Thursday, September 21, 2023

Successful Strategies for Podcast Advertising


Are you looking to take your podcast advertisements to the next level? If so, we at are here to share invaluable insights on creating captivating ad copies and harnessing the power of host-read ads. With Nielsen's study as a testament, host-read podcast ads outshine voice ads in performance every time. In this blog, we will explore the secrets behind this winning strategy.

Host-read ads hold the power of personalization. It allows the hosts to interweave their thoughts into the ad, enhancing the message's authenticity. This strategy resonates with the audience who appreciate the genuineness of the ad read. It is a proven fact that podcast audiences are highly engaged and that host-read ads result in 50% higher purchase power, according to Nielsen.

Beyond the ad copy, the importance of delving into the brand's story surpasses all else. In today's fast-paced world, the stories behind the brands often go unnoticed. However, sharing your brand's backstory and effectively communicating your product's features and benefits in an ad can make a huge difference. The idea is to educate your audience about your brand, enabling them to make informed decisions.

Moreover, setting your brand apart in a crowded market space can be challenging. Focus on what makes your product or service unique - superior features, cost-effectiveness, exceptional customer service, or ease of use. Highlighting these points can help your brand stand out and give people a reason to choose you over others.

TWiT's partnership team holds a treasure trove of insights and strategies for making your podcast advertising successful. Whether you are a novice or an expert in podcast advertising, our tips will prove invaluable.

If you want to advertise your brand and explore the gold standard in podcasting, do not hesitate to reach out to We are always ready to have a conversation and guide you in your podcast advertising journey.

So tune in, gather all the tools you need, and let's take your podcast advertising to new heights!

Friday, September 8, 2023

Join us at Club TWiT!

 One of the things we are most proud of is Club TWiT. With exclusive access to our hosts, Club TWiT is filled with the best and brightest of our fans. Our Club has close to 10,000 people, and if you consider what's what - our Club is in the top 3-4% of exposure. 

Occasionally, we will turn on our live stream for club shows so everyone can get a free peek into what we offer at Club TWiT. Episodes are posted only to the Club feed, so members are the only ones with access. We love creating new content exclusively for our Club members! 

Currently, we offer ALL of our shows ad-free, bonus content, including book reviews, marquee interviews, and there are Club Only shows - Home Theater Geeks, Hands-On Mac, Hands-On Windows, and the Untitled Linux Show. We are working on a new show that will begin in the Club about AI. The AI show will be hosted by Jason Howell.

Join today if you are looking for a like-minded community to hang out with in Discord or to get all your favorite shows ad-free. Visit's Club TWiT, and select your plan now.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Podcast Host-Read Ads Outperform Voice Talent Ads


Host-read ads are superior to voice talent ads in podcast advertising. My podcast, Host-Read Ads was created about a year ago to educate brands about this.

Spotify admits that host-read ads outperform other ads due to the audience's emotional connection and trust in the host. As podcast advertising gained popularity, host-read ads became advertisers' preferred format, however, voice talent podcast ads (read by actors and producers) have become increasingly popular with agencies.

According to Nielsen, host-read podcast ads drive strong brand recall and outperform voiced ads every time. It's been well documented that podcast audiences are among the most engaged there are, and much of that reflects the hosts. Purchase power is 50% higher with host-read ads.

Here are three reasons why you need to prioritize networks that offer host-read ads over voice talent ads:

1. The audience prefers to hear the ad read from the host, not from someone else. Listeners will pay closer attention to a host-read ad.

2. A host-read ad is more effective in creating an emotional connection with the audience because they trust the host with content, so they will trust the host with an ad read.

3. A longer interstitial host-read ad allows hosts to tell an engaging story about the brand, including testimonials, features and benefits, and a compelling reason why a listener would want to consider the brand. This drive conversions.

Brands may want to scale with voice talent ads due to their generally lower cost, however they are not equal to host-read ads in response or pricing.

Listen to my host-read ads podcast about this:  Podcast Host-Read Ads Outperform Voice Talent Ads