Greetings PM Family,
If you missed it, the first annual “The Ambies” awards for excellence in audio streamed live this weekend and were a great success! The Podcast Movement community was well-represented amongst the nominees last Sunday night in Los Angeles. We share some Ambies recap, and announce more amazing speakers for PM21 this August in Nashville. And as always, we'll wrap up with community updates!
The PM Community Represented at The Ambies
It was exciting to see the PM community participate in a major way at the 1st annual Ambies awards this past weekend. The awards were streamed online, with over 25,000 concurrent viewers live, and nearly 600,000 total viewers between Twitch and YouTube. What an incredible accomplishment for the podcasting industry as a whole!
Congratulations to the Podcast Movement Community members who took home awards, including the winners of the Best Interview Podcast (Death, Sex, & Money) and Best Wellness or Relationships Podcast (Therapy for Black Girls), Driving the Green Book (Macmillan Podcasts) won for Best History Podcast, and the recipient of the Governor's Award (WTF with Marc Maron)!
PM alumni such as Hernan Lopez and Rob Greenlee were part of the presenters at the awards. PM supporters and sponsors were represented, including Amazon Music, PRX, Tenderfoot TV, Wondery, and Adobe.
We were also proud to have PM community members and alumni speakers represented as nominees for awards. Congratulations to the teams from Ear Hustle, Frozen Frights: Aurora Borealis “Vacant,”Post Reports, What Next, American History Tellers, Latino USA, The Brookings Cafeteria, and ALL the other shows who were nominated.
The 2nd Round of PM21 Speaker Announcements
Podcast Movement 2021 will be a place for new podcasters, veteran podcasters, industry professionals, and anyone interested in podcasting or the podcast industry. There will be over 300 speakers presenting across 150 breakout sessions, including panel discussions, workshops, and keynote talks with some of the most influential names in this field today.
We're pleased to announce our second round of announced speakers for PM21 include:
Sara Alepin with The Wedding Dish and Kristina Kury with Sprout Creative LA presents Recording Live-to-Tape: Cut Production Time, Save a Bundle and Show Up Authentically
Debbie Arcangeles with The Offbeat Life and Lauren DeVara with Thrive and Thread presents Using Microphones to Shatter the Bamboo Ceiling: How Hearing Asian Voices Can Flip the Narrative Around Being Asian
Donna Barrow-Green with Illuminus Audio Productions presents Literary Fiction Podcasting 101
Justine Benjamin with AdsWizz presents Podcast Advertising 101: Intro to Monetizing Your Podcasts
Hope Buckner with FINN Partners presents Download Numbers Don't Tell the Full Story (And Other Truths About Branded Podcasts)
Shannon Cason with Homemade Stories presents Owning Your Message and Telling The World Through Podcasting
Kenny Coleman with Bourbon Pursuit presents Make More Time For You: Automate Your Podcast from Production to Marketing
Cindy Constable and Kimanzi Constable with Published & Paid presents How to Use Large Publications to Grow Your Podcast and Add Revenue
Steve Curwood with Living on Earth, Felix Poon with Outside/In, and Jason Salsman with Office of the Principal Chief, Muscogee (Creek) Nation presents Unsafe and Unheard in the Climate Emergency: How to Tell Stories of Eco-Justice
Twila Dang with Matriarch Digital Media presents BIPOC Women in Podcasting & Making the Podcast Tech Space Inclusive for Women
Fela Davis and Denis Orynbekov with One of One Productions Studio presents The Art of Podcast Tech: Taking Your Podcast Studio Quality Mobile
Alex Dali Rizo with Receta del Exito presents Cómo Hacer un Podcast Imparable
Kenya Denise with Domino Sound presents Turning a Home-Grown Show Into a Home-Grown Network
Gaby Dunn with Bad With Money and John Wordock with Cumulus Podcast Network presents Podcast Veterans Share War Stories, Tips for Success
Chad Ellis with Station Blue presents Funding that isn’t Fiction – Crowdfunding your Audio Drama
John Frye with Inside The Podcaster's Studio/Secret Sauce presents How To Build A Podcast Team On A Budget
Sandy Girard with Crooked Media presents Authentic Voices Lead to Impactful Brand Partnerships
Jamie Golden with The Popcast Media Company and Beth Silvers with Pantsuit Politics presents Diversifying Your Income: Making Money from Membership
Marla Isackson with Ossa Collective presents Podcasting as an Effective Tool to Support Women's Empowerment
Talib Jasir with Afros & Audio presents Why Building a Table is Worth the Labor
Faith McQuinn with Observer Pictures presents Creating Characters That Connect
Gina Osborn with Lead Like a Lady presents How to Successfully Turn your Profession or Passion into a Podcast
Eric Rosenberg with Personal Profitability / Narrow Bridge Media presents Running Your Podcast Business Like a Boss: The One-Session Podcast MBA
Lindsey Simcik and Krista Williams with Almost 30 presents How To Turn Your Side Hustle Into a Career: Monetize Your Podcast like a Pro
Rebecca Steinberg with Acast presents Not Just a Marketing Channel: How to Succeed in Podcasting as a Public Figure
Michael Stelzner with Social Media Examiner presents Clubhouse for Podcasters: Leveraging Social Audio for Success
Sarah Timmins with NPR presents Making the Podcast Tech Space Inclusive for Women
Dusty Weis with Podcamp Media presents Breaking New Ground with Branded Podcasts
** Don't miss any of the speakers by checking back each Wednesday to see who's been announced! **
Lock in the Best Prices Before They Increase
The World’s Largest Podcast Conference Returns(both in-person and virtually)!
Podcast Movement tickets are currently on sale!
We're hopeful that we can all get together again, at the end of next summer, as we've been doing almost every year since 2014…and we want you to be there at the lowest possible price.
This year, you'll have the option to attend in-person or virtually. And best of all, you can register your in-person ticket now and convert it to virtual attendance anytime leading up to the event in August.
And if the event cannot happen at all, everyone will be offered a full refund.
There's nothing to lose, and you've got the lowest registration cost possible to gain.
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PM Community Updates!
The latest sessions from Podcast Movement University are now available for viewing. Join today, and enjoy a free membership to watch recordings of all live events!
Edit Better with Audacity with Steve Stewart
Uncovering The Listener Acquisition Flow & Using it to Find Genuine Podcast Listeners with Mark Asquith from Rebel Base Media
Upcoming Training in Podcast Movement University (Free to Join):
- Listen to your Listeners: How to Better Understand, Cultivate, and Grow your Audience with Maximillian Piras from Headliner – Maximillian Piras from Headliner will join us on Thursday at 3:00 pm CT for a live presentation on understanding listener feedback and growing your audience.
- Using Podcast Ads To Explode Your Podcast Listenership – John Kiernan, Head of Marketing at Podbean, will join us on Tuesday, May 25 at 12:00 pm CT for a live presentation on how runnings ads on podcasts can help reach a sizable audience of listeners.
- Legal Tips 101 for Podcasters – Alexia Bedat, a Legal Associate at Klaris Law, joins us on Thursday, May 27 at 3:00 pm CT for a live presentation on legal tips for podcasters.
Podcast Movement is not the only cool podcasting event happening in August in Nashville, TN. Our friends at ROCKNPOD Expo start on August 7. If you will still be in the Nashville area, we encourage you to consider checking out and supporting their show in addition to PM21! Use code “PODMOV” to get two passes for the price of one!
Thanks for being a part of this great community. We have more to share next week.
Team Podcast Movement
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