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Rocketboom Says Goodbye To Joanne Colan

April 17th, 2009

Andrew Baron today announced that Joanne Colan was leaving the influential video podcast, after nearly three years with the show: Today I am so sad to say farewell to Joanne from Rocketboom! Joanne was really, really excellent at what she did here, she will be missed. Keep your eyes open for announcements from Joanne on […]

Bogus Buzz! Joanne Colan Reportedly Leaving Rocketboom

May 28th, 2008

Rocketboom host Joanne Colan is leaving the show, according to a report in Valleywag: According to a source at the Creative Artists Agency, host Joanne Colan is leaving Rocketboom, one of the Internet’s first prominent news videoblogs. During her tenure, Colan never managed to transform the show (directed by creator Andrew Baron) from a quirky […]

Rocketboom With Joanne Colan

July 12th, 2006

Rocketboom is back, with interim host Joanne Colan. In the initial Rocketboom 2.0 episode, Colan takes the rotten tomatoes of angry Rocketboom fans with a smile and handles the host chores with style and wit. Rocketboom creator Andrew Baron, on the other hand, appears to be in a catatonic state….. Rocketboom has recently been the […]

Joanne Colan: Not Booming, but Blogging

July 10th, 2006

While Rocketboom fans wait to see the debut of Joanne Colan, the former MTV host has introduced a new blog site, signs her introduction Joanne C., Host of Colan was originally scheduled to debut today, but a note at the site says to expect new episodes starting Tuesday, July 11th.

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Rocketboom Looking For Anchors

June 3rd, 2009

Rocketboom, a long-running daily video podcast, is looking for new talent to anchor the New York-based program, and its new West Coast desk. Rocketboom creator Andrew Baron posted the two job openings today on Internet classifieds site Craigslist under “tv video radio jobs.” Responsibilities for the anchor jobs include “both appearing on camera and contributing […]

Rocketboom Marks Fourth Birthday

October 28th, 2008

How long is four years? Well, if you’re a child, being four years old makes you old enough to dress yourself, make your own bed, maybe go to preschool. If you’re a Presidential term, four years brings you back to re-election time, or limps to the end of your lame duck phase, depending. If you’re […]

Exclusive: Andrew Baron On Rocketboom’s 7-Figure Deal With Sony

August 5th, 2008

Rocketboom has announced a big distribution and advertising deal with Sony Pictures, giving the daily video blog exposure and promotion across all of Sony’s IP universe: via PS/3, Bravia TV and Crackle.

We talked with Rocketboom creator Andrew Michael Baron about the deal, the future of Rocketboom and more.

The Secrets Of Viral Video Hits…..From Actual Viral Video Experts This Time

November 26th, 2007

TechCrunch published a controversial piece of linkbait over the Thanksgiving holiday on the “secret” strategies behind successful viral videos. The essay, by Dan Ackerman Greenberg, suggested that the days of indie video podcasts like Ask A Ninja becoming viral hits through hard work and creativity are gone. “The Wild West days of Lonely Girl and […]

Rocketboom Intros New Sponsorship System

June 4th, 2007

Pioneering video podcast Rocketboom has introduced a new sponsorship system, with YouTube as the first sponsor. The show plans to charge $3,000 per episode for sponsorships, which will include: Post Roll Sponsorship Gratitude. White text on black background. Company logo and byline. 7 seconds. Travels with all videos to all platforms (incl. web, phone, tv, […]

Top Tech Screwup of 2006: Rocketboom Losing Amanda Congdon

December 28th, 2006

PC World has released its list of The Top 21 Tech Screwups of 2006. Rocketboom made the list for its controversial handling of Amanda Congdon’s exit: She was the first star of the video blogging revolution. But last July,’s quirky-yet-perky Amanda Congdon parted ways with co-boomer Andrew Baron. The reasons behind the breakup were […]