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FMC Fast Chat Podcast Turns One, Earns Two Awards

The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts has awarded the FMC Fast Chat Podcast two W3 Silver Awards at its 16th annual competition. The podcast — birthed during the pandemic, to keep the conversation going — was recognized for best interview/talk show and best podcast host. 

The FMC Fast Chat podcast features 30-minute conversations with notables in news, media & business. Engaging conversations — partly driven by audience questions during the live chat — get right to the point, providing expert insight and advice. FMC Fast Chat Podcast is hosted by Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director Jaci Clement.

“We are greatly honored by the recognition from AIVA. The podcast was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to enable us to continue with programming that bridges the gap between the media and the public,” said Jaci Clement. “Over the course of 24 episodes thus far, we’ve been extremely fortunate in hosting an incredible array of great people who have generously shared their time, talent and expertise to quickly establish FMC Fast Chat as a standout podcast.”

The first year of FMC Fast Chat included 30-minute talks with:

  • Vaynermedia boss Gary Vaynerchuk on branding
  • The New York Times’ media columnist Ben Smith on covering the media beat
  • Television & radio personality and best-selling author Rita Cosby on public service
  • Managing Editor Richard Galant on how to get your opinion published on
  • American Express Foundation President Timothy J. McClimon on the future of philanthropy
  • Computer scientist and deep fake expert Hao Li on deep fakes and the technology behind them
  • WNYC radio host Brian Lehrer on how the media covered the election
  • Journalist & grief expert Allison Gilbert on dealing with emotional pain from 9/11 
  • C-Suite Network boss Jeffrey Hayzlett on doing business during the pandemic
  • Northwell Health boss Michael J. Dowling on leadership
  • Radio legend Cousin Brucie on American music, history and pop culture
  • Entrepreneur Magazine Editor in Chief Jason Feifer on business innovation
  • Woman’s Day Editor in Chief Meaghan B Murphy on finding happiness
  • USAToday Washington Editor & Deputy Bureau Chief Caren Bohan on covering the White House
  • CNN Presidential Scholar Douglas Brinkley on the American Presidency
  • Reputation expert Richard Torrenzano on risks to brands of digital assassination
  • Committee to Protect Journalists’ Chief Strategist for Journalism Safety Colin Pereira on global threats journalists face today
  • NoW of Work Founder & CEO Rocky Ozaki on futureproofing your organization
The FMC Fast Chat Podcast Library is available here.  The podcast is available everywhere, including Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, iHeart, Stitcher, TuneIn, Podchaser, and the C-Suite Radio Network. Video of the chats is available on YouTube.  The podcast trailer was created with broadcast professional Jody Fisher. The live event is produced by Jenna Natale. 

The w3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms.

The w3 Awards illuminates creative excellence on the Web, and recognizes the creative and
marketing professionals behind award-winning Websites, Video, Podcasts, Marketing, Mobile, and Social. Simply put, the w3 is the leading digital competition that recognizes the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. 

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