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Marketing Expert, Chris Askew, and Sales Consultant, Joshua Levoff, team up to bring you TAG! A show about teaming up your sales and marketing to win big in business!

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Marketing Expert, Chris Askew, and Sales Consultant, Joshua Levoff, team up to bring you TAG! A show about teaming up your sales and marketing to win big in business!

    Ax Throwing, Being Nice, and The Magic of Slow Moments - With Ann Handley

    Ax Throwing, Being Nice, and The Magic of Slow Moments - With Ann Handley

    This was one of my favorite interviews ever. Ann was incredibly fun to hang out with. She was also in my top 5 marketers in my "interview bucket list."

    During this interview we got personal and talked about how Ann got started in writing, how she connects with her audience and what she does to slow down.

    I have an emotional connection with Ann's book 'Everybody Writes.' We talked about my mom, her struggle with cancer and how the words of a professor telling her that she couldn't write deeply affected her and they became the deciding factor on her dropping out of college.

    Ann shares how this professor was dead wrong, and that everyone CAN write and she covered some of the basics that you can work on to become a better writer.

    On this show we also cover what Ann is most passionate about in marketing, what marketing trends she would kill, what she would do if she had to start over from absolute scratch, and how slowing down and being strategic with your content is going to be key for business success.

    Connect with Ann Handley at:

    Marketingprofs.com

    Annhandley.com/newsletter

    twitter.com/marketingprofs
    twitter.com/annhandly

    http://annhandley.com/everybodywrites/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Grow Your Audience, Get More Sales and Scale Your Business With Andrew & Pete

    Grow Your Audience, Get More Sales and Scale Your Business With Andrew & Pete

    Do you want to grow your audience, get more sales and scale your business quicker?

    I had the honor and privilege of interviewing Andrew & Pete not long ago, and we had an absolute blast 🧨💥 hanging out on this show.

    This is probably the most jam-packed podcast I have ever had!!!! (Legit a TON 🏋️‍♂️ of great advice)

    Andrew & Pete are the dynamic duo of marketing! (and probably the two FUNNEST 🤣 guys in marketing)

    Their whole goal is to help small business owners and entrepreneurs grow their business the smart way!

    They have been keynote speakers 🎤 at some of the biggest events in the marketing industry such as Social Media Marketing World, Content Marketing World, Interact, Social Media Examiner and a whole LITANY of others.

    They have also created Atomic and their own conference in the UK called:

    Atomicon  🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Seriously this is one of the best line-ups for any conference I have ever seen ever!


    On this episode we cover

    👉 main reasons why people don’t grow their businesses

    👉 We also cover the Big Domino Theory

    👉 The 90/10 Rule

    👉 3 ways to get more time back in your business

    👉 5 ways to create content that drives action

    👉 Creating a sales proposal (Free Resource)

    (Told you it was packed!!!)

    🍕🍍




    #podcast #entrepreneur #smb #teamATOMIC #tagpodcast



    Listen to the podcast here:
    Https://tagteamup.com/57


    Connect with Andrew and Pete Here:

    https://www.andrewandpete.com/

    https://www.atomicon.co.uk/



    YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/andrewANDpeteTV

    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B4UmLNGJD59/

    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/AndrewAndPete

    Free Sales Proposal Template
    https://www.andrewandpete.com/sales-proposals/

    • 57 min
    How to find your voice and build your brand on social media - with Brittlestar

    How to find your voice and build your brand on social media - with Brittlestar

    Every now and then you get a podcast guest that just blows you away.

    For me this guest was Brittlestar (aka Stewart Reynolds).

    I had a FANTASTIC time just hanging out with him and getting to know his story.

    (seriously I HAD SO MUCH FUN on this one!)

    His story is simply amazing because it is quite literally the journey of his entire family - going from just a regular family to becoming internet celebrities.

    Hundreds of thousands of people watch Brittlestar’s comedic and family-friendly videos each week. They have been viewed well over 500 MILLION times between all of his social media channels.

    I remember seeing one of his first videos on Vine and he walks our listeners through the heartache his family went through when that platform just SHUT DOWN and they lost 1.2 million followers that just disappeared.

    Brittlestar shares his best advice to people who are getting started on social media, how to find your authentic voice and he encourages you to go all in and just go for it.

    He shares tips on how to monetize a social audience and how to build your brand across multiple platforms (something he has truly mastered)

    Stuart has created the event Social Media North - which is an event built for social media creators, influencers and businesses. His goal is to galvanize a community of creators and fans and create an event where you can come learn from the pros and meet your heroes.

    Listen to the TAG! Podcast with Brittlestar:
    https://tagteamup.com/56

    Connect with Brittlestar:
    @brittlestar on just about every platform

    Check out Social Media North
    https://www.socialmedianorth.ca/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    How to effectively run a one-person marketing department - Sarah Noel Block

    How to effectively run a one-person marketing department - Sarah Noel Block

    Being a one-person marketing department can be hard!

    But Sarah Noel Block shows how you can be incredibly effective as a team of one!

    I was so glad that I had discovered Sarah and her content! She is super passionate about helping small teams and providing them the resources that they need to be excellent at their jobs!

    Sarah has a lot of experience going solo in marketing. She once a 1-person marketing team for 5 companies all at the same time. To say her time was stretched thin would be an understatement.

    But - event stretched thin - Sarah prevailed.

    She’s turned that experience into excellent learning moments for hundreds of other marketers.

    Sarah gives SOLID SOLID SOLID advice on this episode!

    She covers how important niching down your message is, ESPECIALLY if you are a small business.

    “Each audience and each message and each purpose behind the message needs the right strategy - and finding that strategy is my passion” - Sarah Noel Block


    On this show we cover the common pitfalls of being a 1 person department and what ends up derailing most!

    We also cover tips on HOW to focus on what matters the most! And, how to even determine what that is if you are overwhelmed and at a loss!

    Sarah uses an array of tools to help streamline her process and she outlines what her ideal tech stack might look like (and why it may be unique for each business she works with)

    She also covers what you should do if you are a small company with a super limited budget on marketing.


    You can connect with Sarah at:

    https://www.sarahnoelblock.com/


    Or on LinkedIn at:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahnoelblock/

    • 53 min
    How to create authentic relationships on LinkedIn - with Chantel Soumis

    How to create authentic relationships on LinkedIn - with Chantel Soumis

    I had an opportunity to interview 🔮 “The Brand Sorceress” 🔮 Chantel Soumis for the TAG! Sales & Marketing Podcast.

    Chantel has just been recently named on the Top 15 LinkedIn Creators to follow by Viral Nation. She was mentioned alongside some well known people such as Jeff Weiner, Richard Bronson, Bill Gates, Kevin O’Leary, Simon Sinek.

    If you don’t know Chantel I can tell you that she is one of the kindest, most authentic people I have ever met! Her personality was so bubbly and positive. I had an absolute blast interviewing her.

    Chantel is on a mission is to spread awareness, hope and inclusion for those in the differently-abled community. In this episode she covers how she faces adversity with MS and how she was able to overcome a tremendous amount of social anxiety to become who she is now!

    On this podcast Chantel teaches


    🔮 How she grew her following organically to over 45K followers

    💫 LinkedIn Connection Etiquette

    🎩 Connection Webbing

    🐰 What people get wrong with the personal branding process

    ✨ How to get better at LinkedIn

    🃏 How to truly build authentic relationships with sales & marketing

    🔮 how to support and empower differently-abled people

    💫 Advice for women on how to keep yourself safe from men who may harass on LinkedIn


    This was a power-packed episode and I truly hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!

    Connect with Chantel:

    On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chantelsoumis/

    Or at her websites:

    ChantelSoumis.com
    stardustcreative.net

    • 42 min
    How to launch and grow your startup the right way - with Corey Patrick from the Youngstown Business Incubator

    How to launch and grow your startup the right way - with Corey Patrick from the Youngstown Business Incubator

    Everybody knows entrepreneurship is hard - you are guaranteed to go through the highs and the lows.

    On this episode of TAG! We talk with Corey Patrick of the Youngstown Business Incubator.

    Corey talks about how when your business is at your “lows” it’s their job to keep you going forward and keep pushing you because when you push through that’s when you hit that next breakthrough.

    The Youngstown Business incubator is definitely a unique incubator. They focus on growing businesses not just in Youngstown Ohio but all over the world.

    They offer help to any entrepreneur - no matter where they are located. In fact one of their mottos is “You can have an effective and successful start up company anywhere in the world - no one cares where it’s located.”

    Some of their clients include tech/software companies, 3D Printing Companies, Consumer Packaged Goods, Lifestyle Businesses as well as businesses founded by minorities and women.

    They are INCREDIBLY good at helping entrepreneurs grow by providing them resources, helping them with funding and getting them connected to the right people and businesses that will help them flourish.

    Corey shares about some of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face. For most it’s funding. Corey says it has gotten better over the years for sure due to different opportunities for funding that are out there now, but there is always a demand for more.

    He also shares that most businesses fail because they are not willing to pivot or they are not coachable, or perhaps they lose interest over time because the business isn’t paying the bills or they are frustrated because they didn’t become an overnight success.

    On this show Corey offers advice and tips on how a new business can bring themselves to market more effectively. He also walks through how to do proper roadmapping and market research for your business as well. He also shares about how important a brand is and how a brand can make or kill a startup sometimes.

    If you are an entrepreneur and you are trying to grow your business - You DEFINITELY want to work with Corey and the YBI.


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/coreypatrick/

    https://ybi.org/


    Twitter : https://twitter.com/ybitweets
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youngstownbusinessincubator/
    Fb - https://www.facebook.com/ybincubator

    Blog that Corey Recommends:

    Social Media Today:
    https://www.socialmediatoday.com/

    Book that Corey Recommends:

    Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth
    https://amzn.to/2QsS4HV

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

Minion lover <3 ,

A Page-Turning Podcast?

TAG! is like that great novel you just can't put down at two in the morning. I learned so much from the interview with Fuse executive Dean Petrulakis. My proposals will never be the same, and as for the empty chair we should have at every meeting -- a priceless example of how to build unforgettable customer relationships.

Calm Caroline ,

Straight Fire!

I listened to your podcast with Andy Crestodina last night and it was straight fire! You asked really great questions and I found myself continuously stopping to take notes. “Prescription without diagnosis is malpractice”... that’s genius. Also I liked that you ask about failure, I think it’s really important to talk about despite being a conversation everyone likes to shy away from. Awesome podcast! 👏🏻🔥

Joshua Levoff ,

Love hosting this show

I love doing this. Chris is amazing with his content on Marketing and it’s a great flow and balance with sales.

I am enjoying every minute co-hosting!

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