139 PAM – What To Do When Your Podcast Becomes An Infomercial

by Cliff Ravenscraft on December 9, 2009

in Podcast Answer Man


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Podcast Answer Man Episode 139
What To Do When Your Podcast Becomes An Infomercial

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I recently received an email from a long time listener who suggested that he was contemplating unsubscribing from the Podcast Answer Man podcast and he provided his thoughts on why this was. In his email, he suggested that with the number of subscribers that I have to this podcast, that I might not even notice the loss of a single subscriber.

If you are interested in hearing what reasons he gave as to why he had considered dumping the show and moving on and/or my response to whether or not I am concerned about the loss of a single, long time subscriber of my podcast, then you need to listen to this episode.

This episode is an example of what I think should be done in the event your podcast ends up sounding like an ongoing infomercial for your brand, products, and/or services.

Of course, I also shared an “anonymous” comment left on a previous episode of Podcast Answer Man. It's amazing how different my reaction is to “concerned listener” as it is to “Charley's” email. I did an episode while back titled “Handling Critical Feedback” (Episode 106)

Finally, somewhere in this episode, I asked for your thoughts on what Leo Laporte announced on his blog recently. Basically, even though his network has generated 2.5 Million dollars in revenue, he's suggesting that there is still a role for donations in his network and he plans to allow these donations to be what actually pays his personal income from the network. Click Here To Read His Blog Entry. Share your thoughts in the comment section below or by calling our voice mail feedback hotline at 859-795-4067


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