Personal Life Media Adopts Podcast Ad Standards, Hits Multiple Million Markers and Launches More New Shows

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1 Million Downloads Served and Four Free Business, Photography, Music and Personal Growth Podcasts Debut

Personal Life Media™, Inc. (PLM) a publisher of lifestyle podcasts and blogs for people on the leading edge of culture, announces that four shows have debuted on or joined the self-empowerment free podcast network: "PhilosophersNotes," "Business Success Tips," "The North Bay, " and Learning Digital Photography." With 40 weekly audio shows along with their companion blogs in production and more on the way, the network continues to expand reach to the 35-54 affluent, tech-savvy online consumer involved in bettering their personal life.

In addition, two existing shows celebrate achieving over 1 million cumulative downloads: "Inside Out Weight Loss: Aligning Mind, Body and Spirit for Lasting Change" and "Expanded Lovemaking: Sensuality, Love and Consciousness" podcasts. Inside Out Weight Loss, with more than 60 free episodes, has launched a motivational weight loss album for $9.99 in iTunes due to customer demand. Expanded Lovemaking, one of the top shows on Personal Life Media has amassed an archive of over 80 episodes of free content from global experts.

Personal Life Media's collection of forty online audio shows (free podcasts) were downloaded a record one million times in aggregate for the month of January 2009. This continued surge in audience metrics is driven in part due to the growth of Apple's iPod and iPhone sales:

  • 10 billion podcasts were downloaded in 2008, an increase of 67% over 2007
  • Apple ships 36-40m iPods per year with over 170m sold to-date (NPD)
  • Apple has sold over 15m iPhones to-date (Apple)

Further, the company announces adoption of the podcast advertising unit standards and audience measurement guidelines of the Association for Downloadable Media (ADM) for their free podcasts. Susan Bratton, CEO of Personal Life Media is a founder of the Association and serves as Vice Chairman. The organization facilitates the monetization of episodic consumer-downloaded content (aka podcasts and vidcasts). Now marketers can run ads in all Personal Life Media online audio shows (podcasts) with standard ad formats that are also accepted by more than 30 additional podcast networks and publishers.

Podcasts Educate & Inspire
The content of the four new free podcasts, The North Bay, Learning Digital Photography, PhilosophersNotes and Business Success Tips cover live music, digital photography, human potential and philosophy and business management. Find these shows at or in iTunes at our Featured Provider page.

PhilosophersNotes: Get Your Wisdom On
Brian Johnson nets out the great lessons of humanity for you by synthesizing the latest books on human potential, philosophy and life-empowerment. Get key takeaways, 3 times a week, in synopsis form.

Join Brian in this free podcast as he goes straight to the "big ideas" from the world's great personal development teachers as you tap into inspiration on everything from discovering (and living) your purpose, tapping into the laws of affluence and spiritual economics, mastering your time management skills, nurturing your relationships, optimizing your health and fitness and pushing through fears to live your greatest life.

Business Success Tips: Entertaining Insights in Management, Finance, Marketing and Revenue
Business Success Tips is a humorous and insightful look into the world of running your own business. In between fits of laughter, show hosts Paul Sanneman, Sean Daily, Andy Cohen, Lee Strong, Steve Chipman, and JC Sanneman and their guests discuss what it takes to have a start up and run a successful business, and leave your day job behind forever.

In this free podcast, BST helps listeners make more money in less time and have more fun doing it. The show hosts are a group of entrepreneurs and business consultants who have gone through the school of hard knocks in business and love sharing their insights and enthusiasm with listeners. Listen to the gang each week in binaural stereo as they get together over some fine Northern California wines to talk, debate and sometimes argue about what it takes to believe in yourself, to create your own reality and become successful in any business endeavor - and life in general.

The North Bay: Rock and Roll Music | Blues | Progressive Rock | Folk | Alternative
Musicians gravitate to the San Francisco Bay Area; it's climate, it's offerings, it's lifestyles. It all started here with The Summer of Love, Haight Ashbury and Bill Graham's magic bands. The North Bay is still a nexus for musicians with its night clubs, pubs and wineries, all of which host regular professional, semi-pro and amateur acts. Come along each week with Dr. Andy Cohen and hear these musicians put their all into expressing themselves with their original music. Get your energy up with live music recorded in binaural stereo so that when you listen with headphones you feel as though you are there. Live, raw and filled with the emotion of the moment.

Learning Digital Photography: Digital SLR | Great Shots | Easy Techniques | Cool Accessories | Creative Ideas from the Canon Blogger
Get the Photo Tip of the Week, Participate in Contests, Enjoy Timely Digital Photo Information, News, Digital Camera Reviews, Photography and Shooting Tips and Camera Techniques, Creative Perspectives, Photoshop Insights, Approaches to Photography, Listener Questions and Answers, and Event Information from Jason Anderson, the "Canon Blogger."

As a user of the Canon brand of bodies for his photography, Jason has particular insights and thoughts useful to other "Canonites." Get a solid foundation for understanding the technical and the esoteric side of photography and photo editing as Jason generously shares his insights with new and experienced photographers.

About Personal Life Media
Personal Life Media ( is a multimedia lifestyle brand providing entertaining and authentic personal content to socially conscious adults, and is the first free podcast and blog advertising network for advertisers to reach the "cultural creatives" market segment. Expert hosts deliver motivational programs, talk shows, reality-audio, interviews, advanced techniques and guided exercises in blogs, web audio, video and podcasting formats.

The network offers 40 free podcasts every week about happiness, relationships, family, sensuality, life purpose, wealth creation and wellness. Additional areas of interest include the men's movement, women's issues, hobbies, book reviews, life coaching, ecology, creativity, weight-loss, beauty innovation and cosmetic surgery, retirement, conscious business, ethical sales, philosophy, spirituality, and personal and global transformation. Free multi-show podcast player widget for fans and podcasters.

Access the free podcasts from a browser or subscribe via RSS or iTunes and listen on an iPod or MP3 player. Personal Life Media is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.

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Media Contact:
Cindy Cooper
Cooper PR, For Personal Life Media
Cindy at personal life media dot com
(408) 806-4683 mobile

Corporate Contact:
Susan Bratton, CEO
Susan at personal life media dot com
(650) 948-0500

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