Biography: Emma Conneely leads BBC Sounds’ Metadata team providing support and advice about in-house publishing tools and podcast best practice. As part of a broader Content Discovery team, she is driving initiatives to improve the BBC’s podcast processes and offers expert support to commissioners and producers. Emma is particularly interested in the balance between owned platforms and open RSS, the ways that the BBC can optimise its presence in the podcast market, as well as the role of public service broadcasters in supporting the wider podcast industry. Emma has been at the BBC for more than ten years, and her previous experience includes podcast commissioning, launch and promotion as well as being involved in discovery, distribution, syndication and partner relationships.
Podcast makers from all over the world pitch their vision for the next year. What will happen and how could it impact you and your business?
Nicky Birch and Emma Conneely are Editors at BBC Sounds. They talk through the latest developments with BBC’s Sounds on-demand audio offer. Should the BBC be trying to move listeners onto their own platform? What new features and content helped drive record audiences this the last year? What are the future plans at BBC Sounds for continued audience growth?