Podcast Business Summit attracts 450+ attendees to keystone event

Over 450 attendees flocked to New World Stages in Manhattan for the third annual RAIN Podcast Business Summit on Tuesday. Keynoted by Zack Reneau-Wedeen (Founder and Head of Product for Google Podcasts), and highlighted with appearances by Jarl Mohn (President and CEO, NPR) and Conal Byrne (President, iHeartRadio Network), the event brought podcast publishers and tech companies together with agency audio buyers in the world’s most dynamic market.

Other headline speakers included Joe Bihlmier (Vice President, Global Media, American Express), Larry Rosin (President, Edison Research), and James Cridland (Editor, Podnews.net).

Key topics of onstage discussion were podcast audience measurement, ad technology, different marketing opportunities available to advertisers, and podcast programming trends.

Below, a few views of the event:

RAIN Podcast Business Summit, New World Stages, New York

Steve Pratt (Co-owner, Pacific Content) interviewing Zack Reneau-Wedeen (Founder and Head of Product, Google Podcasts)

Jarl Mohn, CEO of NPR, and Alison Weissbrot from AdExchanger

Conal Byrne, President, iHeartPodcast Network with Jaclyn Peiser of The New York Times.

L to R: James Cridland (Editor, Podnews.net), Kerri Hoffman (CEO, PRX and PRI), Joel Sucherman (VP, New Platform Partnerships, NPR), Sharon Taylor (CEO, Omny Studio)


Brad Hill