Social Media Strategy

It’s Time to Pay to Play

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This month’s Social Pros come together across industries and areas of expertise to give two pieces of advice that might be hard to hear: when it comes to content, you have to give it away for free; when it comes to social, you have to pay to play.

Winning the Story Wars

Business of Story - Jonah Sachs

In this week’s episode of the Business of Story podcast, your host, Park Howell has a fascinating conversation with Jonah Sachs, Co-Founder and Chief Storytelling Officer of Free Range Studios, author of Winning the Story Wars, and creator of viral videos like The Story of Stuff series and The Meatrix.

Introducing the Business of Story: Why Story? Why Now?

Business of Story - Jay Baer

Park Howell, the founder of ad agency Park & Co. and author and entrepreneur, is joined by guest and long time friend Jay Baer to launch the new Business of Story podcast. This inaugural episode helps listeners discover the backstory of why the show was created, why storytelling matters, and how to structure a narrative to “communicate and connect” with your community.

Everything You Need to Start a New Podcast

Daniel J Lewis

Daniel J. Lewis, Host of The Audacity to Podcast, drops by the Content Pros Podcast today to discuss key steps to starting a podcast, the relevancy of podcasts in today’s content sphere, and the way actionable plans help you reach your goals.

Create Valuable Content With Company-Wide Collaboration

Todd Darroca

Todd Darroca, Marketing Communications Specialist at Spiceworks, drops by the Content Pros Podcast today to discuss how to stay on the cutting edge of content creation and why it’s important to get your whole team excited about creating content and adding value for your audience.

Social Media Strategy

Embrace Mistakes to Become a Better Social Media Pro

April’s Social Pros come from three countries: Canada, the Netherlands, and the U.S. Between them, they’ve studied law, theology, film & TV, mechanical engineering, and performing arts. Their responsibilities span from leading a social media team of over 150 to designing yo-yos. They each have a piece of advice for us: embrace mistakes, set goals, listen, and interact.

The Rise (and Fall) of the Lazy Marketer

Mark Schaefer - The Rise and Fall of the Lazy Marketer

Mark Schaefer, Executive Director and Founder of Schaefer Marketing Solutions, stops by the Content Pros Podcast today to discuss the rise of the lazy marketer and the education and qualifications needed to avoid being one in today’s information-dense digital marketing environment.

How Automation and Emotion Can Work Together in Content Marketing

Rachel Truair & Caitlin Moore

Rachel Truair, Chief of Staff at, stops by the Content Pros Podcast today with PetRelocation’s Content Marketing Manager, Caitlin Moore, to discuss the vital role of marketing automation in a small content marketing team, the power of user-generated content to connect emotionally with potential customers, and the ability to leverage your sales and customer care teams’ pool of knowledge.

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Why Marketers Need to Give Themselves Permission to Let It Go

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In February, the Social Pros Podcast heard from Southwestern Consulting’s time management expert, a social media champion from Life Time Fitness, BroadSuite’s biggest social fan (iSocialFanz), and the Social Media Examiner himself. This month’s guests agree that you need to embrace change. When something you’re doing isn’t working, let it go and move on to something else.

The Magic Pill for Content Marketing

Erik Qualman

Erik Qualman, founder of Equalman Studios, stops by the Content Pros Podcast to discuss the huge increase in video content consumption, the importance of utilizing customer and employee content, and the how to be flawesome.