Archive for the 'podcasting' Category

IAB Certification vs. CPM Rates vs. Direct Response

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

As many of you know, I’ve been a podcaster for almost 14 years, quite close to “one of the first.” I’m also the CEO and co-founder of BackBeat Media, a company that represents publishers and manages their sponsorships so they can focus on publishing their content. We’re in our 20th year of that business, meaning […]

“Don’t make fear-based decisions” and other great quotes from Small Business Show

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Shannon Jean and I have been doing our Small Business Show podcast for the better part of this year. I always learn something each episode, either from Shannon or from our guests. This week, Digistor’s Brian Friss joined us for what might have been the most quote-packed episode we’ve ever produced. Listen today to hear […]

A very revealing Gig Gab

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Sometimes my co-host, Paul, is in a chatty mood with his own stories to tell, and sometimes he’s inquisitive, playing the role of interviewer. Last night saw an abundance of the latter as Paul really got me to open up about all sorts of things. From the innocent topic of matched vs. traditional grip to […]

Mac Geek Gab 573 is up

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

This week’s MGG is up. John F. Braun and I had a good show today, with lots of interaction from the chat room that really enhanced the show, at least from my perspective. I’m always happy when folks can provide that real-time feedback to correct a tech issue or add a detail, but today’s interactions […]

Ten Years of Answering Questions on Mac Geek Gab

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Today John and I celebrated our tenth anniversary of publishing Mac Geek Gab. The show has both changed quite a bit over the years and also stayed true to the goal of having fun while helping and informing our listeners.  We’ve had so many wins over the past decade I couldn’t possibly begin to count […]

10 Lessons From 10 Years of Podcasting

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

This morning I gave the keynote speech at the Podcast New England conference. It also happens that today is exactly the 10th anniversary of us recording the very first Mac Geek Gab episode (listen if you must to that first show, but consider yourself warned: it was our first!). Thus, “10 Lessons from 10 years of Podcasting” seemed […]

Internet Advertising Will Suffer the Click of Death

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

A friend of mine recently pointed me to this Salon article which cites the CEO of the company behind AdBlock Plus as saying that they’re going to start charging advertisers to not  have their ads blocked. His reason is simple: 80% of AdBlock Plus’s users aren’t against all advertising… they’re just against the irrelevant junk […]

The Podcaster Débâcle, Podcasted

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

I had the pleasure of joining Paul Kafasis, Dave Nanian, Fraser Speirs, and of course, Chuck Joiner, on episode 822 (?) of the MacJury earlier this week. There was but one topic, the Apple Store’s rejection of the Podcaster iPhone app, and we went for nearly an hour discussing it. Lots of great viewpoints from […]

Mac Roundtable #46

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

I had the pleasure yesterday of recording Mac Roundtable Episode #46 with Don McAllister, Bart Busschots, Chuck Joiner, and Joseph Nilo. I also had the pleasure of sleeping while Don painstakingly edited the podcast together from multiple audio sources and made it sound as though we were all the same room. Topics include MobileMe/cloud computing, […]

ADM Standards Finalized and Released

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Yesterday, the final versions of the Advertisement Unit Standards and Download Measurement Guidelines were published by the Association for Downloadable Media. I was directly involved in the creation and announcement of the former, and am quite pleased by the way these turned out. These were designed very much with an “open arms” approach, and are […]