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Last year we introduced Podcast Sponsorships on the Podcast Awards sites largely because the big Podcast companies would not step up to the Table with their wallets. As we head into the 5th year we are seeing a significant number of podcast that sponsored the event last year step up to sponsors again largely due to the great ROI they received on their sponsorships last year.
In 2008 we saw the Podcast Awards website receive over 14 million hits leading up to and through the awards ceremony. I am already starting to see the traffic increase and it will continue to climb as it always does until the day the Podcast Award Nominations start and then the server will have to have dry ice thrown on top of it to keep it from melting down.
So far in 2009 the following companies have stood up to the Plate:
RawVoice and the Blubrry Podcasting Community! $1000.00
Geek News Central $250.00 (Disclaimer My Show)
Electric Politics! $250.00
The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast $250.00
SDR News $250.00
Best of the Left Podcast $250.00
Trucker Ton Podcast $250.00
Our goal in 2009 is to raise between $5000.00 to $6000.00 the trophies last year where a little over $3500.00 every dime we raise minus the server and auditing firms expenses are turned back into prizes for the winners. This is a not for profit event for Podcast Connect as it has been in years past!
Founder Podcast Awards
It’s Podcast Awards Season again, I am preparing the site tonight. The firm that manages the site will be putting us in pre-nomination mode tomorrow.
Podcast Nominations by your audiences will open at 2100 EST on Oct 4th so start getting your audiences prepared today to nominate your show.
We will be accepting sponsorships exactly as we were last year so be the first to get your sponsorship dollars in.
The awards take a huge amount of work each year, so much in fact that I had considered not holding the event this year. Over the past three weeks my email inbox has been exploding and I decided to go ahead and hold the event again. I am hoping that the volunteers step up like they did last year to help because without them it is a monumental job.
Get your audiences ready 🙂
Founder Podcast Awards!
The Podcast Connect team will be honoring the 2006 People’s choice Podcast Award winners this coming Friday night starting at 5pm at the Ontario Airport Marriott in conjunction with Podcast Expo. We will be recording the event in High Def and will have DVD’s available shortly after the event along with a Video Podcast. See PodcastAwards.com for details
The Podcast from PRWEB is online this is a interview I did on the announcement of the award winners. [PRWEB Podcast Page] [Press Release that Accompanies the Podcast] [Download the Podcast Here]
Honolulu, Hawaii – July 31, 2006 – /PR Newswire/ — Podcast Connect, Inc., a leading podcast marketing firm and manager of the People’s Choice Podcast Awards at PodcastAwards.com, today announces an update on the progress of the 2006 People’s Choice Podcast Awards.
Over the 15 day period from the 1st to the 15th of July, 3285 shows were nominated from a submission pool of 875,000 nominations. A team of volunteers reviewed, listened and graded over 500 podcast sites and shows in order to determine the final voting slate. Recognized were the top five shows in 22 categories for a total of 110 shows representing a very diverse range of subjects. New categories for this year included the Best Podcast Directory and Best Mobile Podcast. Voting commenced on the 28th of July and will continue through the 11th of August at http://www.podcastawards.com.
Podcast Connect congratulates all of the nominees and looks forward to announcing the winners on the 15th of August and presenting the Awards at the upcoming Podcast and Portable Media Expo in September.
Todd Cochrane, founder of the Awards, explains that the nomination review process was tedious, but laced with anticipation. The makeup of the slate of nominated shows has changed dramatically from last year which is to be expected due to the number of new shows making their debuts in the podcasting space over the past 12 months.
The 2006 People’s Choice Podcast Awards has been made possible by the generous support of fine sponsors, including StreetIQ.com, our platinum sponsor for a second year in a row. The sponsors have donated trophies and prizes to recognize the hard work and creativity of podcasters worldwide. Stephen Malaster, the host of Raising Your StreetIQ, will be on hand to co-present the Awards to the winners during the awards ceremony.
About Podcast Connect, Inc.
Podcast Connect Inc. (www.podcastconnect.com) is the world’s leading innovator in podcast marketing. The Podcast Connect Team has developed itself into a powerhouse marketing arm for the Podcasting Community. Its mission statement is simple: “Podcasters do the work; podcasters get paid.” Its model is based on trust and respect with good moral and family values.
The mission of StreetIQ.com is to create a marketplace of compelling audio content that empowers investors and businesspeople. Visitors to StreetIQ.com will discover an enormous range of audio content produced by both large media companies and independent podcasters that includes everything from the latest business news to stock talk and from CEO interviews to earnings calls. The audio programs are organized into channels, updated frequently, and tagged for categories, sectors, and stock ticker symbols. Users can listen to the audio programs online or download them to portable media players as podcasts. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.streetiq.com. StreetIQ.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of FinancialContent, Inc. (OTC BB:FCON), which is publicly traded on the over-the-counter market under the ticker symbol FCON.
Podcast Connect, Inc.
Good Luck to all the nominated sites, voting is now open at PodcastAwards.com
Ok the list is up at PodcastAwards.com voting starts on Friday, congratulations to all that made the final cut! More tomorrow!
Do you have experience in pushing live video? We are looking for some volunteers that will be at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo to help us in streaming video of the Podcast Awards Ceremony. If you have the equipment and the expertise to do this let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org