Episode #719
Do Midroll Ads Really Work?
July 20, 2018

In episode #719, Eric and Neil discuss the efficacy of midrolls. Tune in to hear whether you should drop the midrolls or keep them.

TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

  • [00:27] Today’s Topic: Do Midroll Ads Really Work?
  • [00:40] In podcasts, there are always ads in the middle of the show.
  • [00:50] Most podcasters use this format, where they run ads in the beginning, middle, and the end.
  • [01:35] Eric was looking at their Apple Podcast retention rates.
  • [01:50] Because Growth Everywhere has a midroll, he checked the retention rates.
  • [02:09] He lost 50% of people at the midroll, but it increased after the ad.
  • [02:30] So, keep your midrolls, because people will just skip them, but will continue to listen and stay engaged.
  • [03:20] Perhaps create a customized landing page to increase ROI.
  • [03:50] Andrew Warner integrates his ads into the podcast episode, which increases sign-ups.
  • [04:22] If you auto-insert ads, people will skip them. If you pay people for custom plugs, that will generate more revenue.
  • [05:12] What Warner does is “native advertising”.
  • [05:30] This way makes it less predictable.
  • [05:50] That’s it for today!
  • [05:56] Go to Singlegrain.com/Giveaway for a special marketing tool giveaway!

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