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From the Founders’ Mouths: International Podcast Day

Steve and Dave Lee, founders of International Podcast Day, joined MacKenzie to discuss the 5th annual celebration, occurring on September 30th. A day dedicated to the power of podcasting for not only creators but listeners and enthusiasts, Blubrry is participating in two different sessions dedicated to teaching podcast practices. Before they delve into the celebration they spoke of some recent changes in the podcasting industry. Slate’s Panoply network announced they’ll no longer be releasing new content, instead focusing on advertising. iHeartMedia purchased StuffMedia for 55 million dollars and Buzzfeed cut it’s podcast department and subsequently some of it’s staff.

These changes won’t have an effect on the majority of the podcasting industry but they represent a bigger systematic evolution. The abandonment can seem to outweigh the recognition and movement forward, especially all in one week, but overall this is all part of how a medium grows.

International Podcast Day actually starts on September 29th to accommodate for part of the day on different countries all over the world; about 30 hours of content will be provided. The schedule can be found on the site and be sure to check out sessions times for things you want to learn and hear about. We’re thrilled to be taking part and that Todd Cochrane’s Podcast Awards are included.

Thanks for listening and please subscribe via your favorite podcast app. If you’d like to be a guest on the show reach out to MacKenzie. She’s always looking for fun, new podcasters that use Blubrry services, specifically PowerPress.

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Show notes:

iHeartMedia Purchases StuffMedia: The network responsible for Stuff You Should Know, Atlanta Monster, Required Listening and more.
Podcasting Shakeup: Panoply parts ways with content creation.
Buzzfeed Shutting Down Podcasts: Focusing more exclusively on video and longer-form projects.
International Podcast Day: September 30th
Blubrry sessions: 11AM and 6PM PDT
Podcast Awards: Catch em at 5PM PDT
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International #PodcastDay is Almost Here: Start The Conversation!

If you’ve ben looking for an excuse to crow about your podcast, here it is: International Podcast Day, a day “dedicated to promoting podcasting worldwide through education and public engagement,” is coming up soon: this Friday, September 30, and there is a two-day educational event to accompany it starting on Thursday, September 29.

Started by Modern Life Podcast Network founder Steve Lee in 2013, the event aims to raise awareness about podcasting and its potential for entertainment and education.

Blubrry is the Platinum-level sponsor for International Podcast Day 2016, and several team members will also be presenting. All presentations will be streamed live on Firetalk.

CEO Todd Cochrane will be speaking about “Podcast Audience Engagement and Metrics that Matter” at 8:00 PM PST on Friday, and will also be on the closing panel with Steve Lee at 11 PM PST Friday. Blubrry team members MacKenzie Bennett and Angelo Mandato will present on “From Branding To Promotion” at 10 AM PST, covering details like branding, optimizing your podcast feed, and successfully promoting your podcast using winning artwork, podcast players, subscribe tools, and more.

Other notable presenters include Gary Leland & John Lee Dumas, Kathryn Bryant, and Annie Sargent.

Pre-registration isn’t necessary: just check out the event list and show up to whatever grabs your interest! Most of all, be sure to spread the word: after all, the point of International Podcast Day is to spread the word about this great medium. We’ll see you there!



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