Event Recap: Podcast Movement Evolutions 2023

AdsWizz joined forces with Simplecast from March 7-10, 2023, at the Westgate Resort and Casino in downtown Las Vegas for Podcast Movement Evolutions! From networking opportunities to speaker sessions, the best parties around, and more, Evolutions always creates a space where podcasting thrives. With over 10,000 podcasters attending over the last eight years from over 35 different countries (and growing), Evolutions continues to be a cornerstone event for the industry, and we always show up and show off our podcast technology stack for creators and advertisers of all sizes. 

We Showcased Podcast Creators and Listeners

We highlighted Simplecast’s Creator Connect, a solution offering podcasters tools to submit, manage, and grow their show across Stitcher, Pandora, and more. Attendees swung by our photo booth to snap a Polaroid for our Creator Connect photo collage, went on a “blind date” with a podcast to learn about all the fantastic content already hosted on the Simplecast platform, and just hung out between sessions to chat with the team. Beyond a packed schedule of daytime events, Evolution’s nightlife was filled with the best parties. Simplecast’s Creator Connect Afterparty was no exception, drawing over 300 attendees to the Peyote Restaurant on the old Las Vegas strip – an old-school hotel converted into a kitschy Latin-themed restaurant and bar. It was an experience to remember with great music from a live DJ, excellent conversations, and delicious food and drinks – a space for creators to truly connect!

Indie Podcasters Weren’t the Only Ones to Get In on the Fun

AdsWizz had an in-depth speaker session around podcast advertising tailored to Publishers interested in monetizing their content through programmatic opportunities entitled “Programmatic Progress Report: A Temperature Check for Publishers.” Featuring AdsWizz VP of Programmatic and Marketplace Partnerships, Robyn Meyers, and Senior Director of Business Development, Cyril Bornette, the session was a candid conversation around programmatic podcast advertising from the Publisher’s perspective – pros, cons, and unknowns. The session offered use cases from different size podcast creators leveraging programmatic advertising today and industry-related challenges that must be overcome to make programmatic advertising work seamlessly for podcasts.

Podcast Movement Evolutions has become a staple in our event catalog over the past few years. We look forward to continuing that tradition as the podcast industry evolves. 


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