Media Voices are pleased to welcome DAX, the digital ad exchange from Global, as headline sponsors of the inaugural Publisher Podcast Awards.

DAX is the largest digital audio ad sales and insertion platform in the UK, and one of the biggest in the world. DAX’s podcast network attracts 3.5 million listeners every week across 15 content verticals and 650 podcasts, from Society and Culture, Parenting and Comedy. 

DAX have an end-to-end solution for hosting, distribution, ad insertion and monetisation for publishers. Their network includes podcasts from Telegraph Media Group, Sky, ITV, Endemol Shine Group and Dennis Publishing.

DAX will also support the ‘Publisher Podcast Of The Year’ award, and have some exciting prizes for the winner, details of which will be announced at the start of the ceremony on March 4th.

The Publisher Podcast Awards is the only event exclusively celebrating the best in podcasts produced by publishing and media organisations. They are designed to champion the podcasting success of publishers, whether they’ve been in the podcasting space for a while, or have just launched their first one.

The shortlist was announced at the beginning of January, and includes podcasts from publishers such as Verizon, the FT, the Economist, Dennis Publishing, Immediate Media and more.

As part of the headline sponsorship, Global will be arranging a DJ to play at the awards afterparty.

“As publishers grow their portfolio of podcasts, we anticipate the growth of publisher audio networks, where cross-selling can take place across podcasts and audiences,” said Esther Kezia Thorpe, founder of the awards. “Given the work Global are doing through DAX to help facilitate this, we’re really excited to welcome them as our headline sponsor for the awards.”

Ollie Deane, Director of Commercial Digital, said: “With some of the biggest publishers in the world now producing podcasts, the past decade has seen podcasting grow from a niche media format to a mass medium. In our role at the intersection of advertising and production, we continue to work with creators and advertisers, and create solutions which help drive the industry forward.”

“We’re delighted that DAX is this year’s headline partner and we’re looking forward to working closely with the winner of the ‘Publisher Podcast of The Year’ award – best of luck to all the finalists!” 

The awards take place on Wednesday 4th March 2020 at Proud Cabaret City, London. Tickets are on sale on the Publisher Podcast Awards website, and are available to buy until 19th February.

About Media Voices: 

Media Voices is a weekly look at all the news and views from across the media world, featuring leading figures from media and publishing businesses. The team behind the podcast take a common sense approach to media analysis, from the practices of journalism to deep dives into publisher business models.

The Media Voices team have recorded live at media events, featured in numerous roundups of the best industry podcasts, and have interviewed an impressive roster of guests from top organisations such as WIRED, The Economist, Facebook, CNN, The Times, Refinery29, the FT, and more.

For more information about the Publisher Podcast Awards, please contact esther [at] voices [dot] media.