The egg hunt is on in Podcast Movement Land…our first speaker announcements! 🥚🐰🐥

Easter, Speaker Announcements, Industry/Community Updates and Podcasts Were Meant To Be Found

Greetings PM Family,

If you celebrate Easter or Passover, we hope that you and your family are planning something special this weekend. We have something special planned for this newsletter, as we plan to share some “Easter Eggs” including M19 speaker announcements, PM19 price increases, Industry/Community updates and close out with a short discussion on what podcasts and Easter eggs have in common.

We hope you have your Easter dresses, Bonnets or Suits on, as well as your basket ready, for the actual prize that is the weekly Podcast Movement newsletter.


The Easter Bunny: PM19 Speaker Selections

We understand that some community members have started to feel that PM19 speaker announcements are a lot like the Easter Bunny. It is a nice thought, but feels like plain fiction. We disagree! We are here to not only prove you wrong but to share some speakers with you finally!

Below are the first 50+ speakers and panelists announced, including podcasters and industry leaders from NPR, WNYC, Barstool Sports, Ad Results, Stitcher/Midroll, Slate, Pacific Content, Blubrry, Libsyn, Podbean…plus dozens of other amazing podcasters and podcasting companies! We cannot wait to learn from them this summer!

We have hundreds of additional speakers to announce in the coming weeks, and cannot wait to continue to share more!


Decorating the Egg: Industry and Community Updates

  • The Golden Egg: The Podcast Consumer – A report from the Infinite Dial 2019 – Edison Research announces the release of The Podcast Consumer 2019, the latest in an annual series of closer looks at the audience for podcasting in America. This report comprises new research from The Infinite Dial 2019 from Edison and Triton Digital, as well as previously unreleased data from Edison’s Share of Ear research, a syndicated product that has tracked all forms of online and offline listening since 2014.

  • Make-A-Wish helps Des Plaines girl create, record mystery podcast at WBEZ – ”Today a five-year-old named Azka came in to WBEZ (with the Make A Wish Foundation) to fulfill her dream of making a mystery podcast. This afternoon we gathered in a studio to listen and it was as delightful as its maker. The second part of her wish is for many strangers to hear it tell her how they like it by email at [email protected]” – Monica Eng

Consistency

  • To those who have 100+episodes – What is your number one tipfor consistency?

Podcasts (like Easter Eggs) Were Made to Be Found


My friend Allen was cutting grass on his riding lawn mower early summer in his yard. He was riding alongside a tree, and then he saw something out of the corner of his eye.

Sure enough, he hopped off from the lawn mower, inspected one of the tree limbs closer and sitting on one of the lower branches was a plastic Easter egg. The egg had gone unnoticed during the Easter egg hunt for his nieces and nephews several weeks before.

I am sure that many of us can relate to this story. Easter eggs hidden for an Easter Egg Hunt are meant to be found. Podcasts are a lot like Easter Eggs. Podcasts aren’t created to sit dormant, hidden and never discovered. Podcasts, like Easter eggs, are made to be heard and enjoyed.

It can be a sad feeling to have a podcast that does not seem to be found or discovered. Our team and community deeply desire to help you with this problem. Here is a list of excellent articles and resources that provide some of the best advice available to help you with this dilemma.

1) The Podcast Community: Finding Yours, Growing and Maintaining it, and Why It can Be So Important

2) Podcast Marketing Strategy: The Podcast Discoverability Triangle

3) Podcasting Good to Great: How to Grow Your Audience Through Collaboration

We hope that your podcast will not be tucked away undiscovered, but that it will be found by many to enjoy. We are confident that we have left out many great resources, but we welcome you to share some tools or your top strategies in the Podcast Movement Community! Please let us know what is working for you.

Happy Easter,

Team PM

What do you call ten rabbits marching backward? A receding hare-line.



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