Get your own Shout Out
on an upcoming episode of
The Andy Brandon Show!
Share your message on our podcast! It’s easy and cheap – only $50 for a personal message or $100 for a promotional one, and anyone can buy a personal or promotional message on an upcoming episode of The Andy Brandon Show
Here’s what you need to know:
What A Shout Out Is
The Shout Out program is an accessible and informal way for listeners to sponsor an episode of our podcast. These are one-off messages that we offer to our listener community at a very low rate. In other words, a message can only run once, and only on one show. You’ll provide a couple of lines of basic info, and you’ll get a mention on an upcoming episode.
What A Shout Out Isn’t
Shout Outs aren’t intended for ongoing advertising campaigns. A message can not run more than once in a 12 month period, and it can not run on more than one show. If you’re interested in sponsoring our podcast on an ongoing or more frequent basis, we’d be happy to discuss advertising rates! Please contact TheAndyBrandonShow@gmail.com for more information about advertising. Please include the subject line “Advertising”. If you aren’t sure if your message would qualify as a personal or promotional Shout Out, or if you have any other questions about Shout Out messages, please email TheAndyBrandonShow@gmail.com.
Messages are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll have the opportunity to request a preferred time frame and we’ll do our best to get your message out within that time frame or as close to it as possible.
Promotional Versus Personal
A promotional message is one with any sort of promotional or commercial component to it. The cost is $100, and the word limit for your message is 90.
Examples of promotional messages include:
Someone looking for work (e.g. an employment seeker’s ad)
Social media accounts or groups
A personal message is one without any promotional or commercial component to it. The cost is $50, and the character limit for your message is 350.
Examples of personal messages include:
Wishing a friend, “Happy birthday!”
Congratulating a family member on graduating from college
Saying, “Happy anniversary!” to a spouse or partner
Dating / personal ads
If your message contains any promotional elements, it is considered a promotional message, and the cost is $100.
By The Way
On the off chance, it is necessary, we reserve the right to not run a Shout Out message. There are a few reasons this might happen – and undoubtedly some that we haven’t thought of yet – but here are some things that cause issues:
if we find a message questionable or offensive, or if the host does not feel comfortable reading the message;
if the project or product in a promotional message resembles a current sponsor of the show;
if the message endorses a specific political party or candidate – even if the politics align with ours.
A note on this last point: should we receive Shout Outs advocating for causes (such as civil rights or human rights) that have taken on a political dimension. We will consider these on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to reject advocacy for causes that we don’t believe in, but we also have to acknowledge that activism and policy work is complicated, and we don’t have the capacity to vet every organization that we’re presented with. Consequently, in cases where we see any possibility of complications, we’ll tend to reject the message. We also acknowledge that even this cautious approach can let something objectionable slip by because there’s only so much research we can do.
In all cases where we choose not to run your message, we will refund you in full.
How to get your Shout Out
It’s easy! Simply email the show at TheAndyBrandonShow@gmail.com with the subject line “Shout Out” and let us know whether you want a Personal or Promotional Shout Out, along with the desired message, We will review the message and upon approval will send you a link for payment. Once payment is received your Shout Out will go into the queue for an upcoming episode.
Long Term Advertising
For information regarding long-term advertising on the show please contact TheAndyBrandonShow@gmail.com for more information, please include the subject line “Advertising”.