The Irish Podcast Industry Gathering For Irish Podcast Awards 2022

For the very first time, all the Irish Podcasting community will meet and celebrate the rapidly growing sector of the broadcast industry. The Irish Podcast Award 2022, rought to Ireland by the team behind the UK and Australian Awards, takes place in Liberty Hall, Dublin, on Friday, 16th September for what is no doubt to be a glittering evening!

Tickets are on sale now, with podcasting fans being encouraged to come along and join in this inaugural celebration. Fans can enjoy a whole evening filled with the best of Irish podcasting, where all the winners will be unveiled. It’s time for Irish Podcasters to unite!

While a team of 55+ judges picked the category nominees, the magnitude of popularity of the Irish Podcasting sector can be seen first-hand with the public voting category – Listeners Choice, which now has over 25,000 unique votes with over 400 podcasts nominated by their fans! Household names vie with podcast stars to win this award but it’s up to their listeners to vote. Just which podcast will win out on the night… voting closes Sunday 11th September for the Listeners Choice Award.

The IPA judges come from all walks of life across the Irish audio and media sector, along with podcast companies from all over the world. The judging panel was chaired by Broadcaster Angela Scanlon. The Irish Podcast Awards pride themselves on recognizing fresh talent in an industry that constantly changes and evolves. The 2022 nominations are led by Blindboy Boatclub, David McWilliams, and The Good Glow, with four nominations each. Close behind them is The Tommy, Hector and Laurita Podcast, and true crime documentary The Witness, with three nominations each. This year’s ceremony will be held in Dublin on the 16th of September 2022 in Liberty Hall.

See the full list of nominees here.

Haymarket Media Group Joins With Podcast Awards Ltd.

Haymarket Media Group announced ts acquisition of Podcast Awards Ltd. (PAL), owner of the British Podcast Awards, Australian Podcast Awards and the Irish Podcast Awards. Haymarket will also become a partner in Podcast Day 24, a 24-hour non-stop global podcast conference with live events in Sydney, London, and ending in New York.

Podcast Awards Ltd. will initially sit within Haymarket Business Media’s marketing communications portfolio, alongside leading brands including Campaign and PRWeek, with plans to launch more podcast events internationally in 2023.

The British Podcast Awards were established in 2017 by co-founders Matt Deegan and Matt Hill, later taking on the Australian Podcast Awards in 2019 and the Irish Podcasts Award this year. In 2021, they partnered with Radiodays Europe to create the worldwide event: Podcast Day 24, which brings together creators, advertisers and platforms from all across the world to share ideas, knowledge and best practice.

Speaking about the partnership, Matt Deegan, co-founder of Podcast Awards Ltd., said: Having run the Awards since 2017, it was important to find the right partner that empowered us to continue to cater to podcast creators big and small and promote all the great work they do. We have definitely found that with Haymarket. Its global presence allows us to accelerate growth, be more ambitious and get creative with opportunities that until now have been out of reach.

Co-founder, Matt Hill added: Working with the Haymarket team oers a wealth of access and opportunities for the sector – whether you’re making your shows at weekends or as your day job, this new partnership is going to have a positive impact on what you make. We can now be more adventurous with our plans to suit all podcasters, better reflect the needs of the sector and have security for the future.

Kevin Costello, Chief Executive at Haymarket commented: This investment reinforces our position in the rapidly growing audio space. We have seen the success of our own audio brands, including the Campaign Podcast, PRWeek Podcast, Third Sector Podcast, Rheum Advisor on Air and GP Online Podcast, and with our expertise in the awards space, the addition of the Podcast Awards makes for a perfect fit. The two founders have produced a brilliant product and we look forward to working together to further develop the brand globally. We already have plans to launch a Podcast360 event as part of our Media360 annual suite of conferences, strengthening our commitment to serving a remarkable content to our roster of international clients and audiences.

The winners of the British Podcast Awards, this year powered by Audible, will be announced on 23 July, followed by the Irish Podcast Awards ceremony in September, with the Australian Podcast Awards announced at the end of the year. Podcast Day 24 is taking place on Tuesday 4 October.