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How Monocle found money in radio

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Courtesy of psfk.com

While many print publications are ramping up their podcast output, Monocle magazine went beyond and launched its own 24-hour digital radio station in 2011. It now has 1 million monthly listeners, double what it had last year, according to internal figures…

…Monocle 24 is ad-funded and is financially viable, but Bloomfield wouldn’t go into specifics. Brands, such as UBS, Turkish Airlines, Air Canada and Allianz pay to sponsor the shows, but have no editorial control. “Being more integrated is definitely to a brand’s benefit,” said Emma Moorhead, head of AV planning at media agency MEC. “Most podcasts have small audiences, but then, of course, they can be really targeted, although you can’t get that kind of scale…

How Monocle found money in radio

 

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