Did…Did People Forget How Podcasts Worked?

The term “Netflix for podcasts” or “YouTube for podcasts” has been thrown around in a number of recent articles about the future of the format.…

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Those Systems Don’t Know Us, But Pretend To

I’ve certainly had experiences similar to what’s described in this much-shared story from a few months ago about the way the algorithms that push suggestions…

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Medium, Spotify and the Problem With Editorial Platforms

I know it’s shocking, but last week Medium pivoted again. With little or no warning, it informed publishers using the platform that it was discontinuing…

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Everybody’s Bundling

First it was Spotify Premium and Hulu being available for a combined $12.99 a month. Then it was MoviePass and iHeartRadio offering a three-month combined…

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Quick Takes: Content Marketing and Media News for 10/27/17

The Content Marketing Institute is out with a new study that takes a look at the state of the industry. Basically people are feeling things…

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Quick Takes: Content Marketing and Media News for 10 /24/17

Facebook has downplayed their significance, but the fact remains it’s been testing a version of the News Feed that separates posts from publishers into a…

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Quick Takes: Content Marketing and Media News for 9/15

Your regular reminder to be careful when it comes to working with social media influencers and popular YouTubers because they could turn out to be…

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Streaming Services, Artist Relations and Exclusive Content

The "artist relations" role is one that's usually associated with record labels but it's one that is becoming more common for streaming services to have…

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Shuffle and discover

I'll agree with parts of what both Kyle Vanhemert and Janko Roettgers say about Netflix and the need for a "lean back" mode that just…

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