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Note To Future Me - Circle270Media Podcast Consultants 16th December 2020
How To Save a Podcast That Is In Podfade
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How To Save a Podcast That Is In Podfade

COVID-19 has taken its toll on many things. And podcasting is one of them.

Many podcasts, due to economics or time, have podfaded, while hundreds of thousands of new podcasts have launched.

Carol Ventresca joins me on this episode.

She and I co-hosted an award-winning podcast that benefitted a small non-profit in Central Ohio. Because of COVID-19, the non-profit decided that the podcast would have to be put on pause indefinitely.

She was the executive director of the non-profit, while I was on the board of directors. We saw an opportunity to continue to deliver quality information and entertainment to those listeners (adults 50+).

After a few months of negotiating with the non-profit to move ownership of the podcast feed, followed by brainstorming and planning the content of the new podcast, Looking Forward Our Way was launched in August 2020.

This episode covers our journey from transition to future plans for the podcast, the launch of a podcast in podfade.

We cover...

1) The beginnings that involved the podfaded podcast…

-how and why we began the podcast for a non-profit

-the goals of that podcast for the non-profit

2) Setting up the transition into the launch of the new podcast.

-why non-profit let the podcast podfade

-why we saw this as an opportunity to continue to work together and launch a new podcast

3) Planning details for the launch of the retired podcast

-our agreement as co-hosts for the launch of the new podcast

-process of deciding a new name

-division of work and shared responsibilities

-opportunity to launch numerous additional marketing options to support the new podcast that were not available with the podfaded podcast

  • New hosting platform - CaptivateFM
  • Website
  • Wordpress based
  • Newsletter
  • Social media
  • Expanded topics
  • How we are tracking our topics 
  • Guest interviews
  • New recording facilities
  • Outsourcing our work and co-hosting talents


And finally we offer some advice for launching a new podcast from a podfade situation.

Let’s talk about what podcasting can do for your business in the next 12-months. Whether you’re B2C or B2B, we can create a content marketing strategy that will work for you.

Connect with me if you would like to talk more about this. My calendar is available on my Circle270Media Podcast Consultants business website at circle270media.com

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Recorded in conjunction with Channel 511, in the Brewery District, downtown Columbus, OH.

Brett Johnson is the owner and lead consultant at Circle270Media Podcast Consultants. With over 35+ years of experience in Marketing, Content Creation, Audio Production/Recording and Broadcasting, the podcast consultants at Circle270Media strategically bring these strengths together for their business Podcast clients.

Email us at podcasts@circle270media.com to set up time to talk more about your new or established business podcast.