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2006 People's Choice Podcast Awards
Podcast Connect, Inc., manager of the People's Choice Podcast Awards at PodcastAwards.com, today held the second Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards Ceremony and announced the People's Choice and Best Produced Podcast along with handing out awards and prizes valued at over $7000.
Winner of the People's Choice Award was "Mugglecast" (www.mugglenet.com), a podcast that covers the book and movie trilogy series on "Harry Potter." Recognized for Best Produced was "The Signal" (signal.serenityfirefly.com), a podcast for fans of "Firefly" and "Serenity" TV Series.
"We wish to congratulate the top two winners of the People's Choice Podcast Awards," said Todd Cochrane, founder of the Awards. "It is also our pleasure to recognize each of the 22 podcasts and their creative teams." Mr. Cochrane added that the awards ceremony is the culmination of eight months of planning and coordination.
The People's Choice Podcast Awards is a listener-driven event with listeners nominating podcasts. Then listeners and the staff of Podcast Connect staff review the nominees to finalize a slate of shows that are voted on by the listening community. More than 1.1 million votes were placed to determine the 2006 awardees from 22 separate categories. The Podcast Awards website received over 9.4 million unique impressions.
New this year is a uniquely crafted award that was given to each of the winners constructed by Francis & Lusky (www.promoville.com) who is responsible for the design and manufacture of the awards handed out at the Country Music Awards each year.
This event would not be possible without our many sponsors. StreetIQ.com, our platinum sponsor for the second year in a row, invites the podcasting community to recognize the hard work of the winning podcasters and to support their shows.
Podcast Connect, Inc. (www.podcastconnect.com) is the world's leading innovator in podcast marketing. The Podcast Connect Team has developed itself into a power house marketing arm for the Podcasting Community. Its mission statement is simple: Podcasters do the work, podcasters get paid. Its model is based on trust and respect with good moral and family values.
The mission of StreetIQ.com is to create a marketplace of compelling business content that empowers investors and businesspeople. Visitors to StreetIQ.com will discover an enormous range of rich media content produced by both large media companies and independent podcasters that includes everything from the latest business news to stock talk and from CEO interviews to earnings calls. StreetIQ.com also highlights industry events and trade shows. In August 2006, the website attracted more than 700,000 unique visitors. StreetIQ.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of FinancialContent, Inc. (OTCBB: FCON), which is publicly traded on the over-the-counter market under the ticker symbol FCON.
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