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Why the Best Social Media Ideas Sound Terrible at First

Posted Under: Social Pros Podcast
Hosted By

Daniel Lemin

Convince & Convert

Hannah Tooker


Leanna Pham

Convince & Convert
About Social Pros Podcast:

Social Pros is one of the longest-running marketing podcasts in existence (10 YEARS and counting), and was recently recognized as the #1 Audio/Podcast Series by the Content Marketing Awards.

Our purpose? Making sure that we speak to real people doing real work in social media.

Listeners get inside stories and behind-the-scenes secrets about how teams at companies like Google, Reddit, Glossier, Zillow, Lyft, Marvel, and dozens more, staff, operate, and measure their social media programs.  With 600+ episodes, the Social Pros Podcast brings the humanity of social media to the forefront, while providing incredibly useful marketing strategies that listeners can immediately implement.

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Apple Podcast Reviews:

The Social Pros podcast has quickly become a favorite in my feed! I'm consistently impressed by the engaging conversations, insightful content, and actionable ideas. I truly learn something every time I listen!

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This is absolutely an awesome listen for anyone in communications or social media!!


This podcast has become one of my staple weekly podcasts for learning about marketing! Love the conversations that they have and it's always enjoyable and educational!


Love the podcast - informative, in depth and spot on for any business size.


Sarah O’Grady, Head of Global Social Strategy at Lenovo, joins the Social Pros Podcast to discuss taking risks with content and turning employees into advocates.


It’s All About the Quality

It’s easy to find a cheeseburger. In any state, in any town, at just about any corner, you can find a cheeseburger. Now, it may be flash-frozen fast food for 99 cents, but it’s a cheeseburger.

However, to find a cheeseburger that makes an impact, one that really captures your attention and makes you crave more, that’s a bit rarer. This may not be a perfect analogy, but one can certainly draw plenty of parallels to the current state of content marketing.

Content is everywhere, but to capture the attention of new customers, and keep the attention of customers you already have, you have to create something truly noteworthy. Much like the local five-star restaurant with a two-month reservation wait, it’s the quality that creates excitement, not the ability to create “over 99 billion” pieces of mediocre content.

In This Episode

  • How to turn employees into advocates by getting them involved in marketing campaigns.
  • Why the era of Facebook may be ending and giving way to Linkedin for content.
  • Why Twitter and Facebook are still the primary platforms for customer care.
  • Why fewer but bigger pieces of content are better than more content.

Quotes From This Episode

We all just want to be entertained, so the more you can entertain somebody, the better off you are as a brand. Click To Tweet

“We see how little runway our paid media budgets get us. Our employees are our best advocates.” — @ladyogrady

“The love affair with Facebook is coming to an end for a lot of us in marketing and consumers in general.” — @ladyogrady


See you next week!

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