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We live in a world where everyone is trying to gain a competitive edge through automation, bots, and AI. But, since launching Sendible 13 years ago, I've discovered that to truly stand out, the best strategy is to focus on the more human things – the "unscalable". So, if you're looking for a fresh perspective on how to be truly memorable in a noisy world, then this is the podcast for you. Tune in every week for short, actionable, and unscalable tactics that you can use in your business today.
 
In a busy online world where everyone is screaming for attention, building brand authority creates differentiation and blows open the door of opportunity. Join Rebekah Radice as she shares the social media processes, systems, and strategies you can use to win more customers, increase revenue, and gain the competitive edge.
 
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We have said it before and we will say it again - video is HOT! Video has also gone through an evolution, and our guest on this episode has had his finger on the pulse of video strategies for a long time. Rob Balasabas talks through where we've been and where he thinks we're going with video and some really solid strategies we should look at. It's …
 
We are always the ones interviewing, so on this one co-host Jen Cole got to be the guest! Jen is a consummate community-builder and marketing professional. We talked about her career path, what this podcast has taught her as a professional, how it is to have the role of social media manager, and so much more. Get to know Jen in a different way than…
 
Farzad Rashidi is the lead innovator at Respona. Respona is the all-in-one digital PR and link building software which combines personalization with productivity. Farzad was also the first marketing hire at Visme, where he helped the company gain over 12 million users. In this episode, Farzad goes deep into SEO strategies and talks about: How to de…
 
My solo shows have been quite popular and work well with my schedule (having to schedule just me!), so this is the third and final one of those in season five. Every Monday, with one exception since February 8th of 2021, I have posted a “Monday Musing.” These musings are typically a story that include what I see as a business lesson. Sometimes they…
 
Kelly Cardenas is a Forbes contributor, Author, Podcaster, Founder-CEO of a National multi-million dollar brand, and a cultural efficiency Coach. Kelly is the go to when it comes to cultivating a culture that will bring sustained success to your business. In this episode, Kelly talks about: Cultural efficiency and how to measure it How to bring tru…
 
Exploring different ways we can approach writing vs just shooting from the hip is something we can all do to improve our content. Our guest on this episode has such a clever way of pulling content from where you wouldn't consider. Not only that, but her business name and the way she approaches strategy with her clients involves a sports reference! …
 
We all have flaws. Have you considered you could turn them into your super powers? Our guest on this episode will help us understand how to turn those flaws around! Our flaws can ALSO help create stories, and Rain has made it his mission to help people tell great stories. This is a different look at communication and finding that story, in addition…
 
When someone this important agrees to be your 100th episode guest, you record whenever she is available! Jen and Megan were beyond delighted when THE content marketing maven Ann Handley agreed to be on 100. (We might have fan-girled just a little!) Can you believe she used to think writing was boring? For real. She went from thinking she had to wri…
 
If you follow me on LinkedIn, or you subscribe to my newsletter, you’ll know that a few weeks ago, I announced my new startup, StoryPrompt. In this episode, I talk about: My approach to announcing StoryPrompt Why I underestimated the response Why it's getting harder to attract new customers to your business How to use storytelling to capture your c…
 
Mel Kettle believes communication is about connection and relationships, not technology. As a leader (or anyone really), if you want your communication to have conviction, you first need to make sure that you're fully connected to yourself. It's also important within organizations to be clear on the common purpose of the organization... and that ev…
 
We regularly hear good marketing contains good storytelling. It really does come up so frequently on this podcast! Our guest on episode 98 has a different approach to helping people FIND stories that are compelling. Stories live where you may not realize, and the "Story Catcher" helps us understand that and more on this insightful episode. Our gues…
 
Seeing lessons from everyday life requires some reflection. Do you take time to sit and think about the lessons or stories you can pull from what seems like "every day"? After a very interesting few weeks the lessons for this episode were not difficult to pull out! Being snowed-in taught me one... The never-give-up mentality of my QB / team taught …
 
Rob Balasabas is the Head of Partnerships at Uscreen. Rob was previously at TubeBuddy and is well known for his expertise in video marketing. In this episode, Rob talks about: How your business can stand out in a crowded space using video Why video is the best vehicle to connect with your customers How to get comfortable on video The storytelling f…
 
Uyi Abraham is the founder of Vonza.com. Vonza is an all-in-one marketing platform for small businesses. In this episode, Uyi talks about: How he's ensuring that his bootstrapped startup keeps up with Hubspot The most successful thing he did to propel Vonza forward How your businesses can sell without selling and cut through the noise Plus, Uyi sha…
 
How can (and should) companies create memorable experiences that people want to SHARE? You'll learn it's not terribly difficult. And, when done consistently, it can yield some pretty awesome results! Our guest on this episode is a friend of the show who was a guest back in Season 3 (episode 44!) -- we discussed how customer experience really is mar…
 
How we work with the press / media has evolved so much over the years, like everything in the digital age. Our guest on this episode shares how to stay on track and not blow a media opportunity. Elisa has had such a diverse career, and uses her knack for storytelling as she shares so many great knowledge bombs with us! Interestingly, the advice she…
 
Sendible nearly didn't happen. After accidentally giving away 10% of the business for $0, I lost motivation and started working on something else. But my wife, Martine, gave me the courage I needed to buy back my company and keep going. Like so many founders' wives, she stood by her husband's side and made numerous sacrifices that allowed me to pur…
 
We can have seasons in our careers and in our businesses. Our guest on this inspiring episode shares that just because we might be entrepreneurs with a certain type of business doesn't mean we have to keep doing that thing. We can have a new "season" of our business and ourselves. And if we are serving ourselves first - checking in and taking care …
 
The brain is complicated, but our guest on this episode does a great job of breaking it down for us! Understanding how and why we think can really help us as we work in marketing / business - and in LIFE. Creating disruption or including an element of surprise is one way to make our marketing more memorable. We talk about this, the power of sleep, …
 
Tim Schmidbauer is the founder of Inlytics, a LinkedIn Analytics tool for personal profiles. Tim has a background in growth hacking and before founding Inlytics, he was helping companies find innovative, new ways to attract more customers. In this episode, we get tactical about: How Tim was able to generate millions of impressions on Unsplash The e…
 
Social audio continues to grow in popularity and our guest on this show is an expert in Twitter, so we wanted to talk with her about how we can all experience Twitter Spaces to our advantage (spoiler alert: both personally and professionally)! She joins us all the way from Ireland, imparting not just lessons about Twitter tactics, but also about bu…
 
Mike Quinn is a co-founder and CEO of Boost, with a mission to power the growth of Africa's 100 million informal retail entrepreneurs. Prior to Boost, Mike was a co-founder and CEO of Zoona, one of Africa's earliest fintechs. In this episode, Mike talks about: How to avoid the same hurdles and failures he suffered while building Zoona Why he left C…
 
Daniel is a serial entrepreneur, B2B marketing expert and is co-founder and CEO of Oktopost, a social media platform designed for B2B companies. Oktopost recently raised $20M in growth equity. In this episode, Daniel talks about: How he validated that positioning his company for B2B organisations would pay off His most effective channel for acquiri…
 
We all have those moments, whether we are in the C-Suite or just out of college! Questioning ourselves is natural, and we can be intentional in how we deal with these "imposter" thoughts. Recognizing that's what is happening is the first step... then what? Our guest Dr. Allana Da Graca helps us get out of our heads on this one! Her first book is qu…
 
Lee Gladish is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Airborneapp and Reply. His latest company, Airborne, was recently acquired by Demand Science in July 2021. In this episode, we geek out on all things entrepreneurship and startups. So, if you're thinking of starting a business, or you're about to launch one, then this episode is for you. In thi…
 
Season 5 is holding nothing back, and this episode featuring Angus Nelson is no exception. He blew our minds, motivated us, inspired us, taught us, and made us laugh. When we enter a conversation with curiosity and an open mind, it’s disarming. It shows the other person that you value their thoughts and feelings, and it opens the door to trust. Whe…
 
This our very first "no guest" episode! It's an idea host Megan has been toying with -- to add a third episode each month that's a very brief recap on recent marketing news or a "what I learned" recently sort of thing. We really look forward to your feedback if this is something you'd like more of as a supplement to the two episodes per month we no…
 
Hiten Shah is the co-founder of Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics. He is currently on his 3rd startup, which was previously called FYI – and now Nira. In this episode, we dig into the lessons he learnt after starting FYI and then pivoting to Nira. In this episode, Hiten talks about: How he realised he needed to pivot the company Why he decided to rename th…
 
Phil Starkovich is co-founder of TubeBuddy, a productivity tool for YouTube. TubeBuddy was acquired in October 2020 and Phil attributes a lot of their success to the fact that he operated the business in a very generous way. Instead of maximising revenues, he chose to give discounts and free upgrades. As a result, TubeBuddy attracted the attention …
 
Have you ever thought about how your personal brand might affect sales? We talk about so much more on this episode, but our guest's insight on how our personal brand is a reflection on everything is super interesting! "...so when you think you work for a company, you're really working in the best interest of them. And, unfortunately, some organizat…
 
Our FIFTH season is officially ON. We're continuing the reunion tradition with part two of our season five kick-off with this one. The funniest and "not approved for public consumption" stuff went on behind the scenes while we had some technical difficulties, and it's chock-full of great nuggets from every guest! "Quotables" as Jen says. In this se…
 
An area that's often overlooked in the workplace is wellness. We all know we need to pay attention to our employees. Yet so often, we ignore the warning signs and are surprised when we receive a letter of resignation – seemingly out of the blue. Martine spoke to Leora Mofsowitz, a Functional Medicine Health Coach, to learn how we can take better ca…
 
FIFTH SEASON?! Yes! We started a tradition when heading into season two of having reunions of the previous season's guests, and it's the highlight of doing this show for us! In this first part of the season four reunion we have brought together Troy Sandidge, Gary J. Nix, Jim Fuhs, Diana Richardson, Kendra Losee, and Christina Garnett! We check in …
 
If you're thinking about starting a podcast, then this episode is for you! Matt Halloran is Partner and Chief Relationship Officer at ProudMouth, where he helps clients use the power of podcasts to create an online presence where their customers and fans come to them – no ads or sales pitches needed! In this episode, Matt talks about: Why ads and s…
 
** BONUS EPISODE ** This episode is dedicated to our beloved Elizabeth Glau who was a co-host of this show for the first two seasons. She lost her battle with metastatic breast cancer on July 19th, 2021. She was an incredible soul and was an integral to our success from the start. ------------------------ Video content remains HOT. And, many people…
 
Eric is a successful marketer, investor, and businessman. He recently released the book Leveling Up, where he shares a fun new approach to unlocking your potential for greatness. In this episode, Eric talks about: How he famously bought his agency for $2 Why he tries to view business with a long-term lens How he evaluates investment opportunities W…
 
In this episode, we're joined by Ryan Born, co-founder and CEO of Cloud Campaign to discuss their recent $5M Series A fundraise. Ryan talks about: Why Cloud Campaign chose to go the VC route vs remain bootstrapped How to approach a VC and how these firms typically work How to ensure you have product-market fit When you know if it's the right time t…
 
Gavin founded Sendible back in 2009 and after the company took off, Martine quit her teaching job to join him in the company. In this episode, recorded prior to Sendible's acquisition, we talk about: Why Gavin broke the "no friends and family rule" to allow Martine in. Why Gavin created a fake employee and made Martine use her maiden name at work. …
 
In this episode, Gavin is joined by Giles Palmer to discuss the story behind Brandwatch's recent $450M sale to Cision. Giles talks about: How he celebrated the deal Why he decided to sell the company after 14 years How the team reacted to the news His most challenging period as CEO Why he loves competition The operating system he used to scale Bran…
 
Sometimes you hear someone speak and instantly get the feeling you must know that human! And, they must be a guest on this podcast -- this guest is that person. We rounded out season four with a deep and truly enlightening conversation about inclusivity in leadership with Melissa Majors! This discussion shed light on the ties between emotion and ac…
 
We often talk about trust-based marketing and how doing unscalable things to delight your customers can lead to massive gains over time. But, if you regularly spoil your customers, they suddenly start to expect that level of service or of delight from every interaction they have with you. And this can have the opposite effect. In this episode, we t…
 
We don't all have a linear career path. Some people crushing the digital marketing space were once elementary school teachers. Others worked to catch bad guys with the government before walking down the road of marketing--the latter is this episode's guest! Hearing the journey of someone who has had such an interesting career that was ALSO greatly …
 
In this episode, we're joined by Rand Fishkin for a candid discussion about his time at Moz, his biggest regret, and how it felt to start over with SparkToro. Rand also talks about: How to build a repeatable flywheel to make marketing a competitive advantage Why buying ads is just boulder-pushing The importance of SEO (or lack thereof) His advice o…
 
In this episode, we talk about why it's no longer enough to simply deliver what your customer expected. If you believe in the power of trust-based marketing, you need to find ways to create moments of delight and deliver an experience that makes them want to tell the story. We show you how it's done. The video we discussed on the show: https://fb.w…
 
Our guest Kelly Noble Mirabella holds a (long-standing) record -- one of her previous Making a Marketer episodes on chatbots (as of writing this) is the most downloaded all-time! When we realized it goes back to season two in 2018, we knew it was time to have her back. The options we have in marketing to reach our customers and prospects continues …
 
In this episode, we talk about second-order thinking and show you how this mental model can lead to massive gains in the long term, particularly when it comes to trust-based marketing. -- Help Martine answer this week's ice breaker question: https://storyprompt.com/reply/Y76fIrRl7A3F6XscHO1x For a great resource on this topic: https://fs.blog/2016/…
 
In this episode, we reflect on a personal story to illustrate why you shouldn't sit around waiting for that big customer to come along. Instead, you should be focused on turning your smallest customers into your biggest advocates so they can go out and bring you those whales you're after. If you have any questions, we'd love to hear from you! Send …
 
In this episode, Gavin and Martine discuss the recent acquisition of Sendible. After finally closing the deal and making it public, Gavin talks about the thought process, negotiation timeline, and addresses some of the questions he's received since the announcement, including what he'll be doing next. Mentioned in this episode: Gavin's letter to cu…
 
It's fun to do "ask me anything" shows from time-to-time, and this is actually the first time (it's the planner in me:) we have done one for this podcast! Of course, the hot topic right now as every platform is adding an audio element, is social audio. We talk about it on its own and about how it can work with events... Also - social media has evol…
 
When Gavin launched Sendible back in 2008, he ran the site off a server he purchased for £10 from his old boss. He plugged it into his home router and Sendible was born! In this episode, Martine and Gavin reminisce about the early days and the challenges of getting a bootstrapped company off the ground. Connect with Gavin: Connect with Gavin on Lin…
 
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