Greetings PM Family,
It is no secret that we love what happens live on stages! We always have. Whether it’s enjoying an episode of Saturday Night Live, or watching a local high school play, the live element often creates a memory that you never forget. It could be attending a concert, or rewatching a video from an infamous moment such as the Beatles performing on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964…live moments on stages are something that we celebrate, and one more reason why we love in-person events!
This year on the Podcast Movement stages: something new.
We’ve always had different “tracks” of sessions to choose from, depending on your area of interest. However this year we’ve made it even easier to find the sessions most relevant to you, and immerse yourself as much (or as little) in those specific topics as you’d like!
This year we unveil our track specific stages. So if you’re coming to PM18 looking to learn everything there is to know about spreading the word about your show, then the Marketing Stage is where you want to be. Looking to learn all about the inside workings of podcasting? Then the Industry Track is the place to park. Check out all the stages here.
Spotlight (on the stages)
We aim to make our stages better every year, and this is possible due to incredible support from our sponsors. This community and event cannot and would not be viable without this high level of commitment from our generous partners, so this week we will celebrate a few of our partners that are sponsoring our stages in Philadelphia!
Industry Track – Coleman Insights
What is the Industry Track? Podcast Movement prides itself as the conference that gathers experts from the industry together to present sessions in an environment unlike anywhere else. From metrics and advertising standards, to future trends and more, this is where “behind the scenes” discussions take place.
Why is Coleman Insights a good fit? Coleman Insights helps media companies in North America, South America, Europe and Asia build strong brands and develop great content through consumer research.
Creation Track – Fiverr
What is the Creation Track? Whether you’re creating a show from scratch or looking for ways to improve, this track will teach you everything you need to know about the ins and outs of podcasting. There will be sessions for both beginners and professionals that will help you and your show.
Why is Fiverr a good fit? Fiverr is the world's largest freelance services marketplace for lean independent creatives to focus on growth & produce a successful projects at affordable costs.
Monetization Track – Nielsen
What is the Monetization Track? In this industry, we know that many podcasters are looking for ways to profit from their art form. While it may not be easy, this track brings in experts to teach you the different ways to make it possible. Learn about getting sponsors, crowdfunding your podcasts, and more with these sessions.
Why is Nielsen a good fit? Nielsen, a leading global information & measurement company, provides market research, insights & data about what people watch, listen to & buy.
Marketing Track – Self-Publishing School
What is the Marketing Track? Creating great content is part of the battle, but the next big hurdle is making sure people hear what you’re putting out there! This track offers some of the tips and tricks that the world’s most successful podcasters use. Learn the latest techniques, from social media and email marketing, to using new technology, to get your voice heard.
Why is Self-Publishing School a good fit? Self-Publishing School is an online resource for writing and self-publishing your first book. Learn how with articles, training courses & action plans to get you started.
Ignite Podcast Movement – Veritone One
July 23, 7pm – Grand C/D
What is Ignite? Ignite is a unique speaking event where a series of speakers get on stage for five minutes each to share a Spark. A Spark is a 5-minute talk that consists of 20 slides. Each slide is on a 15-second auto advance. Ready or not, the next slide is on the way!
Each Spark is designed to educate and entertain. You, the attendees of Podcast Movement, vote and choose who gets on stage! Each speaker learns the rules, submits a topic, and then you vote for your favorites. The top voted speakers make it on the main Podcast Movement stage for Ignite! But the real winners are those who show up, enjoy the Sparks – and maybe a free drink!
Why is Veritone One a good fit? Veritone One is among the most significant buyers of podcasts in the world, as well as the only full-service ad agency that merges Technology + Data + Creativity to ensure our clients are getting the most out of their podcast placements. Our expertise in planning, media buying, and creative development coupled with our proprietary aiWARE technology platform, enables us to deliver advertising with unmatched effectiveness and in a way that’s Simple, Scalable, and Trackable.
The PMx Competition – Cypress Resources
July 23, 9am – Grand C/D
What is PMx? PMx is a speaking competition made up of a suite of short (15 minutes), carefully prepared talks, demonstrations, and performances that are idea-focused, and cover a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. No slide decks or videos, all focused on the speaker.
Who is Cypress Resources? Cypress Resources is a consulting agency that helps businesses with Social Media Integration and Strategies.
We know what you are thinking! Doesn't Podcast Movement have six tracks instead of four? We do. We are still looking to lock in commitments on the last two stages (Technical and Society, Culture and Advocacy). If your organization is interested in these opportunities, then please feel free to reach out to us. You can send an email to [email protected].
They deserve to take a bow (PM18 Ambassadors)
Significant events cannot happen without substantial people. We are pleased to share with you a new role that you will see in action this summer. A handful of Podcast Movement community members will act as ambassadors at this year's event. You may recall that we introduced a few of our ambassadors recently when we shared with you the scholarship winners for this summer. We have nine additional ambassadors that will be joining this year at PM18!
What is a PM Ambassador? A PM Ambassador is a PM attendee, just like you, who is good to connect with, and are proven supporters of the PM community. They are also a group of people that keep a lookout for other attendees who look confused, need help or look alone.
If you are looking for good people to meet or interview for your podcast, we recommend that you consider reaching out to one of our Ambassadors!
Aimee Joshua – Chasing Dreams
Civilla Morgan – Childless Not by Choice
Devani Anjali Alderson – I Create Daily
Jamila Souffrant – Journey to Launch
LeAura Alderson – I Create Daily
Ronei Harden-Moroney – Being the Boss of Me
Saidah Murphy – Sunday Brunch with Sam
Veena Prashanth – DapCast
Yolanda Nagy – Eatin and Sippin Locally
There's nothing like being there live…so let's make it happen!
Podcast Movement was created because we, podcasters ourselves, wanted a place where podcasters from all over the world could congregate, come together, and call their own. We love the podcast community, and there is nothing we like more than to bring it all together…and it won't be the same without you!
Live and in person (this week's news and tidbits)
More speakers have been added to the PM18 lineup, including Kameel Stanley & Tim Lloyd of We Live Here! See the complete lineup (as it stands now), and keep an eye out for even more additions in the weeks to come!
In case you missed it, Podcast Movement was honored to feature some of the great mothers from this community for Mother’s Day! Please consider checking them out and saying hello!
James Cridland from Podnews recently discovered a company that you can pay to get you to the top of Apple Podcasts. We agree that the “pay to game the system” strategy is a losing one. Rob Walch of Libsyn recently spoke with Apple, and said that shows that pay for this strategy are being blocked from the platform. Stay away!
We appreciate you being a part of this community. Our version of the “family reunion” is this summer in Philadelphia. We are looking forward to seeing many of you there, and hoping that the rest of you can either make it or make plans to join us via the Virtual Ticket!
We have more great news next week, so stay tuned!
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