The year 2016 is certainly one for the ages, at least for the RawVoice team and our expansive Blubrry family. We have been proud and thrilled to help podcast creation, promotion and advertising reach fantastic new heights. Here’s a rundown of what we’ve done. And rest assured there’s a bunch more to come.
Last summer we released PowerPress Sites Basic and we’ve been delighted with the success folks have had with their new sites, and with the feedback we have received from our content creators. PowerPress Sites is the most comprehensive podcast package available, and includes a managed WordPress site, podcast media hosting and professional podcast statistics. PowerPress Sites offers everything you need to build and grow your show and accurately measure your results. Whether you are an independent podcaster or a large-scale media group, you can pick what you need to build the ultimate, customized podcasting package.
Podcast2Radio converts your podcast into an internet radio stream, making it available to millions of listeners. Originally initiated with Live35 last year, we partnered with StreamGuys and launched in July. P2R users have reached new audiences on all kinds of platforms. Users enjoy the embed player, and awesome analytics provided by StreamGuys. Sign up to get your podcast on Bose, Sonos, TuneIn and many more!
The unlimited storage and bandwidth offered through Blubrry’s Professional Hosting are ideal for networks and commercial podcasts. An ever growing list of podcasters are using Blubrry’s professional podcast hosting. We work with each client and create a plan that meets their needs. If you’re looking for more space, or taking your podcast network to the next level, chat with MacKenzie or Todd.
Now you can easily share your podcast episodes or episode teasers on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter with Blubrry’s interface. Post your entire episode on Twitter (it uses the Blubrry player!) and post two-minute teasers on Facebook and YouTube. We’ve found people are less likely to listen to the whole thing on social media, so record your outro and tell them where to find the entire episode. (The outro will play after your first two minutes.) Learn all about our recently released Post to Social feature here.
From team Blubrry to you, this bi-weekly show hosted by MacKenzie Bennett has been up and running for 2+ years and continues to share podcasting tips, trends and information to empower your podcast. If you’re using PowerPress for your show and are interested in being a guest, please reach out! Listen to all the episodes, here.
PowerPress Setup Webinars
For those of you using PowerPress, or interested in it, we have a webinar to help you set up PowerPress for your podcast site. This past May, we put Mike, customer support coordinator, to work on making it easy for users to configure PowerPress on their site. Webinars are every other Thursday at 4 p.m. EST, and typically one Saturday a month. The next webinar is Saturday, Jan. 7 at 1 p.m.. Follow us on Twitter for new dates to attend.
Events we attended: Proclaim, Podcast Movement, Podcamp Pittsburgh
We are excited to meet each and every one of you at events we attend throughout the year. As a team, in 2016 we attended Proclaim16, the NRB National Christian Convention, Podcast Movement and Podcamp Pittsburgh. This upcoming year we’ll be attending Podfest, Proclaim17, Podcast Movement and hopefully some others. Looking forward to hearing from you at each one.
What can Blubrry do for you in 2017? We’re up for suggestions on anything! Thanks for catching up with us, and we hope that you have a joyous, healthy and prosperous New Year. We’ll see you in 2017.