Do The Work – Introducing the Social Pros Podcast

social pros podcast

My new podcast debuts this week. It’s called Social Pros – Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media.

I’ve done a little podcasting in the past, and quite a few interviews here on Convince & Convert, and I’m thrilled to be adding Social Pros to the array of high quality content we create every week.

Tell Me More. What is Social Pros?

With your help via the reader survey I published a few weeks ago, we’ve designed a podcast that will be worth your time each and every week.

Social Pros shines the spotlight on social media practitioners, people doing the real work for real companies.

Each episode includes:

  1. Interview with a leading social media strategist, manager, director of community, or similar working for a corporation or organization.
  2. Social Media Stat of the Week, discussed and ratified or debunked by me and Eric Boggs of Argyle Social.
  3. Work It Out, where our weekly guest, Eric, and myself attempt to solve a listener’s social media issue in five minutes or less

social pros podcastYou don’t have time to waste, and neither do we, so every episode of Social Pros will clock in under 25 minutes (ish), so you can listen on your commute, during a reasonable jog, or while your spouse is watching some crappy half-hour reality show that you can’t stand.

Also, every episode will be posted at Convince & Convert with a full transcript, because we know first-hand that sometimes you subscribe to podcasts, but then let them pile up in your iTunes.

Awesomeness! When Does It Start?

Now! Our first recording is tonight, featuring Taulbee Jackson, CEO of Raidious. His firm built and is managing the Super Bowl Social Media Command Center in Indianapolis (about an hour from Convince & Convert headquarters).

Barring any technical issues (fingers crossed), you’ll be able to listen via iTunes late Tuesday, and the first transcribed episode will appear on Thursday. We’re shooting for a Monday record, Thursday transcript schedule, and we’ll stick to it best we can, given travel schedules and guest coordination.

Who Should I Thank For This?

Argyle Social is the presenting sponsor of Social Pros, and in addition to the Social Media Stat of the Week segment, is handling much of the production work. Thanks guys! (for more on Argyle – the social media management tool I use personally – see this blog post about them).

Social Pros is also sponsored by our friends at Infusionsoft, who have an all-in-one email and CRM system that’s purpose built for small business. (for more on Infusionsoft – the email tool we use – see this blog post about them).

Digital marketing genius Jim Kukral whose new company Digital Book Launch helps authors market their books, is also assisting with Social Pros, and will be your guest host when I’m unavailable.

Can You Help Me? Can I Be On The Show?

If you have a social media issue you’d like me and a guest to tackle, or if you’d like to be a guest yourself, please fill out this form to send a quick note to our managing editor, Jess Ostroff, and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

How Can I Spread The Word?

Thanks for asking! It would be delightful if you’d consider tweeting, sharing, +1’ing, or buffering this post. Also, please subscribe to Social Pros- Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media in iTunes (soon), and check out (and share) the transcribed post on Thursday.

Let’s get this party started with a bang, shall we?

Thanks as always for your support of me and Convince & Convert. We have some other new surprises coming soon!

  • betsykent

    Hi Jay, Where will the podcast live?

  • ConversionChamp

    That would be great. Will wait for your podcast, Social Pros.

  • nrobins1

    Awesome can’t wait. Looking forward to it as always!

  • marketingveep

    Fantastic news! Bring it on, Jay. We’re ready for this!

  • JimKukral

    Glad to help and be a part of it!

  • davemhuffman

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful…really excited for this.

  • jaybaer

    @JasonFalls Thanks pal. Me and @ericboggs will do you proud.

  • tombrownjr

    Looking forward to hearing the pod cast.

  • SimplySarahB

    @jasonfalls Thanks for the recommendation about @jaybaer’s podcasts! Will definitely be checking it out. #in

  • groupmail

    Looking forward to this Jay. Thanks for trying to keep it under 30 minutes. Brevity is the new black, as difficult as it is for the verbose, like me.



  • EmilyThousand

    Where can I find this on iTunes?

    • LisaLoeffler

      @EmilyThousand Hi Emily – The subscription isn’t up quite yet on iTunes, but per the details in Jay’s post…It will be soon! :)

      • EmilyThousand

        @LisaLoeffler @EmilyThousand Thank you for your fast reply!

    • JayBaer

      @EmilyThousand Up on iTune now!

      • EmilyThousand

        @JayBaer I see that – thank you so much!

  • meganlarsen4

    I’d be really interested in tuning into this podcast! I see that the subscription is not available, please keep us informed. Sounds like a good resource for socia media managers and community managers…thanks!

  • jspepper

    Like the subtle undertones; congratulations and good luck with the podcast!

  • jaybaer

    @webby2001 I will be depositing 20 cents in your Caymans account each time I say “do the work” on the podcast.

    • webby2001

      @jaybaer We’ll see. I’m good with numbers.

      • kenburbary

        @webby2001 you sold yourself short. I’d have gone for at least 25 cents

  • vimaltpatel

    RT @briangraefe Do The Work – Introducing the Social Pros Podcast w/ @ericboggs and @jaybaer

  • ericboggs

    @webby2001 Yes please, indeed! Interested in a post-Super Tuesday guest appearance on the show?

  • covati

    RT @briangraefe Do The Work – Introducing the Social Pros Podcast w/ @ericboggs and @jaybaer

  • abbynicole1204

    @melissary Did you listen to the first @jaybaer podcast? I listened this morning and it was great!

    • jaybaer

      @abbynicole1204 Thank you!

    • melissary

      @abbynicole1204 I didn’t today, but on the board for hopefully later this evening!

  • jaybaer

    @DCAutoGeek Thank you for tuning in!

  • elissan

    @argylesocial Nice Pants…it seems the trend for bow ties was lost? I think it would complete the outfit…#socailfresh #winning

  • elissan

    @argylesocial How big is your company in terms of staff and locations?

  • NikisNotes

    @argylesocial @DCAutoGeek @jaybaer Excited to hear it!