Listen Up: 5 Podcasts to Fine Tune Your Social Media Game


Over the past year I’ve become slightly obsessed with podcasts. Though most of my subscriptions have absolutely nothing to do with social – I have a little bit of a true crime obsession right now – I do  give some attention to a few that do focus on social media and digital marketing.

As with anything, there are some stinkers out there, but I have a few in my regular rotation that I recommend.  Each is short-form – 30 minutes or less – and focused on making the most of your social media efforts. From paid advertising, to LinkedIn, to content marketing; these experts and their guests have a wealth of knowledge. And they share actionable, quick-to-implement tips.

One note: I usually listen to podcasts in the car during my commute, but these are often better digested while in front of my computer. Many of the tips (especially from Online Marketing Made Easy) are hard to visualize unless you are looking at the social platform they are referencing. I try to carve out one lunch break a week to catch up on them. Enjoy!

Top Advisor Marketing

Focus: Specifically focused on the advisor business and all things advisor marketing

Hosts: Kirk Lowe and Matt Halloran

Average Length: 10 – 20 minutes

Overview:  Unique perspectives, strategies and experiences from working with financial advisors for over 20 years. Discussions include how to become a prolific online influencer, attract more ideal clients, and grow your practice.

Recommended Episode:  Episode 55 – Digital Content Marketing with Bryan Muir

Online Marketing Made Easy

Focus: Marketing content, webinars, social media, advertising

Host: Amy Porterfield

Average Length: 30 – 60 minutes

Overview: Action-by-action approaches, great interviews with A-list online marketing experts, fast mini-marketing masterclasses.

Recommended Episode: Getting Started with Facebook Ads: The List Building Series (Part 1)

Social Pros Podcast

Focus: Insights from leading social media strategist, current trends, and “The Big Two” where guests give their rapid-fire answers to two important questions.

Hosts: Jay Baer and Adam Brown

Average Length: 30 – 45 minutes

Overview: Insight on the real people doing the real work in social media. Inside stories and behind-the-scenes secrets about how companies like Ford, Dell, IBM, ESPN, and dozens more staff, operate, and measure their social media programs. Small businesses can learn from the big guys how to become social pros.

Recommended Episode: The Role of Social in B2B and B2C

The Science of Social Media

Focus: Trends, social news, and insights to make you a better social marketer.

Hosts: Brian Peters and Hailley Griffis

Average Length: 10 –15 Minutes

Overview: Cutting-edge social media marketing strategies from brands and influencers in every industry. If you’re a social media team of one, business owner, or marketer, you’re sure to find something useful in every episode.

Recommended Episode: Big Changes To The Facebook News Feed: What To Know & How It Will Affect Your Strategy

Six-Minute Social

Focus: Quick tips and tricks to enhance your social efforts

Host: Afton Negrea

Average Length: 5 – 10 minutes

Overview: No longer producing new podcasts, but the content that is available is still timely and important.  Love the super quick hit of information. This is a great place to start to tip toe into podcasts.

Recommended Episode: Essential Advice for Hiring the Perfect Social Media Community Manager

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Heather Wilson

Heather Wilson

Heather Wilson is the social media contributor for Practically Speaking and social media manager within the SEI Advisor Network.

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