SANDOW Design Group launches a new podcast network for the A+D industry | New

NEW YORK, June 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SANDOW Design Group, a multi-platform collective of media brands and design services, today announced the launch of SURROUND, a new podcast network comprised of premier shows from the architecture and design industry.

SURROUND is the second content platform launched by SANDOW Design Group since 2020, following DesignTV by SANDOW, a streaming video platform featuring hundreds of hours of design content available on all major mobile and OTT devices. ThinkLab launched SANDOW Design Group’s first podcast, Design Nerds Anonymous, in October 2020. Since then, SANDOW Design Group brands have launched three additional programs.

SURROUND will also feature podcasts produced by leading partners and voices in the A+D industry, including MillerKnoll’s Looking Forward podcast. Looking Forward launched season 2 of its program on the SURROUND network in early June.

Erica Holborn, CEO of SANDOW Design Group, said “SURROUND offers a natural progression from SANDOW Design Group’s long history of providing inspiration and information that the industry needs. We are excited to launch a platform audio connecting our unrivaled design-focused audience to a wide variety of authentic perspectives.”

Current shows on the SURROUND Podcast Network include:

Design Nerds Anonymous by ThinkLab

Design Nerds Anonymous is an interior industry-focused podcast that sparks curiosity at the intersection of business and design, produced by SANDOW Design Group’s research division, ThinkLab and hosted by Amanda Schneider, President and Founder from ThinkLab.

Metropolis Deep Green

Moderated by editor Avinash Rajagopal, Deep Green explores the impact of the built environment on climate change and equity. In each episode, Metropolis editors report stories that show how, by understanding buildings, cities, and everything in them, we can do better for the environment and all life on the planet.

Waiting by MillerKnoll

Hosted by Ryan Anderson, VP Global Research & Insights at MillerKnoll, Looking Forward examines current trends, research and conversations about the future of work.

The Learning Objective by ThinkLab

Hosted by Meredith Campbell, The Learning Objective is the premier podcast for the architecture and design community where listeners can receive continuing education credits through AIA and IDCEC for listening on the go.


Hosted by Debbie Millman, The Mic is a NYCxDESIGN podcast offering an inside look at New York’s most creative minds and emerging talent as they highlight design as a powerful connector and catalyst to help build a better future together. .

The SURROUND programming slate is expected to grow in the second half of 2022, with several shows being developed by the Agency by SANDOW’s in-house production studio. SURROUND Network programs are guaranteed promotion, including on SANDOW Design Group’s digital network of over 13 million fans and followers. SURROUND also offers advertising solutions, including episode and season sponsorships.

Bobby Bonett, EVP, Digital & Strategic Growth at SANDOW Design Group, said, “We believe in the power of the network effect. By bringing together podcasts from SANDOW Design Group and some of our most innovative partners, we’re excited to help listeners across our industry grow their list of favorite shows.”

SURROUND podcasts are widely available to listeners on all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Google Podcasts.

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About SANDOW Design Group

SANDOW was founded by visionary entrepreneur Adam I. Sandow in 2003, with the goal of reinventing the traditional publishing model. Today, SANDOW powers the design, materials and luxury industries with innovative content, tools and integrated solutions. Its diverse portfolio of assets includes The SANDOW Design Group, a unique ecosystem of media brands and design services, including Luxe Interiors + Design, Interior Design, Metropolis, DesignTV by SANDOW; ThinkLab, a research and strategy company; and content service brands, including The Agency by SANDOW – a large-scale digital marketing agency, The Studio by SANDOW – a video production studio, and SURROUND, a podcast network. SANDOW Design Group is a key supporter and strategic partner of NYCxDESIGN, a non-profit organization committed to empowering and promoting the city’s diverse creative community. In 2019, Adam Sandow launched Material Bank, the world’s largest marketplace for researching, sampling and specifying architectural, design and construction materials.

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