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3 Social Media Marketing Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

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As I like to point out constantly, according to the resident teeny-bopper, I run 5 miles every day religiously. Whether it’s raining, snowing or anything in between, I will do everything in my power to get my run in. Even when I travel, especially when I travel, I like to run around the area I’m visiting and get a feel for the beat of the place.

I am continually asked by people who see me running how I get out there every day. The commitment comes from simply wanting to be healthy and not making any excuses about it. But it does get tedious and there are just so many times one can listen to the same music, so I give myself that hour to catch up on podcasts, and that makes the time fly right by.

This geek loves learning, and will listen to just about anything at least once. I have specific topics that I like to listen to including online marketing and social media marketing shows.

I need to have a takeaway from each episode that makes my time spent listening worthwhile. Because I have listed to so many shows, I’ve weeded out the ones that are all fluff and very little substance. Here is the list of the top 3 social media marketing podcasts that actually deliver and make you a smarter marketer.

1. Social Media Marketing Podcast

Hosted By Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner

Aptly named, the Social Media Marketing Podcast introduces the listener to real social media marketing experts who share their success stories and how they actually achieved results. Stelzner gives listeners a peak into the real workings of a successful social media marketer.

The most recent episode follows Holly Homer whose Facebook page, Quirky Momma has 3 million fans. Holly shares how she uses Facebook Insights to learn about her fans and Facebook Live to talk directly to her community and keep them highly engaged.

2. The Social Pros

Hosted by Jay Baer of Convince & Convert and Adam Brown of Salesforce.

Social Pros was recently named the best podcast at the Content Marketing Awards, and here’s why. They interview actual practicioners in Social Media Marketing who share tips, tricks and their in-the-trenches experiences.

Their most recent episode “How to Achieve Incredible Social Media Success in a University” features Monica Ballesteros, Social Media Manager of the Enterprise Marketing Hub at Arizona State University. She discusses maintaining brand cohesiveness and a high level of social customer care across hundreds of social accounts.

3. The GaryVee Audio Experience

Hosted by entrepreneur, CEO, investor, vlogger, and public speaker Gary Vaynerchuk

If you haven’t been introduced to Gary yet, you’re welcome. I’m a huge fan of Gary’s no-nonsense style where he answers questions from listeners on everything social media and business. The GaryVee Audio Experience is a mix of his #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches and segments from his DAILYVEE video series.

I suggest listening to one of his keynote speeches to get a good grasp of his style and message. His latest episode, A Conversation About Being An Immigrant, he discusses the immigrant view of the hustle and why being one has made him successful. This episode is an example of how he sprinkles a lot of common sense advice and motivation into his strategy content.

Each one of these podcasts leaves me with new information and truly does make me smarter after listening. Do you have any shows that you like to tune into?


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81 Responses

  1. Oh, a lot of thanks for introducing me to these marketing podcasts and I agree with you that learning from others can be a big help especially if they were these good. Continuous learning is a process of life. Every life is a great example, we can surely learn many things from them.

  2. I love a good podcast to listen to on my commute. I really got into serial and I love chopped which is a podcast for food bloggers! It definitely makes the time pass quicker!

  3. These are great suggestions. I will be checking them out right now! Thank you for sharing with me, it will definitely be a new experience to try.

  4. I love this because you could listen to this whilst driving, running or even doing dinner. I’m struggling to find time to read about social media strategies etc so to be able to listen to them would be amazing. Thankyou for sharing this, I wouldn’t have considered podcasts otherwise

  5. It’s been a long time since I last listened to a podcast! There are some really great ones! I think it’s nice that you’re sharing these! It would be nice to learn more about social media and the like.

  6. i love listening to travel podcasts. Recently I enjoyed this podcasts about Japan travel and its history.

  7. One of my friends swears by Gary Vaynerchuk. I do need to listen to him, though, because I’ve heard good stuff. I bookmarked this for me to come back to.

  8. This is so helpful, thank you for sharing! I am new to blogging and can use all the help I can get. Pinned so I can make sure I can listen to it later.

  9. I’ve never tried to listen a good podcast, this one is will help a lot of people. I’ll think about it.

  10. I believe I’ve subscribed to all of these podcasts, but I just haven’t had time to listen. I get really overwhelmed by social media marketing for my blog so I’m going to have to intentionally schedule time.

  11. Thanks for sharing these. I need to start engaging and learning from these social media marketing experts. I have a blog and will need every strategy there is.

  12. Great suggestions! The only one I’ve listened to is Gary V. He’s great, I have a book of his too! Ill have to give the Social Pros a listen, Ive heard of that one – but never listened. Thanks for sharing!

  13. I’ve not heard of the other two, but I absolutely love Gary V’s podcast! I will definitely check out the other two, I really find podcasts so helpful and I love that I can listen while I am exercising or driving in the car.

  14. Thanks for these suggestions, I’ll be sure to check them out. After all, I do have a lot to learn in the social media realm.

  15. I haven’t listened to many podcasts. Thank you for your suggestions. They all seem like they would help you in different ways. Even if they have similar tips the more you hear a strategy the easier it becomes to accept and implement.

  16. At least two or three times per week on evenings/nights I walk for 5 miles as well. The podcast that caught my attention was “the social pros”. Maybe during my evening walks would be a good time to listen to it.

  17. I think it’s about time I got into Podcasts! Never been my thing, but these do seem really interesting. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

  18. This is such a good idea. I’ve currently got into the habit of listening to audio books. I sued to read a lot of fiction Rom – Coms. I still enjoy them from time to time, but I’ve found it so much more beneficial to listen to non – fiction, entrepreneurial, fact based kind of books. Thanks for sharing

  19. It’s on my lists to listen to more podcasts this year. I might give these podcasts a go while I’m doing my workouts. It would be a good alternative to music, for sure!

  20. Thanks for the recommendations! It’s kinda hard for me sometimes to actually “LISTEN” during a run since my brain seems to be more preoccupied with breathing and staying alive! lol but on more leisure walks, I certainly enjoy a good audiobook! I’ll definitely check out these options though!

  21. This sounds like a great idea! I’m not running or anything, but I do listen to the music while working, so I might switch to these podcasts at least once in a while. Why not learn things while getting some things done?

  22. I think I will need to check out a few of these. I have never listened to a podcast. I’m very technologically challenged when it comes to the web though. Maybe one can help me to learn a little more about what I am doing. Thanks

  23. Running 5 miles is a great level of commitment. I am trying to build habits around my exercise routine. I have heard great things about Gary V. I am tuning in now. Thanks for the suggestion.

  24. I haven’t listened to many podcasts but I think they could be very beneficial and helpful. Thanks for sharing these. I will need to give them a listen.

  25. I enjoy a podcast that allows me to learn somerhing. These look awesome and I will definitely be looking them up especially regarding social media. That’s an area I could use more help in. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Hard to believe, but I have really never listened to an actual podcast! I have watched videos and joined in on a few live seminars. Even more honesty…I am not really sure what makes a podcast a podcast! I am literally going to google it lol. I imagine is the Internet’s version of radio. Is that correct?
    Geesh I am feeling my age right now.
    I will say that all 3 of these sound great and necessary in my life.
    Thanks for pointing out some great resources to start with on my podcast journey.

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