May 24, 2022
Rob Walch was inducted into the Podcasting Hall of Fame in 2016. Rob is the Vice President of Libsyn Enterprise and Platform Partnerships, having joined Libsyn (LSYN) in 2007, Prior to joining Libsyn he founded podCast411, Inc in 2004. Rob is Co-Author of the book “Tricks of the Podcasting Masters” - Que 2006, an editors pick as a Top 10 Reference book for 2006 by Amazon.com. Rob was listed as the 5th most influential person in podcasting according to the book “Podcasting for Dummies” – Wiley Press 2005. He has consulted on podcasting for Jack Welch, Senator Edwards, Governor Bill Richardson, Noah Shanok (Stitcher), Tim Ferriss, Dr. Mark Hyman, eBay and the Sacramento Kings/Monarchs to name just a few. Rob is a member of the IAB Podcasting Working groups that wrote the IAB V2 podcast guidelines. And is on the Editorial board for Podcast Business Journal.
Rob started podcasting in 2004, and is the host of the award winning podCast411 podcast, where he has interviewed such prominent podcasters as Quincy Jones, Walt Mossberg, Colin Ferguson (Eureka), Ronald Moore (Executive Producer of Battlestar Galactica), Phil Gordon (World Series of Poker), Larry Kudlow (CNBC’s Kudlow and Company) and Leo Laporte (TechTV, G4 TV). Additionally Rob is host of Today in iOS (iPhone) Podcast – The first and largest podcast about the iPhone - www.todayinios.com and also the KC Startup 411 podcast which covers the Kansas City Start up scene - www.kcstartup411.com
Since 2004 Rob has presented at well over 200 events on the subject of podcasting and New Media including NAB, the Newspaper Association of America Marketing Conference, the US Latino Film Festival, the Corporate Podcasting Summit, The Association for Women in Communications 2006 Annual Professional Conference, Social Media 2007, Ad-Tech, Podcast Movement, New Media Expo, Podfest, NRB, and Blogworld Expo.
In 2004 Rob received his MBA from the University of Connecticut. He also has an Engineering degree from the University of Dayton.
2:12 "Ad stitching, from this perspective, is one way you can have different ads in different geographical areas." - Rob Walch
6:21 "On my most recent episode, I can have promos that are more about getting to know me." - Brian Keith
8:01 "I'm learning about what ads are going to perform best on my podcast, but I'm going to have each of them record there own ads and I'll be able to manage those ads going to there podcasts as well including their entire back catalog" - Brian Keith
9:20 "You can do a two-way revenue generation...all you have to do is upload the file." - Rob Walch
10:42 "The most common price-point for subscribing to a premium show..." - Brian Keith
12:07 "Another way to monetize is just to do affiliate offers even if it's not for your own stuff." - Brian Keith
13:12 "If you're at a point where you've passed friends and family and strangers are listening to your show, you're at a point where you can monetize one way or another." - Rob Walch