It’s OK, LinkedIn. You can have a podcast, too. LinkedIn Podcast Network launched last week with 12 shows covering topics like Big Tech, company diversity, and mental health in the workplace.
Why? To boost user engagement and expand as a creator platform, of course.
Sound interesting? LinkedIn has “Big Technology,” “The Start-Up of You,” and “Brown Table Talk” among its new shows with hosts that range from reporters to CEOs. See their full list of shows here.
So…we think now is a good time to remind readers that The Travel Vertical has a podcast, too. It’s called The Travel Vertical Podcast (see what we did there?)
Launched last April — nearly a whole year before copycat LinkedIn — so far there are 22 episodes in the can.
(By the way, LinkedIn isn’t the only podcast that talks to reporters and CEOs.)
Each episode of The Travel Vertical Podcast is less than 30 minutes featuring job openings, people moves, award-worthy campaign ideas, research round-ups, fun facts, and a fabulous surprise guest or two, including (to date):
- Melvin Tennant, President & CEO, Meet Minneapolis
- Kara Franker, President & CEO, Visit Estes Park
- Kaitlin Eskelson, President & CEO, Visit Salt Lake
- Karen Kuhl, Executive Director, Tour Cayuga County
- Becca Smith, Senior Director Marketing & Events, Connect Travel
- Todd O’Leary, Vice President Marketing, Sonoma County Tourism
- Amir Eylon, President & CEO, Longwoods International
- Ed Harris, President & CEO, Discover Lancaster
- Jim Byers, leading Canadian travel writer
- Kristen Jarnagin Reynolds, President & CEO, Discover Long Island
- Kim Sidoriak, President & CEO, Visit Carlsbad
- coming soon:
- Leah Chandler, CMO, Discover Puerto Rico
- Michelle Thana, Director of Marketing, Washington State Tourism
- Tom Loftus, Vice President Marketing, Visit Richmond
- Michael Martelon, President & CEO, Visit Santa Cruz County
- Kyle Edmiston, President & CEO, Visit Lake Charles
Q: How do I get notified of new episodes?
A: When you subscribe on your favorite podcast channel, turn on Notifications in your smartphone Settings (as well as in the app) to get pinged for a new episode every two weeks.
Q: Can I be a guest?
Q: You’re always talking about people on the move and job listings. How can I get coverage for that?
A: Send your DMO people and job news to [email protected] It’s free.