EndGame PR Partnering on Podcast Offering
I’m late with this announcement almost to the point of negligence, but I wanted to post here about an exciting new partnership for EndGame PR. At the beginning of this year, online release distribution service Online PR News relaunched their site, with a new design and new lineup of services. One of the new offerings is podcast production … and that’s where EndGame PR comes in.
When you sign up for a podcast produced through OPN, you’ll be put in contact with me, and we’ll work out a time for you or your designated spokesperson to be interviewed over the phone. Podcasts from OPN will be approximately five minutes long, and will be fully produced, including a short introduction and intro and outro music. When completed, the podcasts can be posted as part of an OPN podcast, and will also be included in the Online PR News iTunes “store”. Clients will also receive a copy of the file that they can post on their own web site.
To listen to a sample OPN podcast, click play on the flash player below. For more information on this offering, visit the Online PR News podcast page.
Podcast Listenership Increasing Rapidly
For those who think podcast listening is leveling off … think again. According to Pew Internet Research (hat tip to Podcasting News for alerting me to the story), the total number of people who have ever downloaded a podcast increased by 58% in the last two years — from 12% of the population to 19%. And, the number of daily podcast downloaders increased from 1% to 3%. Podcasting News points out the obvious, that the adoption of this technology has been slow, but steady:
EndGame PR Produces PRSA Podcast
I had the pleasure recently of working with my wife! She’s an active member of our local Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) chapter, and is working to organize the 2008 Virginia PR Awards. The theme this year is “Let’s Get Connected”, which encourages members to learn about social media.
One of the things they decided to do was create a podcast with tips for entering the competition. It not only provides information for members, but also is a great demonstration of the technology and techniques used in podcasting. My wife, Jennifer, did the voicework, and I produced it through EndGame PR Podcast Production. It turned out quite well! If you’re a PR pro, even if you’re not in Virginia, there might be some useful tips in there for you. It’s also a good example of how EndGame PR Podcast Production can work to create an original “one off” program.
Give a listen in the podcast player below, or head straight to the PRSA Richmond page to download the audio file.
Small Business Week Contest Preview
I’m working up the final details of a contest on the EndGame PR Podcast Production flagship show, Startup BizCast. National Small Business Week is April 21-25 in the U.S., and to celebrate, I’m organizing the Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest. I have several great prizes lined up already and I’m hoping to work out a couple more before next Wednesday, when I announce the final details and how to enter.
EndGame PR Podcast Production Premiers Higher Education Podcast
Yes … I know … I just did a promotional post. Well, here’s another one.
I’m pleased to announce the premier of VaHigherEd Podcast! EndGame PR Podcast Production, a service of EndGame Public Relations, LLC, is producing the program with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). As stated in the news release I issued today, the podcast features students, educators, and administrators from Virginia’s Community Colleges describing their experiences in higher education and explaining how they’re utilizing Virginia’s educational excellence.
The program format is basic. An interview with one of Virginia’s Higher Education “voices” is conducted by my longtime friend and VCCS Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Relations, Jeff Kraus. I produce a podcast around it. Most episodes will be in the vicinity of five to six minutes.
The first episode of the program was published this afternoon. You can listen on the VaHigherEd Blog, via RSS, or on podcast directories such as Blubrry and Podcast Alley. We expect to be available on iTunes soon, but in the meantime you can subscribe using this link. Or, you can just click on the play button below!
Please check it out!