Listed UK podcast firm cleans up at British Podcast Awards
A UK-based global podcast company has announces that its original work and its podcast partners have won seven awards at the British Podcast Awards.
Audioboom’s Original Network production Dead Man Talking took silver in the ‘Best True Crime’ category; The Totally Football Show and The Cycling Podcast were awarded gold and bronze respectively in the ‘Best Sport’ category, and Qmmunity collected silver in the ‘Best Sex & Relationships’ category.
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink took home bronze in the ‘Best Branded Content’ category; About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge won Silver in the ‘Best New Podcast’ category and bronze in the ‘Smartest Podcast’ category.
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, Audioboom provides technology which allows podcast owners to host and distribute their shows, and offers advertising sales to monetise their podcasts.
The company now has offices in New York, Melbourne and Mumbai. It was listed on the AIM London Stock Exchange in 2014.
Rob Proctor, CEO of Audioboom, said of the wins: “The British Podcast Awards event was established in 2017 to highlight the very best podcasts of the year, made for Great Britain. We are obviously delighted that our partners have won these prestigious awards and we are happy to be helping them with their continued success.
“A very honourable mention goes to the whole of the F1 production team for its nomination in the “Best Sport” category for ‘Beyond the Grid’.
“These achievements follow the recent success of Audioboom’s ‘And That’s Why We Drink’, which was named Best Comedy Podcast at last month’s 2019 Webby Awards, the leading international awards honouring excellence on the Internet, held in America.”
The overall winners of the evening were Have You Heard George’s Podcast?, BBC 5 Live’s Brexitcast, and My Dad Wrote a Porno which has now been turned into a television special.