👀 New sessions, hotel updates, and more!

Happy Thursday, PM Family,

We’re excited this week to share the big set of new speakers and sessions taking place this March at Evolutions, a reminder about the upcoming podfront event, and more! We’ve also got a new meetup to announce at the end.

We’re just over a month away from Evolutions, so let’s get into it!


New Speakers and Sessions!

This week we have the last big set of new sessions and speakers to announce, and they’re good ones.

DON’T FORGET: For Evolutions, you buy a pass based on the educational content you’re interested in:

  • Fundamentals / Beginner Pass – Only gets you access to the fundamentals/beginner stage, all keynotes, and expert talks.
  • Podcaster Pass – Gets you access to all three podcaster stages, the fundamentals/beginner stage, all keynotes, and expert talks.
  • Industry Pass – Gets you access to both industry stages, the Industry Pass Lounge, all three podcaster stages, the fundamentals/beginner stage, all keynotes, and expert talks.

And of course, all passes will get you into our big iHeart party on Wednesday night, as well as various networking and extra opportunities around the event.

With those awesome tracks, we’re excited to announce some more sessions and speakers taking place on them this week, including the return of the annual A View From the Top panel, and a can’t-miss session featuring Anna Sale of Death, Sex, and Money.

Industry Track – Focused on “the business of podcasting”
(Must have Industry Pass to Participate)

  • A View From the Top w/ Drew Marcus of Guggenheim Partners, Jenna Weiss-Berman of Audacy, Dan Granger of Oxford Road, and moderated by Steve Goldstein of Amplifi Media.
  • Life After Death: Anna Sale of Death, Sex & Money w/ Charlie Kammerer of Slate, and Anna Sale
  • 70% Revenue Growth: The Demand for Branded Content w/ Dave Beasing of Sound That Brands
  • How Legacy Media is Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Podcasting Future w/ Steve Raizes of Paramount Audio
  • Navigating the Evolving Podcast Marketplace w/ Ali Bengochea, Carly Frankel of WME, and Morgan Absher of Two Hot Takes
  • VAST, OpenRTB, Prebid … oh my! How to really make programmatic work for podcasting w/ Rockie Thomas of SoundStack

Podcaster Track – Sessions geared towards podcast creation, growth, and monetization
(Must have Podcaster or Industry Pass to Participate)

  • Beyond the Top 500: Building Collaborative Paths for Indie Podcasters and Brands w/ Lindsay Piper Shaw of Right Side Up, Sarah Fraser of The Sarah Fraser Show
  • Blurring the Line Between Personal Memoir and Journalism w/ Joanne Griffith of APM Studios and Lee Hawkins of APM Studios
  • Going Global Through Translation w/ Antonia Cereijido of LAist and Fernanda Echavarri of Futuro Media
  • How to Build an Active Community with Lessons From the Broadcasting Community w/ Jordan Fitzpatrick of KLBP
  • How to Maximize Listenership and Profit Potential through Multi-Platform Distribution w/ Dan Fierman of Higher Ground, Lisa DeCanio of Warner Bros. Discovery, and Tim Ruggeri & Tiffany Ashitey of Acast
  • How to use contests, giveaways, and the right incentives to put audience growth on autopilot w/ Cam Pritchard of Drop Station
  • How, when, and why to use Immersive sound for your podcast w/ Charlie Hewitt of Mirror Studios, Inc., David Sais of KaSa Media Production, James Walker of Velocity Studios, and Tiphany Kane of KaSa Media Productions
  • Maximize Your Message: A Guide to Repurposing Video Podcasts to Grow Your Audience w/ Doc Rock of Ecamm Network
  • Taking Your Podcast to the Stage: How to Get Booked and Paid to Speak w/ Dan Irvin of The Speaker Lab

Fundamentals Track – Sessions geared towards newer podcasters, or those looking to brush up on fundamentals
(All Passes can participate)

  • Choosing the Right Hosting Platform for Your Podcast w/ Veronika Taylor of Acast
  • Podcast Networks: If it doesn't make dollars…it doesn't make sense w/ Angel Livas of ALIVE Podcast Network

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!

Our Hotel is Almost Sold Out

We say it every year, but we’ll say it again: our event hotels always sell out, and this year is no exception.

The JW Marriott is the nicest hotel in town, and rooms are limited. If you’re thinking of joining us, and staying as a part of our discount room block at the hotel where everything takes place, NOW IS THE TIME TO BOOK.

CLICK HERE to book your room, and we’ll see you at the JW next month!

Join Us for Evolutions this March and PM24 next August!

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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.


Host a Community Meetup

Each year, Podcast Movement has always been the best place in the world to meet up with other podcasters and podcast industry professionals. This year at Evolutions 2024, we're continuing something we started last year with our official Community Meetups.

What's a Community Meetup, you ask? Community Meetups are hosted by event attendees, have a focused topic or area of interest, and will show up on the official event schedule so that other attendees can join up.

And all new for 2024, we’re debuting Meetup Night on Thursday, March 28. We’ll have dedicated rooms, hang-out space, music, and drinks to help make your meetups even better! Stay tuned for more.

Your hosted meetup can take place during Meetup Night or can be around the hotel bar or restaurant, and we’ve even got some dedicated zones throughout the Evolutions Expo.

Interested in learning more about hosting your own community meetup? Check it out below!

Let’s Grow Your Shows

“How the **** are you supposed to grow a podcast?”

If you’ve ever found yourself asking, thinking… or screaming this question aloud, we’ve partnered with the Podcast Marketing Academy to try and get some answers.

PM community member Jeremy Enns is currently organizing a podcast-industry-wide survey to identify the trends, benchmarks, and best practices when it comes to marketing.

But here’s the catch…

The data is only as good as the number of responses we get.

So if you have a show, regardless of topic, format, or download numbers, PLEASE take 6-9 min to complete the survey and share your experience marketing your show.

Oh, and as a bonus for completing the survey you’ll also be automatically be entered to win some pretty sweet prizes to help you grow your show!

We also just added a new meetup to our calendar, this April in Las Vegas, so make plans to be there if you’re in the area! Don’t forget to save your spot to Evolutions before prices go up NEXT WEEK, and we’ll see you then!

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