The background or larger portion of the Episode Art will change from episode to episode. So initially, our graphic team chooses any stock image that is loosely representative of something they think might be in alignment at that time.
In the process of preparing to produce episodes for every new Podetize customer, we create several different graphic templates. Some of these use an image that changes with every episode as a part of them.
What we're doing when creating the template at the very beginning is creating an overall graphic design in alignment with your show brand colors, name, and logo, but the entire graphic is not all about your show logo. It's an ingredient of the graphic to brand the whole image, especially the main episode art for each episode which is a big banner image. There's also a square version that has fonts and colors, different graphic elements, and usually, your show cover art within them with it. It's only a portion of the image.
The rest of the image, especially the background of the image or the dominant element, meaning the larger portion of the image, is an image that changes from episode to episode. It is not the same every time, and there's a reason for that, which we'll go into in another FAQ. It's all about getting more clicks or engagement when you share these things on social media, or your guest shows them.
In the very beginning, when we're creating these graphic templates for you, our staff don't necessarily know or are not familiar enough with your show to choose a background image that is completely in alignment with your show or your preferences of images you'd like to use.
So initially, our graphic team chooses any stock image that is loosely representative of something they think might be in alignment at that time. We want to be very clear that this is only a placeholder. When you review these graphic templates for your episode art and other elements of your show in the early stages of our relationship - what we call onboarding your show – when we’re preparing to produce your episodes in the near future, we ask for your understanding and flexibility about reviewing these templates and not scrutinize that placeholder image too much.
Please understand that image changes from episode to episode. As we go through onboarding and producing your first couple of episodes, we will get to know you better, your style and preferences with these images, and what would be more in alignment with how you would like your show and your episodes to be represented.
We hope this makes sense and helps you understand a little bit about why we put a placeholder stock image within these episode templates in the early part of our relationship for you to review.