Press Release Category: Podcast

Lemonada Media Expands Production Team

Lemonada Media, the podcast network that makes life suck less, announced new additions to its production team, led by co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Stephanie Wittles Wachs. On the heels of securing $8M in funding, Lemonada has quickly been able to expand its in-house production team to keep up with its current slate of 21…

Gumball Raises $10 Million to Expand its Podcasting Host-Read Advertiser Platform

Gumball, an advanced advertising technology solution from the team behind claimed podcast network Headgum, has announced it has closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by Union Square Ventures and Good Friends. Bringing total fundraising to $12 million, the round also includes investment from Craft Ventures, Vertical Venture Partners, Animal Capital, Calm Ventures,…

Blubrry Announces New Advanced Hosting Plan Changes

Next week, we’ll be upgrading the storage limits of all Advanced Hosting plans. In a continued effort to provide additional value to our offerings, we decided to reward our advanced users with more storage overall. This means we will be discontinuing our no-fault-overages allowances. Effective Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the advanced users will have a…

Liberated Syndication Reports February 2022 Podcast Advertising Rates

Liberated Syndication Inc., (“Libsyn” or “the Company”), the industry’s leading podcast hosting platform and advertising marketplace, provided an update on podcast advertising rates. These rates, which are denoted as cost per thousand or CPM, are published monthly by Libsyn’s AdvertiseCast, the industry’s leading podcast advertising marketplace connecting advertisers to podcasters. The data is derived from…

Freakonomics Announces Hire of Gabriel Roth as Editorial Director

In 2021, the Freakonomics Radio Network set a listenership record with over 160 million downloads across its four podcasts: Freakonomics Radio, No Stupid Questions, People I (Mostly) Admire, and the new Freakonomics M.D. Now the podcast network is expanding on their current growth with the hiring of a new editorial director, Gabriel Roth, alongside consultant…

Global Appoints Ryan Ladisa as Vice President of Sales for DAX, Canada

Global, the Media & Entertainment group, has announced the appointment of Ryan Ladisa as its new Vice President of Sales, Canada, for its pioneering digital advertising program, DAX. Ladisa joins the DAX Canada team from Media.Monks where he served as SVP of Growth for North America driving digital transformation for clients across a breath of…

iHeartMedia to Utilize Veritone’s Synthetic Voice Technology

Veritone, Inc., creator of aiWARE, a hyper-expansive enterprise AI platform, and iHeartMedia, the number one podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, announced iHeartMedia’s planned use of Veritone’s synthetic voice solution that allows celebrities, athletes, influencers, broadcasters, podcasters and other talent across numerous industries to securely create and monetize verified synthetic voices that can be transformed…

Lemonada Media Announces $8 Million in Series A Funding

Lemonada Media, the podcast network that presents humanity unfiltered, announced it has raised $8 million in Series A (second round) funding led by BDMI, a wholly owned subsidiary of the global media services and education company Bertelsmann. Also included in this round are Madison Wells, Greycroft, Spring Point Partners LLC, Intuition Capital, and Owl Capital…

Ross Mathews and Nikki Boyer to Co-Host The Ambies 2022

The Podcast Academy, the preeminent professional podcast organization, announced that Straight Talk with Ross Mathews’ dynamic duo Ross Mathews and Nikki Boyer (2021 Podcast of the Year winner; Dying for Sex) will co-host its second annual Awards for Excellence in Audio (The Ambies) on March 22. The ceremony will be streamed LIVE on YouTube and…

Triton Digital Releases the New Podcast Ranker for December 2021

Triton Digital, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry, announced today the release of the latest New Zealand Podcast Ranker. The Podcast Ranker provides insights into the Top 100 Podcasts as well as the Top Networks in New Zealand from 1 December through 31 December, 2021, as measured by…

Story Mill Media Launched by Steven Hein

Steven Hein has launched Story Mill Media, a podcast company dedicated to working with media brands to extend their content into the audio space. In his most recent position as Senior Vice President, Digital Content, at NBC Entertainment, Hein led NBC’s podcast strategy, producing a slate of ten original audio series based on NBC’s entertainment…

Black & Brown Podcast Collective will Release “The Report Card”

Black & Brown Podcast Collective, the emerging media, and technology platform supporting and creating opportunities for podcasters and content creators of color will release its newest initiative “The Report Card.” The premise behind this new initiative is to increase the number of culturally competent reviews from individuals who have a deep respect and understanding of…