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“A podcast is usually a series, divided by episodes of digital audio or video files which a user can download and listen to. It is often available for subscription so that new episodes are automatically downloaded via web syndication to the user’s local computer, mobile application, or portable media player. It is different from Internet radio, which involves streaming rather than downloading.”
Podcasting is huge and is constantly growing!
Nowadays, Podcasts are being used by the businesses to an increasing extent to polish up their potential. Even I am working to add a podcast on my company. Podcasting has accumulated a prodigious vogue over the years becoming the new talk radio on mobile devices. The vast usage of the phone has in fact led to the tremendous growth of podcasting. Hence, podcasting has become the most powerful marketing tool. Assimilating podcasts into the marketing plans can add numerous benefits to the businesses so let’s take a look at few of them.
One of the biggest benefits of a podcast is that it is one of the most personal outlets which helps you build a better relationship with the audience even though being a one-sided medium. Listening to the voice of the speaker gives the audience a feel of powerful connection which they would not have got, simply by reading the information on the web page. If you are a good speaker, it can create magic for your listener. “A good relationship builds trust,” this will act as an encouragement for your listeners and will want to get affiliated with the brand. People will like to buy something from a friend rather than an unknown person. Hence, it will result in smooth and positive conversion, building up a sustainable audience.
Producing a podcast does not involve a lot of steps, it is easy to produce whether you are having a commercial location or a home-based business. A podcast is recorded using a computer, and all that you need to record is a microphone and a headphone to catch up the audio. To make your podcast sound better to use a high-quality microphone. For making a quality podcast use software and edit your audio files. Podcast are easy to consume in the way that they can be listened to while exercising or commuting with the full attention which is hardly possible in the case when we read the content. Reaching your customers using this method is often more affordable than the traditional advertising methods as you do it on your own.
Podcast helps in increasing the website traffic reaching out to new audiences for the business. When people listen to you and find your podcast interesting they will subscribe to the series to be regular in listening while they may listen to it more than once and will visit your website. As long as your podcast continues to bring and deliver valuable audio and content, you can earn the trust of your listeners thereby convincing them to invest in your products. They may also suggest your podcast to others who may find that interesting. This will bring a huge boost up in your web traffic.
Now as we are not unfamiliar with the fact that avalanche of information is presented/ available on the internet be it in the form of written content or audio/ video format bidding to captivate the patron. Podcasting helps the speaker to convey his message in a highly interactive way which written content may not be able to provide. This helps to attract the customers and more extensively to engage a large number of an audience to regulate their buying decisions positively.
A podcast uses an audio format to share the proficiency of your business industry. This audio file adds on the relevant information which might be missing in your written content or words and on the other hand, provides you with the opportunity to show your energetic speaking skills. You and your company can establish authority in the business by regularly podcasting out with the precise information and ideas. Customers often build up their trust through podcasts by listening to it and knowing the various business aspects.
Podcasting is the smartest way to make people aware of your brand. Create podcasts to provide people with the relative information about your brand, the services and skills you offer, expertise and so on. Regular podcasts help in making your brand name a household name and letting people know your company well. Share every information related to your brand to make people know enough about your brand and hence capture a huge audience.
There is no doubt in the fact that podcasts are portable. Podcasts available on the systems can easily be transferred on to the personal devices making it convenient for the customers to listen to it anytime, anywhere.
Suppose your listeners find your podcast interesting it means they are more likely to listen to it till the end. So, you can add some small advertisements in between your podcasts. Many people do not prefer or like watching advertisements, but since people are finding your podcast fascinating, they would not mind watching a small advertisement. Include the advertisement related to your content to make people more attracted to your podcast, therefore increasing the conversion rate.
Podcasts being an elevating marketing strategy, most businesses have started assimilating the same. Along with other traditional techniques, include and implement podcasting in your marketing strategy as well. The podcasting world will surely get you distinguished helping you to create an engaged and targeted content!