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Posted by Cameron Reilly on Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 06:06 PM | Permalink
That's a good result.
Bob M |
Friday, July 28, 2006 at 02:04 PM
I encourage you to be very careful in how you handle the advertising on the podcasts. Look to Triple M as an example of what you should not do - place the same, long advert at the start of all podcasts. It irritates me so much, I have decided to boycott Sustagen. Instead, I suggest that you place a 5 second advert at the start and a 15 second at the end. Get the brand recognition in early, don't piss of the listener and you will find that people will listen to the ending advert.
Saturday, July 29, 2006 at 03:05 AM
Thanks Mike. I agree - we have to handle the advertising very sensitively. I think a good approach is to have the host of the podcast talk briefly about the company/product/service rather than a pre-recorded ad. What do you think?
Cameron Reilly |
Saturday, July 29, 2006 at 10:13 AM
Hate to bring up the podshow word but they ended up doing something similar. They started advertising deal with Earthlink and it wasn't too long till everyone was sick of the same ads being played over and over. They then made a deal with earthlink for the masses to make their own Earthlink ads in a competition.
I don't how it turned out but it had to be better than what was currently being played for a few months.. It was almost as bad as the motorola ads you were playing last year.
Saturday, July 29, 2006 at 01:24 PM
yeah I learned with the Motorola ads that having the same ads in every TPN show for several months is not the ultimate experience. This time we've got lots of different advertisers so it should be a different approach.
Cameron Reilly |
Saturday, July 29, 2006 at 02:32 PM
Hey Camerom, just listening to your Napoleon 101 podcast. Brilliant!! Would love to chat with you sometime. What part of OZ are in? I'm in Sydney. Cheers, Ken.
Ken Richards |
Saturday, July 29, 2006 at 05:51 PM
You want to make it work, and according to most of the research, this will happen mostly by not making the customer feel that a significant amount of their time is taken on advertising. Unfortunately, having the host speak of the product will do this. Let's assume that most of your listeners will have an ipod type device and listen to shows on a playlist. This will mean they must listen to or skip to the end for the podcast to be marked as played. Keeping a 5 second advert at the start will mean that you get the brand recognition for repeat listeners who have listened to the full add previously. You could then place a 15 second advert at the end.
Sunday, July 30, 2006 at 02:02 AM
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