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You've Got Their Eyeballs, Now Get Their Earholes: Why Bloggers Should Consider Podcasting

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NEPA BlogCon 2016 Session 3 presented by Jennifer Crawford Founder, DC Podfest.

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You've Got Their Eyeballs, Now Get Their Earholes: Why Bloggers Should Consider Podcasting

  1. 1. You've Got Their Eyeballs, Now Get Their Earholes: Convincing Bloggers To Podcast Jennifer Crawford
  2. 2. No More Snacking! “Two-thirds of listeners say they listen to most or all of an episode (48% actually listen to the whole thing), proving that podcasts provide an engaging environment that really captures the attention of their listeners.” --MIDAS Spring 2016 Study
  3. 3. More Attention = More Engagement • Podcast listeners are less distracted by pop-up ads, side bars, and newsfeeds. • This longer attention span gives bloggers an opportunity to expand on their messaging, and their stories. • You don’t need to be tied to a screen. 47% of podcasts are consumed outside of the home.
  4. 4. Follow Your Audience
  5. 5. Social Media Savvy
  6. 6. Podcast Listeners Win on Social Media
  7. 7. We Hate Ads (Except on Podcasts) • Ad blocking increased by 94 percent between 2015 and 2016. About one-third of all smartphone owners block the ads that make all that great free content possible. • People prefer ads on podcasts over any other medium. Especially live reads. • “Two-thirds of podcast listeners have engaged in various research and/or purchase related behaviors as a result of advertising exposure from podcasts. And among all forms of digital advertising, podcast ads are considered the least intrusive.” -- 2016 ComScore Study
  8. 8. Podcasts Are on-Demand, but not Demanding • Podcast Growth is Being Driven by Mobility: 64% of podcasts are consumed on a mobile device. More opportunities for consumption. You can literally be in your audience’s pocket and be with them while they are at the gym, work, walking the dog, doing the dishes, driving to work. • Audio content gives the ultimate respect for audience’s most valuable resource--their time. It is the least selfish of all forms of media. • You establish a deeper connection with your audience through the intimacy achieved by having your voice in their ears. This more personal connection leads to more engagement and turns a casual consumer into a radical fan.
  9. 9. Increase Your Influence • Increase your influence in your niche or industry by inviting influencers on your podcast. Having a podcast (even a small one) is a door opener. Their influence is transferred to you. • An opportunity to give the gift of authenticity to your audience. Less polish, no over-editing, less filtering in an over-filtered world. We crave imperfection/realness. • Podcasts are powerful lead magnets. Even if you choose not to have ads. The Introvert Entrepreneur is a good example of this. Beth BueLow is a business coach for entrepreneurs. • A Podcast can establish your authority in your industry or niche
  10. 10. Content Milage • You can turn your old blog posts into podcasts and embed a player on your post. More content mileage! • Why? – Average American reads 19 minutes a day – Spend 3 hours a day watching television -- 2016, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  11. 11. Spreading Brand Knowledge
  12. 12. THANK YOU!

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