Social Media Pubcast by Jon Loomer

Jason Miller, formerly of Marketo and now of LinkedIn, popped open a beer and we ranted about social media marketing in this awesome episode.

Topics discussed:

  • Jason's new gig as Content Marketing Manager for LinkedIn
  • How to maximize LinkedIn as a marketing channel
  • Moving beyond the tired, philosophical approach of marketing and focusin on results
  • How to measure social media ROI
  • Automation tools for advanced marketers
  • 80s hair metal Karaoke

Links mentioned include:

You can find Jason on Twitter (@JasonMillerCA), at and soon on the LinkedIn blog.

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Direct download: JasonMiller2.mp3
Category:management and marketing -- posted at: 10:51pm MDT

Heidi Cohen stopped by the Social Media Pubcast to celebrate her 1,000th blog post. Heidi, who has been named to the Social Media Examiner Top 10 Social Media Blogs list two years running, had endless useful tips for struggling bloggers.

Here are a few topics that were covered:

  • 1,000 Posts and Lessons Learned
  • Blogging Strategies: How many times per week and why?
  • Avoiding Burnout

And a few links that were mentioned:

Here's how you can find Heidi:

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Direct download: Jon_Loomer_Podcast_Heidi_Cohen.mp3
Category:management and marketing -- posted at: 11:06pm MDT

PUBCAST: Dispelling the Myths of Hashtag Privacy with Mari Smith

Mari Smith, the Queen of Facebook, was my guest on this week's Social Media Pubcast, sponsored by TabSite. Here are some of the topics we covered:

  • How she went from start in 2008 to 100,000 Fans now on Facebook
  • Facebook hashtags and dispelling the myths of hashtag privacy
  • The conflicts between the removal of the 20% text rule and good design for cover photos
  • Mari's Facebook advertising strategy (and how Jon promotes posts)
  • The exciting news about changes to the Facebook ads manager reports
  • Facebook changes in general -- are they for the better?
  • If Facebook blew up tomorrow, what would she or Jon do?

Here are a couple other things we mentioned related to Mari's business:

Here's where you can find Mari:

P.S. Tabsite sponsored this episode, which means you can get 33% off of one year of any membership for their product to create contests and deal apps to increase engagement on your Facebook page. Just go to and use the promo code PODCAST!

Direct download: Mari_Smith.mp3
Category:management and marketing -- posted at: 12:57am MDT

My special guest this week is YOU! Welcome to the virtual pub, where you and I get drunk on social media. I sipped on a Sam Adams Porch Rocker this week while I discussed the following topics...

The Life of an Entrepreneur and Life/Work Balance

The nice thing about recording by myself this week is that it gave me an opportunity to give you some insight into some of the things I'm dealing with. I don't have it all figured out, and I go through many of the struggles you do.

My life has been incredibly busy lately, and a big reason for that is baseball. I'm a huge baseball fan, and my three boys are all now playing. I coached my two oldest boys this year, and it was definitely the most fulfilling season I've had.

This busy baseball season came at the expense of business. I simply didn't have time to take on another client, start an online program or redesign my site. You pick and choose what is worthwhile, right?

That said, I am working on the redesign of my site. I'll continue to use Genesis Framework, but I am moving to a mobile responsive theme (more on that soon!). 

I'm also working on a new online training program. I've been working on and delaying this for months, but I'm hoping to finally go public soon. I'll be opening for pre-pays shortly, giving early arrivals a big discount. Stay tuned!

If you haven't noticed, I'm making my One-on-One Coaching Sessions a higher priority for my business. This has been a hugely successful program, both for my clients and for my business. Simply go to to reserve a session. You'll have 45 minutes to get one-on-one time with me to talk about whatever your issues are with Facebook or content marketing.

Just for listening to today's show, you get a discount. Listen for the promo code!

Facebook Hashtags

The big news is that Facebook has launched hashtags. So, what are they? How should you use them? And what are the problems with hashtags? I discuss these things in great detail.


Tools I Use


People often ask me about what tools I use or recommend that make my Facebook marketing easier. I wrote a post on this, but here are the main ones and a short description:


ShortStack: What I've used for a year and a half to build all of my Facebook tabs. Love this tool!


AgoraPulse: Can be used for creating tabs, community management and a whole lot more. I use it for data analysis.


PerfectAudience: One of the tools I use to create FBX -- Facebook retargeted ads. This is the future of Facebook marketing. Use this link to get a free $70 trial -- this covers the ads themselves, too!


AdRoll: Another service that I use to create FBX ads. Use this link to get a free $60 trial that covers everything including the ads.


PropelAd: Helps you understand which posts you should promote based on interaction. I also use this to get alerts when posts are doing especially well.


PostPlanner: This tool has been a lifesaver for me regarding bulk scheduling Facebook posts. But also great for many problems associated with Facebook community management and content development.


Sit back and enjoy. CHEERS!

Direct download: Pubcast_0626.mp3
Category:management and marketing -- posted at: 10:52pm MDT

Jeff Korhan pulls up a barstool on this week's Social Media Pubcast, and we get drunk on Facebook Hashtags and Graph Search.

Here are a few of the topics we covered:

  • The dangers of hashtag spam
  • The great potential of Facebook hashtags for businesses
  • Hashtag best practices
  • Narrow vs. broad hashtags
  • The potential of Graph Search
  • Content marketing and the realities regarding small business
  • Content attracts, media engages and sales processes convert

Here are a few of the links that were mentioned:

You can find Jeff at and @JeffKorhan on Twitter. Also make sure to buy his book, Built-in Social!

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Direct download: Jeff_Korhan.mp3
Category:management and marketing -- posted at: 11:35pm MDT

This week I invited the man, the myth and the legend -- Danny Brown -- to the show. Danny's a friend of the show and a friend of mine. He sipped a Sleeman's Original while I downed a Moose Drool. And, of course, we got drunk on social media.

Here are a few topics that we discussed:

Here are a few places you can -- and MUST -- find Danny:

Direct download: Danny_Brown.mp3
Category:management and marketing -- posted at: 12:32am MDT

Josh Parkinson of PostPlanner stopped by the Pubcast with an espresso and Bailey's in hand, and he and Jon got drunk on Facebook content strategies. Jon, sipping a Longboard Lager, peppered Josh with questions on how he could make his own Facebook publishing more efficient.

Topics in this episode include:

  • Is it smart to repost old content?
  • The most underrated component of EdgeRank
  • Frequency vs. Distribution
  • Using PostPlanner to bulk upload evergreen content
  • Content Engine vs. Google Reader
  • Post Gating vs. News Feed Targeting

Here are some links that were mentioned:

Make sure you check out PostPlanner's awesome Facebook content posting tool. Jon uses it for bulk scheduling, but will also be testing it out for content discovery. Cheers!

Direct download: Josh_Parkinson_0606.mp3
Category:management and marketing -- posted at: 11:59pm MDT

PUBCAST: 4 Steps to Going Mobile with Jamie Turner


Jamie Turner of pulled up a barstool this week and we got drunk on mobile marketing. On this episode of the Social Media Pubcast, sponsored by, we talked about the following topics:

  • Marketing schemes to get free beer (seriously!)
  • 4 easy things you can do today to get involved in mobile
  • Apps and WordPress themes to help you go mobile

Throughout this episode, a few links and tools were mentioned. Here they are:

Make sure you follow Jamie's work on on and Cheers!

P.S. FREE 93 Page eBook!: Go to to get your free 93-page eBook featuring Jon, Mari Smith, Amy Porterfield and others. Enjoy!


Direct download: Jamie_Turner.mp3
Category:management and marketing -- posted at: 11:19pm MDT

John Haydon stopped by the Social Media Pubcast this week, and the result is a power packed 45 minutes about Facebook marketing. John and I met at an NTEN conference in Atlanta about four years ago, and he's also a very big reason why I'm doing what I'm doing today. Listen for more on why.

Following are some of the topics we discussed:

  • The advantage of non-profits: Giving people meaning
  • Differences and similarities in approach to and struggles with Facebook between non-profits and for-profits
  • Facebook Insights and the stats that matter (Demographics, Talking About This, Frequency)
  • Promoted Posts

Here are links to a few of the things mentioned on this show:

You can find John in the following places:

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Direct download: John_Haydon.mp3
Category:management and marketing -- posted at: 12:19pm MDT

PUBCAST: The Best Social Media Marketing Tools with Ian Cleary

Ian Cleary of RazorSocial stopped by the Social Media Pubcast this week with a Guinness in hand to share the lowdown on social media marketing tools that can help make your job easier. On this episode, sponsored by TabSite, we talked about the following topics:

  • The quick rise of RazorSocial from obscurity to Social Media Examiner Top 10 in six months
  • The blogging process and the importance of finding a niche
  • Networking, conferences, book writing, guest blogging and public speaking
  • Ian's favorite tools

Throughout this episode, Ian mentioned several tools. Here they are:

Make sure you follow Ian's work on and on Twitter at @IanCleary. Cheers!

P.S. A final chance for an awesome offer: Get 33% off of the annual or monthly plans of TabSite for a single Facebook Page by going to and using the promo code podcast. TabSite is a great tool for contest and deal apps. Check them out!

Direct download: pubcast-ian-cleary.mp3
Category:marketing -- posted at: 11:07pm MDT