Frequently Asked Questions... and Answers
Q. Why does your city or town need a podcast?
The short answer is, not every city or town may "need" a podcast. A podcast should be part of your overall media strategy. One of the best ways to determine if a podcast is right for your city or town is with our free Podcast Launch Kit. This tool will ask the questions and provide insights into if a podcast is right for your city or town.
Q. Our city has a Social Media Manager, can't they handle the podcast?
Social Media Managers have a huge job creating content and monitoring the various social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.). Starting a podcast internally requires large investments of both time and money and may exceed the capacity of many cities and towns.
Using the Local Government Podcast Network service can provide a professional podcast at a fraction of the cost of producing it yourself. Additionally, our podcast service will feed quality content into your current social media outlets.
Q. How do you get started?
Getting started into podcasting can be a significant challenge without the right expertise, tools, technology and talent. Many ask, where would we even begin. How much will it cost? And, what kind of technology and equipment is required?
The answer depends on how professional and polished you want the end product.
Professional audio recording equipment, professional audio editing software, access to all the podcast distribution channels and professional talent to interview your city officials and guests it can be near impossible to consistently deliver a quality product every week or month.
We welcome the opportunity to provide a no cost analysis and proposal to give you the information needed to make a decision. The best way to get started is to schedule a call or request your custom Podcast Launch Kit.
Q. Who hosts the podcast for your city or town?
Having a professional host, who understands local government, is essential for delivering a professional product that will engage your citizens and deliver results for your community.
A quality host will likely be costly and they are unlikely to have the other skills required to produce a show consistently. That's why our simple turn-key process utilizes a professional podcast host across multiple shows, reducing the expense and delivering a higher quality product.
Q. How much does it cost to launch and produce a podcast for your city or town?
As we mentioned above, the answer depends on the quality of the product you'd want to represent your city or town, however, it could be more than $50,000 or more per year to tackle in-house when taking into account employee wages, technology, equipment and other expenses.
For most cities and towns from 5,000 to 100,000 we are able to deliver a professional podcast that is syndicated across all podcast sources, all your social medial pages, YouTube, a city specific website and more, for as little as $12,000 a year.
Q. Are there any services that specialize in helping cities and towns with the launch of a podcast?
Because of the growth in popularity of podcasts, there are some services available to help with various aspects of creating a podcast.
You can hire a content creator, graphic designer, audio editor, podcast producer, talent to host the podcast, scheduler to handle guests and a coordinator to manage all aspects of the podcast. Most of these services are focused on business, hobbyist or entertainment podcasts.
Local Government Podcast Network is the only company that has created a podcast network to handle everything for local governments that want to provide a proactive and professional podcast your city can be proud of and opportunities to launch a podcast within 30-days with zero money from the municipal budget.
To learn more about how your city can launch a podcast, claim your free Podcast Launch Kit.
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