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Feb 1, 2016

Ep 164 Alex Blumberg, the host of StartUp and CEO and co-founder of Gimlet Media. Listen as Nathan and Alex talk about the Freedom Journal, a notebook designed for users to set and accomplish their goals effectively.

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3 Key Points:

  • As podcasts grow as a medium, expect to see an increase in production value and overall quality.
  • Advertising on podcasts is extremely straightforward because sponsors can clearly evaluate how many people they’re reaching.
  • For even seasoned veterans like Alex, creating a quality podcast can take a lot of time, money, and manpower (6 months, 100K, varied staff).

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:00 – Nathan’s introduction to today’s show
  • 01:37 – Alex joins the show
  • 01:49 – Gimlet is a digital media company that focuses primarily on audio.
  • 02:27 – Alex and his team at Gimlet has raised 6 million for the business.
  • 04:08 – His podcast StartUp generates revenue through ads.
  • 06:05 – Alex estimates that his CPM on this podcast is higher than the average radio station.
  • 06:28 – As podcasts as a medium mature, Alex expects them to grow in production value.
  • 07:05 – Alex describes his 6-month process when creating a new podcast. 
  • 07:55 – It takes roughly 100K from start to finish when making the first episode.
  • 09:18 – Alex’s old colleagues from his career in public radio have come to work at Gimlet.
  • 10:40 – Each individual show produced by Gimlet Media generally has its own team.
  • 13:22 – Alex uses SoundCloud to keep track of listeners for a particular audio.
  • 14:39 – Advertising on podcasts is very straightforward and works well for Alex’s sponsors.
  • 15:49 – Sponsors advertise in accordance to a contract with Alex’s podcasts.
  • 17:09 – Alex makes over 1 million dollars per podcast.
  • 19:16 – Famous Five

Resources Mentioned:

  • Growth Geeks – The way Nathan hires growth hackers on a per project basis for things like info graphics, blog posts, and other growth projects
  • Gimlet Media – Alex’s business
  • @abexlumberg – Alex’s twitter
  • LinkedIn – Alex’s LinkedIn
  • Creativity Inc. – Alex’s favorite book
  • Mark Zuckerberg – CEO Alex follows
  • Steve Jobs – CEO Alex follows
  • Google Docs – Online tool John uses.

Famous 5

  • Favorite Book?— Creativity Inc. – by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace
  • What CEO do you follow?— Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg
  • What is your favorite online tool?— Google Docs
  • Do you get 8 hours of sleep?— No
  • If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be?—Be more patient.

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The Software as a Service (SaaS) entrepreneur who wants to grow to a $100m+ valuation (episode #14).

Your host, Nathan Latka is a 25 year old software entrepreneur who has driven over $4.5 million in revenue and built a 25 person team as he dropped out of school, raised $2.5million from a Forbes Billionaire, and attracted over 10,000 paying customers from 160+ different countries.

 

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