Re: [podcasters] A chance to highlight your podcast
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Jennifer & Jackie
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 13:44:00 -0500
Subject: [podcasters] A chance to highlight your podcast
My "day" job involves working at a Twin Cities-based company called
Internet Broadcasting. We run about 70 or so web sites for local TV
stations. Everything from WNBC.com in NYC to WTOV9.com in Stubenville,
Many of our local sites have long done podcasts, but I've been working
on some podcasts and other content that is being produced here by our
Which brings me to the point of this.
One of my projects is a new section which will highlight the
contributions of individuals, from photo submissions to music to
podcasts. The pitch is that *you* are the star of this section.
I want to highlight some individual podcasts as part of this. I'm
guessing perhaps 2 or 3 a week (depending on how quickly I rotate them
through). It's a chance to get some new listeners and highlight your
I'm not looking for any type of podcast in particular, it could be
music-driven, simply commentary, devoted to a specific genre. It could
be a wildly successful podcast, or one that only has a few listeners.
I already have a few in mind (ones that I already listen to), but I
want to cast as wide a net as possible with this. I want to try and
get a good mix of subjects, and the bigger pool I have to work with,
I honestly have no idea how this will impact your subscription rate,
especially at the beginning. But as an FYI, the IB sites collectively
grab about 20 million plus unique visitors a month. Not that 20
million people will see the profiles, but it's not a small audience,
If you're interested, I need a couple of things from you.
1) A link to your RSS feed (or however you want people to subscribe).
Are you in iTunes?
2) A logo, picture of yourself or something I can use as a blurb
image. Ideally, at least 400x300 pixels.
3) A short, first person explanation of your podcast, why you're doing
it, etc. Don't sound like sales pitch. But talk about what people can
expect. A soft, casual approach will do much better with our audience.
5) Make sure to tell me where you're located. If we have a local
site/station near you, I'll pitch them on the piece as well.
A couple of caveats. I'm dealing with a number of media partners here
in a number of different sized markets. At least initially, I want to
focus on more family friendly podcasts.
Also, I can't promise I'll get to everyone. And honestly, if you're
podcast just sounds terrible, I wouldn't do either of us any good by
promoting it. But I know what it's like to get people to listen, and
want to help if I can.
Please respond to my work address rellis@...
The soft launch date is around the first of August.
BTW, if you have an office or buisness-related podcast, I might have
another spot for you, as well.
Thanks in advance,
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