Benztown Brings Top Talent to ConnectPal
TV Star David Tutera and 4 other stars to grow outreach and communication with fans through ConnectPal podcasts
BURBANK, CA, and NEW YORK, NY, February 18, 2015—Benztown Radio Networks today announced that it has entered into an agreement with ConnectPal.com to bring its key talent relationships to ConnectPal. Under the agreement, Benztown will monetize podcasts with major media stars including entertainment expert David Tutera, whose hit primetime show “David Tutera’s CELEBrations” is now in its second season on WE tv. Tutera is also heavily active on social media with 350,000 Facebook followers. Benztown will bring its stable of media stars to ConnectPal, including: Navy SEAL Chris Heben, the Digital Doctor Jeff Levy, AND world-renowned psychic Dougall Fraser. In addition, Benztown will produce creative content and provide imaging services for the user-friendly ConnectPal marketplace. Benztown has also made a financial investment in ConnectPal. The terms of the investment were not disclosed.
Through ConnectPal.com, any content creator can monetize podcasts, videos, photos, or blogs by creating a free profile on ConnectPal. Each content creator sets their own monthly price for subscribers to view their profile content. ConnectPal.com is home to over 350 content creators and tens of thousands of paying subscribers.
ConnectPal.com was founded in 2014 by Andy Dean, a former Premiere Networks nationally syndicated radio host who reached a weekly audience of 1.5 Million listeners with his radio show. Today, ConnectPal connects audiences with content creators, including radio legend Neal Boortz, Fox TV Star “Judge Alex”, Washington Insider Paul Westcott, International Supermodel Julia Gilas, and more.
[BZ_horizontal_logo_black] Dave “Chachi” Denes, President of Benztown Radio Networks said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer this phenomenal content platform to content creators and personalities across the audio universe to help them monetize the creative content that they are producing each day, with no start-up costs. Our partnership with ConnectPal is a natural extension of the highest quality creative content, audio imaging and production services that we provide to media and entertainment’s most vibrant, best sounding brands.”
[logo-blue-background-2x] Andy Dean, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of ConnectPal said: “Dave ‘Chachi’ Denes and the Benztown team are fantastic people. They see the future of content distribution, and I am extremely excited to work with them. We are going to do great things together.”
ConnectPal.com is the World’s #1 Most Popular Content Marketplace. Any content creator can monetize podcasts, videos, photos, or blogs by creating a free profile on ConnectPal – each content creator sets their own monthly price for subscribers to view their profile content. ConnectPal is home to over 350 content creators and tens of thousands of paying subscribers. ConnectPal.com was founded in 2014 by Andy Dean, a former nationally syndicated radio host who reached a weekly audience of 1.5 million listeners with his radio show. Dean was featured on NBC’s “The Apprentice,” and can be seen regularly on Fox News, CNN, and HBO’s “Bill Maher Show” providing political commentary.
Benztown is an international radio imaging, production library, programming, and voiceover services company with over 1,900 affiliations on six different continents. In August, 2014, Benztown was recognized for the second consecutive year by Inc. magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies, ranked at No. 596 on the exclusive Inc. 5000. With offices and studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Stuttgart, Benztown offers the highest quality imaging workparts for 20 libraries across 13 formats including AC, Hot AC, CHR, Country, Urban, Rhythmic, Classic Hits, Rock, News/Talk, Sports and JACK. Benztown’s industry-leading technology and proprietary web-based imaging solution, “Benztown Branding”, is used daily by nearly 1,200 broadcast radio stations and digital services worldwide. Benztown also provides custom voice-over and imaging services across all formats, including commercial voice-over and copywriting services. Benztown Radio Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hollywood Radio Networks, is an international media syndication company providing unique, first-rate programming and features to radio stations and media companies around the world, including Your Weekend with Jim Brickman, The Todd N Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Slow Jams with R Dub!, The Dr. Bruce Hensel Show, The Storm Report, The Old Farmers Almanac Report, Round Trip with Dave-O, and Flashback. For more information, visit www.benztown.com.