Welcome to The Day Social Media Died Podcast join us each week as we defy the trends, get back to basics and prepare yourself for the ever changing apocalyptic world of digital marketing. You’ll leave with practical tools, real information and strategies to build a business you love…full of customers you can’t wait to serve. This is a podcast by BH Marketing Firm with Your Hosts Becky Herrington and Hillarie Kay.
The Secret About Risk With Aly Korchemniy
The Day Social Media Died Podast is BACK!
Join us this week with Aly Korchemniy founder and creator of @afisaskin the single product for making your skin moisturized and glowing. You might have heard about it if you follow Vogue, Elle, GQ, COSMO, or BRIDES magazines.
It's also sold at our favorite store, Anthropologie. Aly caught my eye a few months ago when she threw a fabulous party in Spokane that I followed along with serious FOMO from Instagram.
She shares the story behind why she decided to take her marketing off social media in person and the stir it ended up creating.
What I didn't know going into this interview was the risk she took doing it, how unconnected she was and how little time she gave herself to pull it off. You'll be "sweating through your shirt" as you listen. It inspired me to be more daring and take more risks.
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DIY, Duct Tape and Bootstrap Marketing
I had a call just yesterday with a potential client. It went like many others go when I meet with a small business or entrepreneur who's been engaging in the ecourse culture of marketing. Her circular chitter chatter, deep frustration, angst against investing more money and longing to make the business in her heart work. I had to interrupt her and tell her how normal this was. In the back of my head I wanted to tell her, I just recorded a podcast that's perfect for you. I did this because Hillarie and I know that this topic is so universal now it's common place.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms you might be suffering from the effects of Ductaping, Bootstrapping and DIY Marketing Overload:
Marketing insecurity: the feeling that you aren’t totally sure that you have the right plan or tactics to get where you want to go.
Hampster Wheel Effect: If you feel like you’re running and getting nowhere
Sea Sickness: this is often from being tossed by the wind of the next marketing trend
Conversion confusion: when you are doing all the things but not seeing the desired results
In this episode we're going to cover the pro's and con's of this kind of marketing effort, symptoms for knowing when you're in over your heads and antidotes for unraveling yourself from this beast. Don't worry. Everything is going to be ok, listen ahead.
Features Tell. Benefits Sell.
When it comes to writing marketing copy that actually sells, there's some really important components and also some big mistakes many businesses are making. We see it over and over, and we have complete sympathy.
Writing marketing copy about your own business or product is hard work and not for the faint of heart. So if you sometimes see your home page and feel a bit ashamed, join the club. The secret is that EVEN great marketing companies feel that way about their own websites!
This week Becky & Hillarie are back unpacking the key elements that make up GREAT website copy...that moves the revenue needle.
Lessons Learned From 10 Years Of Building Online Community
You wouldn't walk into a networking group you've never been to and wave your hands, jump up and down and scream: "I AM SELLING ORGANIC LOTION, COME BUY MY ORGANIC LOTION!"
So much has changed in the last decade and a half when it comes to building business community. Many of you remember the days when you relied on your Chamber of Commerce membership, red-carpet committee ribbon cutting events, and non-proft gala committees to succeed. If you were a young professional in the early 2000's like Becky, you probably went to events like this 7-days a week. You probably had a networking calendar. And it worked, it's why we did it.
Now with social media, and all of these "online communities" and facebook groups we can sit at home in our pajamas drinking wine while we network on the couch. It has many benefits, and a lot of draw backs.
Join us this week with founders of FemCity Violette De Ayala and Cheyenne Dominguez as they share their lessons in building off-line and online community over the last decade. The benefits they see to using social media as an extension of relationship and the cautions they have about using it as a full replacement.
What is FemCity? It's an online and in person network of female entrepreneurs around the globe. Visit the website to find a chapter in your local neighborhood, start one or join the online community. https://femcity.com/
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What Your Marketing Firm Wishes You Knew
A marketer's dream is to see you become successful. It's what we think about when we're brushing our teeth, jotting down ideas on napkins at coffee shops, and why we push ourselves so dang hard to stay up to speed on the latest trends. It's all for you.
But there's something that we need to tell you and it's kind of like when your friend has spinach in their teeth. It's awkward to tell them about it, but you have to. Because you're friends.
Join us on the podcast this week for a fearless conversation about the real thing you need to make it in the start-up world.
The Perfect Audience Who Ignored You
"It's never been easier to target your idea audience, and it's never be harder to get their attention." - Amy PorterfieldWhen it comes to a marketing ad campaign that sticks the two main components these days are getting their attention + building trust. So often we have a misconception about how EASY that is going to be and how LITTLE we will have to invest.Join us this week a we talk about the ever growing phenomenon of targeting your advertising to an audience who's ignoring you. We'll listen to a short presentation with Simon Sinek about his thoughts about self-centered advertising efforts, building community and having a generous expectation about digital marketing.
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Video With Simon Sinek:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8grVwcPZnuw
The Speed of Trust: https://www.amazon.com/SPEED-TRUST-Thing-Changes-Everything/dp/1416549005/
Customer ReviewsSee All
A conversation between two experts!
I’m in love with this podcast and the “practical advice” that Becky and Hillary share to develop and grow my marketing strategy, or to actually start my marketing plan!! It’s like this kick in the butt and reminder of the things I need to focus on if I want to see my small business succeed. I can listen to Becky and Hillary go back and forth sharing their experience and expertise all day!!!
Listen and learn!
I could listen to Becky and Hillarie talk all day. Their conversations are insightful and a perfect ride along to get you motivated for your business. Old school marketing books won’t do the trick anymore- Becky and Hillarie keep up with all the marketing trends so you don’t have to!
💥Powerhouse Marketing Team full of wisdom!
Becky and Hillarie are a powerhouse Marketing team full of wisdom in guidance when it comes to marketing. I’m enjoying every episode and the tips they provide for business owners like myself! This is my go to podcast for marketing knowledge!!