iheart | wondery | stitcher

PODCAST producers that engage
millions of consumers each daY 

iHeartRadio, Wondery and Stitcher are the leading producers of a wide variety of award-winning podcasts that engage millions of consumers each day.

The Roundtables

For two days CLX is for invited participants only to take part in a selection of curated roundtable discussions.
Details about how to apply for a specific roundtable will be published soon for those that have already registered for CLX.

Take Your Brand Off Mute with Podcasts - iHeartRadio, Wondery, and Stitcher

Podcasts are going mainstream - one in three adults in the US are listening every month. Podcast consumers are more educated, affluent and younger than average -- thus harder to reach through other media. And notably, 78% of them respond positively to the ads - especially host-read ads, which industry leaders Stitcher, iHeartRadio and Wondery deliver at scale on hundreds of shows including Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, The Ron Burgundy Podcast, Stuff You Should Know, Disgraceland, Business Wars and Dirty John. Participants will walk away understanding the best way to engage consumers through podcasts, dos and don’ts, and case studies for brand building and performance.

Featuring:

Conal Byrne

President, iHeartPodcast Network

Conal Byrne is the president of the iHeartPodcast Network, the largest commercial podcast network in the world, with studios in Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles producing more than 120 original podcasts and 150 million downloads a month across all platforms where podcasts are consumed. Conal led the launch of the HowStuffWorks’ podcast program 10 years ago; it then became the central focus of that company, closing a $15MM investment from the Raine Group in late 2017, with Conal as CEO. The company was acquired by iHeartMedia in September 2018, to become, with iHeart's existing podcasts, the iHeartPodcast Network. Previously, Conal worked at Discovery Communications, overseeing digital properties across its biggest U.S. networks — from Animal Planet to TLC to Science Channel to Discovery Channel itself. In this capacity, Conal led all digital content around the company's biggest IP, from Shark Week to MythBusters. During his last two years with the company, Conal led the launch of the award-winning Discovery VR platform.
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Hernan Lopez

Founder & CEO, Wondery

Hernan Lopez is Founder & CEO of Wondery, the largest independent podcast publisher. Wondery became the fastest network to join the Top 10 ranker by Podtrac, propelled by immersive hit shows like Dr. Death, Dirty John, American History Tellers, Business Wars, Hollywood & Crime and American Innovations. Prior to founding Wondery, Hernan was President & CEO of Fox International Channels, a $3bn division of Fox. Hernan has been a speaker at Cannes Lions, SXSW, Promax and Natpe, and his articles have been published by Ad Age and Fast Company. He holds an MBA from University Of Miami and lives in Los Angeles. 
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Greg Leader

Vice President of Advertising Partnerships, Stitcher

Greg Leader brings two decades of experience connecting brands and consumer audiences together through audio. Before joining Midroll, Greg led sports syndication at Westwood One, including partnerships with the NFL, NCAA and Olympics. At Stitcher, he has been instrumental in helping introduce several of the world's largest advertisers to podcast messaging and develop creative integrations within the medium.

 
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Sarah van Mosel 

Chief Revenue Officer, Stitcher

Having served in senior leadership roles at New York Public Radio and the Swedish podcast platform Acast, van Mosel most recently served as Chief Podcast Sales and Strategy Officer at Market Enginuity where she launched a national team to generate revenue for the PRX and Radiotopia podcast networks.  Van Mosel is also the founding member and current co-chair of the IAB’s Podcast Working Group. At Stitcher, she leads all aspects of advertising partnerships, including strategy, sales, and operations.
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Plus an unmissable interactive experience that brings iHeartRadio, Wondery and Stitcher to life

CLX is designed around immersive and interactive experiences and the iHeartRadio, Wondery and Stitcher space is being designed to give all delegates the chance to interact with new technologies and product offerings from the brand.

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