The Automation Podcast: The #1 Product and Technology Show (Audio and Video) in Industrial Automation

– About TAP
– Past Episodes
– Being a Guest
– Show & Recording Details
– Contact Us To Learn More

About The Automation Podcast:

Moderated by our veteran staff, The Automation Podcast is your chance to get in front of our 90K+ followers and bring them up to speed on your products and technologies.

With our experience staff playing the role of the customer, your product experts present their products and or technologies (typically via Powerpoint slides, website, or PDF) via an online meeting service (we typically use MSTeams) in a 20 to 40 minute session.

Once the session is complete, we edit the session and schedule it for release as both a video and audio on, and well as to over a dozen other destinations including YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and more.

Past Episodes of The Automation Podcast:

Check out the below sample episode (P161, sponsored, no commercials,) or all of our past episodes here:

Watch the Podcast:

Listen via Apple, Google, Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, YouTube, Rumble, Amazon Music, Podcast IndexPodchaser, RSS, or below:

Listed below are two ways you can make a guest appearance on our show:

Entrepreneur and Non-Profit Guest Appearances:

Are you an entrepreneur launching your first product, with a company valuation of $250K or less? Or are you part of a non-profit and/or volunteer-based institution? If you fall into either category, you may qualify to have Insights In Automation (or one of our partners) underwrite the cost of producing your appearance on our show! To find out if you’d qualify, send us your details using our “contact usform.

Cost: None, if eligible. Pre-approval is required.

Company and Corporate Guest Appearances:

Companies who wish to get their products in front of our audience can do so by sponsoring an episode to help offset our production costs, which includes the time to film, edit, and publish a new episode of our show on the vendor’s product. In return for their sponsorship, companies receive these benefits:

A) Expedited release and choice of release week** (first come, first serve.)

B) Up to five hyperlinks of their choice to be included in the show description

C) Episode released on all major platforms “Ad Free.”

Bonus) For a limited time, get a 25K Impression Ad Run in either Ad Spot A or B included at no additional charge! To learn more about Ad spot sizes and formats, click here.

Sponsorship link:

Cost: $399. Purchase link: TAP-SPA

(please contact us before purchasing. Pre-approval required.)

Show and Recording Details:

Appropriate Topics: Industrial Automation

You might have already guested this, but just to be sure we only cover products, services, and organizations directly related to industrial automation.

Duration: Right-sized for our audience

We aim our show to run be between 20 and 40 minutes in length, however if the content is technical enough to warrant a longer time that’s not typically an issue.

Distribution: Both as a Video Podcast and Audio Only Podcast

Our show is sent out in both “audio only” (iTunes, Spotify, etc.) and “video” (YouTube, Rumble, etc.) formats.

Focus: Products and Tech

The Automation Podcast is a show focused on products and technologies, and for us that means bringing industry experts on as guests to share their knowledge with our audience.

And because most of our audience consumes our show via video services, we require all guests to use visual aides during their guest appearance. Typically, this is just a PowerPoint Presentation the guest “presents” to our host during our recording session.

Note: As our “audio only” audience is growing (25% as of 03/23,) we do make every attempt to keep the conversation relevant to them as well.

Testing your setup: Reliable Internet, Echo Free Mic,

We ask all presenters to test their computer and internet to insure it is sufficient to present visuals via a web meeting service (we currently use MSTeams.)

We also ask all guests to test their mic and speakers to be sure there is no echo or feedback during two way web meetings.

NOTE: Echo and Feedback cannot be “edited out,” and therefore we recommend having as a backup an inexpensive pair of earbuds or headphones available and tested in case problems arise.

Online Meeting Limitations: Avoid lots of animations and pre-canned Videos:

Most meeting services limit the frame-rate (15fps) and resolution of meeting video. This is not an issue with most presentations/slide decks, but it does result in very choppy and grainy video when slides with lots of animation, or videos with lots of movement, are used.

With that in mind, if you feel you need to play videos during your presentation you must first request pre-approval from our staff. Note that we typically do not allow canned videos already available online to be played in low fps and resolution during our show – it just looks bad. We feel it’s better for the guest to include a thumbnail, link, and QR code on the screen so interested viewers can pull them up on their own.

Social Media and Online Sharing:

We highly encourage vendors to share their appearance on our show across their social media channels, and they may also share up to three clips of a total of 60 seconds if they so desire.

For company and corporate sponsors, we can also make available “clean video embeds” (like displayed on this page) if they prefer not to use one of the publicly available embeds from YouTube, Rumble, etc.

Payment Details:

When sponsoring any of our shows, payment in full is required two weeks prior to the desired scheduled release of the sponsored episode.

If paying by PO, the episode can be scheduled as soon as two weeks after your company’s payment terms. For example, if your company’s payment terms are 60 days, we can schedule the release of the episode as early as 74 days from receipt of your PO and acceptance of our invoice.

Contact Form

Please us the below form to get in touch with us about appearing on The Automation Podcast:

*Please note that all “off topic” questions (i.e. tech support, solicitation, etc) submitted using the above form will be discarded.

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