It's funny...I've been thinking about both the blogosphere and podosphere and how both will naturally and inevitably expand or contract. I wondered about the casualities along the way...who will fade away...who will burn out...who will be bought out....who will be forever remembered and who will just be forgotten. And then it happened to Across the Sound. Steve is (as I'm going to put it :)) going on "extended hiatus" (that's my way of saying that when he's ready to return, there will be a Skype connection with his name on it)
...but the show will go on. I *strongly* believe in the extremely bright future of Podcasting, the burgeoning Across the Sound "brand", format, show and most importantly, it's audience (that's you!!!)
So I'm retooling and will return in 2006 in full force - minus Steve, but hopefully with a few new surprises (surely Howard Stern won't need all his sidekicks - kidding) So stick around and keep that feed burning...
In the interim, I want to take this opportunity to thank Steve for his contribution, partnership, friendship, vision and enthusiasm. It won't be the same without him (for starters will the show be called The Sound, The Burbs, On the Sound etc) and he will be sorely missed from the weekly banter, which I know many of you really enjoyed. In his absence, I will talk to myself, argue with myself, disagree with myself and respond to myself (it's a guaranteed next step from checking into the Funny Farm)
Let me here your thoughts. You can e-mail me, the show, send in your audio comments or attachments about what you liked about the show...what you didn't...tributes to Steve...suggestions for the future/format/co-hosts etc.
Thanks again Steve - you are a scholar, a gentleman and a mensch. I look forward to your (I hope frequent) guest appearances on ATS.
Here's Steve's post:
Over past several months I have had the unique opportunity to podcast with a living legend of marketing - Joseph Jaffe. Earlier this year I read his book and I was charged. Joe outlines a future for marketing that is consistent with my vision. Shortly thereafter we launched the Across the Sound podcast and since then we have attracted some 450 loyal listeners.
Unfortunately, I have found the demands of co-running a weekly podcast rather great. My blog continues to grow and now I have a new set of responsibilites at CooperKatz with my recent promotion to Senior Vice President. My mantra in 2006 is to keep it simple. I am going only to focus on the initiaitves that have the greatest value. It's all very GTD.
Across the Sound, while a lot of fun and engaging, doesn't quite fit into that pie. So, I am going to cede the show to Joe who will retool it and I am sure take it to new heights. Don't be surprised however if I podcast here - keep my FeedBurner feed in your podcatcher. I also may pop up on Across the Sound from time to time. I am a huge believer in podcasting as an emerging medium. I just need to put it in perspective and participate in it on a schedule that fits my life.