Casual Fridays Podcast (podcast)

Are you curious as to how to use online videos to market your small business?

Do you have questions about how to strategically create lead generation with online video and which platforms you should use?

This week on the Social Media Social Hour, Owen Video and I discuss video social media marketing for small businesses, with a focus on creating exclusive videos for both YouTube and Facebook, which calls-to-action to use and tips for Facebook Live.

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Direct download: Owen_Video.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

Do you own a small business and wonder which social channels are the best way to generate leads through social media?

Do you have questions about how much money to spend on website design, which channels you should focus on and how email marketing can help grow your business?

This week on the Social Media Social Hour, Rich Brooks and I discuss social media marketing for small businesses, taking a look at what the top priorities should be with limited time and resources, and how to best utilize various means of social media.

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Direct download: Rich_Brooks.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:55am PDT

Are you in the restaurant business or own a pizzeria? Are you curious as to how social media can help your restaurant or pizzeria?

Do you wonder which social media platforms can best help reach your target audience and how to go about reaching them?

This week on the Social Media Social Hour, Bruce Irving and I discuss social media marketing for restaurants, including which social platforms are preferred and best practices for your niche, including a breakdown of all the main channels from Facebook and Instagram to YouTube and Yelp.

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Direct download: Bruce_Irving.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

Would you like to grow your business and increase sales?

Do you have aspirations of being known as a thought leader in your industry?

Your personal brand can have a major impact on the bottom line for your business, both good and bad. Today, I share with you how to demonstrate thought leadership with your personal brand, which should help you out professionally. I also share with you some essential LinkedIn tips to help drive social proof for you as a thought leader in your industry.

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Direct download: How_To_Demonstrate_Thought_Leadership.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

Are you curious if the little blue bird is still an effective means to carry your social media messages?

Are you wanting to stock up on Twitter hacks before that you can leverage when you attend your next conference or event?

With 67 million Americans as active users, Twitter is indeed still an important platform for social media marketers. The platform has seen many changes in the past year ranging from improved Twitter Moments functionality to the ability to broadcast live right from the app itself, on mobile or desktop.

This week on the Social Media Social Hour, Madalyn Sklar and I discuss these new changes, as well as 5 Twitter hacks to use when attending conferences or events.

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Direct download: MadalynSklar-2.0.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

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.

Direct download: 165-How_to_Optimize_Your_LinkedIn_Profile.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

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.

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Direct download: louielavelle.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

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.

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Direct download: Shannon_Johnson.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

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.

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Direct download: Morgan_Sutton.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:30am PDT

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.

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Direct download: Tim_Adams.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:57am PDT