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History. Billboardinsider.com was started by Dave Westburg in July 2015 to provide a free daily source of news and analysis on the out of home advertising industry. In March 2019 Westburg launched the Billboard Insider podcast.
Editorial. Billboard Insider covers all segments of out of home advertising – transit, airport, static out of home, digital out of home and place based out of home. It is written by billboard owners for billboard owners. Co-publishers Dave Westburg and John Weller have more than 20 years experience investing in the out of home advertising business. They post 4-6 daily news articles and interviews. Billboard Insider is not a link farm. More than half of Billboard Insider’s content is unique to the site and hasn’t appeared elsewhere.
Podcast: Billboard Insider publishes a 20-30 minute podcast every other Wednesday. The podcast is distributed on apple Podcasts, Android, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify and via the Billboard Insider website. The Billboard Insider podcast has had 15,803 downloads since inception. The podcast averages 305 downloads per episode.
Website. Billboard Insider website had 55,408 views in from 26,260 users in September 2020. Billboard Insider’s daily email newsletter has 2,935 subscribers. 47% of our subscribers are highly engaged and often open and click on our newsletter. Billboard Insider’s Twitter feed has 1,245 followers. Billboard Insider’s facebook page has 952 followers. Billboard Insider’s Linked In page has 945 followers. Posts are also distributed Dave Westburg’s 2,509 linked in connections and John Weller’s 1,600 linked in connections. Billboard Insider’s readers are mostly out of home executives as can see from this table:
70% of site views are via a desktop or tablet computer:
Billboard Insider Site Views for 12 months ended October 2017 by device category
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