TSNN Launches Trade Show Talk Podcast with Megan Powers

January 12, 2022

Trade Show News Network is excited to unveil the launch of the Trade Show Talk Podcast, featuring well-known events industry podcast host Megan Powers of Powers of Marketing.

The first episode of Trade Show Talk now is available HERE and will publish every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

This month’s theme is centered around community, and the inaugural podcast features a conversation with Meredith Rollins, Chief Community Officer at PCMA, who talks with Powers about how PCMA is embracing the 365-year-round approach to its community.

The next episode will feature a conversation with RD Whitney, CEO of 365 Media and founder of Community Leaders Institute, who will be talking about how and WHY communities are an integral part of the fabric of marketing now, and managing community is an important and emerging profession.

Make sure to subscribe on Spotify, Apple or Deezer to not miss an episode! All new and past episodes will be available on the TSNN web site HERE as well.

Megan Powers

“What a wonderful way to kick off 2022 as the host of TSNN’s Trade Show Talk podcast! There’s nothing quite like the medium of podcasting for having deep, meaningful conversations about what matters most to our industry,” Powers said.

She added, “I’m really excited for the chance to give a voice to those in the industry who we can learn from and with. We will focus on themes that are important to our community, and we will hear from interesting and influential people within it. Sharing the collective wisdom of super smart people has been the highlight of my career, and I look forward to having you all along for this ride!”

Powers is a creator and strategist who thrives on helping people learn. She has spent the majority of her career working in meetings and events, primarily serving in planning, sales, and marketing roles.

Working for software companies, in a venue, in event production, and then running her own marketing agency all served as a foundation for her latest venture.

Starting this month, she’s working for Event Marketing Partners as Senior Director, Corporate Event Marketing. 

Powers has loved hosting and producing podcasts since 2016 –s he thrives on hearing stories and lessons from guests who get us all thinking in a different way.


Her podcast Making a Marketer has been going strong since 2017.  


“We are thrilled to be partnering with Megan on the launch of TSNN’s Trade Show Talks,” said Tarsus Media President Rachel Wimberly. “Personally, I love podcasts and with so much to talk about right now, we are really excited to be able to have conversations with a lot of the thought leaders in our industry.”

For podcast guest or topic ideas – please reach out to podcast@tsnn.com or rwimberly@tsnn.com.

If you are a company that wants to be featured as a sponsor on Trade Show Talk, please contact jrice@tsnn.com or ashows@tarsusus.com.

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