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Studio71 launches ad sales agreement for chart-topping podcast Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

Studio71 launches ad sales agreement for chart-topping podcast Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

April 15, 2024

Studio71, the leading global media company for digital-first creators and brands, has signed an exclusive ad sales agreement with the top-rated pop-culture podcast Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald. Studio71 will sell advertising and brand partnerships across both audio and video. The podcast is hosted by top stand-up comedian Heather McDonald, who has released stand-up comedy specials on Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Showtime. “Juicy Scoop” has produced more than 800 episodes and can boast 200+ million downloads. The show has over 25,000 five-star reviews on iTunes and is ranked No. 2 in the ‘Comedy Interview’ charts and the No. 1 Female Comedy Interview Podcast.

When McDonald isn’t headlining theaters across the country or being the ‘perfect’ wife and mother of three children, she is diving into pop culture, tackling the most controversial topics from Hollywood, celebrity romances, Bravo TV, and her real-life drama. She does not hold back on her opinion on anything or anyone. While talking to guests ranging anywhere from actors to comics to reality stars, McDonald asks the questions listeners want answered in order to give them the Juicy Scoop!

“As the worlds of pop-culture and comedy move ever-faster, I’m so excited to partner with Studio71 to bring my podcast to even more ears and eyeballs,” said McDonald. “Whether it’s commentary on the craziest celebrity news or expanding Juicy Scoop’s subject matter into new unexplored territory, I can’t wait for what’s next.”

McDonald has been recognized for E!’s top-rated show “Chelsea Lately” where she wrote, produced, and appeared for its entire seven-year run. She also starred in the mockumentary series “After Lately.” McDonald was a contributing writer who had featured roles in the major motion films “White Chicks” and “Dance Flicks” by The Wayans Brothers and many others. In addition to having hosted on TLC and “Hollywood Today Live,” McDonald has been seen on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” “The Bachelorette,” “Wendy Williams,” HLN, “Nightline,” CNN, “25 Words or Less,” “Punchline,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “The Tonight Show,” “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” and more. And on top of all of that, McDonald has two New York Times Bestselling memoirs, titled You’ll Never Blue Ball in the Town Again and My Inappropriate Life.

“Heather brings a unique and distinctive voice to her podcast weighing in on pop culture news and topics in the zeitgeist” said Craig Jordan, Senior Vice President, Podcast Brand Partnerships, Studio71. “This podcast delivers the perfect demographic of highly engaged audiences most desirable for brands and advertisers.”

Studio71 is a leading video-focused podcast network, rapidly increasing its size year over year by signing exclusive ad sales, marketing and distribution agreements with a variety of leading podcasters. With over 100 creator-led shows simultaneously releasing podcasts as both audio and video, and a massive social reach of hundreds of millions engaged followers across social platforms, Studio71 is helping to reshape how audiences consume and interact with podcasts. Some of the network’s popular video podcasts include Wild ‘Til 9 with LaurDIY & Jeremy Lewis and The Bald and The Beautiful with Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova.