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 500+ 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.
Thank you to our sponsor ICUC Social.
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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, VP of Digital Marketing at the Patrón Spirits Company, joins the Social Pros Podcast to discuss how a global brand with 70% market share pushes growth through digital storytelling and social.
Three Cheers for Social Media
When you hold nearly 3/4 of the global market on a product, it can be difficult to find new and interesting ways of connecting with your audience. It’s also easy to think you can rest on your laurels and cut back on the marketing budget because a majority of the world already knows of and purchases your product.
Adrian applies his 15+ years of marketing experience to this challenge by focusing on keeping Patrón in the forefront of every tequila drinker’s mind; from occasional consumers to connoisseurs. He knows that the key to this long-range customer retention is educating, engaging, and surprising them through close social listening, moment targeting, and inclusion of distributors as customers.
The other key to Adrian’s success with Patrón is a proactive approach to learning not only about his company’s rich history, but keeping abreast of the latest advances in social that can help him connect with customers all over the globe. With this technological and historical knowledge, Adrian ensures his consumers are equipped with the information and interest to enjoy his product.
In This Episode
- Why being the biggest brand in your field doesn’t mean shifting resources away from growing your customer base
- How education leads to more engaged customers and advocates
- Why accelerating change means embracing digital and social marketing
- How advances in social technology leads to reinvention of your product
- Why successful social marketing means a focus on moments instead of platforms
- How performance indicators (as opposed to measurements) lead to more support for marketing initiatives
Quotes From This Episode
“Digital has been a great early pioneer of telling our story and helping to drive not only share of mind but share of stomach and share of consumption.” —@adriandparker
“It’s more about educating bartenders, mixologists, consumers, and people that sell and warehouse your brand about why it’s different and how profitable it is.” —@adriandparker
“Amazon Echo is making us smarter marketers and it’s adding value to our consumer experience.” —@adriandparker
“It is less about what media channel to use to tell the story and more about what moment we are targeting.” —@adriandparker
“We partner with some cool tech platforms and commercial platforms that help us impact consumers.” —@adriandparker
“When you look at what social and digital can do, especially globally, it allows us to not only pay for a placement, but also pay for an outcome.” —@adriandparker
“Social media is giving you a real-time snapshot of not only consumer sentiment, but consumer health.” —@adriandparker
“We’re finding ways to drive demand and increase consumption internationally that are accelerated by social and digital media.” —@adriandparker
- Adrian Parker on Twitter: @adriandparker
- Patrón Spirits Company
- Why Patrón Tequila is Getting Serious About Social
- Patrón on Amazon Echo
- Secret Dining Society
- Margarita of the Year
See you next week!