2019 Gracie Awards Interactive Media Honorable Mentions for 30 For 30 Podcasts “Six Who Sat” and The Barneys Podcast.
2019 Webby Award winner and People’s Voice Webby Award winner.
“Hosted by Kerry Bishé (Halt and Catch Fire, Narcos), this is a genre-twisting, science fiction anthology podcast series that blends narrative story-telling with interviews featuring some of the brightest minds in science.”
“In his second season, Grant continues to go into workplaces "that fascinate me because they have each mastered something I wish everyone else could know."
“From unexpected sponsorships to ambitious shifts in media spend, here's what impressed us the most this year....This year, numerous companies seemed to realize a more effective route might be not trying to match the volume of live reads bought by the Caspers and Nature Boxes of the world, but to create content more closely aligned with their brand by creating the entire podcast themselves...Interac’s “Earning Curve” was a great example of this, part of the payment company’s push to add more B2B marketing to its previous consumer-focused campaigns.”
“Host Cindi Leive, former editor-in-chief at Glamour, delves into the lives of the men and women who have dedicated their lives to style, design and aesthetics.”
“… we're asking people to remember an event that happened in their lives in 1972, and some of the major players are no longer here to tell us about their roles…But it created a profound impact, and we know that because the AAU rules changed.”
…”I think there’s a way we can create businesses that are inclusive and generous, and make everyone feel positive about being a part of them. That’s what I’m focused on.”
“WorkLife is the Porsche of podcasts: interviews with people like Susan Cain, Ray Dalio, Trevor Noah, and Celtics coach Brad Stevens, insightful commentary from Adam. They're like mini-documentaries (if all documentaries were fast-paced, entertaining, and engaging.) Yet while the production values are exceptional, the focus is on aspects of professional life that apply to almost everyone.”
“Getting someone to listen to a podcast, let alone a whole season, requires quality storytelling over hard-selling. Outside the Box is an interesting and engaging podcast, even when it does have company folks involved because they include those we’d actually want to hear from, like chief sustainability officer Kathleen McLaughlin. It’s about as far from a sales pitch as possible. “
"Smaller podcast studios like Transmitter...benefit from the specificity of their editorial specialization; they have the luxury of focus, after all, and are therefore more nimble than their clunkier, vertically-integrated peers."
“We have, it seems, the beginnings of a launch playbook as far as independent podcast studios are concerned. You begin by hammering down a few branded podcast clients (big companies, preferably), which unlocks strong upfront pay-to-production dollars, after which you then use those dollars to lay down the foundation for creative, personal, or longer-term bets.”
“We’ll produce shows for a variety of partners and help brands and individuals create highly produced podcasts, from start to finish,” she said, noting that the company will specialize in highly edited and sound design–rich work. The company will also be producing original work.