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January 30, 2019
January 30, 2019
Peas in a Podcast
This D.C. native grew tired of local radio’s ways. Enter Blue Wire, a podcast startup with an eye on becoming a version of The Athletic for audio. Even as a free medium, pods can be a lucrative market. Just ask Bill Simmons who reportedly raked in $15M in podcast ad sales in 2018.
The hot seat is heating up for VC-backed media companies once lauded for bold experimentation and business model innovation. Much like BuzzFeed, The Players’ Tribune (following its recent Unscriptd acquisition) was forced to layoff employees last week in order to forge a revenue-generating path ahead.
Going to Disney World
The Rams’ timely Super Bowl appearance bodes well for L.A.’s multi-billion dollar investment in a stadium set to take up more square footage than Disneyland. It also can’t hurt Goodell’s $25B league revenue aspirations. But no matter who wins on Sunday, Tom Brady will remain in the record books as GOAT (thanks in part to his favorite emoji).
She beat out 74 men for the job of Barstool Sports CEO to become the company’s first senior female executive, and in the two years since, Erika Nardini has hired a female CRO, created a Snapchat show with a 50-50 gender split audience, and watched two female interns find their voice by turning an office catchphrase into a content series.
Associate Creative Director
Draft Kings – Boston, MA
VP, Football Communications
Atlanta Falcons – Atlanta, GA
Senior Director, ESPN+
Disney – New York, NY
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