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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Sponsored by: ICUC
To inquire about becoming a guest, please email our Executive Producer, Leanna Pham, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!@Arlie K
This is absolutely an awesome listen for anyone in communications or social media!!@Will31C
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!@Simonstone95
Love the podcast - informative, in depth and spot on for any business size.@MissTriathlon
Adrian Parker shares key insights into his role as Global VP of Marketing for the #1 most talked about spirits brand in the world.
Prepare for the Unpredictable
Social is a multi-disciplinary job. If you want to build an enviable career for yourself in social, you’ve got to become a ‘pro’ at more than just the social aspect of your role. You must become fluent in most (if not all) corners of marketing, advertising, media, and business.
Adrian Parker, Global VP of Marketing for Patrón Tequila, has gone from managing and writing tweets for RadioShack to leading all of the marketing for one of the most well-known luxury spirits brands in the world. He is living proof that you can make social a successful career, you just need to have the passion, drive, and motivation to make it happen.
Patrón Tequila is far from a digital marketing business. However, they understand the crucial role that social plays when it comes to their branding and connecting with their customers online and during times when face-to-face interactions are limited at best.
In This Episode:
- 05:03 – How important it is for brands to deliver superb digital experiences
- 11:05 – How marketing and consumer behavior have changed over the last few months
- 21:29 – How Patrón Tequila use social and marketing communications to measure the impact of recent changes (COVID-19) on consumers and stakeholders
- 24:39 – How COVID-19 will change how brands prepare for the unpredictable in the future
- 29:36 – How Patrón Tequila’s marketing mix has evolved
- 33:19 – What social has taught Adrian about marketing
- 37:57 – How Adrian deploys his social media team
Quotes From This Episode:
“Being a leader is about preparing an adaptive, flexible team of professionals who are entrusted and enabled with the ability to build plans in real time” – @adriandparker
As a leader, I feel an obligation to prepare my team for the unpredictable. Click To Tweet