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Friday, February 28 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
PODX: BUILDING ENGAGING COMMUNITIES THROUGH PODCAST

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PODX: Building Engaging Communities through Podcast

The emergence of predictive algorithms in today’s hyper-connected platforms is rapidly driving what and how we engage. Rather than build connections, these platforms have become a massive dump for content and clandestine agendas. The recent backlash against “Big Tech” has led to soul searching attempts by companies like Facebook, as they realign their strategy towards Facebook Community Groups, to take audience engagement beyond platforms into creating deeper connections.
Radio, over the years has remained one of the most intimate forms of engagement but with the proliferation of mobile devices and streaming platforms, PODCAST is rapidly taking over human connective engagement. PODCAST is the natural evolution to radio hence it provides opportunities for new voices to build more human-based connections as they find the freedom to tell real stories in unique ways.

The ‘PODX: Building Engaging Communities through Podcast’ Social Media Week Lagos Event will do the following:
1. Examine the rise of Podcast.
2. Analyze how Podcast is helping content creators build communities for authentic human interaction.
3. Help content creators effectively optimize their value.
4. Explore the new opportunities available in the space.

As Apple, Spotify and Google push deeper into the Podcast space, the interactive #SMWPODX panel will also highlight the various ways brands around the world are using Podcast to build engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Chiedozie Igweonu

Chiedozie Igweonu

Co Founder, Podtopia
Chiedozie is passionate about changing the current African narrative through Technology, Education and Storytelling.He has held management roles in various organization including Magic Carpet Studios where he spearheaded the making of Africa’s first 2D/3D animated feature length... Read More →
avatar for Osagie Alongie

Osagie Alongie

Loose Talk Podcast
Media and Tech executive. Pioneer of podcasting in Nigeria via Loose Talk Podcast.
avatar for Dayo Samuel

Dayo Samuel

Lead Consultant, Audacity2Lead
Dayo Samuel is a teacher-trainer, an Industrial Designer turned behavioral change professional, hypnotherapist, thinker, author, content creator, multiple award-winning podcast host who has been featured on several national and international media platforms.Best known as the "grandfather... Read More →
avatar for Dolapo Alade

Dolapo Alade

Founder, Pod Central
Dolapo Alade is a Media & Marketing Enthusiast with years of successful experience in radio broadcasting, brand management and communications. She is also the founder and organizer of Pod Central, a no holds barred interactive live podcast event that features Nigerian podcasters called.A... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm WAT
NXT / Tech Stage
  Panel