New Rules Announced for the Podcast Awards

The new rules for the 11th Annual Podcast Awards have been up for less than 24 hours and my inbox is already full. So I wanted to point everyone to the recent edition of the New Media Show where I laid out the new rules and the reasoning for the changes.

If everyone takes the time to listen to the episode, podcasters will get some insights into the changes.

2008 People’s Choice Podcast Awards

I am working on my plan for the 2008 People’s Choice Podcast Awards. I am looking at some major changes, part of it has to do that we have no venue at New Media Expo this year.

We have been able to hold the event on a very small budget in the past, and I do not think this is possible this year with the NME being in Vegas the cost are considerably higher. I am open to suggestions.

One thing I thought we could do is have the awards ceremony virtually, while not as glamorous we realized last year that more people watched the awards ceremony via than actually attended the event.

I will have more information shortly. But don’t fear we will have a great event regardless of the awards venue. Heck I might even consider having the awards ceremony at a Podcamp event. []

Blubrry Jam in NYC this weekend!

My team at RawVoice has been working really hard on a charity event and concert. Here is our final promotional video clip prior to the event. If your going to Podcamp NYC we hope you come out to the concert on Saturday night.

A promo for the Blubrry Jam live show taking place on April 7th in New York City. The live show features music by rocker Brother Love and urban country artists HER & Kings County. Proceeds benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation’s Exercise For Life scholarship fund.

Brother Love is releasing his new CD, debuting songs from that record. Keith and the Girl are emceeing the event. The first act hits the stage at 7:30PM. Brother Love goes onstage at 9PM sharp.

Show attendees get a Brother Love CD and blue cystic fibrosis bracelet.

Discounted advance tickets can be bought online at

Podcamp Atlanta

Rob Safuto our Director of Marketing will be at Podcamp Atlanta. If you are a Podcaster and in attendance of Podcamp Atlanta you will want to hook up with Rob, and talk to him about our properties. Ask him about the “Best Deal in Podcasting” he will happy to share the philosophy of our team.

Podcast Advertising Opportunities Available Today!

Over the past 2 weeks we have signed three new advertising deals which has resulted in 400+ shows at being given the option to sign up for a advertising deals. While we are happy with being able to help over 500 of our Blubrry and Podcaster News community members monetise their shows since the respective sites launch we are informing all aspiring podcasters that we have several long term CPM campaigns starting April 1st and we have room in those campaigns for a significant number of podcasters to participate.

If your looking to monetise your show I encourage you to join the community and when you are signed up fill out the advertising survey in your podcast show profile, we can get you started earning money on existing promotions today and also be presented with the new ad offers for the new long term campaigns starting April 1st.

This is a limited opportunity as we have to finalize the promotion in the next 2 weeks and after the promotion is finalized you would have to wait till or next advertising deals are presented.

You can find more info about the latest happenings at Blubrry, at

Hitachi Sponsors Geek News Central and Slashdot Review to CES

HitachiHitachi has agreed to sponsor the Geek News Central Podcast and the SlashdotReview Podcast at the 2007 Consumer Electronics show.

Host Andy McCaskey of Slashdot Review and Host Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central will be bringing technology buffs worldwide out takes from the 2007 event with short summary videocast produced daily sponsored by Hitachi.

Andy and Todd will be scouring the convention floor to find you innovative new products with on-site interviews, which will be released as special edition podcast each night of the show.

Andy and Todd coverage of the 2006 CES was unique in that they brought CES coverage to multiple hundreds of thousands of listeners world wide. Subscribers of both shows should look forward to not only Audio Podcast but comprehensive Video reports.

The goal this year is to not only cover the major events but to talk to small vendors who normally do not get much press coverage as we did last year. It should be an exciting event and we look forward to bringing you both video and audio podcasts.

Both the Geek News Central Podcast and SlashdotReview Podcasts are members of the Tech Podcast Network and combined postings of their shows will be found on various outlets with having links to all produced media.

GoDaddy Renews Advertising Contract with Geek News Central

Geek News Central Podcast the show that brought into the Podcast Advertising space has agreed to renew the contract with the Geek News Central Podcast for another 6 months taking the site and show sponsorship out to a full two years.
The relationship is a strong one as the host of the Geek News Central podcast growing audience continues to utilize GoDaddy world class hosting services and register domains using one of the extraordinary discount codes like “Todd” which gives buyers a 10% overall discount on products and services.
Check out the Geek News Central Podcast and see why this long running sponsorship continues to foster a good ROI for GoDaddy