🥇 Evolutions goes upfront, plus new keynote speaker!

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Happy Thursday, PM Family,

This week we’re excited to share the debut of an all-new pre-con event at Evolutions called the PodMov Podfront.

PLUS we have another keynote speaker announcement, more speaker reveals, and other fun things coming.

Let’s get into it!


We’re bringing ad buyers together with publishers this March!

What happens when you bring together podcasting’s top publishers with the biggest brands, advertisers, and agencies in media? The first-ever Podfronts at Podcast Movement.

Podcast Movement is excited to host our inaugural podcast upfront-style event this March 26 at Evolutions, live from Los Angeles, CA.

Different from standard upfronts, PodMov mashes together upfront style presentations, education from Sounds Profitable (see below), interactive publisher activations, and the best elements of your favorite networking events, to create a can’t-miss audio advertiser event.

This event takes place before the start of Evolutions. To participate,

Publishers must sign up in advance to be featured or to attend the event as a presenting or supporting publisher. Email us to learn more here.

Brands, ad buyers, and agency attendance is invite-only. If you’d like to apply for an invite as a qualified buyer, click here.

We hope this first edition is a great success and will lead to more Podfronts in the future, which will expand to even more participants.

Tom Webster & Sounds Profitable take the Evo & PodMov stage!

One of the most exciting components of the Podfront mentioned above is the education that we’ve got lined up for the brands and buyers in attendance, and we could not think of a better education partner than Sounds Profitable. Year-round, Sounds Profitable focuses on the business of podcasting from all angles, and will be leading several informative sessions at the event.

We’re also excited to have Tom Webster of Sounds Profitable taking the keynote stage later that week at Evolutions. Tom will be presenting highlights from a new, cross-media study called The Ad Bargain – a comparative study of how much consumers value their time and attention, and how much podcasting drives action and results for advertisers.

Check out the latest Evo24 Speakers & Sessions!

We are thrilled to announce new additions to the lineup of speakers who will be participating in panels and breakout sessions in just two months, including new Beginner sessions and Industry Talks!

Industry Professional Track
This track is open only to Industry Professional badges and focuses on the business of podcasting.

  • A View From the Top featuring Steven Goldstein of Amplifi Media, Dan Granger of Oxford Road, Drew Marcus of Guggenheim Partners, and Jenna Weiss-Berman of Audacy
  • Global Distribution for Audio Discoverability: More Static in The System with Fanny Baudry of Wheelhouse DNA
  • Helping Athletes Reach the Top of Their Game in the Digital Space with Tunde St. Matthew-Daniel of Wave Sports + Entertainment
  • Host-Read or Programmatic: Choosing the Right Podcast Advertising Strategy with Jess Robine of Veritone
  • The VAST Opportunity for Revenue with Bryan Barletta of Sounds Profitable
  • Transitioning to Consulting/Freelance: Business edition with Allyson Marino
  • World of Kids & Family Audio & Video Podcasting with Anthony Frasier of ABF Creative and Meredith Halpern-Ranzer of Tinkercast

Fundamentals / Beginner Track
This track is open to all attendees and focuses on the basics of podcasting, but features information that’s critical for all creators!

  • Confidence Unleashed: How to Get Out of Your Way and Do the Damn Thing with Lisa Bilyeu of Impact Theory
  • The Road to Podcasting Success: Avoiding Common Mistakes in Your First 5 Years with Norma Jean Belenky of Podbean
  • Writing for the Ear: How To Create, Launch, and Grow a Podcast with Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh of Wild Precious Life Podcast and Jia Rizvi of Forbes & Speaking of Crime
  • Youtube and Podcasting DEMYSTIFIED: Practical Strategies for video and audio-only podcasters with Brian Cottington of Libsyn

Podcaster Create Track
This track is open to all attendees with a Podcaster or Industry Professional badge and focuses on the creation side of a podcast.

  • From TV to Podcast: How Talking About Your Favorite TV Show Can Become Your Job with Chris Farah of Docusweeties Podcast
  • How to grow a successful solo podcast: Lessons from top charts wellness podcasters with Kaylie Stewart of Hot Girl Energy and Trinity Tondeleir of The Wellness Cafe
  • Should my podcast exist in another language? with Martina Castro of Adonde Media

Podcaster Grow Track
This track is open to all attendees with a Podcaster or Industry Professional badge and focuses on the growth and marketing side of a podcast.

  • Growing a Brand Beyond Podcasting with Will Lowery of NBC Sports (GOLF) & Crosshand Productions
  • How to Build an Active Community with Lessons From the Broadcasting Community with Gilbert “Catfish” Mares of KLBP

Podcaster Profit Track
This track is open to all attendees with a Podcaster or Industry Professional badge and focuses on the monetization side of a podcast.

  • Bad Robots, Brands, and One-Man Bands: Stories of Success at Scale with David Weinberg
  • Maximize Your Revenue with Dynamic Ad Insertion with Reggie Risseeuw of Libsyn's Advertisecast

We’ve got more to be announced each week… and keep an eye on our Speakers Page for the list that’s being updated daily!

Join Us for Evolutions this March and PM24 next August!

Podcast Movement Washington DC 2024 logo

Join podcasters and industry professionals from around the world for our two big events next year.

Evolutions is March 26-29 in Los Angeles, and Podcast Movement 2024 is August 19-22 in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the differences here.

Both events feature hundreds of educational sessions across curated tracks, an innovative expo hall showcasing the latest tools and technologies, and of course the best networking and parties in podcasting.

Webby Awards Extended Entry Deadline

Enter The Webbys. Prove You're The Best.

Winning a Webby Award is the Internet’s highest honor. Since the first Webbys in 1996, the world’s best independent creators, brands, agencies and organizations have entered work that has set the standard for digital innovation. When your team wins a Webby Award, you show the world that you know how to create great content for the Internet that breaks through and stands out.

Don’t just take our word for it. Over 80% of Webby Winners reported that their award helped drive new business. Plus, The Webby Awards earned 5.8 billion media impressions from global media outlets last year. When you participate in the Internet’s biggest night, the world takes notice.

Learn more, and enter the 28th Annual Webby Awards by our Extended Entry Deadline on February 9th, 2024.


Join us Next Month in California for Some Meetups!

The PM team will be in California in two weeks spreading the good word of Evolutions, and we’re hosting three meetups while we’re there. We hope you can make it out to one or some of them if you’re in the area!

Let’s keep the momentum going next week! Don’t forget to save your spot to Evolutions before prices go up next week, and we’ll see you then!

Team Podcast Movement


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