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FreeWheel brings Cumulus podcasts to Strata

October 20, 2021

FreeWheel, a Comcast Company, announced partnerships with Cumulus Media and Triton Digital to bring Cumulus Podcast Network’s premium podcast inventory into the Strata media stewardship platform with industry-leading metrics and measurement. This partnership provides the 1100+ agencies using Strata’s platform with the ability to automate the podcast buying process within their existing platform workflow, including receiving electronic proposals and sending electronic orders.

“At FreeWheel, we’re constantly looking for new opportunities to connect our buyers to the newest capabilities and media content offerings,” said Jamie Donnenfeld, VP, Partnerships, FreeWheel. “As podcasting continues to grow in the US, our users have asked for more opportunities to buy podcast media in the Strata system. Our partnership with Cumulus Media and Triton Digital offers them not just premium podcast inventory, but also validated measurement on a granular level. Strata is the only platform offering this.”

“Cumulus Media is pleased to expand its partnerships with FreeWheel and Triton to provide current and future marketing partners efficient access to the Cumulus Podcast Network’s vast offering of premium podcasts spanning entertainment, news, sports, politics, business, money and technology as well as the voices from our 413 stations,” says Larry Linietsky, SVP, Digital Operations and Business Development, Cumulus Media.

“Triton is pleased to be partnering with FreeWheel and Cumulus Media to provide advertisers with streamlined access to trustworthy, aggregated podcast data within their media buying system for the first time,” said John Rosso, President of Market Development, Triton Digital. “Our IAB-accredited Podcast Metrics line-ups provide advertisers with consistent data across networks and publishers, making the process of discovering, planning, analysing and ultimately buying podcasts at scale seamless and efficient.”

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