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Welcome back, and let us be the last ones to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day… it was yesterday after all!

And for your belated gift, a reminder that Evolutions is just 3 weeks away!

We've got a lot to cover between now and then, so let's get to it.


Meet the Most Innovative Companies in Podcasting

Evolutions is all about the bleeding edge of the industry, and our exhibitors and sponsors are there to make sure you stay “in the know”. Our partners represent not just where podcasting is at, but where podcasting is headed. And if they're at Evolutions, you'll want to meet them.

Check out the full list of companies who are paving the evolution and who you will meet next month in Vegas…with a few more yet to be announced!

Last Call for Community Meetups at Evo23

Podcast Movement has long been known as the best place in the world to meet up with other podcasters and podcast industry professionals. This year at Evolutions 2023, we're taking it up a notch 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.

These are informal and can take place in a hotel bar, restaurant, or even in one of our dedicated spaces inside the Evolutions Expo Hall.

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

Eighth Round of Evolutions Speakers

Another round of spectacular podcasters and industry professionals join the official Evolutions 2023 speaker lineup.

Ciicii of That B**ch Is Positive, Divine Philommond of P.O.V You’re My Therapist, and Mary Neves of Spreaker from iHeart discuss Turning Your Passion Into a Profession: Female Bosses

Dave Jackson of Libsyn and The School of Podcasting presents Above Your Hosting Stats: 5 Additional Sources to Help You Understand Your Audience

Rich Korson of SmartLess Media and Nick Witters of MrBallen Studios discuss Building Podcast Franchises

Emily Thompson of Being Boss and Ashley Menzies Babatunde of The No Straight Path Podcast share how Creators Are Entrepreneurs: How to Grow and Scale Your Podcast Like a Business

Chris Oke of CBC Podcasts sits on panels discussing 10 Lessons from 100 Launches, and Crossing the Aisle: Teaming up with the competition to make a hit (and avoid a flop)

Steve Nelson of Lemonada discusses Defining “Podcast” in 2023 – When the Listeners Have Become Viewers

Toni Carlson of PRX and Harmony Jiroudek of Descript share How to Make Your Content More Accessible

Kali Fisher of AdResults Media discusses How Video Podcasting is Opening the Door for Listeners, Creators and Advertisers Alike

Jessica Alper of Rococo Punch discusses Launching and Scaling a Podcast Network… While Managing Interest from Acquirers

Glenn Rubenstein of Adopter Media sits on a panel about Pitching Large Brands on Podcast Buying

Sandra Yee Ling of QCODE Media participates in SAG-AFTRA Has Your Back: How Podcasters Can Access Health Insurance, Pension, Protections and Community

Geoff Turner of CBC Podcasts participates in Story Telling versus Story Taking and 10 Lessons from 100 Launches

Miranda Romano of Oxford Road discusses The Future of 3rd-Party Verification in Podcasting

Stephen Michael of Wolf Entertainment participate in The Power of Horror, Sci-Fi and Genre Audio

Adam Seaborn of Playmaker Capital and Joe Copeman of Acast Global participate in Upping the ante: Why sports betting brands are investing in podcast advertising

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 TONIGHT!

Join podcasters and industry professionals from around the world for Evolutions 2023, this March 7-10 in Las Vegas. Register today and save over $150!

We're working on some amazing plans to power your next year in podcasting.  Register early to get the biggest savings!

Two weeks ago, at the start of Black History Month, our friends at Urban One Inc. announced the launch of the new Urban One Podcast Network. This effort expanded the company's extensive audio entertainment options for BIPOC audiences, as well as for advertisers who want to connect with the Black community authentically and culturally.

We're excited to have Sierra Reed, Senior Director of Podcast Operations for the Urban One Podcast Network, leading a panel next month on The Art of Relationships for Black Creators.

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 now!

Don't roll the dice and risk coming up snake eyes, sign up for Evolutions today to save major $$$ on your pass.

Next week, we talk parties,
The Podcast Movement Team

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