RAIN Podcast Business Summit is next week
February 26, 2019 · 2.9 minutes to read
The RAIN Podcast Business Summit is next Tuesday in New York NY, USA, focusing on Unlocking the podcast mainstream. There are great speakers, including Google’s Zack Reneau-Wedeen, NPR’s Joel Sucherman, and Edison Research’s Tom Webster. We’ll be there, and you can be too - this Podnews-exclusive link will give you 50% off the ticket price.
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