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Acast Partners with Podscribe, Amazon’s building an SSP, & More

Acast Partners with Podscribe, Amazon’s building an SSP, & More

The Download

Season 3 • Episode 130

Stories covered this week in the business of podcasting:

Acast Announces Podscribe as Global Preferred Attribution Partner.

Shifting Share of Ear: A nine-year comparison of radio and podcasts by Brad Hill

Mattress Firm’s Branded Podcast Drives In-Store Sales with iHeartMedia by Catherine Perloff

Amazon is quietly building a publisher-focused ad product team to grow its $37 billion ad business by Lauren Johnson

Quick hits:

Making a Podcast People Hate by Tom Webster – Using data from the upcoming Sounds Profitable study The Podcast Landscape in America, Tom demonstrates the power of making a podcast for a hyper-specific target audience.

Descript Acquires SquadCast. Squadcast’s remote recording tech will be implemented in Descript to allow the service to offer podcast recording, editing, and publishing in one service. Previous Squadcast customers will be able to switch to Descript at no additional cost.

Triton Digital Releases the July 2023 U.S. Podcast Ranker. Highlights include SXM Media at #1 in Top Seals Networks for July and NPR News Now retaining the top spot in podcast downloads.

PodcastDb and Sonnant Partner to Create the First Ever Podcast Advertiser Directory. The directory will enable advertisers to find contextually-suitable podcast advertising opportunities.