The Association for Downloadable Media met first thing today at the Podcast and New Media Expo. The meeting attended by over 100 attendees was focused on the mission, the membership, membership benefits and the process for electing leadership of the association.
Susan Bratton, of Personal Live Media, kicked off the meeting and explained that the mission of the association is to help podcasters monetize their content by developing standards in terms, measure and pricing models.
Bryan Moffett, of NPR, The association currently has 65 members and is looking for new members. Individual memberships cost $150 per year, corporate memberships cost $1,000 per year and not-for-profit memberships are $150 per year.
John Havens, of Blog Talk Radio, presented a brainstorm of potential benefits that are under consideration for adoption
Boilerplate contracts and documents
Media kit example
Chris McDonald, of Wizzard Media, spoke about the high level mission as it relates to research. He thinks that they might be able to the central coordinating body for industry research.
Mark McCrery, of Podtrac, spoke about elections for board members. There will be 22 members of the board and their are 13 currently nominations for these positions. The committees will be advertising standards, measurement, outreach & education, terminology standardization, membership. Nominations are due a week from Monday. Nominations will be posted on the website and the members will be able to vote on the website.
A number of people spoke of their backgrounds as it relates to their nominations for potential board positions.
Matt Snodgrass, of Porter Novelli, wrapped up the meeting with a call get involved and the importance of podcasters to promote the organization and to spread the word internationally.
If you would like to join the association and help influence the direction of podcast and new media monetization, you can join the Association of Downloadable Media.
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