It’s that time again to begin Construction Junkie’s annual search for the best construction podcast! Last year, newcomer to the scene ConTechTrio took home the crown for best podcast and they’re continuing to make waves on the platform, with interviews with heavy hitter guests from the world of construction each episode. 2015’s winner was Cesar Abeid’s Construction Industry Podcast, but unfortunately there have not been any new shows released since August of 2015.
What’s a Podcast?
Podcasting is becoming a serious media contender across all sectors and the construction industry is beginning to catch onto the trend. According to The Podcast Consumer 2016 Report, 21% of Americans older than 12 years old listened to a podcast in the past month, that’s an estimated 57 million people. Those are serious numbers and it highlights a huge opportunity for experts and entertainers to find their unique audience. It’s also a great way to reach the 18-34 demographic that the construction industry desperately needs, as 38% of all podcast listeners fall into that group.
If you’re unfamiliar with podcasts, think of them as a Netflix for radio. Consumers download episodes of their favorite shows to their phone or tablet and can stop are start episodes as they please. There are shows for just about any interest you might have, including comedy, pop culture, murder mysteries, and construction. Apple users can find podcasts in the iTunes store, whereas Android users will need to download 3rd party apps, such as Podcast Addict, to listen.
In previous years, we’ve simply run the contest to build some quick recognition for construction podcasters, but this year, we’re going to step things up a notch and offer a FREE sidebar ad on ConstructionJunkie.com for one full year for the winner. That’s extra exposure to hundreds of thousands of visitors that check out our website each year.
Nominations can be submitted from now until Midnight PST on Thursday, May 4, 2017. At that time, no more nominations will be accepted. Podcasters are more than welcome to nominate their own podcast and self-promotion is encouraged. Nominations will be researched and any deemed to not be related to the construction industry by our staff, will be removed.
After nominations close, voting will begin. Voting will be open for 2 weeks from the day the polls open, date to be determined. Winner, by popular vote, will be announced shortly after poll is closed.
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