Get lei’d, pitch your podcast, and welcome ESPN 30 for 30!

Podcast Movement is only 1 week away, and we cannot wait. If you are pumped, please let us know by taking a selfie and posting in the Podcast Movement Facebook group or on the PM17 app!

Today we will cover the New Attendee Orientation, ESPN’s session, Pitch a Sponsor and the Thursday Evening Luau! Let’s get this party started.

New Attendee Orientation (and alumni refresher)

Podcast Movement continues to evolve each year, and one of the many great opportunities that developed organically from previous events was the desire for attendees to connect with each other before the event begins (yes that means you too introverts!). They also wanted an overview of the best strategies to get the full PM experience, including

  • Using of the event mobile app
  • Deciding and scheduling what sessions to attend
  • Finding out about networking opportunities, meetups and parties
  • How to find someone to eat with even if you’re alone
  • Understanding the best way to connect with the exhibitors, speakers and fellow attendees

Therefore, we’re excited to bring you the inaugural New and Returning Attendees Orientation with Joe Saul Sehy, Jennifer Briney and Rich Jones. This will take place on Tuesday afternoon, August 22 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Platinum 7 ballroom. Thanks to Simplecast, who is partnering with us to make this event possible!

Inside ESPN’s 30 for 30

One of the top podcasts this summer is ESPN’s 30 for 30 podcast, and it has been praised by sports fans, and non-sports fans alike! We are honored to have the masterminds behind this popular show discuss some of the lessons learned from Season 1.

The session will be a conversation about the creation, story selection, execution, and business approach behind the launch of the podcast, as well as discussion of the future of the series and ESPN’s plans for future storytelling initiatives. This session features Adam Neuhaus (Producer), Rose Eveleth(Producer) and Tom Ricks (VP of ESPN Audio).

Looking for your first podcast sponsor?
Freshbooks wants to hear from you at PM17!

You asked for it and PM17 is hooking it up! We have heard from many previous PM attendees that they have everything rocking and rolling on their podcast, but still lack sponsors. At the same time, we’ve heard testimonials from various podcasts that have picked up sponsors that originally started with conversations in the hallways during the conference.

Well this year, with the help of Freshbooks, we put two and two together, as they have agreed to sponsor the podcast of at least one Podcast Movement attendee.

At PM17, you’ll have the opportunity to make a pitch to Freshbooks on why your show would be a great fit. You will not find this type of opportunity anywhere else, and we urge you to take this seriously, and show up prepared!


Get Lei’d at Hostgator’s SoCal Luau Thursday Night

Who doesn’t love a Luau? Podcast Movement & Hostgator are bringing the Aloha spirit and fun to Anaheim for our annual Thursday Night Party! The party will be on the Lanai (or plaza) steps from the Anaheim Marriott, and all attendees are invited. Plus, if you’re traveling with non-attendees, they can join the fun too, with a small cover charge at the door.

We will have live island music, games, polynesian dancers, drinks and networking!

Remember to pack your Aloha shirt or Luau dress. The Thursday evening party promises to be one that even Don Ho would envy!

We are excited to see you next week! Any questions, reply to this email…we’re here to help!

Ready to rock (and hula),
Team PM17

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