In June 2018 myself and Podcast Websites co-director, Kieran McKeefery, sat down and began to embark upon an 18-month brand repositioning in order to implement the product roadmap that we had visualised back in 2015, intended to help podcasters to create & grow on their terms.
As part of that, we introduced the Rebel Base Media group which sits above all of our brands and that focusses on Podcast Success Academy plus our production & consulting division led by James Marriott.
We began our Poductivity journey, a journey into podcast interaction and a journey that continues heavily behind the scenes to create something that we believe can change how podcasting affects the lives of creators and listeners.
Our Podcast Websites managed WordPress team began a total end-to-end rework of the platform in order to continue to help podcasters build their audio brand online quickly & easily.
And, we created one more thing:
Captivate.fm – The World’s Only Growth-Oriented Podcast Host™.
Captivate is ready; Captivate is powering our beta testers’ podcasts and it will be launching with a furore at Podcast Movement 2019 and continuing through our Ready, Set, Grow! online summit at the end of August (you can still qualify for early adopter pricing and grab a free ticket to Ready, Set, Grow!, too).
At the centre of everything that we do and at the centre of why podcasters love to work with us & our platforms is one simple, powerful thing: the right people.
Captivate garnered amazing feedback from industry experts as we moved through our beta programme and from day one, we knew that to change podcasting hosting, analytics & marketing for the better, to be able to focus truly on the podcaster and to challenge even our own thinking, we needed even more of the right people.
Today it delights, excites and astonishes me to be able to welcome this outstanding new advisory board to the Captivate team:
James Cridland (Creator, Podnews)
A veteran of the radio industry since 1989 and involved with podcasting since January 2005, James is Editor of podnews.net, a daily podcast newsletter. Based in Brisbane, Australia, James has worked with broadcasters and podcasters across the world and is a speaker, writer and consultant.
Laura Roeder (Founder, MeetEdgar)
Laura is the founder of MeetEdgar, a social media application that provides an effective way of scheduling, and organizing content to automate publishing. She’s been a featured speaker at South by Southwest and the White House and writes about independent entrepreneurship for Forbes, Inc., and Fast Company.
Evo Terra (CEO, SimplerMedia)
Evo has been podcasting since October 2004. He’s the author of Podcasting for Dummies, Expert Practices for Dummies, and is the CEO of Simpler Media, a strategic podcasting agency. He also hosts Podcast Pontifications, a short-form daily podcast committed to advancing podcasting.
We aren’t done. Heck, we’ve only just gotten started. We intend on more appointments – the right people at the right time, and our focus remains on helping podcasters to grow and flourish on their own terms.
Let me know how I can help you and please, keep hitting record. Oh, and if you want a personal tour of Captivate, let’s chat one-to-one.