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EP 168: When In Doubt, Care About Your Audience

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In this episode, Mike Rogge, the owner and editor of Mountain Gazette, discusses the importance of understanding and caring about your audience. He shares insights on how niche media companies can solve many of the challenges faced by media companies today by staying focused on their audience. Mike also emphasizes the value of knowing your audience in storytelling and content creation. He highlights the role of empathy in connecting with the audience and the importance of execution in delivering quality content. The conversation concludes with key takeaways for listeners to apply to their own projects and ideas.


  • Niche media companies can overcome challenges by staying focused on their audience.
  • Knowing your audience is crucial in storytelling and content creation.
  • Empathy is the key to connecting with the audience.
  • Caring about your audience leads to quality content and community-building

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