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?