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Technology and digital marketing is coming full circle once again with radio podcasts coming onto the scene. Podcasts broadcasting live on the radio is not bad thing, but there are some points that might not fit your digital marketing goals. These radio pitfalls are often not seen readily like the following: the content and the type of audience which can sometimes lead to brand confusion between the radio station and the podcaster. The fact the radio shows involve no tech is appealing to many, especially to new podcasters, but there is a need to know what they are getting into and what they will be getting into once they decide to part ways with the station. Learn more of the podcast pros and radio show cons and why there should always be an exit strategy from the very start.
Podcasters building a business usually don’t have a strategy when followers start to pour in, while there are others who aren’t getting enough customers. A good funnel starts with good communication with followers that will help identify an ideal market. Instead of pushing sales faster, adding value to the campaign is a wiser move. Jean Ginzburg has been in the digital market for 11 years and the best-selling author of Win New Customers. She believes that identifying your customer avatar is the first step in good digital marketing strategies. Understand your audience’s pain points and work on those to build a relevant and valuable content. Learn more of her strategies in reading data and optimizing digital campaigns.
As podcast hosts, it is your right to express your opinion in your show. However there will respond with a negative be people who will be responding in a negative perception. Podcast haters and trolls feed on podcasters who not only have no way to deal with them but also respond back in anger feeding the negative energy. These trolls and haters live to antagonize people and actually find it amusing when a hateful conversation blows out of control. You lose if you don’t respond, and they win once you do. One way around this to take time and check out these haters and trolls, respond with politeness instead of anger. Make it personal and make them realize they’ve made a mistake.
Start with purpose, intention and goals. These three can make the difference in any business. Just like marketing and advertisement guru Jay Abraham, every business owner’s goal should be to sustain a relationship with his clients with the intention of being high value provider in the relationship. Being authentic to your brand and finding others who have similar goals and different sources is opportunity gap marketing with power partners. This is the ultimate competitive advantage that truly serves the people. Jay Abraham shares insights on power partnering will make a difference in your business.
It is always a great idea to get a mentor or a coach once you decide to get on the path of improvement. Business owners and podcasters are the same because they don’t know what they don’t know and one way to improve is letting someone else in to tell you what you need to do. However, there is no need for a podcast mastermind because they cost too much and are just a bunch of people who are at the same level as you are. What is needed specifically are mentors and coaches that are leagues better, more advanced and diverse, because they can fill in that gap between you and them. There is a need for coaches and mentors because there are podcasters that still feel like they are a novice, and with this comes their understanding that there is room for more learning to do things differently and do things better.
Freelancers deserve a voice in the growing gig economy, but the thing is, they don’t have a place to do this. That’s until Emily Leach came onto the scene and became an advocate for freelancers or the genetically unemployable. Podcast freelancers unite behind her because of her passion to provide support and education for solo-preneurs. Emily shares three valuable things to get sponsorship for your podcast: know your initiative, know what you are offering and know which clients you want.read more
The holidays are literally just around the corner now, and you’d think podcast listeners would dial down their media consumption, ironically, they don’t. Listeners will always want new content, but this doesn’t mean podcasters don’t have a breathing space during vacations and holidays. The key is to bank on episodes so you really don’t need to ask whether you should run podcast replays or a new episode. Planning ahead will allow you to make a compilation of excerpts from previous episodes that share a common theme or subject which in turn can make for a good special episode. Find out more how you can stay consistent and relevant by either making hybrid episodes or just post one new episode for the week.read more
A good brand, product or service by itself can never guarantee success if it doesn’t sell on the market. But with strategic sales and marketing, an average product can become the top item. This is how rapid growth expert Matthew Pollard has proven that introverts can outsell extroverts. As a podcaster himself, Matthew shares why potential podcasters need to first find a strong message that will resonate with their demographic to separate them from the rest. One of his strategies for podcast sales acceleration is using his Netflix model of podcasting that will help podcast become a show that entertains, inspires and earns money. Find out how you can niche strategy so more people will not just listen, but also connect, take action and accelerate sales. read more
Podcasts were always mean to have ads, not only because it is one way to fund the show, but the influence of the host has tremendous power. Now that the podcasting community is growing, advertisers see the opportunity that lies in this form of media consumption. Dated ads can turn off listeners because who would want to listen to an ad of an event that happened two years ago? Learn more about the evolution of baked in and dynamically inserted podcast ads and the impact it makes in an episode. read more
Podcast hosts as influencers have a strong responsibility to provide valuable and proven expert guests. Guests become immediately (and permanently) associated with your brand and with you so care needs to be taken with who you invite and you research and vet those associations.Former government counterintelligence agent, Justin Recla explains why background vetting speakers for events has become such an important part of their business and has emerged as a way to operate in greater transparency and service to attendees. He also talks about ways for podcast hosts to do some digging and look into potential guests.read more
Podcasts are just one of the handful of ways to consume information in this digital age. And just like news, the title needs to tell the story of the episode at one go. Based on proven journalistic, the best podcast titles are short, precise, engaging and educational. Learn the techniques to writing engaging and compelling podcast titles that will pull people in to listen to your stories and lead to more powerful conversions, actions and sales results.read more
To promote and sell your book, you need to have clear messages that work to make people interested and answer the question: why they should invest their time and money? Creating content with global digital impact and appeal is a good way to get a solid author platform. Bestselling author of The Profit of Kindness, Jill Lublin believes that making space for a way to give back is a more powerful and profitable strategy. Whether a podcaster or book writer, getting yourself out there means knowing where to focus your values to make your ideas and messages to resonate.read more
Podcast binge listeners are the hyper consumers you want to attract for massive and fast growth in your downloads and listener base. They make up around 20% of the podcast listener base. There are two special classes of hyper-consumer binge listeners: Podfasters – those that listen at very high speeds so they can listen to more in less time; and Completists – those that listen to every single episode. Discover how attracting these unique types of listeners can boost your podcast fan base.read more
Instead of getting all the affiliates and sponsors, Jules Schroeder decided to pave a path of her own while enjoying life, love and career by putting herself in the shoes of her listeners and having a podcast content value first approach. Podcasting your way to live events can be both scary and fun, but Jules will show you that focusing on value and the people who listen to you can make it an exciting experience. Never putting on a mask is the best way to show that your podcast is a reflection of the journey you are taking.read more
Figuring out the answer to “Should I do it now or later” means start podcasting now or miss the opportunity for people to listen to you as soon as possible. Doing the right things in the right order isn’t always apparent if you don’t know why you want to podcast in the first place or are unsure what your brand represents. Listen in to Tom and Tracy as they reveal how to overcome a road block every potential podcaster faces.read more
Being consistent with the content of your brand is key to podcasting. Having a podcast plan no matter what day of the year it is means that you have a clear vision of what you want your listeners to take away from your podcasts. Join Dr. Minette Riordan as she explains how having a podcast plan will help you connect with your listeners.read more
In the previous episode with John Livesay, he brought up a very important point that most podcasters encounter at one time or another: podcasting fears. May it be the fear of starting a podcast, the fear of rejection, the fear of failure or the fear of the unknown, we’re going to provide a few examples of how you can push through and overcome these fears.read more
We’ve got a really fantastic guest for you today. This is one of our favorite people; one of our absolute favorite people to talk to, to connect with, so happy to have him us a client, just a joy to work with and talk with and interview. His name is John Livesay. He has The Successful Pitch Podcast among other things. John has this amazing ability to connect. He is great at introductions and always introducing me to the most interesting people and they’re always right on. Sometimes when I get an email from him I’m like, “Do I really want to interview yet another VR, AR expert?” I’m like, “But John did the introduction, of course I’m going to follow through.” I go and do it and it turns out to be the coolest person I’ve ever met with the coolest space and the coolest equipment and now I have to go see it. That’s just an example. It has always for me, follow the path, the connection. You may not understand why he’s making the connections for you, but the connections are brilliant. That’s what he really does well on his show.
Social media’s power has continually been growing recently, and you should not miss this opportunity. We have a five step social media action plan that we follow to grow our business, and this is what we do for our clients as well. Listen in as Tracy Hazzard shares these five steps with you, and explains why each one is important and how we do them. She also shares some tools that would save you time but still help you be effective in your social media plan.read more
We have been talking on past episodes and we talk all the time to our clients about how creating original content is really the key to increasing site traffic to your website and to increase Google keyword ranking, which really is the name of the game today. It is really all about Google, whether you like them or not or want it to be. Really, you can try and game the system all you want, but the best foundational way to build your platform, grow an audience, and inherently or I would say organically market and grow your business and exposure on the internet is through creating written content. We, as you know, happen to believe that the most efficient way to do that is to use podcasting as a tool, or videocasting, and record that content and then have it converted into written content.
We’ve got an interview with a specialist of the podcast world named Jennifer Spencer. She and her website, Authority Life and her team Authority Life is doing a great job of really getting better guests for hosts and making hosts better podcast hosts. It goes both ways. You have to improve the game on the host level. That’s really why we’re bringing the show up right now because we had a lot of hosts saying, “What else could I do? How can I be a better podcast host? How can I be successful as a podcast host? How can I attract better guests?” She has such a great way of working with both sides, with the guest and the host in a collaborative way, that is really something that you just needed to hear from someone else and not just us. That’s why we brought on Jennifer Spencer. Let’s go to the interview and we’ll talk a little more about it after.read more
People want to know how to become an online columnist, how to become an Inc columnist. Tracy Hazzard has been an Inc columnist for over two years now. She talks about what a columnist is and what a contributor is, and lays out the differences between the two. She also provides actionable tips that you can start doing and applying today.read more
You want to open loop with something that the brain can’t fill in without you. But what is open loop content? Tom and Tracy discuss the ways that they use open looping for past and future content. They provide specific examples that you can apply as appropriate for your business as well.read more
Is SEO management dead? Is it still useful today? Tom and Tracy define what SEO is, and what SEO management is. They discuss the basic things that you should be doing, and what you don’t need to do and don’t need to waste time and money on.read more
Tom and Tracy talk about Google power; the importance and the power of Google, and how Google holds the keys to the castle of marketing on the internet today. They also point out how content is the most vital thing that Google looks at on your website.read more
Today we’re going to talk about how to find podcast influencers, specifically what an influencer is and things that you should consider when looking for guests for your podcast. We explain how the relationship should be mutually respectful and beneficial, and we also provide some pro tips on how to do your research in this regard.
We’re going to discuss a somewhat controversial topic today; is it better to be a podcast host or a bestselling author? We discuss the reasons why we think that being a podcast host can have more influence nowadays, or at least being a podcast host first before trying to put out a book. We also provide some examples of how having a podcast can help you when you do release a book.
Today, our topic is visual impact graphics. We discuss what they are and how they are different from the other graphics we see out there today. We also tell you exactly what we mean by having graphics that have visual impact and we even give you an example of a podcast to show you the difference.
We’re going to talk about authenticity today. This term is being thrown around a lot, especially in marketing. Today, we’re going to tell you exactly what it means to be authentic, and why that is so important in relating and connecting more with your audience. We also provide you with some pro tips on how to be authentic in your platforms.
In today’s episode of Feed Your Brand, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about one of the things that they started and have found to be very effective: ego bait. They explain what ego bait is and the process of how you can do it and implement this strategy to your business. They also provide some great examples of times when they have used this and how it worked out for them.
In today’s episode of Feed Your Brand, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about the power of a platform. They first explain what a platform is, and what are the main ones that you should start with. They then explain how exactly does a platform help your core business and how you can handle building a platform as you’re just starting your business.
In today’s episode of Feed Your Brand, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about your company name vs. your brand name. They explain how using your company brand as your podcast show brand may not benefit you, unless in special circumstances where your brand really is you. They provide examples of podcasts that are very successful who have used a different podcast name than what their company name is. They also go into the reasons of why using a different podcast show brand is better.
In this episode of Feed Your Brand, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about the marketing rollercoaster. They explain what the marketing rollercoaster is and that you, as a business owner, are probably on it. They provide an overview of how to get off the marketing rollercoaster so you can avoid those dips in marketing as well as revenue.
In this first episode of Feed Your Brand, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about their mission for this podcast. They explain what Feed Your Brand means and what it means for you. They also introduce themselves and explain how they got started, some of the challenges they encountered along the way, and what they learned from those obstacles.