Ok the list is up at PodcastAwards.com voting starts on Friday, congratulations to all that made the final cut! More tomorrow!
The Podcast Awards Website is seeing unique page hits of 12,000 per hour. At this point we are clearly exceeding anything we saw last year. [www.podcastawards.com]
Good luck to all the thousands of podcast that will be nominated over the next 15 days. [www.podcastawards.com]
Tonight starts two weeks of open nominations for the 2006 People’s Choice Podcast Awards. Have your audience members nominate your show at [www.podcastawards.com]
I am looking for a really awesome audio promo for the 2006 People’s Choice Podcast Awards if you submit one and we choose it to the the official promo for the network I will give your podcast or your company free advertising on the PodcastAwards.com website for an entire year. Entries need to be received by the 26th of June please limit the length to 30 seconds. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com
Today the team at Podcast Connect refreshed the Podcast Awards site in preparation for the 2006 People’s Choice Podcast Awards with nominations scheduled to kick off July 1st. With a revised category list that we feel we is well positioned to bring maximum exposure to all the 2006 nominees and ultimate winners. We will honor the winning podcasters at a ceremony to be held during the Podcast and Portable Media Expo on Sept 29th.
I am happy to announce that all of the Major Sponsorships are sold with Financial Content Podcasting Site, StreetIQ.com being our Platinum Sponsor for the second consecutive year.
Our four Gold Sponsors this year include Podango.com, and their soon to be released Podcast Stations, IPSWITCH the World’s leader in file transfer with WS_FTP, Mobilcast they make listening to Podcast easy on your mobile phone powered by Melodeo, and PodcastReady.com podcast directory and MyPodder, the podcast download client you can use on a memory stick.
We have plenty of opportunities for companies to provide prizes, with some remaining opportunities to become Silver level sponsors or even sponsor a trophy for a particular category. The Podcast Awards site saw record traffic during last years event, and over 6.5 million page views have accumulated since the sites launch. We look forward to Podcasters and their Listener participation. With over $4500.00 in prizes given away in 2005 we are well on our way to being able to give away more than $10,000 in prizes this year
Have your audiences prepared for the July 1 start of the 15 day nomination window. [www.podcastawards.com]
Well I am very happy and we are learning a lot about the process surrounding people voting, and the verification process. Probably make some changes next year but we are going to roll with what we have now. The site is seeing about 120,000 front page loads a day. The shows that have been nominated are really getting out the vote.
The script writers have been busy also but so far the voting engine is doing what it is supposed to do. I have even received some probing questions which the developer has found useful in defending the integrity of the voting. Regardless everything has been logged.
I cannot even count the number of hours we, and the developer have put in to make sure that we have a viable awards site for future years.
The Podcast Awards site is open for voting and immediately the server was just about brought to it’s knees. We did detect within 15 minutes a group trying to cheat but those tries were going straight to the trashcan. We tested quite heavily but I have the team watching the server and the log files to make sure that if a bug pops up we squash it right away. In the first hour we did have one issue that we fixed and thus far the voting is off to a good start.