As I like to point out constantly, according to the resident teeny-bopper, I run 5 miles every day religiously. Whether it’s raining, snowing or anything in between, I will do everything in my power to get my run in. Even when I travel, especially when I travel, I like to run around the area I’m visiting and get a feel for the beat of the place.
I am continually asked by people who see me running how I get out there every day. The commitment comes from simply wanting to be healthy and not making any excuses about it. But it does get tedious and there are just so many times one can listen to the same music, so I give myself that hour to catch up on podcasts, and that makes the time fly right by.
This geek loves learning, and will listen to just about anything at least once. I have specific topics that I like to listen to including online marketing and social media marketing shows.
I need to have a takeaway from each episode that makes my time spent listening worthwhile. Because I have listed to so many shows, I’ve weeded out the ones that are all fluff and very little substance. Here is the list of the top 3 social media marketing podcasts that actually deliver and make you a smarter marketer.
1. Social Media Marketing Podcast
Hosted By Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner
Aptly named, the Social Media Marketing Podcast introduces the listener to real social media marketing experts who share their success stories and how they actually achieved results. Stelzner gives listeners a peak into the real workings of a successful social media marketer.
The most recent episode follows Holly Homer whose Facebook page, Quirky Momma has 3 million fans. Holly shares how she uses Facebook Insights to learn about her fans and Facebook Live to talk directly to her community and keep them highly engaged.
2. The Social Pros
Hosted by Jay Baer of Convince & Convert and Adam Brown of Salesforce.
Social Pros was recently named the best podcast at the Content Marketing Awards, and here’s why. They interview actual practicioners in Social Media Marketing who share tips, tricks and their in-the-trenches experiences.
Their most recent episode “How to Achieve Incredible Social Media Success in a University” features Monica Ballesteros, Social Media Manager of the Enterprise Marketing Hub at Arizona State University. She discusses maintaining brand cohesiveness and a high level of social customer care across hundreds of social accounts.
3. The GaryVee Audio Experience
Hosted by entrepreneur, CEO, investor, vlogger, and public speaker Gary Vaynerchuk
If you haven’t been introduced to Gary yet, you’re welcome. I’m a huge fan of Gary’s no-nonsense style where he answers questions from listeners on everything social media and business. The GaryVee Audio Experience is a mix of his #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches and segments from his DAILYVEE video series.
I suggest listening to one of his keynote speeches to get a good grasp of his style and message. His latest episode, A Conversation About Being An Immigrant, he discusses the immigrant view of the hustle and why being one has made him successful. This episode is an example of how he sprinkles a lot of common sense advice and motivation into his strategy content.
Each one of these podcasts leaves me with new information and truly does make me smarter after listening. Do you have any shows that you like to tune into?
Thank you so much! This is very helpful. I only knew the Social Media Examiner one and also I know Gary Vaynerchuk, but I’ve never listened to his podcast. I’m definitely going to start with that one.
I haven’t tried podcasts yet, but I really should. I love to listen to books while I walk and clean the house. Why not expand it to my blog. Thanks for the ideas.
This is a great list of podcasts! I love learning while I work. I am definitely going to add these to my list.
I used to listen to Welcome to Nightvale when I got ready in the mornings! It’s totally sci-fi, wacky, weird but I loved something about it!
Ooooo these sound great to listen to!!!! I think we all need to learn more about social media! I will be checking these out!
Great way to learn and exercise at the same time! I’m also a big Gary Vee fan, he’s so motivational!
i haven’t heard any of these podcasts before, as inever really got the hang of podcasts, but i’m going to look for these and downlowad them 😀 thank you for the recomendation!
Great resources! Thank you for sharing!
I have not listened to podcasts while working out. I like to take notes, and I think I would have a hard time listening to a podcast and not being able to jot down notes.
These are great suggestions. I will be checking them out right now!
Thanks for the recommendations! I used to listen to podcasts and the radio a lot while commuting in LA… since my commute got shorter, I haven’t been listening to stuff… but your idea of working out while learning is definitely something that inspired me!
I really admire your dedication! Podcasts are a great alternative to music. Thanks for the idea!
I have very lately started getting in to these podcasts stuff and listening to something related to Social Media will be so much helpful. I would love to listen to these during my travel time or weekends.
I have never actually listened to podcasts on social media before but I think it’s time I started
New to podcasting so this was a helpful post to have me understand a little more, will explore and see where it takes me.
I have never heard of these podcasts before. I will make sure to listen to them. I will be so much helpful to get another perspective of social media marketing.
Thanks for sharing these podcasts. I was just going through my podcast list and started to purge the one’s I don’t listen too. I’ll be checking these out to improve on my social media for 2017.
This is absolutely a great suggestion, I enjoy reading this and such a good information. Glad you share this
I am way behind with the whole podcast thing. It was just something that I never caught on to. I do however love to learn though and I read a lot and listen to audios while working out and driving. Jack Canfield is a favorite. Oh and Zig Ziglar of course.
I love bth Jack Canfield and Zig Ziglar as well. Check out some of the ones I mentioned if you get a chance. They give you some great, actionable tips.
Thanks for sharing these podcast. I have to check them out.
I am not really a fan of podcasts. I hardly ever use the app on my phone but it seems as though I am missing out a lot. This is an option I would have to look into especially for the improvement of my blog. Thanks for sharing.
I’ve been hearing more and more about podcasts lately. These sound spot on for what I need.
Oh I am always on the look for a good podcast to listen and this is a perfect list. Thanks for sharing, add it to my bookmarks.
Social Media Marketing is one of my fave podcasts. I love their content and find it super helpful; their always ahead of the curve.
Very informative and helpful for me I’ve never heard of these podcasts before but i will check this out .
Social media is something that is constantly changing! It’s always good to keep updated on it.
I haven’t heard of these, but I’ll be checking them out this week! Thanks for sharing!
Such a great list. Thank you so much for putting this together, and perfect timing too…I’ve been looking for podcasts to listen to on blogging!