Wondery’s catalog of podcasts covers a wide range of genres and includes a mix of shows produced by their team and partner companies, featuring some of the biggest names in the podcasting world. The 2022 slate of podcasts featured several new releases each month allowing us to focus our attention on introducing audiences to Wondery’s extensive portfolio of shows. To achieve this, we created content that captured the interests and habits of a podcast listener, allowing them to relate to the content and trust recommendations that come from the Wondery social feeds to improve overall listenership.
With more than 150 shows and 15,000 episodes from Wondery and it’s hand-picked partners, establishing design continuity between the various podcasts was key. We sought to implement a new social media style guide that would bring visual cohesion to the feeds, while still allowing each individual podcast’s unique branding and key art to shine. We aimed to maintain a premium look and feel for the notable brand, while simultaneously catering to a social audience that relates and engages most with lo-fi creative.
Creating conversation with Wondery’s audience was another priority for us to help make the brand feel more approachable on social media. Given how active their audience is, it was crucial for us to create conversation with fans that felt natural and meaningful. Success here would open the door to continued conversations, new show introductions, and overall, allow us to create content that takes fans deeper into the stories.
The podcasting space is a rapidly growing form of media, so it was important to elevate the existing brand familiarity audiences had with Wondery. We wanted to use their social platforms to position them as not only a leader in the space, but as the premiere platform for podcasting entertainment. This distinction would associate the Wondery name on social and beyond with being a network that provides fresh, fan-first content about all things podcasting.