Leveraging ‘Host-Read’ Ads on Popular Podcasts

We have recently been implementing advertising strategies for podcasts, targeting listeners and subscribers.
These selected spots act as an awareness driver (as opposed to Search and Socials that are more direct-response), though call-to-actions are used.

We’ve been able to create plans across networks that focus on host-read (for authenticity and impact) mid-roll ads.
Statistically, Mid-roll ads are more likely to get listened to during these live read segments. Since these ‘commercial breaks’ are coming from a favored source, i.e. the host, the promotions are more personal and trusted.
We have selected placement on popular programs that align with the audiences that clients are trying to reach such as:

Congratulations with Chris D’Elia and WTF with Marc Maron.

Other podcasts include:
How Did This Get Made?
The Cracked Podcast
Brilliant Idiots
How Did This Get Played?
R U Talkin REM?
Timesuck with Dan Cummins
Talking Metal
The Gunz Show
Puck Podcast
and more!