Casual Fridays Podcast (Podcast)

Are you curious how to make your LinkedIn profile more appealing to potential clients or employers? Wondering if it's worth your time and energy to learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile?

With over 480 million members, LinkedIn is still a very important platform in the world of social media. They recently rolled out a whole new design (as Vivica von Rosen alluded to in a previous podcast) and it’s important, now more than ever, to have an optimized profile. In this week’s Social Media Social Hour, I dive into the new LinkedIn layout and offer practical tips on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile.
With 467 million members, LinkedIn is still a very important platform in the world of social media. They recently rolled out a whole new design (as Vivica Van Rosen alluded to in a previous podcast) and it’s important, now more than ever, to have an optimized profile. In this week’s Social Media Social Hour, I dive into the new LinkedIn layout and offer practical tips on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PST

Do you have a startup and have no idea where or even how to start marketing yourself on social media?

Are you looking for proven strategies and tactics on how to use social media marketing for your startup?

Launching a new business is tough enough. Trying to navigate through the wild world of social media marketing does not make it any easier. Fortunately, we're here to help you out this week with our show.

This week on the Social Media Social Hour, I have a conversation with Louie La Vella and we talk specific strategies and tactics your startup can leverage through social media marketing.

Let's do this!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PST

Have you considered Influencer Marketing on Instagram as a method to help build your brand's following?

Are you wondering whether influencer campaigns are truly a successful avenue for growth and exposure?

Many social media marketers are wanting to reach out to influencers to help build their brand's presence on Instagram yet they are not sure where to begin or if it will be worth their time and energy.

This week on the Social Media Social Hour, I dissect a case study of a successful Influencer Marketing campaign with Shannon Johnson of Alaska Airlines.

Let's do this!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PST

Have you started leveraging Instagram ads for your business?

Are you struggling to get the most out of your Instagram advertising?

Many social media marketers are currently seeing a lower cost per click on Instagram than Facebook. The visual-focused platform is helping businesses and brands drive conversions through their beautiful content.

This week on the Social Media Social Hour, I discuss 3 essential tips to Instagram ads
with Morgan Sutton.

Let's do this!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PST

Do you spend most of your day sitting at your desk or behind a computer?

Does your energy lag as the day goes on?

Everyone knows that getting up and getting moving is a great way to boost your energy during the work day, but many aren't familiar with the other ways you can increase energy and boost productivity. From getting enough sleep to eating the right things, Coach Tim Adams gives us the inside scoop.

This week on the Social Media Social Hour, I discuss 3 ways to generate more energy during your workday featuring Coach Tim Adams.

Let's do this!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:57am PST

Find yourself struggling when putting together proposals for your business?

Do you wish you could streamline the process and increase your close rate?

Writing proposals isn't typically a favorite activity. Most businesses use a boiler plate, and fail to customize each proposal they send out. Using a tool like Proposify can make proposal writing easier and help you close more deals.

This week on the Social Media Social Hour, I discuss how to create proposals that close with Kyle Racki.

Let's do this!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am PST

Have you heard of social selling, but aren't sure what it is?

Did you know you can use social media platforms like LinkedIn for lead generation?

Social selling might be a buzzword in the social media marketing industry, but the concept and practice are very relevant. Every day, brands are leveraging LinkedIn and other social media platforms to generate leads and grow their business.

This week on the Social Media Social Hour, I discuss social selling ninja tricks for LinkedIn
with Viveka von Rosen.

Let's do this!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am PST

Have you heard about virtual and augmented reality, but aren't really sure what it is?

Are you interested in ways you could integrate VR and AR into your business?

With the introduction of games like Pokémon Go and 360-degree video, it looks like brands are going all in the virtual and augmented reality space. As the functionality and tools develop, it's important to stay in touch with how this may effect your business.

This week on the Social Media Social Hour, I discuss augmented reality and virtual reality: what marketers need to know featuring Cathy Hackl.

Let's do this!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am PST

Have you began planning your social media strategies for 2017?

Are you taking into account social media predictions?

With 2016 in the rearview mirror, it's time to start putting together your content strategy for 2017. To make planning a little easier, we've put together a list of actionable social media marketing predictions for the new year.

This week on the Social Media Social Hour, I am joined by Bree Kelley, community manager at Casual Fridays, to discuss 7 social media marketing predictions for 2017.

Let's do this!

Direct download: 2017_Social_Media_Marketing_Predictions.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am PST

Have you tried leveraging influencer marketing for your business?

Are you looking for ways to get the most out of your influencer relationships?

Influencer marketing is a great way to extend your reach to a highly engaged audience through trusted influencers. Since people trust recommendations 95% more than branded content, (even if the recommendations come from someone they don't know), it's worth exploring for your brand.

This week on the Social Media Social Hour, I discuss insider tips and tricks to influencer marketing featuring Josh Hager .

Let's do this!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am PST

Are you working to incorporate more video into your content strategy?

Have you ever considered adding screencasting to the mix?

From heavily produced to live, it's clear that video is here to stay. Live videos can be unpredictable and difficult to plan for, while heavily produced videos require significant time and resources. Screencasting offers an innovative balance between the two, that's sure to drive engagement from your target audience.

This week on the Social Media Social Hour, I discuss how to how to create more content with screencasting featuring Steve Dotto.

Let's do this!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:01pm PST

Have you incorporated live-streaming into your content strategy? Have you determined the best ways to measure the success of your live videos?

As brands continue to embrace live-streaming, finding ways to show ROI are critical. Delmondo is looking beyond video views, and developing a new standard of metrics for the live video space.

This week on the Social Media Social Hour, we discuss live video analytics: what marketers need to know with Nick Cicero.

Let's do this!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:55pm PST

Have you been using Facebook ads to grow your B2B business? Are you looking for ways to improve your Facebook ad conversion rates? Over 70% of Americans over the age of 13 are on Facebook. While many believe that Facebook ads are only meant for B2C businesses, it’s hard to believe that all of those […]

The post How to Create B2B Facebook Ad Campaigns That Convert appeared first on Casual Fridays.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am PST

Are you looking to stay up-to-date on the latest social media news? Do you struggle to pick which media sources to subscribe to? Staying informed on an ever-changing industry can be difficult and time consuming. It’s important to make sure you’re adapting to the latest trends, and providing your clients with the most accurate information. We’ve […]

The post 19 Blogs Every Social Media Marketer Should Subscribe To appeared first on Casual Fridays.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am PST

Have you considered launching a podcast? Have you thought about ways you could grow your podcast through social media? 23% of the people in the United States listen to podcasts. As that percentage continues to rise, now is a better time than ever to start a podcast for your business. This week on the Social […]

The post How To Grow A Podcast Audience With Social Media appeared first on Casual Fridays.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:00am PST

Do you find yourself wasting time while traveling for business? Are you looking for ways to boost productivity on the road? w When traveling for business, it’s easy to get caught up in catching up with friends and colleagues, indulging in that extra cocktail, and letting our email fall behind. Fortunately, there are a number […]

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:00am PST

Have you been looking for ways to get your content more engagement? Have you considered incorporating UGC into your content strategy? User generated content has proven to be more authentic and engaging than other forms of content. The most popular way to incorporate UGC into your content mix is on your social channels, but there […]

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:41am PST

Do you believe you have a solid grasp on Facebook ad targeting? Did you know most marketers have barely scratched the surface? Advertising on Facebook is so much more than boosting posts. From custom audiences, to lookalike audiences, the targeting opportunities on Facebook are seemingly endless. This week on the Social Media Social Hour, we chat […]

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:00am PST

Do you find yourself in airports more than your office? Does traveling for work wear you out? Whether you’re traveling to seal new deals, attending industry conferences, or are visiting existing clients, traveling for business can be draining. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do before and during your trip that make […]

The post 21 Tips to Make Business Travel Easier appeared first on Casual Fridays.

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Are you attending some of the exciting networking events taking place this fall? Are you looking for tips on how to make the most out of your networking breaks? Networking is important for both personal and professional development, but starting conversations with new people can be intimidating. Whether you’re a conference newbie or a seasoned pro, there […]

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:00am PST

Are you looking for creative ways to build a community online? Are you working to take your online connections offline? Besides creating really great social media tools, Buffer is also known for their passion for community. From Twitter chats to in person meet-ups, Buffer has brought the process of building personal and professional relationships full circle. […]

The post How Buffer Creates a Community of Engaging Fans appeared first on Casual Fridays.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:00am PST

Are you racking your brain for new and creative content? Are you looking for unique ways to repurpose the content you’ve already created? It’s hard to be competitive when relying on blog posts as your main form of content. Luckily, we can look to brands like Buffer for content inspiration. Short videos, podcast episodes, and influencer take-overs […]

The post Social Media Content Hacks With Buffer appeared first on Casual Fridays.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:00am PST