My Favorite Murder’s Eight Figure Deal. This probably qualifies as the biggest development from last week. On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that MFM creators Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark have struck a two-year deal worth “at least $10 million” with EW Scripps’ Stitcher that expands the duo’s already existing partnership with the podcast […]
Last week, the EW Scripps-owned podcast company sent out an email informing its Midroll clients — a.k.a. podcasters who Stitcher reps for advertising sales — that it is officially starting to move all its represented shows onto the Omny hosting platform. We first reported on Stitcher’s plans to do so back in July. The company’s […]
So, I spoke to Diehn for the Podfront UK deep-dive that came out on Tuesday, and it turned out to be one of those situations where a lot of really smart things were said and I couldn’t squish all of it into the piece. Hence, I’m running it here.
This news dropped came out last week, but it’s worth unpacking. The two podcast companies have launched a new joint venture called Podfront UK, which holds the express purpose of establishing a sales presence in the region to monetize the considerable UK-based listens experienced by both companies. I’m told that the UK represents the third […]
Before I move off this topic, I wanted to flag something I found interesting: Stitcher appears to be in the process of changing platform vendors for hosting services provided by Midroll, the company’s sales division. Midroll’s preferred platform had been Art19, but it’s now switching to Omny, the Australian hosting platform that Triton Digital acquired […]
For as long as I’ve been observing the UK podcast scene (which is a little over half a decade now), I’ve always gotten the sense that everyone is waiting for the One Big Thing™️: the thing that will kick everything up a gear and make the podcast market here look more like the one in […]
Stitcher and Wondery have formed a joint venture to go after UK podcast advertising dollars.
The EW Scripps-owned podcast company announced two high-level hires this morning: Sarah van Mosel as the organization’s new Chief Revenue Officer; and Daisy Rosario as the new Executive Producer, overseeing original programming and new show development. Van Mosel joins from Market Enginuity, the Arizona-based sales and sponsorship firm specializing in public media, where she held […]
I’ve learned that Korri Kolesa and Lex Friedman, Stitcher’s Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Business Development Officer respectively, are leaving the company to take up executive positions at ART19. There, Kolesa will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer, while Friedman will serve as Chief Revenue Officer. According to a statement from ART19, the hires […]
Rolling off their collaboration on Today, Explained, the two companies are teaming up again to produce a new flagship show for Vox Media’s Recode brand.