Episode 494 – Is Your Content Refuse or Recycle Friendly To The Internet?

Did you know that approximately 8 million metric tonnes of waste plastic that enters the Earth’s ocean every year? Sometimes it feels that way on the internet as well? 1,209,600 new data producing social media users each day. 682 million tweets per day! More than 4 million hours of content uploaded to Youtube every day,…

Episode 492 – When It Comes To Social Graphics… It’s Hip To Be Square!

In 1986, “Back To The Future II” predicted what life would be like in 2015. They got a lot of things right, and some of them wrong, but it also missed a few KEY things while predicting the future… The Internet Mobile Phones People Would Still Be Reading Newspapers! The theme song was written by…

Episode 484 – How To Get Noticed On Social Media And My Corny Beef With Hashtags

So What’s a Hashtag?

When I was a kid, has was something we had at breakfast (with potatoes and corned beef). As a teen, it was something (I heard about 😎) that people put in pipes and smoked. Today, a hashtag is an integral part of many social media systems.

A hashtag is a type of metadata tag used on social networks like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and others. They allow you to apply a dynamic and widely used tool (in some cases) that makes it possible for others to easily search and find messages with a specific theme or content.

Hashtags have different clout and influence on difference social media platforms:

Episode 483 – The Seven Deadly Sins Or Viral Virtues with Mark S. A. Smith

Why do this? Run a Sustainable, scalable, profitable, and salable business.

Pope Gregory listed the seven deadly sins in 590 AD. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_virtues
For every sin there is an associated virtue.
The virtues protect one against temptation.

Sin = (Greek and Latin) failure, error, to miss the mark
Virtue = (Latin) Valor, Being your very best

Episode 482 – The Seven Deadly Sins Or Viral Virtues of Marketing

Have you noticed that social media is becoming more and more divisive lately? Something as simple and fictional as a mermaid is causing people lose their minds, get in fights, and spew hate, vitriol, and disdain.

I have been trying to be more positive on social media, posting fun stuff, positive quotes, and real life stories of overcoming life’s obstacles. The amount of engagement has been outstanding and encouraging, and people love to share and be engaged and conversational around positive topics.

In this podcast I am going to lay out the Seven Deadly Sins of social media posting, and what I consider to be the antithesis to each

Episode 480 – Are You Building A Cult Or Culture On Social Media?

I have found that working for a company forces you to conform to the corporate culture… So does that make it a cult or a culture? Not all cults are bad, nor all cultures good.

People join cults not because people are crazy, but because they have two kinds of wishes.  They want a meaningful life, or they want to be taken care of. A social culture is an organized way of life which is based on a common tradition and conditioned by a common environment.

There are some key difference though?

Episode 476 – How Great Graphics Will Help Your Content Get Noticed?

Images are integral to your content. When my wife broke the screen on her iPhone, I took it in to have the screen repairs. At the front of the store, there was a display case, with old broken screens lined up. I took a picture of it and posted it on Facebook and labeled it “The Boulevard of Broken Screens!”. Have you ever seen the image called, “The Boulevard of Broken Dreams”? What emotion does that conjure up in you?

Creating graphics is a skill. So is photography, design, layout and using software to enhance and optimize them. You can choose to do it yourself or hire an expert, but either way, you brand is depending on the quality, the emotion, and the use of those graphics.

Episode 475 – Managing and Scheduling Your Social Media Posts In Planable with Vlad Calus

Vlad Calus is the co-founder @ Planable, the command center of social media collaboration for marketing teams, digital agencies, and freelancers to collaborate with their teammates & clients on the content calendar in the most visual way. Planable is used by more than 5000 brands worldwide, including Mini, BMW, Volkswagen, SkyTeam, Wendy’s and many others.

Vlad founded two non-profits at the age of 16, then dropped out of college, moved to another country with two 2 his friends, built Planable (Techstars London ’17) at 19 y.o and became an honoree Forbes 30 Under 30 at 22 y.o. And he’s been featured as a guest writer & marketer by multiple publications including Social Media Examiner, Entrepreneur, WeRSM, Freshdesk, Subsign, Digital Agency Network and many others.

Episode 474 – What Is More Fascinating On Social Media? Engagement Or Education?

What’s more important to you and your business… Engagement or Education when it comes to posting on Social Media? Well that depends on many factors? What platform are you posting? What are your goals, Who is your audience and where are they hanging out?

Engagement is very measurable and desirable, but it’s not always an indication of action. People engage in different ways. They comment, like or share and that can be very exciting, but may or may not culminate in any sales.

Education is creating longer form posts and often links to deeper educational content (like blogs, podcasts, videos, and more). Educating people takes longer to create and often generates less but more targeted engagement. There is, however, and long term cumulative effect that can lead to measurable sales.

Episode 473 – Making The Most Of Video In Your Marketing Mix with Lou Bortone

Lou Bortone is known as The Video Godfather. We’re not exactly sure why and, frankly, we’re a little afraid to ask. What we do know is that Lou Bortone has been a pioneer and thought leader in the video space since the launch of YouTube in 2005. He’s helped thousands of entrepreneurs and companies create and leverage online video to build their brands and dramatically grow their revenues.

Prior to his industry leading work in online video marketing, Lou spent over 20 years as a marketing executive in the television and entertainment industries, including stints as National Promotion Manager for E! Entertainment Television and Senior Vice President of Marketing for Fox Family Worldwide in Los Angeles.

Lou is a popular speaker, author, and ghostwriter of six business books. He’s also the author of“Video Marketing Rules: How to Win in a World Gone Video.” You can learn more about Lou at LouBortone.com.