Association for Downloadable Media Hopes To Promote Commercial Podcasting

Jul 16th, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Corporate Podcasts, Podcasting Law, Podcasting Services

Association for Downloadable MediaA new organization, the Association for Downloadable Media (ADM), announced its formation yesterday. The goal of the ADM is to create standards for audience measurement and advertising for downloadable media. The ADM also hopes to accelerate the growth of podcasting into a commercially viable medium.

The ADM plans to focus primarily on the world of podcasting, downloadable media and portable content monetized by advertising and sponsorship. According to the organization, “The ADM will create a landscape that facilitates the commercialization of this growing audience.”

The organization has been formed to focus specifically on any content downloaded by consumers, and will work in collaboration with related industry organizations, publishers and agencies such as the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA).

The ADM has announced an interim board of representatives from the following fifteen companies who met initially to establish the organization: Apple Inc., BlogTalkRadio, Kiptronic, LibSyn, IndieFeed, NPR, Nielsen//NetRatings, Personal Life Media, Inc., Podbridge, PodTech, PodShow, Podtrac, Porter Novelli, Rev3 and Vogele Law.

Five initial committees will be formed immediately to address:

  • advertising standards
  • measurement
  • outreach/education
  • terminology
  • membership

A membership application is now available on the ADM Web site. Nominations for the executive seats, advisory board and committee chairs will take place this summer.

The focus of the ADM includes revenue generation from advertising and sponsorships of podcasts, vodcasts (aka vidcasts, video podcasts, or vlogs), and other audio/video digital content distributed via RSS, ATOM, peer-to-peer, mobile devices, downloads from Web sites and other platforms to come.

The ADM will support the needs of publishers, producers, advertisers, agencies, vendors, research/measurement companies, as well as hardware and software manufacturers who are involved with the production or distribution of downloadable media.

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