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Direct from his studio in the woods, creative strategist and filmmaker Gregg McLachlan shares his thoughts and insights about marketing, filmmaking, and social media

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Direct from his studio in the woods, creative strategist and filmmaker Gregg McLachlan shares his thoughts and insights about marketing, filmmaking, and social media

    #90: Swerving and adapting thanks to Covid19

    #90: Swerving and adapting thanks to Covid19

    Just like you, Covid19 has me reflecting on so many things, including my business. It has been a time of reflection, re-examining goals and dreams and...... yes, services. I feel that I have gained way more clarity over these past few months. I feel that my focus is even more laser-like now. I know where I want to grow and put more emphasis on going forward

    • 4 min
    #89: Innovative or Behind-The-Times?

    #89: Innovative or Behind-The-Times?

    Now is a kind of a gut-check for every community out there. As Coronavirus impacts nonprofits, groups, downtowns, and organizations, it's interesting to see the growing divide that's now being exposed: Some are being innovative and rethinking how they can deliver their programming and events by livestreaming, utilizing videos, or webinars in 2020. And then there are others simply throwing in the towel on programs and events. OK, I get it it: maybe some activities have significant logistics and no other way to proceed than being in-person, so cancelling makes sense. But the intent of this podcast episode is aimed at smaller organizations. Like downtowns, small nonprofit community groups, environmental organizations, etc. What's shocking is seeing so many activities being cancelled and thinking to myself: "Really? They couldn't find a way to do that online on some scale in 2020?" The takeaway is this: Audiences are missing you! Come July, they will REALLY missing you. You cannot afford being absent in their lives. So take a step back and think before you cancel. There are potential alternatives. Everyone is stuck at home and craving ways to stay connected with their favourite community groups and places. Innovative and progressive groups, downtowns and communities are REALLY standing out now Behind-the-times communities are REALLY being exposed now.

    • 3 min
    #88: Now Is The Time To Give Back, Help Others

    #88: Now Is The Time To Give Back, Help Others

    We're all in this together. What does that even mean? It's something I've been thinking a lot about in these days of business shutdowns, social isolation and social distancing. For me, I'm focusing on how to be an even better person. And truly making a difference. We all have skills that we can contribute. That's ultimately what will make "we're all in this together" truly succeed. For me, that means making myself available to help or listen. Giving back is now more important than ever. Helping others is paramount. We'll figure out the rest when all this over.

    • 3 min
    #87: Taking Ownership, Making Choices, and Struggles

    #87: Taking Ownership, Making Choices, and Struggles

    In this episode, I share the story of my career journey. It has been filled with highs and lows. It has been filled with naysayers and it has been filled with regrets. I have spent the last 10 years trying to rationalize time lost and what I still consider to be years of lost identity, something I still struggle with today. I'm living my best life today and soaring. And I rely on a few simple reminders to keep me focused. 

    • 11 min
    #86: Be Real On Instagram, Not 'Perfect'

    #86: Be Real On Instagram, Not 'Perfect'

    There's so much advice floating around out there about what you should and shouldn't do on Instagram. Most of it is wrong. Instagram is NOT Facebook. It's not Twitter. In fact, it's something totally unique. Its power is that it is a 'discovery' channel. It's where we discover people, places and shops. Those discoveries influence us to visit, shop, or engage. If all you're doing as a business is posing materials or products for the perfect 'staged' photos, you're missing the real power of Instagram. In this episode I talk about 'discovery' and what it means and how you can leverage it with your Instagram content.

    • 6 min
    #85: I'm Not Sure About The Value Of A Facebook Like Anymore

    #85: I'm Not Sure About The Value Of A Facebook Like Anymore

    I've noticed a growing trend in my industry today: More and more newcomers to the marketing field, many with little experience, are trumpeting 'popularity' as the key indicator of success for businesses. It's all about the number of Likes. And views (even if the hidden truth is that 87% of those views were less than five seconds). On Facebook, especially, I'm just not sure anymore about the value of a Like. It seems people just robotically hit Like with little thought. Personally, I have been putting more emphasis on places where I am seeing customers acquired, real conversations, and creating business-to-business relationships that transfer to offline collaborations.

    • 6 min

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