January 10, 2022
Episode 148 - Entrepreneurship, Technology, Marketing and Social Media with Morissa Schwartz
In this episode of the podcast, Bob Cargill's Marketing Show, I have a conversation with the multi-talented, super successful entrepreneur, Morissa Schwartz. We talk about the different businesses she runs and how she uses social media so effectively to stay in front of her constituents. At one point during our chat, I praised Morissa for being so positive and nice to others, and she said she was asked recently about how she keeps up her productivity, and her answer was, "By staying positive and keeping an upbeat attitude." She said, "The byproduct of being positive is being more streamlined and things going more smoothly. She added, "Being nice to people, being positive...they're so rewarding in so many ways." Thanks, Morissa! You're such a very positive role model for so many fans, followers and friends, as both a professional and human being.
About Morissa Schwartz
Morissa Schwartz is the owner of DrRissysWriting.com - a marketing and writing company ranked in the top 2 social media experts in NY by Thumbtack, and GenZPublishing.org - a publishing company, which has produced six Amazon bestsellers. She holds a doctorate in literature from Drew University and has a Masters in Communication.
Morissa broke a Guinness World Record for creating the World’s Longest Chain of Bracelets, is a bestselling author, has sung on MTV, speaks professionally about inspiring others through words and entrepreneurship, and was named the “Voice of Generation Z” by Community Magazine. She seeks to inspire others through words and a positive attitude. You can learn more about Morissa at MorissaSchwartz.com
December 30, 2021
Episode 147 - Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and Social Media
It used to be reading, writing and arithmetic. That's what was taught in grammar school.
I think it should now be reading, writing, arithmetic and social media.
I'm serious. Social media is how more and more people communicate in this day and age, especially young people.
If we teach students how to use social media at a young age, we will have much less of a computer illiteracy problem in the world and certainly far more instances of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and the like being used for good.
December 26, 2021
Episode 146 - Putting Yourself Out There on Social Media
Unless you're a big brand or a celebrity, to be effective on social media means to put yourself out there.
That's the SOCIAL in social media.
You have to be willing and able to share content frequently that is educational, enlightening, entertaining even.
You have to show the personal side of what you do for a living, not just the professional side, giving people a look behind the scenes, helping those on the receiving end of your messages get to know you and your colleagues as fellow human beings.
The more your audience gets to know you on #SocialMedia, the more likely they'll be to do business with you when the opportunities arise.
December 19, 2021
Episode 145 - If I Were a Business or a Brand with the Budget
If I were a business or a brand with the budget, I would hire people whose sole responsibility was to use social media on my behalf.
They would cover everything that's going on behind the scenes, sharing content day in and day out with our audience of fans, followers and friends.
The content they create and share would be educational, informative, insightful, supportive, inspirational, entertaining even.
They would be conspicuous in their presence, responsive and engaging, friendly and dependable. They would interact with those on the receiving end of our messages and learn from them.
They would be a better and more successful company in the long run because of this commitment to #SocialMedia.
December 14, 2021
Episode 144 - The Tree That Falls in the Woods
Don't be like the tree that falls in the woods, yet it doesn't make a sound because nobody is around to hear it fall.
After all, you want to be heard - loud and clear - on social media.
You want to make some noise.
You want people around you to hear what you have to say. You want an audience.
December 8, 2021
Episode 143 - What Can You Do for Social Media?
What do you need to do to get social media to pay off for you?
Sorry to disappoint, but it doesn't really work that way. It's what you need to do to make sure that social media pays off for those on the receiving end of your messages.
If the content you have to share on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and the like is educational, entertaining, informative and insightful, your audience will reward you with their undivided attention and support.
So yeah, it's what you're going to do for social media, not the other way around.
November 29, 2021
Episode 142 - New Belgium Brewing's Torched Earth Ale
Would you ever make a good product into a bad product? Why would you do such a thing?
Well, just ask New Belgium Brewing. They made Torched Earth ale, a bad-tasting beverage made with "smoke-tainted water," to make a statement about the climate change crisis. In the process, they got tons of PR and brought lots of attention to this important issue.
Brilliant, if you ask me. Simply brilliant.
Good for the people at New Belgium Brewing for taking such a strong stand as a brand.
How could your business or organization do something similar that results in such a win-win situation?
November 17, 2021
Episode 141 - Ubiquity, Frequency and Quality on Social Media
I am asked quite often about using social media for business.
Many brands try. Many brands fail. Many brands don't even give it a shot.
Using social media successfully as a business takes time, talent and tenacity, frankly. It's not easy.
You need to be ubiquitous, conspicuous in your presence on as many channels as possible. That's my opinion.
You need to share content frequently, not just every once in a while.
And that content you share needs to be of the highest quality. Mediocrity won't cut it.
Ubiquity. Frequency. Quality. That's how you market your business on social media.
November 1, 2021
Episode 140 - Satisfying Your Audience's Needs, Wants and Demands
Can you meet, if not exceed, your audience members’ needs, wants and demands?
That’s what it takes to be successful in marketing and sales.
That’s what it takes to be successful in business, period.
October 20, 2021
Episode 139 - Preach Like Chynna
Preach like Chynna, Chynna Phillips Baldwin. Yes, she’s not just a super successful singer, she’s a huge hit on YouTube, too, with her ridiculously awesome series, California Preachin’. To say she’s carefree and extemporaneous in her DIY videos - sharing what’s on her mind about her religious faith, family life and more - would be an understatement, but that’s how you do it on social media.
Chynna is a perfect example of best practices in how to rock your personal or corporate brand, if you ask me.
Just be authentic. Just be transparent. Just be yourself.