This episode of PodcastReporter.com deals with podfading your show (i.e., ending your publication of episodes of your podcast show), along with some recommendations based on a case-in-point and sample.
The example is contained in the audio episode itself around the 11:00 minute mark.
We classified podfading into both ABRUPT and PLANNED podfades.
We have an example of a PLANNED podcast episode to podfade the show where the 3 recommended criteria are:
- Advise your audience or listeners that there will be no further episodes published on this show;
- Make the podfading episode very short and to-the-point (we recommend 2 to 3 minutes max.);
- Thank your audience for their attention, subscriptions, consumption of your content and where to go for the same–or better–content.
The case-in-point we have is a podcast show which was started in 2007 called “WHAT’S NEW ON IBM TV(R)?” — which podfaded in 2009. The last episode was called “Farewell and Thank You.”
Now, has IBM TV survived? Yes, but in a different format and different platform. It also has a YouTube(R) channel, where the theme of IT Solutions from IBM(R) is still the focus.
We hope that you keep the integrity of your show with your audience with the courtesy and politeness to your listeners — we feel that you owe them that. And, instead of surprise or leaving a poor taste in the mouth of your listeners, you can depart your show, as well as leave your listeners with a recommended successor so that they can get the content which they like.
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