Adweek Launches Podcast of the Year Awards, Celebrating Audio Excellence in 20 Categories

New program honors innovative shows, hosts, execs and more

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Submissions are now open for the inaugural Adweek Podcast of the Year Awards. Carol Wells
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Until you’ve launched a podcast, you have no idea how much time, effort, heartache and hustle goes into the process. Three years ago when we launched Adweek’s first podcast, Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad, I learned this firsthand and developed a deep, enduring appreciation for the people behind great audio programming.

That’s why I’m so proud to announce the Adweek Podcast of the Year Awards, a new program honoring today’s best shows and most innovative podcast professionals.

Judged by a diverse jury of professionals with direct podcasting experience at all levels, the Adweek Podcast of the Year Awards celebrate the best in informative audio, regardless of audience size or budget.

If you work on a podcast that deserves to be honored on a global stage—or know a professional who should be honored in our inaugural roster of the industry’s best hosts, executives, innovators, producers and editors—I encourage you to check out this new awards program.

Here’s a look at this year’s categories:

  • Podcast Episode of the Year
  • Podcast Producer of the Year
  • Podcast Host of the Year
  • Podcast Executive of the Year
  • Podcast Network of the Year
  • Podcast Innovator of the Year
  • Best Thought Leadership Podcast
  • Best Technology Podcast
  • Best Branded Podcast
  • Best Innovation Podcast
  • Best Podcast Hosted by a Publisher
  • Best Interview Podcast
  • Best Marketing Podcast
  • Best Agency-Hosted Podcast
  • Best TV and Streaming Podcast
  • Best Diversity and Inclusion Podcast
  • Best Entrepreneurship Podcast
  • Best Creativity Podcast
  • Best Podcast Event
  • Best Podcast Site or App
  • Podcast of the Year (Drawn from winners in other categories)

Submissions are now open at

And while Adweek’s own podcasts aren’t eligible to win, I hope you’ll give them a follow and review on Apple Podcasts! Our current lineup includes:

Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad: Adweek’s weekly podcast about the top marketing news and trends, featuring a panel of writers, editors, content producers and other Adweek staffers. Launched in 2016 and nearing its 150th episode (with an average review score of 4.8 out of 5 on Apple Podcasts), it was named 2018’s Best Podcast by the Folio Digital Awards.

CMO Moves: Adweek chief community officer Nadine Dietz hosts this podcast of conversations with some of the marketing world’s brightest and most inspiring minds. Dietz’s company, CMO Moves LLC, was acquired by Adweek in January 2019, and today she oversees a wide range of community-driven content with Adweek’s Inside the Brand.

Gen ZEOs: Adweek’s newest podcast, launched in 2019, is hosted by video editor and producer Nick Gardner, who interviews a new generation of entrepreneurs to learn how they’re disrupting industries and tapping into growing audiences.

@griner David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."