Podbean’s PodAds podcast advertising marketplace has been given an upgrade to better meet the needs of advertisers and help podcasts bring in more revenue. Advertisers now have increased targeting options and a better review process for starting campaigns.
About Podbean’s PodAds
PodAds is a programmatic ads marketplace, where advertisers of all sizes can reach their ideal audience with the power of podcast advertising. By matching advertisers to listeners over a range of podcasts, PodAds makes podcast advertising more efficient and opens revenue opportunities to smaller podcasts. PodAds also allows advertisers to target appropriate listeners by geography, thus making podcast advertising more effective for regional and even local businesses.
The Simple Steps to Set Up a Podcast Advertising Campaign
PodAds takes all the hassle and wasted time out of the podcast advertising process. Advertisers can have a campaign ready in minutes, and running within a day or two. Here are the simple steps with the recent upgrades:
1. Fill in the basic information for the campaign. Here, the advertiser can target their ideal listeners by setting preferred podcast categories, targeted geographies (down to the city level), and keywords (newly added, input 3-10 keywords). Advertisers can set a daily budget cap, CPM (cost per mille, i.e. advertising rate), and campaign start and end date (end date is optional, newly added in this upgrade; campaigns can also be paused or stopped at any time).
2. Next, the advertiser will select the podcasts for their campaign. Podcasts that best match to the keywords, category, and geo will be listed on the top and marked as “Recommended”. The list may contain additional podcasts for them to review and invite as well.
3. The advertiser then clicks on “Save and Continue” and the campaign will be created. They will need to authorize their payment method. After authorizing, the campaign will be “under review” by the Podbean team. Typically, your campaign will be up and running within 24 hours.
Advertisers can “manage campaigns” to add more podcasts, pause/stop the campaign, and view the detailed results of ad impressions served.