Podcasting world converges on LA
February 11, 2020 · 2.3 minutes to read
Podfront LA is happening tomorrow morning in Los Angeles: eight podcast networks will be announcing new shows, and Edison Research’s Tom Webster will be giving an opening keynote. The event is at Century City in Los Angeles: we’ll have details of the announcements later. Podcast Movement Evolutions is later this week.
Westwood One has released new research into What agencies and advertisers say is needed to achieve $2bn in podcast ad revenue. The data says that podcasting needs to achieve 44% monthly reach in order to get there: it’s currently at 32%.
Tomorrow is Africa Podcast Day, a day to celebrate and commemorate African podcasts—and the people who make them. You’ll see some activity on the #AfricaPodcastDay hashtag. Next month, Africa’s first podcast festival Africa Podfest will be in Nairobi, Kenya.
Podfest is hosting micro-conferences! — Podfest admission includes these micro-cons on 3/6: Sports PodCon, Audio Drama Con, Military Creator Con, Pecha Kucha, Podcasting 101 (for beginners), The Business of Podcasting + more. Buy your tix!
Comms/Public Relations and Marketing Podcast — Exploring the latest in comms, public relations, and marketing. Listen to the Communicate Influence podcast, where thought leaders offer actionable tips, ideas, and trends. Listen today!
It's not too late to join us THIS WEEK in LA — Evolutions is SOLD OUT for two track types. Register now for a Pro Pass or Networking Pass to be a part of the evolution. Code PODNEWS saves you $50! Everyone else will be there, will you?
Podcast Bootcamp: Learn Podcasting From the Pros — Audio storytellers join us to learn podcasting-from idea thru to promotion at this comprehensive, hands-on workshop lead by podcasting luminaries. Free Zoom audio digital recorder with registration.
Join the Six-Figure Club with Supporting Cast — Scriptnotes, The Cycling Podcast, The GOAT, and other shows will earn six figures this year using Supporting Cast’s membership platform. Delight your audience and generate reliable, recurring revenue.
Grab a copy of the newly released "Podcast Power" — This book by Jamaican Podcast Queen, Heneka Watkis-Porter, is the quick-start guide to launching and levelling-up your brand.
What was the most popular topic on health-related podcasts? Babylon, a health app, listened to them all to discover. Bad news for kale fans: it’s only the seventh most popular topic.
Enterprise podcast host Megaphone has opened an office in Germany, officially launching its expansion into Europe.
Clever idea: Headliner have produced a Chrome extension to get their product into Soundcloud. The extension adds a Headliner button, for you to make video sharing clips of your SoundCloud audio.
Acast have improved their embedded player, adding a subscribe button as well as more advanced customisation.
Hindenburg, who make audio editing tools, are once more celebrating World Radio Day (Feb 13) with discounts and a donation of 10% of all sales to the Cultural Survival charity. So far, the company has raised over US$21,700. (So - hold out on that upgrade until then!)
In London, Podcast Live have announced a new live podcasting event: Podcast Live: Crime. It will be held in Whitechapel, probably the most famous crime scene in history. You can see three podcast live shows on two different nights.
|From the new book Make Noise by Eric Nuzum, available now|
"There are ways to make marketing work to amplify your efforts; but as has been proven time and time again, the best way to achieve goals, to build an audience, and to earn the revenue to make it possible is to simply be relentless in making your work as incredible as possible. Most marketing work actually starts in the production process. Nothing beats great stories and conversations. No marketing plan, no network effect, no tricks or tips is ever a better investment than simply trying a bit harder to be a bit better than your last episode." - read more
|Launching tomorrow, Finding a Unicorn is a new podcast about the highs and lows of the dating world. It must be nearly Valentine’s Day. (NOVA Entertainment / Acast)|
|Love Letters to Kellie is also launching tomorrow, and is also a relationships podcast: this time, Kellie Rasberry is launching her hit segment from the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show into a podcast - featuring “letters from listeners who are in need of advice from the Love Expert”. (YEA Networks / Megaphone)|
|Citizen Critic features Scott Janovitz and Greg Conley discussing “beloved slices of pop culture”, like the 1989 Batman film. It’s also new this week. (Double Elvis Productions / iHeartRadio / Megaphone)|
|Over the Road is a podcast telling stories of long-haul truckers - all of whom have plenty of time to listen to podcasts. There’s a difference between a ‘bedbugger’ and a ‘dock-bumper,’ we’re told, and this podcast will probably help with that. (Overdrive Magazine / Radiotopia / PRX)|
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Podcaster Meet Up At C2E2 2020: Feb 28
Podcast Portland Meetup: Mar 3
The Publisher Podcast Awards: Mar 4
Podfest Multimedia Expo: Mar 6
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Sports PodCon: click for details
PodFest Cairo: Mar 7
New Media Summit: Mar 9
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