Does Hearken work?

Good question. The short answer: yes.

100+ organizations rely on Hearken to engage their audience. We asked our partners if Hearken delivered.

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Our last question asker actually said, “I feel so much more connected to the station now!” If only we’d been rolling tape. Our Hearken is funded by a single donor & our relationship with that donor has deepened as well - she threw us a party for our one year anniversary with the project and she loves to hear about what we do!
— Laura Ellis, Producer, Louisville Public Media

Hearken stories perform well...

10,000+ new email subscribers

WBEZ's Curious City series generate over 10,000 new email subscribers, 56% of which became new leads.

Membership and Subscriptions

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Pageviews

11-15X more page views

KQED's Bay Curious Hearken stories recieved 11-15 times the amounts of traffic than non-Hearken stories. 

280,000 Unique views

With over 280,000 unique views, WBEZ's Baring It All is the top performing web story of all time on wbez.org. 

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Sponsorships

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As we create new projects, Hearken provides a built-in way to engage our audience. We know we can always collect questions around a given topic.
— Lindsey Foat, Community Engagement Producer, KCPT

And work for all different types of newsrooms