This is a weekly newsletter for Podcast Movement event and community updates.
Official Evolutions countdown: 48 days
We’re getting closer to Evolutions 2023 with each Weekly Newsletter. Are you excited yet?
This week, we’re covering the 27th Annual Webby Awards, the latest round of speakers and sessions, and the ticket price increase next week.
Plus: Podcast Movement 2023 speaker applications are now OPEN. More information on that below!
PM EVENT NEWS
Last Chance to Enter The 27th Annual Webby Awards!
If you’re making excellent work across the Podcast space, join the best of your industry by participating in the 27th Annual Webby Awards! The deadline has been extended to Friday, February 10th.
You have the chance to join a class of the industry’s best leaders across podcasts— like Crooked Media, Spotify, The Washington Post, The Daily, Audible, Crimetown, Pivot, Stitcher, and Lemonada Media. Plus, your work is reviewed by Webby Judges like Andy Slavitt of In the Bubble, Audie Cornish of CNN Audio, Roxane Gay of the Roxane Gay Agenda, Gary Coichy, CEO of Pod Digital Media and Jay Shetty of On Purpose.
The Webby winning podcasts are featured within Apple Podcasts “Award-Winning” feature for an entire year. New this year, The Webby Awards will recognize the most honored in podcasting by introducing Podcast Company of the Year.
The Final Entry Deadline is Friday, February 10th.
Evolutions Scholarship Applications CLOSING SOON!
Scholarship applications for Evolutions 2023 close this Friday at midnight. If you’re interested in applying, check out the criteria below and apply asap:
What is the scholarship and what does it include?
It’s important to note that this scholarship only applies to a Podcaster Pass for Evolutions 2023 this March 7-10. The Podcaster Pass does not include hotel or airfare, and the ticket is not transferable.
Who is eligible?
As a brand new or yet-to-launch podcaster who LOVES podcasting, you may be eligible for our scholarship. Having an active track record of being part of the Podcast Movement Facebook Community helps!
Who is not eligible?
The scholarships are reserved for those who have never before attended a Podcast Movement event, have not yet signed up for Evolutions 2023, and are not in a position to attend the conference without financial assistance.
How can I apply?
Learn more and submit your application by this Friday, January 20 at midnight. We will announce the recipients in our weekly newsletter on January 25.
Fourth Round of Evolutions Speakers
Another round of podcasters and industry professionals join the official Evolutions 2023 speaker lineup. Check them out below!
Mark Stern of Echoverse presents The Power of Horror, Sci-fi and Genre Audio
Anna Sale of Death, Sex, & Money & Max Linsky of Pineapple Street Studios present The Art of the Interview
Jenna Weiss-Berman & Je-Anne Berry of Pineapple Street Studios, along with JD Crowley of Audacy, present Should I Make This Show?
Tanya Springer of CBC Podcasts presents 10 lessons from 100 launches
Arif Noorani of CBC Podcasts presents 10 lessons from 100 launches and Crossing the Aisle: Teaming Up With the Competition to Make a Hit (and Avoid a Flop)
Lauren Passell of Tink Media & Michele Cobb of The Podcast Academy present Impact of Awards Within the Podcast Industry
Steve Wilson of QCODE Media presents Creating a Cinematic Approach to Audio
Jazmin Aguilera of LA Times presents Crossing the Aisle: Teaming Up With the Competition to Make a Hit (and Avoid a Flop)
Krystina Rubino of Right Side Up, Kelli Hurley of SiriusXM, & Trenton Polley of Rocket Monkey present The Sky Isn’t Falling: How Podcasting Will Weather Economic Uncertainty
Korri Kolesa of Veritonic presents What Does Your Brand Sound Like? Leveraging Audio Measurement to Amplify Your Reach and Revenue
Marty Michael of Gumball presents Betting on Yourself: How to Succeed as an Independent Podcaster
Alexandra Blair of PRX presents How to Make Your Content More Accessible
Kate Ward & Arisara Srisethnil of Betches Media presents Organizing Your Podcast Offerings in a Social-First Media Environment
Chris O’Keeffe of JAR Audio presents Branded Podcasts That Don’t Sell Out: How to Make Meaningful Work with Clients
Reyna Orozco of Crooked Media presents Don’t F@*! This Up – How To Onboard Podcast Ads For Success
Sam Sethi of Podfans presents How Micropayments Can Drive Podcast Monetization and Listener Engagement
Norma Jean Belenky of Podbean presents How Podcasting Amplifies the Voices of Women and Marginalized Creators
Merlyne Jean-Louis of Jean-Louis Law presents The (Legal) Eagles’ Eye view
Stephanie Uchima-Carney of Mommy’s on a Call presents Make Money Podcasting from Day One!
Cyril Bornette of AdsWizz presents Programmatic Progress Report: Publisher Temperature Check
Laura Ordoñez of Common Sense Media presents Screens Up: Bringing Children’s Podcasts into Video
Ben Richardson of Condé Nast presents Standing Out In A Crowded Media Landscape With A Winning Marketing Strategy
Noah Kulwin of Blowback & Eric Barnett of Supporting Cast present Thanks for Joining, See You Next Year! Building Paid Subscription Programs for Seasonal & Narrative Shows
Kamilah Gragg of Pandora presents The Art of Relationships for Black Creators
Zachary Mack of Vox Media presents The First 5 Minutes of Your Podcast are Crucial (and Tells Us EVERYTHING About How You Make Your Show)
Frances Harlow presents The First Five Minutes: Custom Coaching Workshop From Top Industry Execs
Jateen Parekh of iHeartMedia presents The Future of Podcast Advertising: The Convergence of Brand Safety, Brand Suitability, and Contextual Targeting
Christina Barsi of Avant Haüs Media presents The Podcasting Success Formula NO ONE Is Telling You About
Patrick Hill of Disctopia presents True Play Analytics: Go beyond the Download and The Art of Relationships for Black Creators
Check out the full list of announced speakers here, and stay tuned for the next PM Community Newsletter for the next round of speakers at Evolutions 2023.
The Early Bird sale ends NEXT WEEK!
Join podcasters and industry professionals from around the world for Evolutions 2023, this March 7-10 in Las Vegas. Register by next Wednesday and save over $200!
We’re working on some amazing plans to power your next year in podcasting. Register early to get the biggest savings!
PM23 Speaker Applications Now Open
We are now accepting applications to speak at this year’s Podcast Movement on August 21-24 in Denver, Colorado!
You will be asked to submit a working title and description of your proposed session or panel, as well as information about yourself and your podcasting experience.
Keep in mind that last year we had over 700 submissions, and expect more this year. Applications close on March 17, so get to brainstorming and apply below!
Thanks for joining us this week! We’re pumped for Evolutions 2023, and hope to see you there!
See ya next week,
The Podcast Movement Team
Originally posted on January 18, 2023 @ 9:24 am