As we’ve discussed before on the site and on the show Daku and I have been thinking about adding audio ads to the Digital Strips podcast. After announcing the idea and asking people to let us know if they’d be interested in such a thing we got a lot of positive feedback about adding web comic audio ads. Several of you want to take part.
However, audio ads are a controversial topic within podcasting circles. Many think this sort of thing detracts from the independent nature of the whole idea of podcasting and I can see their point.
So, here’s what we’re going to do. We will play your audio promotions for your web comics, for free, on the show. Our goal first and foremost is to help promote independent cartoonists on the web and to that end we are now offering free advertising on the show. All you have to do is create an audio file in which you promote your web comic. Tell us who you are, the name of your comic, the URL, and a little about it. Feel free to get creative with it with sound effects and music if you want. All we ask is that you keep the length down to under a minute or less. Make it an MP3 file if you can, we’ll accept QuickTime or Windows Media files. No AVI files please!
If we get enough of these we will play two or three of them on each show. This will give creators a chance to tell other people about their web comics in their own words and hopefully have a little fun with it at the same time. You can get your audio promos to us by either posting them on the web somewhere and sending us the link or email it to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re looking forward to hearing what people come up with.