2021 Podcasting Survey – Win $1,923 in Podcasting Tools

2021 Podcasting Survey Prizes

Are you a podcaster?

If so, take our short survey for a chance to win these prizes with a total value of $1,923.00:

IMPORTANT (update 20th March 2021): all 5 winners were already contacted and prizes were collected. We are working on publishing the findings!

Congratulations and thank you! -Chris

The main prize

  • A full year of Podkite analytics tools — tools used by thousands of individual podcasters, producers, consultants and top 10 media companies to monitor, optimize, share and get more listeners (growth plan, $348 value)
  • A full year of Podbean podcast hosting — the high-performance podcast host used by companies like IBM, DHL, JPMorgan Chase,  Red Hat, Philips,  Hoover Institution at Stanford University and many more around the world (unlimited audio plan, $168 value)
  • A full year subscription to the HookSounds royalty free music provider — the same tools loved and used worldwide by companies like Disney, Amazon, Samsung, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Toyota, Uber and many more (premium level, $348 value)
  • A full year subscription to Hindenburg Journalist Pro audio editing software — the professional digital audio workstation that powers podcasters and radio producers worldwide (pro edition, $120 value)
  • A six months subscription to PodMatch — the worlds largest community of podcast guests and hosts (professional plan, $234 value)

2nd prize:

  • A full year of Podkite analytics tools (starter plan, $108 value)
  • A full year subscription to Hindenburg Journalist Pro audio editing software (pro edition, $120 value)
  • A three months subscription to PodMatch (professional plan, $117 value)

Additionally,  3 people have a chance of winning also:

  • A full year subscription to Hindenburg Journalist Pro audio editing software (pro edition, $120 value each)

FAQ:

How long will the survey take?

About 6 minutes.

Are you going to try to sell me something? Do I have to sign up for anyone’s email list?

No! There’s an option to sign up for our email list at the end of the survey, but you don’t have to — you can take the survey and enter the giveaway without signing up for anything.

As the survey powered by Google Forms you might be asked to login using your gmail account. This is only to prevent spam and abuse, and Google doesn't share that mail with the survey organizer.

Will people know how I respond?

Absolutely not! Your responses will not be shared publicly except as anonymous data, combined with data from lots of other people.

What are you going to do with my answers then?

Your answers will be combined anonymously with everyone else’s and published as an informative blog post of statistics (or audio or video material), right here on this site, so we can all learn from them. The more bloggers take the survey, the better the information will be.

How can I win the prizes?

You enter the giveaway by taking the survey — click here to do both.

You’ll be asked for your contact info at the end in case you win. (You can also take the survey without entering contact info.)

Thanks for participating!

How can I provide a quote for you to use in the blog post?

Near the end of the survey, you will be asked if you’d like to provide a reaction or opinion for us to quote in the survey results post. We will not be able to quote everyone, but if you seem like a good fit we will reach out to you via email sometime in late February.

What are the giveaway rules?

Here’s the short summary:

One entry per person.

All entries must be received by February 25, 2021, and the winners will be randomly selected and notified via email around February 28, 2021. If you win but do not respond to the notification email within 7 days, or if you’re otherwise unable or ineligible to claim the prizes, we’ll give the prizes to another randomly-chosen entrant.

Void where prohibited or restricted.

Prizes cannot be “cashed in” or traded for cash value.

No purchase necessary.

Other exclusions, limitations, and terms and conditions apply; see “Official Giveaway Rules, Exclusions and Limitations, Terms and Conditions” below for more details.

Official Giveaway Rules, Exclusions and Limitations, Terms and Conditions:

By submitting an entry to the Sweepstake (the “Sweepstake” or “Giveaway”), you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of ImprovePodcast, and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.

The Sweepstake is open to people age 21 or older at time of entry. Employees of ImprovePodcast (the “Sponsor”), its respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, distributors, merchants involved with this Sweepstake, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter or win. Sweepstake is governed by United States law. Sweepstake is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

The Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, Google, Twitter, or any other platform where ads about this Sweepstake may be published.

HOW TO ENTER:

To enter the Sweepstake, follow all onscreen instructions to complete and submit the online survey (“Survey Entry”). To take the survey, you may be required to log in with a Google Account. This is to help prevent spam and gaming the system. The survey is hosted by Google (via Google Forms) and your Google Account login credentials are not shared with the Sponsor or its affiliates. All entries must be received by February 25, 2021 (“Sweepstake Entry Period”). Entrants subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to Sponsor’s privacy policy.

PRIZE(S) & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”):

Maximum total ARV of prizes: $1,923.00. Prizes include:

  • 1x full year of Podkite analytics tools (growth plan, $348 value)
  • 1x full year of Podkite analytics tools (starter plan, $108 value)
  • 1x full year of Podbean podcast hosting (unlimited audio plan, $168 value)
  • 1x full year subscription to the HookSounds royalty free music provider (premium level, $348 value)
  • 5x full year subscription to Hindenburg Journalist Pro audio editing software (pro edition, 5x $120 value)
  • 1x six months subscription to PodMatch (professional plan, $234 value)
  • 1x three months subscription to PodMatch (professional plan, $117 value)

If winners are unable to claim prize(s) then it/they will be forfeited, and an alternate winner may be selected in accordance with these Official Rules from among the remaining eligible entries for that prize. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned except by Sponsor. ARV shown are based on prices at the time of this writing and are subject to change.

ODDS:

Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstake Entry Period.

THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO THE ABOVE:

Winners will be picked at random from all eligible entries received. Picking will be conducted on or about February 28, 2021  by a representative from the Sponsor whose decisions are final. Winners will be notified by email and at the Sponsor’s discretion, will be required to complete and return an email confirmation of prize acceptance and possibly an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and a Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”) within 7 days of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected. Prize(s) will be awarded within 30 days after receipt and verification of completed Affidavit/Release or prize notification. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or if Affidavit/Release is returned as undeliverable or if the selected winner does not or cannot accept or receive the prizes within that timeframe for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize(s) will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prizes will be awarded in the name of winner’s parent or legal guardian who will be required to execute affidavit on minor’s behalf. No substitutions are permitted except if prize(s) is/are unavailable, in which case prize(s) that are substantially similar, and/or of equal or greater value to the unavailable prize(s) will be chosen by Sponsor and awarded. Prize(s) are not redeemable for cash and non-assignable and non-transferable except to a surviving spouse. Winner is responsible for any and all applicable taxes, as well as any other administrative or legal filing requirements. Any other incidental requirements of prize(s) not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winner. Entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner’s name, prize(s) won, country, and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Cash value of the prize(s) cannot be redeemed. If the winner initiates the refund process for any prize(s), any refund amount will be credited back to the Sponsor, not the winner.

Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and release, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor and its affiliated companies, and all other businesses and third parties involved in this Sweepstake, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation, acceptance and use or misuse of prize(s). Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstake or use or redemption of prize(s). Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other errors present in the offer, administration of the Sweepstake or in the announcement of the prize(s).

Winner acknowledges the Sponsor and all other businesses and third parties concerned with this Sweepstake and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of prize(s). Sponsor is not responsible for support or ensuring prize(s) function satisfactorily once awarded.  Sponsor is also not responsible for helping winner access, set up, or use prize(s). Sponsor takes no responsibility for the use or misuse of any prize(s), nor the relationship between the winner and the businesses and third parties fulfilling the prize(s). It is the winner’s responsibility to claim the prizes by working as necessary with the businesses and third parties fulfilling the prize(s).

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, illegible or incomplete entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstake. By participating in the Sweepstake, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent judging organization, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstake. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstake. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules and cancel the Sweepstake if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus, bot or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstake), and to select winner from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal. Legal Warning: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN individual, whether or not an ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, destroy, tamper or vandalize this WEB SITE OR interfere with the OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKE, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS and SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES and diligently pursue all remedies against ANY SUCH individual TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

ARBITRATION AND DISPUTES:

This Sweepstake shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the local laws of the Sponsor's residency, regardless of conflict of laws provisions. By participating, entrants agree that any and all disputes arising out of or relating in any way to this Sweepstake shall be litigated only in courts located in the area of the Sponsor's residency.

If any part of these Official Giveaway Rules, Exclusions and Limitations, Terms and Conditions is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or otherwise unenforceable, such part will be modified by such court to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable while preserving to the maximum extent possible the original intent of these Rules, and the remaining parts of these Rules will remain in full force and effect. Nothing contained herein or in any of the Giveaway related materials should be construed as an endorsement by ImprovePodcast of any co-sponsor, third party, product, or service, nor as an endorsement by any third party of ImprovePodcast or any other third party, product, or service.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

The personal information collected from each entrant in the course of the Sweepstake will be used by ImprovePodcast for the purposes of administration of the Sweepstake and as otherwise selected by the entrant. Taking the survey will not automatically subscribe you to the ImprovePodcast email list, though you may opt in if you choose. Please see ImprovePodcast's Privacy Policy for more information. ImprovePodcast reserves the right to alter any rules of any sweepstakes at any time.

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