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Before joining Libsyn in 2007, Rob Walch was President and founder of podCast411, Inc. He is co-author of the book Tricks of the Podcasting Masters, 2006, an editors’ pick as a top 10 Reference book for 2006 by Amazon.com. Rob was also listed as the 5th most influential person in podcasting according to the book Podcasting for Dummies, Wiley Press 2005. He was inducted into the Podcasting Hall of Fame in 2016.
Rob has consulted on podcasting for eBay, Jack Welch, Tim Ferriss, Senator Edwards, Governor Bill Richardson, Dr. Mark Hyman, Noah Shanok (Stitcher), and the Sacramento Kings/Monarchs, to name just a few. He was Chair of the Education and Outreach Committee for the Association of Downloadable Media and a member of the IAB Podcasting Working groups that wrote the IAB Podcast Metrics Guidelines. Rob received his BS in Engineering from the University of Dayton and his MBA from the University of Connecticut.
As Libsyn’s Director of Community and Content, Elsie Escobar spearheads The Feed: The Official Libsyn Podcast, recently celebrating a decade with more than 1.6 million downloads. Her role involves curating live events, conferences, and video content that align with Libsyn’s vision. She ensures the creation of engaging, educational, and actionable content distributed across all channels, inspiring and empowering the podcasting community.
Her trailblazing efforts earned her a spot in the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame as the first Latina inductee.
Elsie was a co-founder of She Podcasts, and helped foster a thriving community for women and non-binary individuals while empowering aspiring podcasters for almost a decade.
The Signal Awards seeks to honor and celebrate the people and content that raise the bar for podcasting. Luminaries and leaders within the industry will judge Shows, Limited Series & Specials, Individual Episodes and Branded Shows & Advertising across categories ranging from Best Innovative Audio Experience to Best TV & Film Recap tutorials.