Former Co-Head of Marketing & Insights at Gunpowder & Sky to oversee marketing strategy and growth for ‘audio-first’ content studio Podium Audio
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Podium Audio announced earlier today the appointment of Margaret Laney Silver as Head of Strategic Marketing. As the company scales its catalogue of 1300+ sci-fi/fantasy audiobooks and expands into original content crafted for immersive auditory experiences, Ms. Silver will oversee all marketing and brand development functions.
“Maggie is a highly-accomplished entertainment executive with extensive marketing, distribution and production experience,” said Podium CEO Scott Dickey. “As Podium evolves from an indie publisher into an audio-first studio, we are extremely fortunate to bring someone with her unique background in entertainment marketing, product and content to this team.”
Prior to joining Podium, Ms. Silver served as the Co-Head of Marketing & Insights for the AT&T-backed global entertainment studio Gunpowder & Sky, additionally leading the company’s venture into the audio space by producing DUST, an award-winning, narrative sci-fi podcast. Previously, Ms. Silver presided over the launch and explosive growth of iconic teen band AwesomenessTV as the original Head of Marketing, co-founded the “Airbnb for kitchens” sharing-economy startup MyTable and served as an early employee at Collective Digital Studio, now Studio71/ProSieben.
“Simply put, Podium’s team is extraordinary,” said Silver. “I couldn’t be more excited to join a company so well-positioned to benefit from the current trends in the audiobook, podcasting and audio-innovation spaces.”
About Podium Audio:
Industry-leading independent audiobook publisher Podium Publishing recently changed its name to Podium Audio to better reflect its vision of an audio-first entertainment studio that finances, develops, produces and distributes immersive audio content.
The company gained international notice when it took a risk on one-time unknown author Andy Weir and turned his e-book, The Martian, into the most successful audiobook in the world. Best-known for supporting, nurturing and discovering independent authors and narrators from the U.S. and around the world, Podium remains on the forefront of discovering new literary and voice talent. Lean and data-driven, Podium is on the bleeding edge of what’s trending in independent publishing and is an industry leader in the audiobook genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Game-Lit. www.podiumaudio.com.
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