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Welcoming ‘Newpods’ (First-Timers) Discovering A Love For On-Demand Listening!

Welcoming ‘Newpods’ (First-Timers) Discovering A Love For On-Demand Listening!

Latest Industry News & Trends | by Kurt Laufer | 09 Mar 2017

Searching google & wikipedia can be a tedious process, especially when you want to create a new word. Even Webster couldn’t find the term ‘newpod’. The word you’ve entered isn’t in the dictionary. Click on a spelling suggestion below or try again using the search bar above. Ok, well then for shits and giggles, we

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Highlights from the RAIN Online Advertising Summit: Talking To Ourselves But Loving What I Hear

Highlights from the RAIN Online Advertising Summit: Talking To Ourselves But Loving What I Hear

Latest Industry News & Trends | by Kurt Laufer | 01 Mar 2017

Another Conversation With Ourselves I was happy to attend the RAIN Online Advertising Summit, in New York City, on February 28th. In was a very insightful event The event was relevant, smooth, insightful…and it’s great seeing so many of us with a passion for the industry. But….I couldn’t help but be struck by the fact

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Finally, #TryPod ‘Tries’ To Take Industry Beyond Its Walls

Finally, #TryPod ‘Tries’ To Take Industry Beyond Its Walls

Podcasting | by Kurt Laufer | 28 Feb 2017

As you learn more about #TopPodcast, our mission is to clearly propel new listeners to discover a love for on-demand listening. We are aggressively advocating that the industry finally speak beyond its walls expanding far beyond the fabric of its own platform…targeting new listeners (what we call newpods). Late February, NPR put out a press release that

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The Impact Facebook’s Live Audio Might Have on Podcasting

The Impact Facebook’s Live Audio Might Have on Podcasting

Digital Marketing | by Kurt Laufer | 15 Feb 2017

Let’s think about this concept; Facebook executives have gone on the record in saying that in five years, there’s a chance that the platform as we know it will be all video and no text.  While I personally think that’s aggressive thinking, what does this mean for audio, text, and content distribution? Last June,  Quartz

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The Analytics on Podcast Delivery: Blubrry Went ‘Under The Sheets’

The Analytics on Podcast Delivery: Blubrry Went ‘Under The Sheets’

Analytics & Data | by Kurt Laufer | 18 Jan 2017

As TopPodcast.com was conducting a massive amount of research over the last year, one of the most compelling reports we uncovered was one conducted the Blubrry Team, as they looked at over 35,000 podcasts, and assessed whether users were downloading or streaming their podcasts. If you don’t know who Blubrry is, you should…and we recommend

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What 10 Billion Means to the Podcasting Industry?

What 10 Billion Means to the Podcasting Industry?

Analytics & Data | by Kurt Laufer | 12 Jan 2017

Podcasting is definitely on the digital fast track, as the stats don’t lie.  In Apple’s 2016 review, it is reported that over 10 billion people downloaded or streamed a podcast during the year, from all over the world.  The most popular way of downloading those podcasts were through the Apple Podcast app, which made up

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Most Podcasting Articles Are Like Step And Repeats…Not ‘State of the Unions’

Most Podcasting Articles Are Like Step And Repeats…Not ‘State of the Unions’

Latest Industry News & Trends | by Kurt Laufer | 15 Dec 2016

Ok, I’m not trying to be a punk here. But as I was scrolling through my feed on LinkedIn a few weeks back, I saw an article by the DailyDot that was shared by a couple of my friends in the industry. It was called “The Podcasting State of the Union”, a very provocative header

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