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Listen In has been developed specifically for enterprise level marketing teams looking to better understand and capitalize on the world of podcasting.

Whether you see the potential value of creating your own branded podcast, are looking to advertise on existing podcasts or some combination of the two, Listen In is focused on providing the insight you need to make decisions and move forward in this relatively new medium.

Podcasts provide an opportunity for companies to deepen engagement, build stronger brand loyalty, tap into highly engaged audiences and generally stand out in an incredibly crowded market – join us at Listen In to learn all about how to fully take advantage of this amazing marketing opportunity!

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Conference Details:

Listen In is a niche conference providing highly tailored and actionable information for marketing teams of medium to large brands.
The conference will be held in 2022.

Who Should Attend?

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Podcast industry specialists

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Our Headline Speaker

Sarah Koenig is the host and co-creator of the award-winning podcast Serial. Launched in 2014, Serial is credited with bringing mainstream attention to the podcast format and has been downloaded more than 420 million times, making it the most listened-to podcast in the history of the form. Among other honors, Serial won the 2014 Peabody Award, the first time the award has been given to a podcast. In 2015, Koenig was named one of Time Magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People.”

Sarah Koenig began her career as a newspaper reporter – her first reporting job was at her weekly hometown paper.

She lived in Moscow, Russia for several years, where she worked for the New York Times, and once she returned, went to work for the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. She did stints as a crime reporter and then as a political reporter – the same beats she’d go on to cover at the Baltimore Sun.

In 2004 Sarah Koenig became a producer at the radio show This American Life. She has guest-hosted This American Life several times, most memorably for the “No Coincidence, No Story” show; she has also produced and reported some of the show’s most popular episodes, including “Switched at Birth,” “Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde” and “Habeas Schmabeas,” a Peabody Award-winning show about Guantanamo Bay.

Serial is produced by Serial Productions, which is co-owned by Koenig, Julie Snyder, and Ira Glass. They released S-Town, a 7-part non-fiction podcast hosted by Brian Reed, which premiered in March 2017. S-Town was downloaded more than 10 million in the first four days of its release — setting a new record in the podcasting world. S-Town also won a Peabody Award in 2017. Serial Productions continues to have additional projects in development.

Programming and Speakers

Meet the speakers!

Listen In features a lineup of inspiring speakers from both the podcasting industry and businesses that have successfully launched a branded podcast or leveraged podcasting's advertising opportunity

Producer and host of That Made All the Difference, a Bank of America original podcast with The New York Time. Interviewees have included Ken Burns, Sal Khan, Arianna Huffington and Dan Harris. Advance Environmental, Social & Governance strategy and integrate across a dynamic team of leaders and disciplines to help them succeed. Lead the Support Service Team — a team of 300+ talented men and women with intellectual disabilities formed in 1990 who focus on fulfilment, graphic arts, printing and inventory management in support of all lines of business across the bank.

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Alicia Burke

Senior Vice President
Bank Of America
That Made All the Difference

Jen Sargent is a successful entrepreneur and executive with 20 years of digital media experience. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Wondery, the largest independent podcast publisher in the world, known for their immersive storytelling with hit shows such as Business Wars, Dr. Death, Imagined Life and The Shrink Next Door. Jen oversees strategy, marketing, partnerships and non-advertising revenue streams for the Company.

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Jen Sargent

Chief Operating Officer

Adib Abrahim brings a unique perspective to the relationship between a company's brand and its team members, using engaging experiences to shape perception and elevate how team members feel about their company. He is responsible for leading the internal digital and creative communications strategy to engage American's 130,000+ global team members and has a direct influence on how stories are told across digital communication channels.

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Adib Abrahim

Director, Digital and Creative Communications
American Airlines
Tell Me Why

Amy Elisa Jackson is the host and executive producer of IN PURSUIT, Glassdoor’s branded podcast that launched in 2019 and fast became the #1 Careers Podcast on Apple in the U.S. With 15 years of content and journalism experience, she has interviewed celebrities, policymakers and top executives about pressing topics in their lives, careers and beyond.

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Amy Elisa Jackson

Director of Content Marketing

Ryan Lawler leads content marketing at Samsung NEXT. Ryan previously covered technology and business for publications such as TechCrunch, GigaOM, and Light Reading.

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Ryan Lawler

Head of Content Marketing
Samsung NEXT
What's NEXT

Tom Schwab knows how to build an online business. Marketing at its heart is starting a conversation with someone who could be an ideal customer. Tom helps small business owners, entrepreneurs and soloprenuers get featured on leading podcasts their prospects are already listening to. Then he shows them how to turn listeners into customers.

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Tom Schwab

Chief Evangelist Officer
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For the past seven years, Heike Young has been creating innovative content at Salesforce. She originated the company's Marketing Cloudcast podcast, hosting and producing 100 episodes of this award-winning show. Because of her creative work across channels, the Content Marketing Institute named Heike one of the top B2B content marketers of the year in 2019. Formerly a social strategist for international brands and For Dummies book editor, her work has been featured in WSJ, USA Today, Forbes, AdWeek, and beyond.

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Heike Young

Director, Content Strategy
The Marketing Cloudcast

Fatima is the co-founder of Quill, the world’s first one-stop marketplace where podcasters can find pre-vetted expert freelancers who will save them time, improve their podcast quality, and help grow their audience. As a member of the National Speakers Bureau, Fatima has spoken at various events around the world on issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion leading her to keynote on world stages alongside speakers like Gary Vaynerchuk, and most recently Richard Branson.

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Fatima Zaidi

CEO and Co-Founder

Shannon is Podbean’s Director of Communications, serving as a liaison to Podbean’s podcaster community. In addition to podcast hosting for independent podcasters, networks, and enterprise internal communications, Podbean provides monetization and audio live streaming services. Shannon works closely with the development team and podcasters on these programs and helps manage Podbean’s educational and promotional efforts.

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Shannon Martin

Director of Communications

Steve Pratt is the VP and co-founder of Pacific Content, a company of 30 passionate podcast nerds that focuses exclusively on creating original podcasts with brands. Pacific Content joined Rogers Media in May 2019 and is one of Entrepreneur’s 100 Brilliant Companies. Their shows have won Webby Awards, Digiday Branded Content Awards, MarCom awards, and Shorty Awards and their podcast partners include Facebook, Dell Technologies, Mozilla, Slack, Red Hat, BMW and many others. The team writes about podcasting at

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Steve Pratt

Vice President and co-founder
Pacific Content

Erin is an entrepreneur, speaker, startup advisor, and former technology journalist. She is the co-founder and CEO at Willful, an online estate planning platform. Erin is a frequent speaker with Speakers’ Spotlight, and has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Forbes, and CNN. She was named one of Marketing Magazine's top 30 Under 30 marketers, and her claim to fame is being retweeted by Oprah - twice. She’s also co-hosted a Canadian tech podcast, and is a huge podcast enthusiast - her favourite shows are Reply All, How I Built This, Planet Money, and The Pitch.

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Erin Bury

Co-founder and CEO

With more than 20 years in media and sales, Colleen Stachon brings a multifaceted approach to the industry with experience spanning agencies (OMD, FCB) and publishers (Viacom, Fuse). She leads Midwest Sales & Partnerships for podcast giant Acast, the company that invented dynamic ad insertion in podcasts and hosts more than 10,000 shows in its network. Acast monetizes and grows the podcasts of independent creators and acclaimed publisher partners.

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Colleen Stachon

Regional Director, Brand Partnerships (Midwest)

Melissa Monte is host of the popular podcast Mind Love. As an entrepreneur and former VP of Marketing, Melissa has applied her strategic mindset to achieve explosive growth. Her show reached #2 her category in Apple Podcasts. It's a top Mental Health Podcast in 29 countries. Forbes named her show the #1 Podcast for your Life and Career. Harper’s Bazaar called it a “must listen.” She’s been invited to share the stage with top influencers in podcasting like Pat Flynn and Jordan Harbinger. And now she’s spilling her secrets!

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Mind Love Podcast
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Katie has spent more than a decade in the radio and audio production world, producing news and talk programming in a variety of formats and in a variety of markets. In 2014 she pivoted to digital media and advertising, working in operations and content for Pandora’s audio advertising and custom content teams. She now leads creative services and production for the Vox Media Podcast Network’s Revenue Operations team, helping to effectively monetize the work of creators.

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Supervising Producer, Branded Audio
Vox Media

Rob Walch was inducted into the Podcasting Hall of Fame in 2016. Prior to joining Libsyn he founded podCast411, Inc in 2004. Rob is Co-Author of the book “Tricks of the Podcasting Masters” - Que 2006, an editors pick as a Top 10 Reference book for 2006 by Rob was listed as the 5th most influential person in podcasting according to the book “Podcasting for Dummies” – Wiley Press 2005. He has consulted on podcasting for Jack Welch, Senator Edwards, Governor Bill Richardson, Noah Shanok (Stitcher) to name just a few.

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Rob Walch

Vice President of Podcaster Relations
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Podcasts have proven benefits

54% of podcast consumers are more likely to consider brands they hear about on podcasts

Podcasts lift brand awareness by 89%

Branded podcast increase favourability by 24%

57% of Americans are podcast listeners and listen to an average of 5 podcasts per week

Source: Edison Research, BBC

From the organizers

“ We are eager to support the growing demand for quality podcasting. There are so many amazing independent podcasts out there and we want to help teach and train marketers about the value of the podcasting content and advertising opportunity. It won’t end there however, we plan to walk marketers through the execution strategies to fully outline exactly how to go from idea to execution.”


Listen In sponsors get an assortment of amazing opportunities to reach and interact with an audience of decision makers.

We will spend time with each sponsor and find out how we can support your goals and help you realize a great opportunity for your brand/business at the event.

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