Simpler Media Productions
We keep you out of the technical weeds and behind the microphone, with transparent pricing on much-needed professional podcasting services that make sense for 2018 (and beyond).
Everything you need for the ongoing production of your podcast's episodes. You record/provide audio files, give some general episode directions (no audio editing on your part), and leave the rest to us. We'll ensure a professionally produced podcast episode is published across your website, social channels, and relevant podcast distribution platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more.
If you've neither the time nor inclination to be deeply involved in post-production, just give us the media files and we'll take care of the rest. Detailed audio editing and assembly, descriptive text and imagery elements added, and your perfectly packaged episode is published and distributed across your website, social channels, and on relevant podcasting platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more.
With a penetration rate greater than that of Twitter, there's never been a better time to start podcasting. Don't let a lack of internal resources stop you from creating the perfect podcast for your company. From three-episode pilots to multi-season arcs, we can provide quality hosts, story & script development, detailed audio editing, and everything else for a turn-key podcasting experience.
We offer podcasters -- fresh and established -- a variety of servies to get them over obstacles or bring their shows up-to-speed with the latest advancements in podcasting.
Podcasts tend to get the audience they deserve. Make sure your podcast shows up when potential listeners search for something new to enjoy. Quick turnaround with specific, easily-implemented action items to get your show better exposure on Apple Podcasts, Google, and more.
Our proprietary 27-point checkup of your podcasts uncovers issues with Apple Podcast compliance, Android availability, RSS validation, hosting setup, stats implementation, website integration & more. Best of all, you'll get a list of tactical improvements you can implement right away.
Do you know the pitfalls and miscues to avoid when launching a podcast? Eliminate the risk and let us shepherd everything necessary to ensure a proper podcast launch, from media host selection, file processing, website integration, image & music selection, distribution channels, and more.
If you've questions before you start on your podcasting journey, we can help. Listener experience modeling, equipment budgeting, format concepting, distribution channel selection, practical monetization strategies... we're here to help you achieve your goals/dreams with your next (or current) podcast.
We work with podcasting clients all around the globe. Here are some, from most recent to those who've been with us since, well... forever.
Because launching and managing a successful podcast takes time, effort, and institutional knowledge. You need a pro in your corner who knows the ins and outs of all things podcasting. Here are a few reasons why we're the podcasting expert you are looking for:
That's how long Evo Terra -- founder of Simpler Media -- has been podcasting. In fact, he produced the 40th podcast. Ever.
Evo is the author of Podcasting for Dummies, the number-one best-selling how-to book on Podcasting. If you have a copy, he'll sign it for you.
Evo launched his first podcasting business back in 2005, using podcasting technologies to disrupt book publishing.
From Hindenburg Journalist Pro to Advanced Libsyn hosting, every service/software used is solid, serious, and meant for business.
Though we're always testing new approaches, we rely on proven podcasting processes and methodologies we've developed to save us time and you money.
Most podcast consumption today starts and stops with the mobile device. Everything we do is focused on that reality of 2018 and maximizes your podcasts' exposure.
Our packages are all built for busy professional service providers who don't have time to craft and maintain a podcast from scratch. Use this handy matrix of "who does what?" to determine which package best fits your needs.
|First-Class Production||Fully-Managed Podcasting||Podcast It For Me|
|Who submits the show to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other key podcast directories?||We do it!||We do it!||We do it!|
|Who sets up the podcast's media hosting company flawlessly?||We do it!||We do it!||We do it!|
|Who does the audio editing for each episode?||We do it!||We do it!||We do it!|
|Who mixes/masters/finalizes episode audio files?||We do it!||We do it!||We do it!|
|Who creates episode artwork for each episode?||We do it!||We do it!||We do it!|
|Who properly uploads the audio files to the media host||We do it!||We do it!||We do it!|
|Who ensures proper distribution of the audio files?||We do it!||We do it!||We do it!|
|Who schedules episode announcements across your social channels?||We do it!||We do it!||We do it!|
|Who directs the audio editing of each episode?||You do.||We do it!||We do it!|
|Who writes the descriptive text elements for each episode?||You do.||We do it!||We do it!|
|Who writes the blog post/website content for each episode?||You do.||We do it!||We do it!|
|Who records/hosts each episode of the podcast?||You do.||You do.||We do it!|
|Who sources bed music and effects?||You do.||You do.||We do it!|
|Who writes the script for each episode?||You do.||You do.||We do it!|
|Who's responsible for setting the overall podcasting strategy?||You do.||You do.||We do it!|
|Who's responsible for website and branding integration with the podcast?||You do.||You do.||We do it!|
|Who creates and posts a human-created transcription of each episode?||You do.||You do.||We do it!|
|Who handles PR/promotion for the show launch?||You do.||You do.||We do it!|
|Who handles ongoing marketing efforts for new episodes?||You do.||You do.||We do it!|
We believe in fully-transparent pricing, and that you get what you pay for. Clients turn to us not because we're the cheapest by the hour, but because they want to save time and money while having the best podcast possible. Here's what -- and how -- we charge.
|First-Class Production||Fixed price based on 10-episode block||$125 per episode *|
|Fully-Managed Podcasting||Variable price based on 10-episode block||~$325 per episode *+|
|Podcast It For Me||Variable price for 3-episode pilot series||From $4900|
|Podcast Search Optimization||Fixed price||$375|
|Troubleshooting & Triage||Fixed price||$575|
|New Show Setup & Launch||Fixed price, exclusive of other services||$895|
|Strategic Consulting Services||Retainer-based and/or ad-hoc||From $500 per month|
|* Initial setup & onboaring fees apply
+ Based on basic edits to 30 min episode
I'm a podcast strategist with two decades of experience in business operations in or adjacent to the C-Suite under my belt. I'd welcome the chance to get to know more about you, your podcast, and the outcomes you're looking to find via podcasting in 2018... and beyond.
Finding me isn't hard, as I tend to be everywhere. If a quick message is your thing, Email, Telegram, and WhatsApp great ways to reach me. If you want to learn more about me and my podcasting/strategy experience, I suggest Wikipedia or LinkedIn. I post publicly about podcasting on Slack, Telegram, Facebook, and Medium. And if you're social, my personal Twitter and Facebook accounts may be of interest.
But if you want unfettered access to my time, there are three easy options for you:
I look forward to speaking/chatting/videocalling with you soon. Cheers!