Awards Finalists! Plus award worthy speakers, a first-time-ever focus group, and more!

Team PM17 trusts that you & your family enjoyed Memorial Day Weekend (if you are in the US). Podcast Movement greatly appreciates the sacrifices made by all members of the Armed Forces and our Allies.

The Freedom to Podcast is certainly something that every PM17 family member can celebrate! We also want to celebrate the Academy of Podcasters Awards finalists, this week’s PM17 speakers announcement and a compelling Focus Group Session at this year’s event!

Announcing your 2017 Academy of Podcasters Awards Finalists

The Academy of Podcasters was founded in 2015 to honor some of the best podcasters in the world, each and every year. We’ve spent the last few months compiling data, along with votes from members of the Academy, and are honored to announce this year’s finalists! Check out the all new AofP website for the full list.

Check out the finalists, and don’t forget to join us this August 23 at the AofP Awards Show!

Award-Worthy Speaker Announcements

While this week’s newsletter was lead off with our 2017 award nominated podcasters, this week we’re also honored to announce some amazing speakers being added to the PM17 lineup that are award-worthy in their own right!

Addy Saucedo

The Podcast Planner

Ahmed Ali Ackbar

See Something Say Something

Andrew Warner


Cate Stillman


Daniel J. Lewis

The Audacity to Podcast

Dave Jackson

School of Podcasting

Dirk Primbs


Ed Begley Jr


Jodi Flynn

Women Taking the Lead

Jonathan Oakes

Trivial Warfare

Judithe Registre

Get InPowered Podcast

Julian Burrell


We want you to not only be able to join us at the awards show and for the award-worthy sessions, but we want you to do it at a low price too!

Register today for the lowest price possible!

Kara Lamerato

Wedding Planning Podcast

Kate Erickson

Kate’s Take: The EOFire Audio Blog

Kathy Tu


Paul Colligan

The Podcast Report

Rachel Carson-Begley


Ray Ortega

Podcasters’ Roundtable

Rebecca Lehrer

The Mash-Up Americans
Co-Founder & Host

Rob Greenlee

Head of Content

Ryan Guth

Choir Ninja Podcast

Taz Ahmed

Good Muslim Bad Muslim

Todd Cochrane

Blubrry & RawVoice
CEO & Founder

Vanessa Merten

The Pregnancy Podcast

Get Focused with this first of its kind session at Podcast Movement

Amplifi Media and Nuvoodoo Media will join forces at Podcast Movement to present something special. Steve Goldstein (Founder/CEO Amplifi Media) and Carolyn Gilbert are putting together a focus group that will tackle how real listeners really consume podcasts.

How Consumers Really Listen to Podcasts

A first of its kind video study. Podcast listeners in their own words. Real podcast listeners talk about how they discover, choose and listen.
– Apps they use
– Where and how they listen
– How many they listen to
– Emerging listening habits
– Exclusive podcast user insights on length, turn-offs and ads, and a lot more!

Keep your eye out for this eye-opening session taking place this August.

Whether you are starting your podcast soon, or are an existing member of the Podcast Hall of Fame… we appreciate your passion and devotion to podcasting. Podcast Movement is committed to helping you share your voice in the most impactful way possible, while remaining wise with your creativity and resources. We are excited to hang out with you in Anaheim!

Would you like to help us spread the word about this summer’s big event by booking a member of the PM17 team to discuss PM on your podcast? If it is a good fit and you want to talk – please consider filling out this form!

Next week will discuss a few new session types coming to PM: Table for 3, the Interactive Stage, and extended mastermind sessions (we are adding these by popular demand, and they’re included with your registration), as well a reminder for the Ignite talks!

Until next week,
Team PM17

P.S. We strongly encourage you to consider checking out the latest episode of the Sessions podcast produced by Joel Sharpton, and featuring PM17 Keynote Speaker and host of Lore – Aaron Mahnke!

Important dates:
May 30 – Registration cost increases AT MIDNIGHT… Register Now

August 22PMx Competition, Optional Workshops, First Timers’ orientation, Ignite Podcast Movement, and more!

August 23-25 – Podcast Movement 2017

July 24-26, 2018 – Podcast Movement 2018 (mark your calendars)

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