Making a Marketer
Success With SEO, Strategically - with Brie Anderson

Success With SEO, Strategically - with Brie Anderson

May 29, 2020

Search Engine Optimization - SEO - is amazing and elusive for many! It's a topic most people don't know a ton about, and our guest on this episode shares a ton of knowledge bombs. This is a foundational piece of your marketing strategy, so it should not be over-looked.

Our guest...

  • Brie Anderson
    Digital Media Strategist - LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
    "An analytical nerd with a soft spot for strategy"

    As a digital media marketer she finds testing new things and finding solutions to be the most exciting part of the job. She has ample experience with Google Ads, SEO, SEM, PPC and digital marketing strategy. She is a visual / hands on learner, making it easy for her to learn on the job and acclimate to new environments.

    Confucius was right, "choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life." That being said, digital media, social media marketing, music, and sports get her pumped about life!

We talk big-picture marketing strategy - "If you don't know your audience -- who you're marketing to, or who you're trying to sell to... who you're trying to reach -- then you can't have a strategy, really."

We talk ins-and-outs of SEO and TOOLS - "If you don't go out and create your Google My Business, your Facebook Page, your OpenTable profile, they will create them FOR YOU..."

...Moz is one tool we discussed! Will they see this "back-link"? ;-)

Check. It. Out.

 

We are "Making a Marketer"... in all ways. Check out EPISODE 56 -- and please take a minute to subscribe, rate, & review us on iTunes -- https://bit.ly/mamITuneNEW. Get each ep. when it drops!

::: This episode is sponsored by Powers of Marketing - emPOWERing strategic communication :::

Non-Profit Marketing in Uncertain Times & Beyond with Shelter to Soldier Co-Founders

Non-Profit Marketing in Uncertain Times & Beyond with Shelter to Soldier Co-Founders

May 18, 2020

Sometimes a non-profit just drops in your lap & slaps you in the face it's so incredible! I discovered Shelter to Soldier at a VERY important, and perfect, time in my life... Right after my Marine nephew passed away.

This incredible organization rescues dogs from shelters, trains them to be service dogs, and pairs them with post-9/11 combat veterans. They enable these vets to LIVE. And that is not an exaggeration.

Our guests...

  • Graham Bloem
    President & Co-Founder, Shelter to Soldier / President & Training Director, Specialty Dog Training
  • Kyrie Bloem
    Vice President & Director of Operations, Shelter to Soldier / Specialty Dog Training

Shelter to Soldier also has GREAT marketing, using video in wonderful ways to share their mission through storytelling. I think we can all agree it's a mission worth learning about!

In this "pause" (paws ;-) with Covid-19, they're getting creative and adapting to keep the organization going as STRONG as ever!

Give it a listen... and you can check out the YouTube video also if you'd like to see it as we recorded.

 

We are "Making a Marketer"... in all ways. Check out EPISODE 55 -- and please take a minute to subscribe, rate, & review us on iTunes -- https://bit.ly/mamITuneNEW. Get each ep. when it drops!

::: This episode is sponsored by Powers of Marketing - emPOWERing strategic communication :::

Ignite Innovation & Creativity with Remote Teams - with Duncan Wardle

Ignite Innovation & Creativity with Remote Teams - with Duncan Wardle

April 23, 2020

It's SO appropriate we're publishing this episode with the incomparable Duncan Wardle during "World Creativity and Innovation Week"!

Duncan has been a goal guest for us for quite a while, and he delivered. He especially delivered during a time where we're all having to work differently. Whether you're out of work or working harder than ever, the world shift has touched us all. And most people are working remotely.

There will be things you should hear... and maybe somethings your BOSS should hear, so be sure to share away!

A TOP quote from the show: "If you don't like change, you will hate irrelevance."

Our guest...

  • Duncan Wardle
    Former Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney 💡 Keynote Speaker | Innovation & Creativity Consultant

    Drawing on his experience as Head of Innovation & Creativity at the world’s most creative organization, Duncan now serves as an independent innovation and design thinking consultant, helping companies embed a culture of innovation and creativity across their organization.

    His unique approach to "Design Thinking" places the end user at the core of the creative process, uncovering new and usual insights for innovation, and instantly propelling any business to greater heights. Reach out to him for:
    Inspirational Keynote Speaking
    ~ Creativity & Innovation Workshops

Duncan inspires us to think differently. He's a man who loves to lead workshops, so be prepared with a piece of paper and a pen!

NOW is the time to think about how we can approach this very unique point in time in a way that helps us all come out of it as better teammates, and as better organizations at a whole.

Recording Episode 54 

We are "Making a Marketer"... in all ways. Check out EPISODE 54 -- and please take a minute to subscribe, rate, & review us on iTunes -- https://bit.ly/mamITuneNEW. Get each ep. when it drops!

::: This episode is sponsored by Powers of Marketing - emPOWERing strategic communication :::

Maximizing Video & Community with CMO Daniel Glickman

Maximizing Video & Community with CMO Daniel Glickman

April 13, 2020

Video has been touted as "what's next" for a long, long while now... the truth is it has been and remains a HOT way to communicate with your community, customers, and prospects.

This wasn't intended to be a commercial for Wave, but as a user, I wanted to be sure to talk about it on this episode... plus, any information we can hear about a start-up is useful to learn from.

This conversation about video ended up also being quite a bit about community, empathy, and imperfection.

Our guest...

  • Daniel Glickman
    CMO of Wave.Video

    Daniel is an innovative and internationally experienced CMO with a passion for building data-driven marketing systems that empower creative marketing teams to thrive and perform. Proven strengths in aligning marketing, sales, product, and IT teams to deliver personalized digital customer experiences that create hype. Creative, quick, analytical, and collaborative.

    He has authored two books you should check out: Personalize This - and - Disrupt That

Do you think about "pace" when you're creating videos? Whether your videos should be short-form or long-form? You will after you listen to this. 

As we talked about, he has his own podcast on which I was a guest -- we explored authenticity on that one... and there are soooo many good nuggets to think about on the topic between the five guests. Check THIS OUT.

If you'd like to experience the video version of this show, you can go ahead and watch it over on YouTube - Episode 53 
(also subscribe while you're there! We haven't really put an effort into subs:).

 

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::: This episode is sponsored by Powers of Marketing - your communication should be strategic and POWERful :::

How to Get Leads from Social Media with ANDREW and PETE!

How to Get Leads from Social Media with ANDREW and PETE!

March 27, 2020

(Program note: This was recorded before the Covid crisis emerged; the sponsors mentioned at the top of the show are currently closed due to state and federal mandates... but they will see you on the other side!!).

Have you ever been ghosted by a prospect? Andrew & Pete have some incredible tips for how to get through that!

Without question, this show is the most interesting and insightful episode of the 52 we've done so far. Andrew and Pete are HILARIOUS for one, but also they really know what they're talking about... They WILL help you grow your business. Not many people *really* like to sell - we find so many things we can do instead! You'll think about that differently after listening to this.

Our guests...

  • Andrew and Pete
    Founders & Chief Awesome Officers of ATOMIC

    Andrew Pickering and Pate Gartland - AKA ANDREW AND PETE - are business partners and best friends (after meeting on the first day of University). They live in New Castle, England.

    They both always had a passion for business and entrepreneurship, and ambitions to one day rule the world, so when they graduated they decided a "proper job" was not for them… and they set-up their own company.

    FAST FORWARD TO NOW: ATOMIC

    The main aim of their business and headline programme ATOMIC is to help other small business owners grow and scale their business online. An ATOMIC business is a small AND mighty business. That's what they believe.... that it's actually better being small, because they can scale their businesses in better ways, whilst keeping the freedom and flexibility that a small business offers us.

There are many things that hold us back, and these two help us realize ways to break down some barriers for ourselves and our businesses. They have a Webinar they're offering, which Pete mentions, so we wanted to be sure to share that link with you - How to Generate Leads Through Social Media and Content Marketing. OH, they also have a great book - Content Mavericks.

Andrew mentions VideoAsk by Typeform at the end, so we wanted to share that with you also.

If you want to grow YOUR business or your CLIENT'S businesses / sales, this is 100 the episode for you. They want to INSPIRE YOU to DO something. Let us know what you think!

 

We are "Making a Marketer"... in all ways. Check out EPISODE 52 -- and please take a minute to subscribe, rate, & review us on iTunes (& mention THIS ep!) -- https://bit.ly/mamITuneNEW. Get each ep. when it drops!

::: This episode is primarily sponsored by Jen Cole - thank you! :::

Marketing vs PR with Sarah Evans

Marketing vs PR with Sarah Evans

March 12, 2020

When we scheduled Sarah Evans on episode 51 to talk PR, we had no idea what would be going on in the world. At a time when some are capitalizing on the COVID-19 situation, this show is NOT intended to be focused on that... However, with the seeming blurred lines between Marketing and PR being the topic of the show, it was only natural that we would discuss this with a TRUE PR PROFESSIONAL!

We recorded on Facebook live in the middle of her extremely busy schedule -- Sarah is in the trenches with her clients right now, and she shares her insights and recommendations when it comes to marketing vs PR.

Our guest...

  • Sarah Evans
    Founder of Sevans Strategy & Sevans Digital PR

    Sarah Evans is a digital strategist and global brand correspondent who works with companies worldwide to create and improve their social and digital strategies, advising on branding, marketing, advertising, and public relations. 

    Additionally, Sarah is a digital correspondent for several companies including Paypal, Cox Communications, MGM International, WalMart, Shorty Awards and more... Sarah got her start by helping small to midsize businesses build their digital PR efforts. Previously, Sarah worked with a Las Vegas crisis center to raise more than $161,000 in three weeks exclusively via social media, and is honored to be a member of the Guinness Book World Record holding #beatcancer team.

If you've wondered yourself "what is the difference is between marketing and PR?" and how the two should be working in concert, this is the show for YOU. Sarah knows her stuff, and this quick 30-minute show is super insightful.

 

We are "Making a Marketer"... in all ways. Check out EPISODE 51 -- and please take a minute to subscribe, rate, & review us on iTunes -- https://bit.ly/mamITuneNEW. Get each ep. when it drops!

::: This episode is sponsored by Powers of Marketing - your communication should be strategic and POWERful :::

Living in the Age of Influence With Neal Schaffer

Living in the Age of Influence With Neal Schaffer

February 24, 2020

There are no better words for this episode than FULL CIRCLE. You'll understand exactly why when you listen to the beginning of EPISODE 50 with Neal Schaffer! This is a big milestone for us, and we want to thank our listeners by providing you with some (more) incredible content...

The way you view influencer marketing will likely change after you listen to this show with Neal Schaffer. 

Neal: "I'm introducing the concept of looking at social media not as a place to market, but as a place to collaborate, and let other people do the talking for you."

Our guest...

  • Neal Schaffer
    Social Media Marketing World Speaker

    Neal Schaffer is a leading authority on helping businesses through their digital transformation of sales and marketing through consulting, training, and helping enterprises large and small develop and execute on social media marketing strategy, influencer marketing, and social selling initiatives. President of the social media agency PDCA Social, Neal also teaches digital media to executives. He's also the author of three books on social media, including Maximize Your Social (Wiley), and in March, 2020 will publish his 4th book, The Age of Influence – The Power of Influencers to Elevate Your Brand (HarperCollins), on educating the market on the why and how every business should leverage the potential of influencer marketing.

COLLABORATION is a word that permeates throughout this episode, and you'll understand why.

Neal: "There's this big gap around what marketers know about influencer marketing and what they should know about it, and the potential it has for any business."

Join us on this "ride" as we learn from a top marketing authority.

 

We are "Making a Marketer"... in all ways. Check out EPISODE 50 -- and please take a minute to subscribe, rate, & review us on iTunes -- https://bit.ly/mamITuneNEW. Get each ep. when it drops!

::: This episode is sponsored by Powers of Marketing - your communication should be strategic and POWERful :::

BIG GAME LIV - Social Media & Trash Talk with Megan Powers & Jen Cole

BIG GAME LIV - Social Media & Trash Talk with Megan Powers & Jen Cole

January 31, 2020

Y'all, the 49ers are playing the Chiefs in the BIG GAME on Sunday, and these two podcast hosts are pretty passionate about their teams... Megan Powers' team is the 49ers & Jen Cole's team is the Chiefs.

But, wait! This is EPISODE 49... coincidence? Megan doesn't think so.

If you've listened to this podcast before, you have likely heard about our fandom! The stars have aligned, and our teams are playing each other in the BIGGEST FOOTBALL GAME of the year...

We discuss the social media of the two teams, we trash talk, and we laugh a LOT.

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This one was recorded LIVE three days before the BIG game.... The full experience comes through the video, so you can go ahead and watch that over on YouTube - Episode 49.

 

We are "Making a Marketer"... in all ways. Check out Ep.49 -- and if you’re so inclined, we would love for you to subscribe, rate, & review us on iTunes -- https://bit.ly/mamITuneNEW. Get each ep. when it drops!

::: This episode is sponsored by Powers of Marketing - your communication should be strategic and POWERful :::

Tech Tool Tips with Jennifer Watson & Krissy Buck

Tech Tool Tips with Jennifer Watson & Krissy Buck

January 26, 2020

We all LOVE tools that make our lives easier, right? Tools that make our work lives easier are like GOLD. On this episode we have two women who have been working for two companies that make essential tools for the social media realm.

Jennifer shares different tactics and strategies related (mostly) to the tool developed by Agorapulse -- social media management software. And Krissy shares different tactics and strategies related (mostly) to the tool developed by Quicc -- automated captions for video. This isn't a sponsored episode by these two companies, but they are both VERY valuable tools!

Our guests...

  • Jennifer Ast (Watson)
    Social Media Manager, Agorapulse

    Jennifer is the Social Media Manager for Agorapulse, a podcaster and speaker. She has a diverse background from working on camera to executing digital strategies. Jennifer is a dynamic talent with a passion for every aspect of digital media from building brand strategies, creating content plans, to getting executive buy-in. She motivates audiences from the stage and drives engagement, including launching numerous Facebook Live campaigns for the biggest weather brand, garnering millions of views. She has been featured in Chief Content Marketer Magazine, and on stage at Social Fresh, Social Media Marketing World, Social Shake-Up to name a few.

  • Krissy Buck
    The Digital Neighborhood
    Krissy is the former Chief Community Officer at Quicc. She’s now the owner of The Digital Neighborhood where she teaches businesses how to humanize their brands and build online inclusive communities. She has spent the last decade learning, practicing, and teaching what it means to engage with other people in all contexts. She has a background in photography, videography, graphic design, and digital marketing. Krissy spends her free time serving the entrepreneur community in Wichita, KS, and is the LinkedIn Local Wichita host. She also uses her digital talents to serve homeless families in her community. When she’s not volunteering or hanging out online with friends, she’s enjoying family time, decorating spaces, learning French, and listening to music (all kinds except pop country).

We also talk a bit about conferences and other great digital marketing tools! This show is a great resource for anyone just getting started or looking to make some changes with their social media marketing tools.

 

We are "Making a Marketer"... in all ways. Check out episode 48 -- and if you're so inclined, we would love for you to subscribe, rate, & review us on iTunes -- https://bit.ly/mamITuneNEW.

::: This episode is sponsored by Powers of Marketing - your communication should be strategic and POWERful :::

Digital Branding Summit Preview with Juntae DeLane

Digital Branding Summit Preview with Juntae DeLane

January 10, 2020

Making a Marketer episode 47 guest is Juntae DeLane, Founder of the Digital Branding Institute. DBI is holding The Digital Branding Summit Jan. 27-31-- the first online conference exclusively dedicated to digital branding. The 50 speakers are a mix of industry insiders, brand leaders, influencers, practitioners, and thought-leaders who will teach you how to grow your brand and your business.

On this LIVE episode we preview what to expect & why you should register (or check out the next one if you've missed the window)!

Our guest...

  • Juntae DeLane
    Digital Branding Institute's Digital Branding Summit
    Digital Branding Evangelist | Keynote Speaker | Blogger | Innovator

    Juntae DeLane is the founder of the Digital Branding Institute, a global hub for digital branding resources, education, and training. He is the Sr. Digital Brand Manager for the University of Southern California where he leads a team responsible for developing, managing, and measuring digital marketing initiatives. He's also the principal consultant and strategist for DIGITAL DELANE, a digital branding consultancy that helps organizations build a strong digital brand.

    With his Digital Branding Institute, he's also the founder of the Digital Branding Summit.

In addition to discussing this very exciting online Summit and all that goes with it - 50 premier presenters! The DBI team will be weaving interesting things through the content to tie sessions together, in addition to offering online panels with groups of presenters from the day. Attendance is free unless you want to pay a nominal fee, and then you get expanded access.

Juntae and Megan also discuss some emerging tech and how marketers need to not "ruin it" as we often do. Can you guess what it is?

If you'd like to check out the video, you can do that also - Episode 47 YouTube video.

 

We are "Making a Marketer"... in all ways. Check out episode 47 -- and if you're so inclined, we would love for you to subscribe, rate, & review us on iTunes -- https://bit.ly/mamITuneNEW.

::: This episode is sponsored by Powers of Marketing - your communication should be strategic and POWERful :::