has announced that he will be stepping down from his post in the summer. He will then take up the position as chair of the National Gallery. The reason given for his departure from the BBC at this point was the desire to have a new leader in place […]

January 21, 2020
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Turn on the Big Light

The scarcity of podcast networks is something that I hear lamented quite a bit in the UK. With these discussions, I think what’s being meant tends to be in the Radiotopia vein — a collection of disparate shows with some commonalities, gathered together under one recognisable brand name for reasons of collaboration on both the creative […]

January 21, 2020
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Tracking: January 21, 2020

KPCC is launching “Public Radio Palooza,” a year-long event series celebrating public radio that will be held throughout Los Angeles — and yep, that’s the name they’re going with. Anyway, the line-up is spread pretty far out across the calendar, and you can find full details here. ICYMI: iHeartMedia initiated a round of mass layoffs […]

January 21, 2020
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Illustration: “Good Boy”

January 21, 2020
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On Development, Strategic and Beyond

This segment’s going to be a little different from what we usually do. A few months ago, I was bumbling around LinkedIn — a rare occurrence, given, you know, *broadly gestures* — when a profile caught my eye: one Sofia Klatzker, who holds two curious titles that intrigued me. The first is “Vice President, Strategic […]

A chat with Sofia Klatzker, VP of Strategic Development at 99% Invisible and President of the Roman Mars Foundation

January 21, 2020
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Insider: January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020