1. Podcasting: A Global Tidal Wave Ripe with Opportunities!! Jeff Ostroff 37:34

Hi everyone!

Today we’re going to speak about an industry that is booming all over the world. In fact, you’ll hear my guest expert elaborate on that during our conversation. 

In my conversation with our featured guest expert, you’re also going to learn such things as (1) how the dynamic podcasting industry has changed over the past couple of years or so, (2) who’s winning in the podcasting game, and (3) how the industry might change thru the rest of this decade.  More importantly, you’ll learn about the many opportunities our guest believes the podcasting industry offers you—whether you are a looking to be in front of the microphone or participating in the myriad OTHER opportunities he suggests are out there. Yes, you don’t have to be a “ham” to succeed in this industry.

Finally, in true Looking Forward: Opportunities Fashion, you’ll also get some tips on what steps you can take to begin to capitalize on one or more of these opportunities.

To share all this great information with us, we’ve brought on an outstanding guest expert in the podcasting industry. He’s James Cridland. James Cridland is Editor of Podnews, a daily podcast newsletter. He’s a podcast host, too. James is also a radio futurologist – a writer, consultant and public speaker on radio’s future. He’s worked in audio since 1989 as an award-winning copywriter, radio presenter, and internet strategist.

James launched the world’s first streaming radio smartphone app in March 2005, for the original Virgin Radio in London, launching daily podcasts earlier that year. In 2007 he joined the BBC working on the BBC iPlayer for radio, achieving a dramatic increase in the service’s audio quality.

Among his many credits in podcasting and radio, James was an advisor to the podcast host platform, Captivate, which was acquired by Global in December 2021.

You’ll find more information about James by visiting www.jeff-ostroff.com

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Looking Forward is THE podcast about the OPPORTUNITIES created by global trends, now and into the future, and how YOU might capitalize on those: Think… jobs, careers, business start-ups, ventures, investments, life enrichment.

Guests are experts in their field, and most are C-suite executives, household names, authors, and/or from prestigious universities or similar organizations.

Looking Forward is a great source for media outlets, podcast producers, telecom companies, audio publishers, etc. to include as part of their content. This is what MTN, the gigantic telecommunications company in Africa, is doing.

To discuss revenue-sharing opportunities to distribute our content– which can be customized and reformatted to meet your needs and those of your target audience– please contact us at www.jeff-ostroff.com

Looking Forward also offers a smart and affordable way for advertisers to promote their products or services, especially given its positive spin and informative, entertaining, and wholesome content.

For more information, or to inquire about Jeff’s podcast creation, hosting and consulting, B2B interviewing, audio or video “business spotlight” promo, voiceover, or meeting facilitation/hosting services, please contact www.jeff-ostroff.com or at jeff@jeff-ostroff.com You can also him there if you’re interested in interviewing him or having him be a guest on your show. He’s engaging, informative, and articulate!

Jeff Ostroff is an experienced, versatile marketing and communications executive. He currently hosts and produces two podcasts which he created, “Looking Forward: Opportunities for Job, Career, Business, and Investment Seekers,” and “Health Care on the Horizon.” He’s a co-host for the “MyMacD Life” podcast, which is about macular degeneration.

Jeff’s also a podcast creator/consultant, voice-over talent, event host/facilitator, producer of audio or video business “spotlight” promos, and a seniors’ (silver) marketing advisor. Jeff’s first career was focused primarily on seniors, health care, travel, and marketing. He’s the author of the Prentice-Hall Book, “Successful Marketing to the 50+ Consumer” (Prentice-Hall.)