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The Company Show is a podcast about running a podcast for your business or company. Podcasting FOR your business or company is different than podcasting as a passion project, or even with your podcast AS a business. You need to meet real organizational goals with a minimum of time and energy, because the podcast is just one part of all that you do. Whether you’re a solopreneur who is running a whole business, or the marketing manager overseeing multiple cross-channel campaigns company podcasts have specific requirements, restrictions and opportunities that hobby, passion and solo-project podcasts just don’t have.
But if you can work out a good system, you can shorten sales cycles, pre-warm leads, meet new partners, increase your brand awareness and authority, and generate weekly (or more!) fresh, dynamic content, all in the course of producing your show. This podcast will help you do that, with answers to every question you’ve got about podcasting, and interviews with different subject matter experts in the content marketing and multi-media industries.
Megan Dougherty is a digital marketer with over a decade of experience consulting and supporting business owners, who co-founded One Stone Creative in 2017 as a podcast production agency for business owners. One Stone Creative helps plan, produce and promote podcast episodes with a high-touch, consultative approach. Every business is different, and so is every business podcast. Over 5 years, and thousands of podcast episodes, we’ve identified the “blueprints” that make a company podcast successful, and are thrilled to be sharing that information with you. 

The Company Show Megan Dougherty

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The Company Show is a podcast about running a podcast for your business or company. Podcasting FOR your business or company is different than podcasting as a passion project, or even with your podcast AS a business. You need to meet real organizational goals with a minimum of time and energy, because the podcast is just one part of all that you do. Whether you’re a solopreneur who is running a whole business, or the marketing manager overseeing multiple cross-channel campaigns company podcasts have specific requirements, restrictions and opportunities that hobby, passion and solo-project podcasts just don’t have.
But if you can work out a good system, you can shorten sales cycles, pre-warm leads, meet new partners, increase your brand awareness and authority, and generate weekly (or more!) fresh, dynamic content, all in the course of producing your show. This podcast will help you do that, with answers to every question you’ve got about podcasting, and interviews with different subject matter experts in the content marketing and multi-media industries.
Megan Dougherty is a digital marketer with over a decade of experience consulting and supporting business owners, who co-founded One Stone Creative in 2017 as a podcast production agency for business owners. One Stone Creative helps plan, produce and promote podcast episodes with a high-touch, consultative approach. Every business is different, and so is every business podcast. Over 5 years, and thousands of podcast episodes, we’ve identified the “blueprints” that make a company podcast successful, and are thrilled to be sharing that information with you. 

    Release Cadences for Every Business Goal with Megan Dougherty

    Release Cadences for Every Business Goal with Megan Dougherty

    After “should we have a podcast?” one of the first decisions you’re going to have to make is how often you want to release and how long you’re going to podcast for.

    You’ve got options, and options within options—and it’s an important choice. Once you commit to a release cadence in your podcast, you should stick to it.

    Tom Fox, The Compliance Evangelist and creator of the Compliance Podcast Network, says, “Your podcast is a promise to your audience,” and he’s absolutely right.

    If you commit to and communicate that you’re going to start a weekly podcast, you should deliver a weekly podcast. It’s not just because it’s important to do what you say you’re going to do—inconsistent releases or a series of stops and starts just aren’t a great look for most brands.

    Consistency is professional, and it should be table stakes, which sometimes means not biting off more than you can chew when it comes to your podcast.

    That is it’s own challenge, because the reality is that more frequent releases means more and faster progress towards key business goals. So you’ve got to find the balance that works best for you, your team, and your business goals.

    Here is some information that will help you make the choice. Listen to the episode or read the blog post here: https://podcastingforbusiness.com/79


    Tune in to learn about:
    Release strategy based on business goalsShould you release in seasons?Types of podcast seasonsSeason topics that you can use

    Don’t forget to join us for our free monthly strategy calls on the third Thursday of every month!

    We’ll See You Soon!We’re going to be taking a short hiatus for the next 4 weeks while we work on something very, very exciting—One Stone Creative is writing a book!
    You can expect all the details, how you can get a sneak peek, maybe a nifty bonus or two (who knows?)
    We’ll be replaying some great episodes from the archive in the meantime; enjoy, and I’ll be talking to you in a few weeks!


    Need A Podcast?The Company Show was made possible by the team at One Stone Creative.
    If you know a business owner that you think should have a podcast, do us a favor and send them to podcastingforbusiness.com!


    Key Quotes“A season can also be a great way to test the waters of podcasting to see if you like it and if your audience and community are interested in hearing from you in this way.” - Megan Dougherty


    ResourcesOne Stone Creative | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
    Make sure to check out our free Monthly Strategy Calls!
    Podcasting for Business Conference 2023 Recordings
    Learn about what other business podcasters are doing:
    State of Business Podcasting Report 2023

    Related:Does Your Podcast Format match Your Podcast Goals?

    PFBCon 2023 RecordingsWhether you're a solopreneur, manager of a department, principal at a firm, or a non-fiction author ready to expand into audio, the Podcasting for Business Conference will help you leverage a podcast to meet your business objectives.
    Missed PFBCon 2023? Check out the recordings!

    • 7 min
    Case Study: Podcasting as a Long-Term Marketing Strategy with Susan Friedmann

    Case Study: Podcasting as a Long-Term Marketing Strategy with Susan Friedmann

    How to include the bio of your guest in a podcast episode is a topic of some debate in the industry, and it should really come down, as it always does, to the type of show you're creating and your goals for it, as well as your personal tastes and preferences.

    I've been known to say that it's best not to have your guests share their own origin story on your podcast so that you can get right to the meat of the content more quickly. As a listener of this show, you'll know that makes me a terrible hypocrite, because I often start interviews by asking the guests to talk about their company and their podcast.

    I've tried just getting into a conversation, and honestly, for me, I find it a little too awkward and since my main goal of the podcast is building strong relationships, that's really okay. Maybe it's not perfect, but it's much better than fumbling the kickoff every week and feeling weird going into that kind of conversation.

    But I'm talking to someone today who is awesome at that particular strategy of skipping the intro and getting right into the heart of things immediately. It's one of the things that makes her podcast so dynamic and engaging for her audience. And she's here to give us a deep dive into the podcast that has been a key marketing strategy for her business for the last eight years.

    Susan Friedmann is the owner of Aviva Publishing and host of the Book Marketing Mentors podcast. In this case study episode, we're going to be digging into how Susan has used her podcast as a marketing and audience engagement strategy for over 400 episodes.

    Susan was so generous with her knowledge and experience, and this case study is a wonderful example of how a podcast can become a fundamental part of a long-term marketing strategy.

    Listen to the episode or read the blog post here: https://podcastingforbusiness.com/78

    Tune in to learn about:
    The birth and growth of Aviva PublishingPodcasting as a marketing strategyPodcast planning and launchMetrics vs enjoymentSusan Friedmann's podcast production workflowMeasuring podcast successHow to nurture client relationships and leverage resourcesFuture plans for Book Marketing Mentors

    Don’t forget to join us for our free monthly strategy calls on the third Thursday of every month!


    Be A Guest on The Company ShowDo you have a podcast that's making a major difference in your business or know one that is? Fill this contact form and let us know about it.
    We'd love to have you here for a case study episode like this one!


    Need A Podcast?As always, this is Megan Dougherty, and The Company Show was made possible by the team at One Stone Creative.
    If you know a business owner that you think should have a podcast, do us a favor and send them to podcastingforbusiness.com!


    Key Quotes"I usually have a starting question to get us in. I get straight to the chase; this is a 25–30-minute interview, I want to get to something substantive. Maybe I'm wrong here, but I don't do the tell us about yourself and your history. I don't do that because that can take up a bit of time that I would rather use getting down to the subject.” - Susan Friedmann
    "I find often, speakers, they can be such excellent guests because they know when to stop and it’s a really underrated skill in being either a host or a guest.” - Megan Dougherty


    ResourcesOne Stone Creative | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
    Make sure to check out our free Monthly Strategy Calls!
    Podcasting for Business Conference 2023 Recordings
    Learn about what other business podcasters are doing:
    State of Business Podcasting Report 2023
    Susan Friedmann Aviva Publishing | Book Marketing Mentors Podcast | LinkedIn
    20-Minute Brainstorm with Susan

    Related:Case Study: Growing a Media Business Through Podcasting with Rayna RokickiHow to Measure the Impact of Your Podcast with Megan DoughertyPitching and Podcasting for Authors with Angie Trueblood

    • 48 min
    Maximizing the Value of Your Podcast Archive with Racheal Cook

    Maximizing the Value of Your Podcast Archive with Racheal Cook

    A truly massive content archive will usually cause one of two feelings:

    Unspeakable delight about the opportunityA sucking dread at the thought of the work involved in repurposing it
    The difference between those feelings? Strategy and organization.

    This episode of The Company Show is all about strategy and organization and how you can use them to make sure your content archive fills you with more joy than terror.

    My guest this week is past mistress at the art and science of understanding the role that content plays in a customer's buying journey. And her process of content tracking and annual content audits is positively aspirational.

    Racheal Cook is the founder of The CEO Collective and host of Promote Yourself to CEO and she has helped thousands of women entrepreneurs design predictably profitable businesses without hustle and burnout.

    We had an amazing conversation that covered a lot of ground. Listen to the episode below or read the blog post: https://podcastingforbusiness.com/77

    Tune in to the full episode to learn about:
    effective content strategy and organizationevolving your content and podcastthe power of evergreen contenttreating your podcast as a library of assetscontent management and planningattract listeners through multiple channelsbuilding a nurturing content ecosystemtracking audience engagement and acquisition

    Don’t forget to join us for our free monthly strategy calls on the third Thursday of every month!


    Next Week on The Company ShowNext week, we've got an exciting case study episode coming up with Susan Friedmann, the creator of Aviva Publishing and host of the Book Marketing Mentors podcast.
    We're going to be digging into her strategy, results, and what she's learned over more than 400 episodes.


    Need A Podcast?As always, this is Megan Dougherty, and The Company Show was made possible by the team at One Stone Creative.
    If you know a business owner that you think should have a podcast, do us a favor and send them to podcastingforbusiness.com!


    Key Quotes“You don't need a massive audience. You just need those loyal people who listen to you every single week and who come back to you again and again.” - Rachel Cook

    “My job on my podcast is twofold. It's to nurture those people, walk them through this content series where I'm really comprehensive covering a specific topic, but also it's to get them to engage on my website by opting in for something.” - Rachel Cook

    "A truly massive content archive will usually cause one of two feelings.: one, unspeakable delight about the opportunity, or two, a sucking dread at the thought of the work involved in repurposing it.” - Megan Dougherty


    ResourcesOne Stone Creative | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
    Make sure to check out our free Monthly Strategy Calls!
    Podcasting for Business Conference 2023 Recordings
    Learn about what other business podcasters are doing:
    State of Business Podcasting Report 2023
    Racheal Cook Website | Podcast | Instagram | TikTok | LinkedIn | Facebook


    Related:Create with Intent to Repurpose with Jaclyn SchiffBringing Order to Chaos in Your Podcast ProcessesHow to Measure the Impact of Your Podcast

    • 43 min
    Pitching and Podcasting for Authors with Angie Trueblood

    Pitching and Podcasting for Authors with Angie Trueblood

    What’s the best way to grow your podcast audience? That is a topic that could be debated hotly by pretty much anyone who works in podcasting. But all would agree that if being a guest on other people’s podcasts isn’t the very best method, it’s high on the list.

    Pitching well, which is to say, effectively and in a manner that results in guest appearances and new professional relationships is one of those things that is simple but not easy.

    Simple: Find complementary shows, communicate your value, bring your best content and generally be a helpful and gracious guest.

    Not easy: How do you pitch, are you good enough, will they listen to you, how much research do you need to do, do you have to promote your episode, how long is this all going to take and what if no one accepts you?

    Maybe I’m the only one who gets a little in my head about it, but it’s not likely.

    Angie Trueblood the founder of The Podwize Group is one of my very best friends in the industry, and since our very first interview, we’ve been talking, collaborating, workshopping and generally working together to create ways that different kinds of businesses owners can leverage podcasts and podcast appearances.

    And through these conversations we’ve come up with really excellent use-cases for different kinds of business owners—most specifically, authors. Turns out we also have in common a love of the written word and the people who create those words as a marketing strategy for their companies.

    So, enjoy this conversation I had with Angie; there have been some changes in both of our businesses since it was originally released. Check the show notes for the latest links and details but the strategy and practice of pitching is solid.

    There is so much gold in this conversation that will help you refine your own pitching strategy to get more visibility on your show, your book and your business.

    If you’re interested in that, listen to the episode or read the blog post: https://podcastingforbusiness.com/76

    Tune in to the full episode to learn about:
    Benefits of podcast guesting for authorsPitching for Podcasts vs. Other PublicationsShould you outsource the pitch?Overcoming Pitching AnxietyPitching time and schedulingHow to be a great podcast guestLaunching your book with podcasts

    Don’t forget to join us for our free monthly strategy calls on the third Thursday of every month!

    Need A Podcast?As always, this is Megan Dougherty, and The Company Show was made possible by the team at One Stone Creative.
    If you know a business owner that you think should have a podcast, do us a favor and send them to podcastingforbusiness.com!
    Key Quotes"I want more than anything else to have a guest who is prepared and takes this opportunity seriously. If they proactively send me information that's going to help negate any weird things happening, perfect. I'm your biggest fan." - Angie Trueblood
    "The more you do, the more people hear you, and then all of a sudden you're being heard everywhere." - Megan Dougherty


    ResourcesOne Stone Creative | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
    Make sure to check out our free Monthly Strategy Calls!
    Podcasting for Business Conference 2023 Recordings
    Learn about what other business podcasters are doing:
    State of Business Podcasting Report 2023
    Angie Trueblood Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | The Podwize Group | Go Pitch Yourself Podcast


    Related:The Ultimate Guest Pitching System with Kris WardPractice Makes Prepared with Meridith GrundeiA Dance of Guests and Hosts: Optimizing Your Workflows and Relationships with Jason CerconeDon’t Leave Your Guest Guessing

    • 44 min
    A Tale of Three Podcasts with Megan Dougherty

    A Tale of Three Podcasts with Megan Dougherty

    Podcasts that look very similar from the outside can actually create completely different kinds of value for the businesses running them. Here’s what I mean:

    Imagine a standard podcast. The podcasty-est podcast you can dream up. You know what I'm talking about: about 40 minutes long, one host interviewing one guest, released every Tuesday. The Ur-Podcast—there are a lot of them.

    It’s tempting to think they all sound the same. The more cynical among us might say that they do. But they can be serving very different functions for the companies that run them and making a very different impact based on the Blueprint used and the individual metrics optimized for.

    Let’s take a look at how a ‘bread and butter’ podcast format can be optimized for very different business outcomes. Listen to the episode or read the blog post here: https://podcastingforbusiness.com/75


    Tune in to the full episode to learn about:
    How similar podcasts can serve different purposesHow to optimize podcast for different goalsOptimizing workflows, recordings, and post-productionShould you be concerned about competition?

    Don’t forget to join us for our free monthly strategy calls on the third Thursday of every month!

    Let’s ConnectI’d love to know your reason for podcasting—and how you’re optimizing for it! Find me on LinkedIn or Instagram.


    Need A Podcast?The Company Show was made possible by the team at One Stone Creative.
    If you know a business owner that you think should have a podcast, do us a favor and send them to podcastingforbusiness.com!
    Key Quotes
    “No one has ever found a podcast on a topic they are interested in and said: *That’s it! I have found the one and only podcast on this topic I’m going to listen to; I will never seek out or listen to another one—*that doesn’t happen." - Megan Dougherty


    ResourcesOne Stone Creative | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
    Make sure to check out our free Monthly Strategy Calls!
    Podcasting for Business Conference 2023 Recordings
    Learn about what other business podcasters are doing:
    State of Business Podcasting Report 2023Related:
    Does Your Podcast Format match Your Podcast Goals?Using LinkedIn to Supercharge your Relationship Building with Sophie LechnerMaximizing your Creative Energy to Serve Your AudienceCreating Impact with Expert Knowledge with Kachina GosselinPodcasting with Purpose with Fatima ZaidiPFBCon 2023 Recordings
    Whether you're a solopreneur, manager of a department, principal at a firm, or a non-fiction author ready to expand into audio, the Podcasting for Business Conference will help you leverage a podcast to meet your business objectives.
    Missed PFBCon 2023? Check out the recordings!

    • 8 min
    Joy, Email and Your Podcast with Shannon Hernandez

    Joy, Email and Your Podcast with Shannon Hernandez

    I’m sure you’ve heard of the Pareto principle, or the 80-20 rule where 80% of consequences or results come from 20% of causes—or efforts.

    On the one hand it’s great because you’re getting huge value out of some of the work you’re doing…. but which part?

    That’s the rub and trying to answer that question is the work of entire industries and an important activity for business owners and marketing managers evaluating what they and their teams spend time on.

    It’s one of the reasons we developed the Business Podcast Blueprints - so it would be easier to see what work was creating what results to facilitate strategic decision making. I remember when we first started One Stone Creative, and I was another one of those marketers who just kind of threw up her hands and said: it’s going to work but we don’t exactly know why.

    It was only through years of experimentation, data collection and analysis that we started to see the patterns that let us codify the Blueprints into tools that could be used proactively to get specific business outcomes and the attendant clarity—from podcasting.
    Most of us aren’t just podcasting through, we’re blogging, and posting on social media, making videos hosting events, and creating visuals.

    And there’s an expert I’m really excited to introduce you to who is bringing a wonderful level of rigor and analysis to content marketing more generally, with a special emphasis on the king of all content—the email.

    My guest today is Shannon Hernandez, the creator of the Joyful Business Revolution.

    We’re talking about data, we’re talking about working according to your strengths, we’re talking about email the as-of-yet unseated, most profitable form of communication on the internet, and we’re doing it with Shannon’s specialty—absolute joy.

    If you want to step up your content creation game and learn more about the power of email, listen to the episode or read the blog post: https://podcastingforbusiness.com/TCS074


    Tune in to the full episode to learn about:
    The Content Personality QuizCreating content outside your personalityWhy Shannon is shifting to emailPodcasting and email marketingHow to bring joy to the content creation processCold emails and effective engagementHow Shannon used The Business Podcast Blueprints

    Don’t forget to join us for our free monthly strategy calls on the third Thursday of every month!

    Key Quotes"I've asked myself several times over the last couple of years, did I make a mistake in picking joy as the leader of the brand Joyful Business Revolution? Because early on, we attracted a lot of people who were not joyful at all, and what they wanted was joy.” - Shannon Hernandez

    “If the only way to keep my business going was an email every 2 hours on Facebook, I just burn it to the ground.” - Megan Dougherty


    ResourcesOne Stone Creative | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
    Make sure to check out our free Monthly Strategy Calls!
    Podcasting for Business Conference 2023 Recordings
    Learn about what other business podcasters are doing:
    State of Business Podcasting Report 2023
    Shannon Hernandez Website | LinkedIn
    Joyful Content Creation FrameworkContent Personality Quiz

    Related:Maximizing your Creative Energy to Serve Your Audience

    • 45 min

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Megan does a great job facilitating strong conversations that bring valuable knowledge and insight to the surface. If you are looking to start a podcast or have one up and running in the business space, there are definitely tips and strategies within this podcast you can utilize to amplify your efforts. Highly recommend!

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Great resource!

Megan has authentic conversations with business professionals. This is a great resource for business owners and podcasters.

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