The Royal Wedding this past weekend was a celebration for many, a source of contention for others, and “just another day” for everyone else. It has been a few days since the wedding dominated the media, however this week we want to chat about one of our favorite things about weddings. It takes place after the ceremony and reception have ended. That’s right, we’re talking about the honeymoon!Podcasting, in the beginning, can feel like a new love. It is exciting. The possibilities seem endless…and they are!
Podcast Movement is the perfect destination to help you enjoy this season and commitment to your show. And whether you just got started podcasting, and this will be your first “podcast honeymoon”, or whether you’ve been at it for some time, we’re doing everything we can to make sure PM18 is the time of your life.
Since next week we’ll be releasing the entire schedule of sessions, this week we want to share with you everything else that’s going on this July at PM18.
Your Itinerary & Destinations
Monday, July 23
The day before PM officially kicks off, we have a day full of activities for you if you’re getting into town early, and can’t wait to get started!
PMx Competition presented by Cypress Resources
9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Grand C/D
The all day speaking competition where you can learn, and have fun!
New Attendee Orientation presented by Castos
9:00 am to 11:00 am or 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Grand A/B.
This is the place for new attendees to Podcast Movement! The two sessions are the same, so pick the one that works best.
Women’s Networking Event presented by Castos
11:00 am to 1:00 pm in Grand A/B
Meet awesome new podcasters, and see some familiar faces too.
New Podcast Primer presented by Castos
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Grand A/B
If you’re a new podcaster, or just need to freshen up on the podcasting terminology and lingo, this is the best way to start your PM18 week.
Email Marketing for Podcasters Workshop, presented by ConvertKit
9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Grand I/J
This immersive workshop will be split into two main sessions covering both beginner and advanced email marketing strategies. Expect to learn why some of the most influential Podcasters use email, and more specifically, ConvertKit, to monetize their influence.
Check-in and Networking Event presented by Cabana
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom
Join us for an afternoon of casual networking, live music, and to pick up your conference badge.
Ignite presented by Veritone One
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Grand C/D
It all starts with a “spark”. This evening of education and entertainment includes drink tickets for the first 100 attendees, and fun for everyone!
Triton Digital’s Welcome Party
9:00 pm to Midnight in the Grand Ballroom.
Join us for drinks, light bites, mingling, and some amazing entertainment! The first 100 to arrive get their first drink free, and EVERYONE will enjoy dueling piano entertainment from The Philly Keys (the best dueling piano show in the northeast).
Tuesday, July 24
PM18 kicks off with a full day of can’t miss activities!
9:00 am to 5:00 pm in Franklin Hall
This is the place to enjoy the networking lounge, connect with exhibitors (the top businesses/brands in podcasting), play games with a fellow attendee in the PM Midway, recharge your phone, and more.
iHeartRadio Red Carpet Party
6:15pm to 7:15 pm in the 4th & 5th Floor Lobbies
Nothing beats walking the red carpet, and you’ll get your chance to before the big Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame Ceremony this July!
Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame Ceremony
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom
Join us for the main event, honoring the 2018 inductees for the Podcast Hall of Fame. With our special guest host, and some very special surprises, we can’t wait for you to join us!
Midroll Hall of Fame After Party
9:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Field House Sports Bar
Join the team from Stitcher & Midroll across the street at Field House Sports Bar for an evening celebrating the Hall of Famers, and celebrating your first day down at PM18
Wednesday July 25
We keep things rocking and rolling all day!
9:00 am to 5:00 pm in Franklin Hall
Keep the connections going in the networking lounge, enjoy a full two hours from 3pm – 5pm dedicated to connecting with exhibitors (Wednesday is the last day for expo booths), play games with a fellow attendee in the PM Midway, recharge your phone, and more.
Rock the CastBox Party
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Reading Terminal Market (just across the street)
That’s right. We’re hosting the biggest party of the year! Bring your dancing shoes and appetite to Reading Terminal Market. See you on the dance floor!
Thursday, July 26
We close things out with a bang, and a little “Fresh Air”!
9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Franklin Hall
Keep the connections going in the networking lounge, enjoy the extended roundtables for connecting with your fellow PM18 attendees, and play the last few games with friends in the PM Midway.
Closing Keynote w/ Terry Gross from Fresh Air
3:00 pm and 4:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from one of the true great radio personalities of this generation, plus participate in a rare Q&A opportunity after the talk.
The worst thing you can do on your honeymoon is miss it…don’t be that podcaster that misses their honeymoon!
Prices go up TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT
Much like a trip to an exotic location, Podcast Movement is best enjoyed by actually being there. Don’t be the one listening to your friends go on and on about how awesome PM18 was, join the fun yourself!
Favors and All Inclusives
Beyond the Brochures
Podcast Movement celebrated the New Community Members Spotlight for May this week! Please feel free to take a look and connect with your fellow community members.
Instagram is not just about snapping a selfie or taking an artsy picture of your lunch – it’s so much more! Since the majority of time spent on social media happens via mobile, this is a great way to target podcast listeners. Instagram can help you build a strong community, spread your message, and reach a wider audience. Check out 7 Tips to Market Your Podcast on Instagram.
PM Family Members Jeff Brown and Mark Deal created a resource to help broaden your reach through Podcast Interviews.
Apple Podcasts created a list of Asian hosted podcasts to celebrate Asian Heritage Month. The PM family has a few members represented on this list, including Sheena Yap Chan from the Tao of Self Confidence, and Josie Ong from Affirmation Pod!
A Video for the Memories
Looking for ways to turn your podcast audio into video? Headliner might be the answer!
The Podcast Honeymoon Phase is Suite (or Sweet)!
We are excited for your podcast honeymoon phase, if you’re new. We are also happy to see veteran podcasters continuing to work on their craft and grow their show to keep the “fire burning”. Regardless of where you land on the podcast bliss spectrum, we appreciate your support for this great community. It cannot exist or thrive without you!
And awaaaay we go!
The Podcast Movement team consists of all your friends, new and old, from Podcast Movement. You never know who might pop in with some funny, cool, or far out content JUST FOR YOU!