Podcasting From Home – Part One: Managing Your Sound

The new normal – I’m sick of the phrase, I’m sure you are too. The only trouble is, for most of us, it’s a useful way of summing up the fact that life is going to be quite different for some time to come. And when it comes to recording a podcast, being able to put four or five people … Read More

Bengo Media produce new podcast for Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water Staff

We’ve recently teamed up with Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water to create a new podcast for its staff who are working through the Coronavirus pandemic. The company’s 3,500 staff have continued working to keep water flowing freely to the three million people it serves during the crisis. In an effort to keep everyone feeling connected, Dŵr Cymru asked us to help … Read More

Remote Podcasting in the age of Coronavirus

We don’t actually need be in the same room as you to help you get your podcast off the ground. In fact, we’ve never needed to be. The truth is, that whilst most of us are still adjusting to the unprecedented changes to the way we work, the world of podcasting has remained relatively unaffected.

Five things we learned at the BBC Sounds launch in Wales

Last week, we joined a rabble of journalists, content creators, broadcasters and other audiophiles at the Wales content commissioning launch of BBC Sounds, the new home for audio from across the BBC. Available to download for free from Apple, Google and Amazon app stores, BBC Sounds brings together all of the broadcaster’s live and on demand radio, music and podcasts in … Read More

Will 2019 really be ‘the year of the podcast’?

At the tail end of 2018, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) published a blog post predicting that 2019 would be “the year of the podcast“. The explosion – they said – would be driven by five things; growth in listenership, technology, brands understanding the podcast space, an increase in podcast promotion, and the monetisation of podcast content.

The PR Power of the Podcast

Headphones coming out of laptop

Podcasts. You can’t turn around for hearing about them. It’s the word of the moment, on everyone’s lips (and in their ears!). Already 7 million adults in the UK listen to podcasts each week. Listenership keeps building, and those listeners (and potential customers) are both loyal, and eager to learn. And with Google aiming to ‘double global podcast listenership’ within … Read More

Podcasting for business: the good, the bad and the ugly

Lady With Phone and headphone listening in town

That woman in your brainstorming meeting the other day was so right; your company does need a podcast. I’ll leave it to you whether you tell her or not. Podcasting for business is an effective way for brands to communicate their value proposition to an engaged and captive audience. The very nature of podcasting – as an on-demand format – … Read More

9 top tips for getting your podcast heard

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So, you’ve recorded a kick-ass podcast. The first few episodes are finished, and they sound even better than you hoped they would. But though that may have seemed like a lot of work, that was just the beginning.

July 2018 – Work, like the rest of the country, was hotting up

Carol Vorderman

For many people, July was an opportunity to get down to the beach and enjoy the hottest summer since 1976. Sadly, I wasn’t one of those people. It’s been a busy old month for us at Bengo Media. Here’s a whistle-stop tour of what we’ve been up to. The first 17 days of July were dominated by television, which for … Read More