the Woodstock VT podcast

Applicant Name

Marion Abrams & Deborah Greene

Applicant Organization

Spartan Up Podcast

Phone Number

8022335315

Mailing Address

8 Border Lane

Woodstock

VT

05091

Organization Website

madmotion.com

Grant Request Summary

The requested grant would fund the pilot year of the Woodstock VT Podcast. A podcast featuring stories behind businesses, attractions and events in Woodstock and would serve as both a promotional vehicle and an information hub. Podcasts have a unique ability to tell engaging stories, build trust and build relationships.

Project Budget

$20,000 - $24,999

Desired Grant Amount

$10,000 - $14,999

Other Funding Sources

We seek funds to launch the pilot year and expect to be self- sustaining within 2 years. We plan to fund the rest with additional grants and sponsors.

Project Timeframe

We are currently in the planning phase and anticipate publication launch by spring of 2022. This will be an ongoing project which builds an archive of stories for promotion and/or research.

How will this project benefit the economic and community development of Woodstock?

A Woodstock podcast will:

- Provide ongoing source of advertising for local businesses and projects
- Continue to promote Woodstock as a growing creative hub in Vermont
- Collaborate with the town’s promotional efforts
- Grow the creative community and attract potential new remote working creative residents
- Foster community by sharing stories
- Draw new customers to events and businesses
- Inform locals of activities so they can inform visitors
- Facilitate faster community engagement by new residents
- Expand the reach of Woodstock businesses and events
- Create “evergreen” content (meaning content that does not expire but has a long tail.)

Which EDC Working Grouop Objectives does your project best support?

Marketing (Marketing Woodstock to attract more visitors and permanent residents), Attracting New Businesses (Attracting businesses to Woodstock), Events (Supporting the growth of events for visitors and the community), Other

Other Objectives

The podcast will support all working groups, Woodstock VT Podcast will source stories that support all EDC’s objectives and stakeholders.

Project Collaborations

The beauty of this project is that there are opportunities to collaborate with a variety of organizations and businesses - such as the historical society, fire department, library, town offices, restaurants, shops, galleries and so on.

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