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February 7, 2017

Another new Audiation.fm joint! Check out "In Other Words," a brand new show from Sotheby's and Art Advisory, Partners.

If you're looking for a frank discussion about art and culture, this is your podcast. The debut episode features artist Tom Sachs (Hello Kitty Nativity, Prada Happy Meal), who is hilarious.

 

February 6, 2017

Announcing our latest show: "Tagline," a joint production of IHeartMedia and Advertising Age.

Pour a cocktail and join us for inspired conversations with the best storytellers, culture-makers and creators. Sponsored by Bulleit Frontier Whiskey (a personal favorite).

Check out the debut episode below, hosted by Rob Norman (Chairman, GroupM North America) and featuring Wendy Clark (President and CEO, DDB North America) and Rob Reilly (Global Creative Chairman, McCann). Theirs is a lively discussion on whether the ad industry still creates culture or merely chases it.

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we MAKE PODCASTS.

Audiation.fm produces on-demand programming for media companies and brands, utilizing the unique intimacy of audio to tell compelling and authentic stories. We are currently producing shows for: 

Nokia Bell LabsSotheby'sIHeartMediaDigitalFlash and others, 

Founded in 2016, the company is the brainchild of digital entertainment pioneer Sandy Smallens, who created Spotify's Original Content department in 2011 and launched such franchises as Sessions, Landmark, In Residence and Incoming.

Podcast listening is exploding. As of this year, more than a third of the US population 12+ has listened to a podcast; 57M listen monthly; and 13% of the population listens to an average of five podcasts weekly.* But the glut of mediocre content is daunting. By enlisting recognizable and credible talent, producing shows to the highest standard and devising end-to-end marketing and distribution plans, Audiation.fm maintains a gold standard. 

Prior to Spotify, Smallens's career highlights include launching the record industry’s first Internet department; overseeing breakthrough music site SonicNet (and its acquisition by MTV); running digital divisions for CBS Radio and Entercom Radio; and leading the viral marketing agency responsible for “Elf Yourself”. With a firm grasp on the cultural zeitgeist, he has seen first hand which content resonates with users and how to use analytics and marketing insight to drive attention and virality. He draws on his extensive track record and broad network to provide strategic guidance to companies seeking to create breakthrough digital content.

*Edison Research/Triton Digital's "Infinite Dial" 2016 report

Listen to Sandy on Jim McDermott's "How To Fix The Music Business" podcast: