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#037: How to Reach Out to Influencers without Being Ignored

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we talked about both right and wrong ways to reach out to influencers. Most people giving out advice for how to do this are PR companies, rather than influencers themselves, so we took this opportunity to talk about what it looks like on our end. We shared examples of people who have reached out to us in wrong ways, and also gave examples of those who reached out to us in ways that motivated us to do what we could to help them.

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#036: Divas of the Speaking World

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we talked about a tasteless sign posted in Scruffy Duffies bar in Plano, Texas and the less than stellar response when a customer asked that the sign be removed, about the unprofessional behavior of a Google executive when he was disappointed by the turnout at an event he was supposed to speak at, and the power — and responsibility that we all, as consumers, have.

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#034: Publicity that Can’t Be Bought

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On this episode of the UnPodcast we talked about the good publicity that a company got that came about not as a result of buying it or manipulating it, but because they were genuinely awesome. We also talked about the ethical aspects of taking advantage of the situation when a company makes an honest pricing mistake, and then being upset and bad-mouthing the company when refunds were given.
 

 

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#033: Books and More

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we discussed the coming release of my book, UnSelling, why I can’t discount my books on Kindle, and why the quality of books has gone down in recent years. We also talked about some major social media blunders ranging from a teen in the Netherlands whose foolish tweet resulted in her arrest, and the failed Twitter hashtag attempt of the NYPD.

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#032: Vaping: How E-cigarettes Relate to Marketing

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we talked about E-cigarette etiquette and how in spite of the fact that E-Cigarettes aren’t yet highly regulated, common sense thinking reveals when it’s rude to vape. We also discussed business and HR considerations when it comes to electronic cigarettes.

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#025: The Return of Moron Mountain

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we returned to Moron Mountain, where we featured 6 different “morons,” ranging from the sender of a nasty LinkedIn rejection to a man who was willing to go on a shooting rampage in exchange for retweets, to a college student who caused her parents to lose $80,000.

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#023: Off the Rails of Kevin Bacon

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we talked about a company that pays their employees 30% more than the national average, and their motivation for doing so. We also discussed the importance of respecting your time and the time of others you come in contact with, as well as what not to do when sending email.

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#018: The Present and Future of Facebook

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we discussed the ins and outs of Facebook, including different uses for pages and profiles. We also discussed issues people have with their personal Facebook profiles, as well as some of the concerns that people have when it comes to Facebook Pages not getting much traction, and what to do about it if that’s happened to you.

Bad content doesn’t go anywhere and bad ads, even if they’re paid for don’t go as far as good ads.

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#016: From Toy Cars to Google Glass

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we start off with a great feel-good story about a project that involves a 10-year-old boy, a toy, and people from around the world that range from celebrities to homeless people. From there we dig into what’s wrong with Google Glass and how technology can keep us from enjoying the things that really matter.

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#014: Marketing Smorgasbord

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On this episode of the UnPodcast, we have a virtual marketing smorgasbord where we talk about a wide variety of topics, starting off with the things people say when they’re about to be offensive. You know, things like, “My best friend is ______________” (fill in the blank with a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.).

We also discussed Black Friday, the craziest shopping day in the U.S. and employment laws regarding working on holidays. Continue reading