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Social Pros shines the spotlight on social media practitioners, people doing the real work for real companies. Each episode includes insights from a leading social media strategist plus current trends and ideas in the social media industry, discussed and ratified or debunked by Jay Baer of Convince & Convert and Adam Brown of Salesforce. Finally, each episode ends with The Big Two where our guest gives us their rapid-fire answers to two important questions.

Social Pros Podcast Convince & Convert

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    • 4.7, 128 Ratings

Social Pros shines the spotlight on social media practitioners, people doing the real work for real companies. Each episode includes insights from a leading social media strategist plus current trends and ideas in the social media industry, discussed and ratified or debunked by Jay Baer of Convince & Convert and Adam Brown of Salesforce. Finally, each episode ends with The Big Two where our guest gives us their rapid-fire answers to two important questions.

    Social Pros Greatest Hits - How Comcast Interacts With Customers on Social Media 6 Million Times Each Year

    Social Pros Greatest Hits - How Comcast Interacts With Customers on Social Media 6 Million Times Each Year

    On this special encore episode of the Social Pros Podcast, we’re joined by Lisa Blackshear, Sr. Vice President of Communications, Digital Media at Comcast, to talk about how to build and manage an incredible social care team.
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    Create Authentic Social Care Teams
    Providing outstanding customer care has never been easier thanks to social media. Before the internet, a telephone call was the best way for brands to interact with their customers. Nowadays, customers are more inclined to ‘hit you up’ on social rather than choose to speak to you over the phone.
    Social media customer care is critical, so how can you make sure your social care team is performing at the highest standard?
    Lisa Blackshear, Sr. Vice President of Communications, Digital Media at Comcast, is our guest on this throwback episode of the show. Lisa runs what could possibly be one of the largest customer care programs in the country with over 400 agents interacting with customers and resolving issues across every social channel imaginable.
    With everything going on in the world right now, having a strong customer care team in place is so important and providing genuine, human interactions is what will set you apart from your competition and keep customers coming back for more.
    In This Episode:
    05:20 - How to build an amazing social care team 09:17 - How engagement on social has evolved alongside customer expectations 14:08 - How Comcast’s social care team adapts their customer’s tone to create personal and authentic interactions 20:41 - How your customer care team can coordinate multiple touchpoints with customers 24:14 – What social channels Comcast’s social care team is most active 29:05 - How to use customer interactions to improve your social care team’s performance 32:56 - How to effectively coordinate between the social care team, communications/PR, and branding  
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    • 42 min
    How Social Unites 4000+ Clubs to Support One Great Cause

    How Social Unites 4000+ Clubs to Support One Great Cause

    Tiffany Rivers, the Social Media Manager at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, joins the Social Pros Podcast to talk about how she and her team has leveraged social to bring over 4000 clubs together during difficult times.
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    Social Unites
    Not everyone agrees with each other on social media. Spontaneous (and often heated) debates can spark from the most unlikely post or tweet. So, who would have thought that when COVID-19 sent millions into isolation that social media would be the very thing that helps bring people together?
    Social has played a significant role in bringing families, friends, and colleagues together during an incredibly difficult time. Tiffany Rivers, the Social Media Manager at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, has managed to successfully leverage the power of social to bring over 4000 clubs together to support one worthy cause.
    As you can imagine, this was no easy feat considering each of the 4000+ clubs are in different locations around the country, each with their own CEO, leadership, and teams. So, how did Tiffany work with all of these clubs to ensure everyone told the same story in unison so that they could continue their work helping make great futures a reality for America's youth? Find out on this inspiring episode of Social Pros!
    In This Episode:
    03:50 – How Tiffany works with marketing and communications colleagues 09:26 – How to change an organization’s view on social media 12:37 - How the clubs leveraged internal talent, virtual programming, and social during COVID-19 18:45 – Why it’s so important to come together during difficult times 20:47 – Tiffany talks about the club’s partnerships with people such as Denzel Washington, Katy Perry, and Beyoncé 28:00 – How to determine what messages go out on which social channels 33:08 – How Tiffany makes sure that messages are consistent across all 4000+ clubs Visit SocialPros.com for more insights from your favorite social media marketers.

    • 49 min
    How a Community Manager Became Global VP of Marketing at Patrón Tequila

    How a Community Manager Became Global VP of Marketing at Patrón Tequila

    Adrian Parker, Global VP of Marketing for Patrón Tequila, joins the Social Pros Podcast to talk about how he leads all of the marketing for the #1 most talked about spirits brand in the world.
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    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 Resources:
    Get the new State of Marketing report for free from Salesforce Find out more about the community at SocialMedia.org with a special form for Social Pros listeners Download Einstein's Guide To AI Use Cases from Salesforce Visit Patrón Tequila’s website Visit Adrian Parker’s website Visit SocialPros.com for more insights from your favorite social media marketers.

    • 49 min
    How Pfizer Built Employee Advocacy Success From the Top-Down

    How Pfizer Built Employee Advocacy Success From the Top-Down

    Chad Parizman, the Head of Social Media & Digital Communications at Pfizer, joins the Social Pros Podcast to talk about how brands can launch a successful employee advocacy program.
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    Staff can help generate exposure for brands using their online assets, such as social media, to help increase a brand’s reach and influence. Activating employees as marketing assets in this way, can stir incredible results for your business.
    But where should you start with employee advocacy?
    Chad Parizman, the Sr Director, Digital Activation at Pfizer, believes that successful employee advocacy starts from the top-down. It’s very difficult to build employee advocacy from ‘the bottom-up.’ You really need to secure support from senior leadership to help launch and maintain a successful employee advocacy program.
    In this episode:
    06:13 – How Pfizer’s workflow for digital content has changed in light of COVID-19 08:57 – How Pfizer’s overall view on the importance of social has adapted over the last few years 11:48 – How the leadership team at Pfizer supported the launch of the company’s employee advocacy program 12:33 - Chad shares amazing tips to help you get an employee advocacy program off the ground 15:29 – A closer look at the intersection of social and executive communications at Pfizer 20:26 – Why it’s so important to give employees a voice 22:40 – How Pfizer is using podcasting for internal communications 28:03 – How Pfizer approached external podcasts related to vaccines 37:55 – Innovative ways Pfizer uses internal podcasts Resources:
    Get the new State of Marketing report for free from Salesforce Find out more about the community at SocialMedia.org with a special form for Social Pros listeners Download Salesforce's free eBook - "50 Best Practices for Email Marketers" Learn more about Pfizer Visit SocialPros.com for more insights from your favorite social media marketers.

    • 49 min
    The Truth About LinkedIn Ad Success

    The Truth About LinkedIn Ad Success

    AJ Wilcox, Founder of B2Linked, a LinkedIn Ads-specific ad agency, joins the Social Pros Podcast to discuss how you can supercharge your next LinkedIn Ad campaign.
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    LinkedIn Ads can get your business in front of the right people, but with so much ‘best practices for LinkedIn Ads’ swarming around the internet, what advice should you listen to and what should you ignore?
    AJ Wilcox is a LinkedIn Ads pro and Founder of B2Linked, a LinkedIn Ads-specific ad agency. AJ is one of the most honest people in the industry and he knows exactly what you need to do to supercharge your LinkedIn Ads. His number one piece of advice? Don’t listen to LinkedIn! Their main goal is to make money and their carefully placed default suggestions will lead to unnecessarily high ad spend and not much return on investment.
    So, if you shouldn’t listen to LinkedIn when it comes to building your ad campaign, who should you listen to? Well, you can start by listening to this episode of Social Pros. AJ shares lots of honest advice for building successful ad campaigns on LinkedIn and as someone who has managed some of the world’s largest LinkedIn Ads accounts worldwide, his advice is golden.
    In This Episode
    06:31 – How LinkedIn Ads compares to other platforms in terms of optimization 09:41 – Whether LinkedIn’s cost-per-click is likely to increase or stabilize 10:43 – Why LinkedIn Live is gaining a lot of traction and engagement 12:52 – A closer look at the new ad formats and purchasing options 17:15 – How LinkedIn has evolved 18:58 – How to target LinkedIn Ads 22:51 – A few of the superior calls to action you can use in LinkedIn Ads 25:40 – Why you shouldn’t listen to LinkedIn when building your ad campaign 28:21 – Who is most likely to resonate and click on LinkedIn Ads 29:46 – How to use LinkedIn to help achieve your goals (get more views on a post, find a new career, etc.) 32:30 – What your starting budget should be when leveraging LinkedIn Ads Resources:
    Get the new State of Marketing report for free from Salesforce Find out more about the community at SocialMedia.org with a special form for Social Pros listeners Download Salesforce’s e-book, ‘Einstein’s Guide to AI Use Cases’ Listen to new episodes of the Standing Ovation podcast Visit B2Linked’s website Listen to The LinkedIn Ads Show podcast Visit SocialPros.com for more insights from your favorite social media marketers.

    • 39 min
    How Chipotle Got 1 Billion Views on a Single TikTok Promotion

    How Chipotle Got 1 Billion Views on a Single TikTok Promotion

    Tressie Lieberman, Vice President, Digital Marketing and Off-Premise at Chipotle, joins the Social Pros Podcast to discuss how the popular taco and burrito chain acquired outstanding feedback and engagement from a single TikTok promotion.
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    No matter how much of a ‘social pro’ you are, you won’t get far without the help of an incredible social media team.
    Someone who understands this better than anyone is Tressie Lieberman, Vice President, Digital Marketing and Off-Premise at Chipotle. Tressie and her team have helped Chipotle (the masterminds behind the world’s greatest tacos and burritos) skyrocket social engagement through smart influencer marketing, active social listening and genius promotions.
    One of these promotions has amassed over 1.4 billion views on TikTok (yes, you read that correctly). On this delicious episode of the show, Tressie reveals the ingredients that went into creating such a wildly successful social media promotion and doesn’t hold back on sharing her best insights and tips for B2C brands who want to reach the same level of success.
    In This Episode
    04:52 – The key role that communication plays when juggling multiple locations and employees 06:02 – How Chipotle uses social as an integral tool to learn more about their customers 08:40 – How Chipotle segment their target audiences by channel 09:39 – A look at how the social team at Chipotle operates across different channels and expertise 13:35 – What Chipotle looks for in an ‘ideal influencer’ 16:46 – How Chipotle gained 1.4 billion views for a single promotion on TikTok 24:37 – How Chipotle set up their initial colonization plan for TikTok 27:00 – How the customer service team gets involved in social 31:59 – How Chipotle’s legal team helps to guide the company in terms of contracts and other relevant factors Resources:
    Get the new State of Marketing report for free from Salesforce Find out more about the community at SocialMedia.org with a special form for Social Pros listeners Download Salesforce’s e-book, ‘Einstein’s Guide to AI Use Cases’ Listen to episode 21 of Social Pros with Joe Stupp from Chipotle Visit SocialPros.com for more insights from your favorite social media marketers.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

Renoushka ,

Engaging and enlightening

Solid show. I met Jay at Optimization Summit in Scottsdale many years ago and that was it. Solid presenter and continues to help pave the way for social. Awesome show. Thank you.

ams8993 ,

A staple!

I listen to every episode and often assign them to my college who get easily addicted, that’s a tough crowd to woo!

Brooke Craven ,

Awesome Podcast!!

Jay, host of the Social Pros Podcast, highlights all aspects of social media, marketing and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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