Podango Announces a New Strategic Partnership with Podcasting Industry Leader Scott Bourne

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Podango, the only podcast station platform, announced a partnership with Scott Bourne today. Bourne will partner with Podango as an executive strategic advisor. Bourne, a podcasting industry leader, brings industry insight, relationships, and business development opportunities to Podango.

Podango, the only podcast station platform, announced a partnership with Scott Bourne today. Bourne will partner with Podango as an executive strategic advisor. Bourne, a podcasting industry leader, brings industry insight, relationships, and business development opportunities to Podango.

"Scott is a recognized leader in the podcasting space and brings additional strength to the Podango team," said Lee Gibbons, Podango CEO. "The podcasting market is in its infancy, and it is critical for us to make smart, informed decisions. Scott has been in podcasting from the early days. His expertise will add to our ability to accelerate our trajectory in this new market."

Podango is the only platform that enables podcasters to create podcast stations for market expansion and distribution. It has more than 40 podcast stations live or under development with dozens more being added weekly. Station Directors and stations include: Paul Colligan's "Internet Marketing Podcast Network," Brandon Hull's "Real World Selling" and John Jantsch's "Duct Tape Marketing."

Since the formal launch of Podango in September and its associated growth, Podango has looked for a partner with specific industry knowledge. "Scott's experience in building NetRadio and his current podcasting industry street smarts make him an ideal advisor and friend for our business," said Gibbons. "Formalizing his role as an advisor is a natural step that benefits both of us."

Scott has already championed the Podango model of assembling a network of quality podcasting stations and social networking tools. "It is with great excitement that I have accepted this role," Bourne said. "As I said in my blog earlier this month, looking at the various network models out there, I think Podango is the best application. And I believe I can help this idea sprout and grow."

About Scott Bourne

Scott Bourne is an internet and podcasting pioneer. In 1994, he founded NetRadio- the first internet-only network of radio stations. He also founded First-TV, the world's first Internet-only television network. Scott has been featured in more than 200 national and international publications including Wired Magazine, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Internet World Magazine, Information Age, Forbes, and Radio & Production. He blogs at http://www.podcastingtricks.com, is known as the PodcastGearGuy, is the producer of the popular iLife Zone Podcast, and co-hosts MacBreakWeekly with Leo Laporte, Alex Lindsay and Merlin Mann.

About Podango

Podango, a Web 2.0 company, provides the only platform that enables podcasters to create podcast stations for market expansion and distribution. Podango's wide range of podcasts include topics such as internet marketing, entertainment news, travel, and business. Listeners no longer need to search for individual podcasts. They can tailor the information they subscribe to and get the information most relevant to them. With Podango's social media tools, listeners can respond to podcasts, participate in forums, and join in the conversation.

Podango provides the complete platform for the creation and sharing of podcast stations.

Each station is independently owned and run by station directors. Station directors are experts who act as guides to bring the best podcasts in the industry to their subscribers. They then facilitate rich community conversations with forums, castbacks, and other social networking tools.

For more information, visit http://www.podango.com or contact via e-mail.

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