Listener Ethics & Privacy: Introducing “Full Transparency Mode” for Your Captivate Podcast

The podcast industry is growing and with it, the technology in the space and the value of advertising dollars is also growing. Attribution of those ad dollars is pushing the industry to track more and more as the brands look to define their ROI.

As such, several third-party tracking, sponsorship and advertising tools are popping up such as Chartable & Podcorn.

The challenge for creators is maintaining ethical practices when it comes to your listeners, even if a creator isn’t aware that listener data may be being passed elsewhere – after all, it’s you that they’re trusting when they listen to your show and in turn, you trust Captivate as your host to do the best by you.

There’s a lot being discussed about listener privacy right now in the podcasting space and in addition to our Captivate listener privacy policy, we are happy to announce that Captivate is the first podcast hosting platform in the world to provide a “Full Transparency Mode” for all podcasts and creators.

Enabling this will append a short, nicely formatted statement to the end of each of your episode show notes that will disclose to the listener which third-party analysis tools are being used within your show, along with a link to each service’s privacy policy so that the listener can dig deeper into those services, should they have any questions.

We believe in transparency and urge all podcast hosting companies to consider implementing Full Transparency Mode within their platforms, too.

Related:  Spotify Analytics & Deeper Podcast Metrics with Captivate.fm

As always, your support means the world and from Kieran and me, I’d like to thank our superb advisory board for the work done on this initiative.

Mark

Mark

Mark is the CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media and one-half of the brains behind Captivate, whose journey into podcast technology began in 2013. An accomplished founder, Mark is also a passionate podcaster, TEDx speaker and wildly approachable Brit. Twitter: MrAsquith. Instagram: MrAsquith. Podcast: The Podcast Accelerator.