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ACAST launches a mental health event series for agency partners

Thursday 08 October, 2020

Ahead of World Mental Health Day (October 10th, 2020), Acast has announced an industry-focused mental health initiative for its agency partners.
 
The quarterly event series looks to remove stigma and encourage engagement around mental health by subverting traditional media-land events into an opportunity for real and productive mental health discussions.
 

Peter Wells joins Acast for the art of podcasting

Tuesday 22 September, 2020

One of Australia’s most renowned podcast journalists, Peter Wells has partnered with Acast to launch Meta , a podcast celebrating the art of podcasting with leading local creators.

Acast expands local sales and creative team with six new hires

Tuesday 08 September, 2020

Acast continues to bolster its local sales capabilities in Australia, announcing six new hires today, including the appointment of Tom Roach as Acast’s local Creative Strategy Lead.
 
This follows Friday’s announcement that Acast and Nova Entertainment had ended their three-year partnership.
 

Nova and Acast split after three years

Friday 04 September, 2020

Nova Entertainment and Acast today ended their partnership, with both companies set to pursue broader business ambitions.

The Squiz podcast network joins Acast

Monday 27 July, 2020

Acast is partnering with independent news provider, The Squiz, to host and distribute its award-winning The Squiz Today, Squiz Shortcuts and Squiz Kids podcasts globally.
 
The Squiz Today launched in 2018 and was the first Australian short form news podcast, becoming part of the morning routine for a large community of ‘Squizheads’.
 
The Squiz Today is listened to more than a million times each month.

Acast Marketplace adds a virtual storefront

Friday 17 July, 2020

Acast Marketplace now allows advertisers to browse Acast’s global inventory of thousands of monetisable podcasts, and use search criteria to filter a list of shows that best fit their brief and budget.

Acast opens new studios in Sydney

Wednesday 01 July, 2020

Acast has opened two fully furnished podcast studios in Sydney which will be available free of charge to all of Acast’s content partners.
 
The studios are located at Acast’s offices in Surry Hills.
 
We’re incredibly proud of the work we do to help our creators grow their audiences and find commercial partners,” says Australian Managing Director Henrik Isaksson.
 

Acast adds support for independent podcasters with new revenue-driving opportunities

Tuesday 02 June, 2020

Acast has new updates for its Acast Open platform that will provide further support and revenue opportunities to local, independent podcast creators. 

7am hits two milestones today

Thursday 28 May, 2020

Schwartz Media’s daily news podcast, 7am, today celebrates its one-year anniversary with a new audience listenership milestone.
 
The podcast now reaches an average of 45,000 listens each day, or almost a quarter of a million listens weekly.
 
The year-old podcast, hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Ruby Jones, tells the news through in-depth, energetic interviews and sharp analysis, delivered to podcast feeds every weekday morning to help listeners start their day engaged and informed.

Fremantle Media enters the podcasting arena in partnership with Acast

Friday 15 May, 2020

Screen production company Fremantle Media has entered the audio space, teaming up with Acast to produce a range of scripted and unscripted content.

The first production, a true crime podcast called Chasing Charlie, will be released next week.

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