Pitch Your Idea to Audible at Podcast Movement 2018

People who attend Podcast Movement 2018, which will take place in Philadelphia on July 23-26, will have a very special opportunity. Attendees will be able to pitch their idea to Audible, who will be accepting submissions from Podcast Movement participants.

Audible is primarily looking for narrative audio with a strong sense of story and a comedic bent. They’re not looking for comedians in a room talking to one another. The pitch should have direction and structure, clearly embrace an audio-first / audio-only experience, and they’re looking to hear about a full and funny world.

Audible is also open to other genres, sketch, one-person shows, personal memoirs, and listening experiences that break new ground in audio entertainment.

To submit and idea, you need:

  • 1-2 page pitch treatment
  • Resume/bio for any attached talent
  • Optional: link to audio sample of proposed series, audio sample of past work and/or sample scripts or related writing.

Submissions must be received by July 13, 2018. A Short List will be selected by July 20, and participants will be invited to pitch their idea to audible executives live at Podacast Movement on July 25, 2018.

As always, it would be a good idea to take a look at the Submission Agreement for full details. It includes, among many other important details, information about what rights submitters give to audible over the content they submitted.

The PM 18 Mobile App is Live

Podcast Movement 2018 announced that the PM18 mobile app is live. The app is sponsored by Podfly.

The PM18 mobile app will include all the essentials, such as the schedule, speaker and attendee profiles, venue and expo floor plans, and a directory of exhibitors and sponsors.

This year, Podcast Movement added new features:

  • The popular Social Feed, where you can chat with attendees on the Internal feed screen, or track all the action on the aggregator that pulls together the best from Twitter, Instagram, and more.
  • The ability to schedule meetings with attendees and exhibitors, all within the app
  • Gamification with the all new Scavenger Hunt. Visit all of the exhibitors in Podcast Movement Central to earn points, and the chance to win some great prizes.
  • Badge scanning, so you can exchange information with exhibitors and fellow attendees, without the need for business cards
  • PM18 photo filters, custom schedule creation, the ability to take notes right inside the app

Those who will be attending Podcast Movement 2018 can download the PM18 mobile app from the App Store or Google Play store. Your login email address will be the one you registered with on Eventbrite.

Podcast Movement 2018 Announced Speakers for PMx Competition

Podcast Movement 2018 has announced the speakers and emcee for the PMx Competition. As has been the tradition since Podcast Movement 2015, the first people to take the stage and speak at Podcast Movement will be their PMx Competition participants.

PMx offers a chance for fellow Podcast Movement attendees to take the stage, give a fifteen minute TED-like talk, and compete for a chance to take the main stage at the following year’s Podcast Movement.

The emcee for the 2018 PMx Competition is Addy Saucedo, the author of The Podcast Planner.

The speakers for this year’s PMx Competition are:

Podcast Movement 2018 Announces 16 Speakers

Podcast Movement 2018 will take place on July 23-26 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. They made their first round of speaker announcements by pointing out 16 Speakers – and why you won’t want to miss what they have to say.

There is a detailed listing about each of the 16 Speakers on the Podcast Movement 2018 website. Last year, Podcast Movement made Speaker announcements in a slow trickle, so it is refreshing to see so many Speakers announced at once. Here is a list of the 16 Speakers and the title of what they will be presenting.

Speakers include: 

Andrea Klunder – The Creative Imposter Studios – “Power Your Story: High School, Autism, Diverse Learning & Podcast Mentorship”

Christine Blackburn – Story Worthy – “So You Think You’re a Storyteller?”

Colin Gray – The Podcast Host – “9 Ways to Cut the Time it Takes you to Ship a Show”

Fred Dews – Brooking Institution; M.J. Altman – Hacking Hunger Podcast – “Storytelling for Wonks: Podcasting the Facts” – panel

Jon Savitt – Writer, Comedian – “From Comedy to Copywriting”

Lee Uehara – The House of Lee NYC – “Mistakes No Podcaster Should Make: Journalism Basics That Every Podcaster Should Know and Love”

Natasha Che – Soundwise Inc. – “How to Build a Profitable Podcast Without Selling Ads”

Rabia Chaudry – Undisclosed – “Audience Acquisition” – panel

Ravi Jayagopal – SubscribeMe.FM – “Premium Podcasting: How to Monetize Your Podcast, Promote It And Build A List With a Premium Podcast, Members-Only Audio & Listeners-Only Bonus Content and Deliver it Securely via a Membership Site in 4 Different Formats”

Rob Walch – Libsyn – “Yes that Marketing Advice for your Podcast is Still BS – 2018”

Stephan A. Hart – Trailblazers.FM Podcast – “Riches are in the Niches: Why It’s Impossible to Monetize Your Independent Side Hustle Podcast By Targeting Everyone”

Tammy Terwelp – 91.5KRCC – Southern Colorado’s NPR Station – “The Listener Bill of Rights”

Todd Cochrane – Blubrry – “Proven Social Media Strategies for Podcasters – Act II”

Tracy Goodwin – Captivate the Room – “Your Voice, The Most Powerful Tool You Have, If You Know How To Use It”

Yann Ilunga – The Podcaster Lab – “Automation for Podcasters: Winning Back Time By Putting Parts of Your Podcasting Workflow on Autopilot”

Podcast Movement 2018 Announced a New Track

Podcast Movement 2018 has announced that they have added a brand new track to their Session Offerings. The new track will start at this year’s Podcast Movement in Philadelphia.

The suggestion for this new category came from one of the most respected members of the podcast community, Podcast Hall of Famer Elsie Escobar. Her podcasts include She Podcasts and Libsyn’s The Feed. Part of Elsie Escobar’s explanation of the new track is:

Podcasters have a history of being culture shifters, change makers, fringe dwellers, and risk takers. There is a wealth of podcasts out there that have had a massive impact on society, culture, inclusion, diversity, and creating communities of belonging.

This year, Podcast Movement leads the industry by offering the opportunity to podcasters whose work is heavily embedded in social and cultural topics, serving underrepresented populations and to those addressing social justice issues through podcasting by adding another session track: Society, Culture & Advocacy!

The Society, Culture & Advocacy track is described as: “This track encourages speakers and attendees alike to address some of the most difficult, but also most important, topics head-on. From discussions around diversity, racism, and harassment, to bringing voice to underrepresented communities, we look forward to them happening at this year’s conference.”

Other Podcast Movement Session Tracks include:

  • Creation
  • Technical
  • Industry
  • Marketing
  • Monetization

Podcast Movement 2018 is Accepting Speakers

Podcast Movement 2018 is now accepting speakers for their event. Podcast Movement 2018 will take place July 24 – 26, 2018, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Applications to be a Speaker will be accepted through February 28, 2018.

Everyone who applies to be a speaker will be notified no later than March 15, 2018. You will find out if you have been accepted.  Or, you will be notified that your submission was not accepted.  They aren’t going to leave you wondering about the status of your application.

The goal of the Podcast Movement is to create an event where awesome people in the podcast space can teach and inspire each other to grow as individuals, and grow the industry as a whole.

Podcast Movement 2018 is now accepting applications from podcasters who want to speak at the event. To apply, you will be asked to submit a working title and description of your proposed session or panel, as well as information about yourself and your podcasting experience.

Be aware that Podcast Movement typically gets more submissions for speakers than they can fit into the event. Last year, they had 500 submissions, and they expect there will be more than that this year. There are only a limited number of spots to fill. Last year, Podcast Movement accepted 50 of the 500 speakers who applied.

Interested podcasters are asked to take a moment to review the session types and session tracks, so they can pick the best fit for their submission. You can find plenty of information about each on the Podcast Movement website that discusses the call for submissions.

Take the Podcast Movement 28 Day Challenge

Are you thinking about launching a new podcast? The Podcast Movement 28 Day Challenge can help you do that. It begins on February 1, 2018. Those who participate will have the chance to attend Podcast Movement 2018, all expenses paid.

Why Join the Challenge?

  • Take your podcast from zero to launch in just 28 days
  • Learn the basic steps to getting your podcast started
  • Join hundreds of other soon-to-be podcasters in the private Facebook group
  • The chance to win an all expenses paid trip to Podcast Movement 2018

To join, you need to click a button on the 28 Day Challenge website. (The button says “Take The Challenge” and is orange.) Then, every morning in February, Podcast Movement will send you a daily Step or Tip, helping walk you through the steps of taking your podcast from zero to launch.

As the 28 Day Challenge takes place, all participants will be active in the private Facebook group. Podcast Movement says there will be hundreds of podcasters taking the challenge, and everyone will work together to get theirs launched.

The last step is to show what you made. Send Podcast Movement all the information on your new (live) podcast, and they will share them all with the Podcast Movement community. This will give you your very first listeners.

Podcast Movement will select five winners out of those who complete the 28 Day Challenge.

Grand Prize (1 Winner):

  • All expenses paid trip to Podcast Movement 2018 – including one PM18 Pro Pass, Round trip airfare, and three nights hotel

Second Place (2 Winners):

  • Two other participants will win a PM18 Pro Pass

Third Place (2 Winners):

  • Two other participants will win a standard PM18 Pass

Podcast Movement 2018 has a Thanksgiving Special Registration

Podcast Movement 2018 is doing a Thanksgiving Special Registration – for a limited time. They have temporarily lowered their registration prices. Those who buy a ticket during the Thanksgiving Special Registration will get the lowest possible price, and an exclusive Podcast Movement 2018 Holiday Shirt!

Podcast Movement is THE ultimate gathering spot for anyone interested in or involved with podcasting and the podcast industry. Active and aspiring podcasters, industry representatives, and podcasting professionals from around the world will converge for three event-packed days and nights for this year’s podcast movement.

The Thanksgiving Special Registrations are being offered now “by popular request”. The price of the Standard, Standard Plus, and Pro Pass are discounted for a limited time. The price of each type of ticket will increase on November 28, 2017.

* $259 during the Podcast Movement Thanksgiving Special Registration
* Access to all 100+ keynote and breakout sessions and all-star panels
* Entry to the expo hall with 60+ industry exhibitors
* Entry to Tuesday night’s Academy of Podcasters Awards
* Entry to Wednesday night’s party

Standard Plus
* $334 during the Podcast Movement Thanksgiving Special Registration
* Includes everything from the Standard registrations
* Also includes the Virtual Ticket, featuring on-demand recordings of every session

Pro Pass
* $559 during the Podcast Movement Thanksgiving Special Registration
* Includes everything from the Standard Plus
* Access to the Pro Networking Lounge with food and drinks all three days