Casual Fridays Podcast (podcast)

Do you know what it means to have courage in your business?

Are you interested in learning more about steps you can take to become a more courageous brand?

Our guest, Ryan Berman, has made the simple concept of “courage” his life’s work. Through interviewing a variety of successful businesses, he stumbled upon this idea that became the ultimate guiding passion in his career.

In this podcast episode, Berman reveals his definition of courage, discusses examples of “courage brands” and mistakes businesses may be making, and much more. If you’re interested in learning more about how the concept of courage can take your brand to the next level, then this episode is for you.


Direct download: 227_Ryan_Berman.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PST

Do you find yourself in a content creation grind?

Are you scrambling each week to create tons of content all because you feel like you must to be successful on social media?

What if I told you that you could reduce your content creation by 70%, yet still get significant results? Sounds pretty awesome, I know.

On today’s podcast, Tina Starkey, the National Director and Social Media Manager for American Cancer Society, shares how they reduced their content creation by 70%, yet are yielding stellar results by optimizing their creative to feed the algorithms, amplifying their content to the people who matter, and investing wisely when every dollar counts.

Direct download: 226_Tina_Starkey.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PST

Are you a brand looking to reach a broader audience on Facebook?

Are you interested in learning how to leverage Facebook Live for your brand or organization?

Maybe you’re wondering what it means to "go live" on Facebook, what type of content you should be producing, or how the live platform can benefit your brand. Whether you’ve never tested the feature or you’re dabbling with incorporating it into your social media strategy, we’re sharing some of our favorite tips and tricks when using Facebook Live.

Join me with today’s guest, Tiffany Rivers, Social Media Manager for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as she shares her best practices for Facebook Live and how to leverage this content to build your brand.

Direct download: 225_Tiffany_Rivers.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PST

Are you an active member of any Facebook Groups?

Would you like to know about Facebook groups for business and how they could be a potential marketing tool for your brand?

Our guest today, the illustrious Bella Vasta, shares some tips and tricks on utilizing Facebook groups for business. Bella is a Facebook groups expert who has been generating revenue from them since 2012.

Bella and I discuss topics such as how Facebook groups can help grow your business, what types of business can excel with groups, how to create a community within your group, best practices for starting and running a group, and much more.

Direct download: 224_Bella_Vasta.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:41am PST

Are you addicted to shows like The Bachelor and Survivor?

Would you like to learn how these popular series are using a strategy called episodic content marketing to reel you in?

Our guest today, the multi-talented Michael Stelzner, dives into episodic content marketing as a storytelling strategy for your brand. His YouTube show The Journey is a prime example of how showing the struggle and the behind-the-scenes, helps you gain trust and retention within your audience.

Mike and I discuss everything from documentation to production to the promotion of your series, and how to use this medium in the most effective way for digital marketers.

Direct download: 223_Mike_Stelzner._-_Episodic_Content_Marketing.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PST

Are you a hotel or resort looking to maximize your social media impact in 2019?

Are you seeking out the key social media trends this year for your hotel?

Perhaps you want to learn more about which platforms to spend your time and resources on, identify your biggest social media opportunities this year, or learn more about influencer marketing. It’s no secret that, from Instagram to email marketing, today’s guest knows his stuff when it comes to top social media trends for hotels in 2019.

Today, on the podcast, I’m joined by Frederic Gonzalo, a speaker, trainer and consultant specializing in digital marketing best practices for travel brands with over 20 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. Frederic and I discuss how hotels and resorts can get in front of consumers, publish relevant content for their audience, distinguish themselves amongst their competitors and much more.

Direct download: 222_Frederic_Gonzalo.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PST

Have you ever heard the term LinkedIn video marketing?

Are you interested in reaching and connecting with more millennials?

If you're like most businesses, you probably assume that Millennials are nowhere on LinkedIn. You feel this generation is spending all their time on Instagram and Snapchat, right? What if I told you that LinkedIn has finally caught up with platforms like Facebook and Instagram with some of their features (yes, they've even started to support the vertical video format), and for businesses that get in early with LinkedIn video marketing, there is a massive opportunity at their fingertips.

Today on the podcast, I'm joined by a millennial LinkedIn trainer, Michaela Alexis, and we dive into all things LinkedIn video marketing. Michaela and I dig into why LinkedIn has made significant changes over the past year to focus on video, what brands should know when it comes to creating videos for LinkedIn, how brands can be fun on LinkedIn, and much more.

Let's do this.

Direct download: 221_Michaela_Alexis.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:05am PST

Do you invest an ample amount of time and money in advertising and marketing?

Do you invest time and money in a word-of-mouth strategy?

If you're like most businesses, the answer to those questions is a yes to the first and no to the second. Most companies take word-of-mouth recommendations from their customers for granted. What's crazy about that is 90% of purchases are influenced by word-of-mouth. Yet most businesses are spending a majority of their time and marketing budgets on advertising that their customers just don't trust.

Today on the podcast, I'm joined by best selling author, Jay Baer. Jay is the author of a new book along with Daniel Lemin, called Talk Triggers - The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth. Jay and I dive into why word-of-mouth marketing is so effective, the impact of word-of-mouth marketing online versus off-line, what businesses need to know when creating a word-of-mouth strategy to get customers to talk about them, and so much more.

Let's do this!

Direct download: 220_-_Jay_Baer.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:14am PST

You most likely have heard of influencer marketing, but have you heard of micro-influencer marketing? 

Would you like to learn how to locate micro-influencers and discover how to create a win-win relationship with them that can be massively rewarding for your business? 

Today on the podcast, I'm joined by Katherine McDermott of Slightly Savvy, an Influencer Marketing PR Firm. Katherine and I dig into the difference between influencer marketing and micro-influencer marketing, we give you some of the best strategies and tactics in working with micro-influencers, and Katherine explains why micro-influencers can be more cost-prohibitive and more impactful than a traditional influencer with hundreds of thousands of followers. We also give you some of the common red-flags and warnings you should look out for when working with influencers. 

Let's do this!

Direct download: Katerine_McDermott.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:00am PST

Do you think your business does a good job of finding customers through social media?

Would you like to know how to generate leads through social media?

Today on the podcast, I give you some of the best strategies and tactics businesses are using today to generate leads through social media. Not only will I give you three common mistakes marketers are making. But I'll also give you seven strategies you can implement today to generate leads through social media.

Let's do this!

Direct download: 218_-_How_To_Generate_Leads_On_Social_Media.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:49am PST

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