Choosing the Right Podcast Network for Your Show with Kate Astrakhan

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Kate Astrakhan is the owner of Podcast Network Solutions, a company that provides post-production and podcast support services to podcasters and networks alike. She is a technical podcast producer who fell in love with podcasting after working in the radio and broadcasting industry for more than 30 years. Kate delivers stunning sound quality for more than 1,300 episodes each month.

Kate joins me today to explain what podcast networks are and the pros and cons of joining a network. She dives into the factors to consider before joining a network and the benefits and drawbacks of joining a network that uses Dynamic Ad Placement. She also explains why she encourages podcasters to launch their own podcast network and when you should consider starting your own network to monetize your show.


With networks, they need shows more than you need them.
— Kate Astrakhan


This week on Podcast Rockstars:

  • What podcast networks are and what they offer

  • What Dynamic Ad Placement is and why you should be mindful of networks who do this

  • The red flags to watch out for when conversing with network representatives

  • Who reaches out first - the network or the podcaster

  • When to approach advertiser supported podcast networks

  • How Dynamic Advertising works and good examples of this kind of advertising

  • Strategies for starting your own network

  • Factors to think about to make your network different from the rest out there

  • Reasons why entrepreneurs should not join a network

  • The end goal to keep in mind about your podcast


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