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The Savvy Social Podcast is for budding entrepreneurs who want to understand the “why” of social media marketing. Social media strategist Andréa Jones of OnlineDrea.com talks about all things social media, chats with other industry professionals about what has worked for them, and teaches you how to elevate your social media strategies through practical, proven advice.
 
If you’re a creative, consultant, or agency owner who wants to know what the rollercoaster ride really looks like to grow your business from one to many — you’re in the right place. My guests and I pull back the curtains on the realities of growing and running agencies of different sizes and what it takes to build a team. If you’re anything like me, you want more than the highlight reel, you want to learn from the mistakes of others so that you can stop short of the same mistakes. I'm your h ...
 
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Fun fact from the BBC - after conducting a study with over 1000 social media users asking them how social media made them feel, they found that it tended to not only add stress to the users life but also increased awareness of other people’s stress. But the catch is, social media is also an amazing tool for creating connections, building your audie…
 
What are some of the biggest fears business owners I work with having about building a team? It’s normal to have fears, it doesn’t make you less likely to have an effective team but understanding how these fears track and what’s true instead will help any business owner become a better leader and grow a more profitable business whether you have a t…
 
The news heard ‘round the social media marketing world is that Instagram is no longer “just a photo sharing app” and is now switching to a more entertainment, video based platform! The changes have certainly shaken up the social media landscape and have many online entrepreneurs wondering exactly what that means for their business and if they’ll be…
 
Why is livestreaming so important in 2021 and should you be including it in your social media strategy? There’s a distinct difference in energy between live streaming and a typical static post that can’t be replicated, and in a time when our audiences are craving connection, authenticity, and interaction, live video can have amazing benefits. Socia…
 
Lots of companies and corporations say they are people first but are they? Talk is easy. Alignment of business decisions to the principles and values of people first isn’t that simple. Meet Kate Strathmann; she thinks of her business as an incubator for building a company that gives her team the freedom and flexibility they need. In her bookkeeping…
 
Community building is a central part of growing a sustainable business, especially in the early stages of starting a business or when you’re still using organic growth methods. Building an online community using social media is very similar to dating in some ways, especially if you’re an introvert. While we would like to just sit back and wait for …
 
People are naturally wired to connect with one another through story and today we’re discussing how to tap into that power to create authentic content that is aligned with your audience's needs, but also, your needs as the business owner as well! We’re uncovering exactly why storytelling is a must have in your marketing strategy and how to implemen…
 
Raising your rates? Andréa Jones is the CEO of Online Drea a social media marketing agency that brings in between $70K - $80K per month with high ticket retainers. But that wasn’t always the case. Listen to how Andréa transitioned from a $500 retainer service by leveling up her offer and then raising her retainers that now range between $2500 to $5…
 
Today we have an exclusive sneak peek into a lesson from inside the Savvy Social School all about the importance of understanding the buyer’s journey when creating social media content for your launch. In order to have a successful launch, you have to understand where your audience is in the buyer's journey and how to communicate to them effectivel…
 
When you think of having a multiple seven-figure marketing agency, you might also think to reach this revenue marker; you need to serve many clients or have a big team. Think again. Rita Barry of Rita Barry & Co. has built a digital marketing agency that serves 15 clients with a team of 7 people and makes multiple seven figures. Rita keeps things s…
 
Entrepreneurs often get stuck with creating content randomly and not seeing any real results, so in an effort to solve this problem they create “content buckets” or rotate between a handful of content types. While that’s a step forward, it still doesn’t solve the problem of endlessly creating content that never moves the needle forward. You’ve just…
 
Have you hired somebody into your business before and felt burned because it didn’t work out? Michael did, and it cost him $60,ooo. In this episode, we explore the hiring and leadership insights gained from the costly mistake and how the mistake he made 6 years ago informs his approach to hiring and building his team today. On this episode of Small…
 
If you’re currently a freelance social media manager, you might be wondering what’s the next step? How can you expand your business when you’re only able to manage so many clients? An agency model might seem too scary of a leap to make but it made all the difference in my income, my clients, and how I’m able to spend my time, and it can do the same…
 
If you’re a service-based solopreneur bumping up against capacity, what might feel scary but necessary is to de-prioritize business-building activities like marketing and visibility for business-stabilizing activities like systems, process improvements, and building your team. If onboarding two more clients in your business with the current structu…
 
The way we create content for social media drastically changes constantly, and Teresa Heath-Wareing is no stranger to the changing tides of content creation. The way we use social media for business today is different from even 12 months ago and in this interview Teresa shares how those shifts have impacted the way we create content and how to keep…
 
While partnership in a business isn’t for everyone, it has its benefits. Darian Kovacs started his agency from a storage closet in the start-up days and now has a thriving agency of 80 clients. Jelly Digital Marketing and PR who serves clients like La-Z-Boy and Splash Down Waterpark went from an agency of one owner -- Darian Kovacs -- and towards h…
 
It’s time to talk about TikTok! It’s one of the newest social media platforms to arrive on the scene but it very quickly took over the internet realm and has become a big contender for the social media giants like Instagram and Facebook. But what is TikTok exactly and what do business owners need to know about this platform, especially when it come…
 
Having a full service agency was not a business that Jenn Ennis planned for when she started offering graphic design services as a freelancer back in 2014. Jenn credits a series of small pivotal moments in her journey adding up to the business she has now. In this episode we explore the small but mighty moments, including a lesson in pricing that s…
 
The idea of planning social media content can feel like a daily chore. What do we say? When do we say it? And how do we balance social media time with the rest of our business building tasks? In this episode of the podcast, Kristen Westcott, a business growth and systems strategist gives a straightforward and easy to apply strategy for creating a s…
 
Do you feel like delegation is a struggle and you have a hard time trusting the people you’ve hired, BUT you still have hope that you can build a team that doesn’t rely on you to function? When that happens, you know you will regain time freedom and bandwidth. Yes, it's possible. Tune into this episode to hear the four things that might be holding …
 
3 Word Rebellion author and messaging expert Michelle Mazur is joining us today to give a different perspective on what marketing looks like online and why you don’t have to follow the trends. What started off as a rant/blog post about how not to be a motivational speaker quickly turned into a business that challenged the status quo and encouraged …
 
Grab your notebook and a pen because you’re going to want to take notes for today’s episode. I’m taking you inside the Savvy Social School to give you an exclusive sneak peek at our Social Media Rockstar Foundation lesson. We dive into the impact of your marketing messaging and how to build a message that works for you and your business, plus how t…
 
If you can set yourself up to avoid the Self Employment Trap of owning an agency in the first few years of business, the result is a business that sets you up for more time freedom. What’s the Self Employment Trap? It’s when you the business owner become the chief of everything by day juggling all the responsibilities and firefighter by night fixin…
 
Being intentional about social media is much more than just scheduling your Instagram posts. It’s about how you use it, the purpose and strategy behind each decision you make while using social media, and the type of relationships you build, especially when gearing up for a launch. Jordan Gill has built a business around intentionality and relation…
 
Making a pivot in business can be extreme or it can be very natural. Hear how Christine pivoted her mom blog to provide services that her advertisers didn’t know they needed until she naturally connected them to her digital marketing service-offerings. And then faced with an opportunity to change a competitive environment. Christine shares why she …
 
Content marketing is a fantastic way to grow authority, spread the word about your business, and build great relationships with your audience, but you don’t want to be creating content just to create content. To preserve your time, energy and your audience's attention, your content should be strategic and thought out, especially on social media. To…
 
How do service based business owners miss opportunities for bigger plays in sales calls? You’ve been there and I’ve been there. It happens when the stakes are high and your nerves get the best of you. That’s why we’re talking about sales calls today and how to spot opportunities to close bigger deals with two ways of thinking. Hint: my favorite is:…
 
This podcast episode is a sneak peak pulled directly from the framework taught inside Savvy Social School and we’re sharing it with you today. Most business owners know that they should be tracking their numbers, but we tend to get stuck on follower count and likes and push the rest to the background. It can also feel overwhelming to understand all…
 
Discover why identifying the missing processes for other businesses is an opportunity that service-based business owners can miss and how Joel invested his time to build a delivery process that set him and his team up as the go to experts in an uncontended niche. Joel Klettke is the Founder of Case Study Buddy a specialized team who help B2B brands…
 
If you’re limiting your time on social media or just wanting to be mindful about how you use the time you do spend on there, then it’s going to be that much more important that you’re attracting the right people on social media - which means also getting intentional and strategic about your social media posts and captions. One of the most powerful …
 
If you have a sales ceiling that you keep bumping up against and can’t seem to bust through? Or maybe you’re navigating the complexities of an efficient small team? Listen in on this candid conversation about mindset blocks and team wins and struggles with Lindsay O’Donnell. Lindsay O'Donnell is the founder and owner of Piquant Marketing, a Vancouv…
 
Are you still afraid to show yourself online? It’s hard to be a personal brand when you’re still struggling with showing the personal part, so what can you do about it? With more emphasis on being more authentic and connecting, plus the push for more video based content, entrepreneurs are having to come face to face with their fear of having their …
 
Get an inside peek into how this Award-Winning Strategy Agency of The Year is doing things differently. With 37 people (and growing), his agency has no departments and instead uses a concept called casting, to bring the right people into the right creative projects. Hear how Scot and his team reduce the fear of failure and perfectionism paralysis b…
 
There’s a new social media platform on the internet and everyone is curious! Should I be using it, how do I use it, and is it the next hot new place to be for entrepreneurs? Clubhouse is a live audio based platform with a walkie-talkie nostalgic feel that has people almost begging for an invite. As a social media marketer, it’s my job to explore th…
 
The way we think about our bodies and the almost obsessive desire to look a certain way goes far beyond body image and what outfits we think we can pull off. It impacts how we move through our everyday lives, how we run our business, and even the way we show up online. Stephanie Dodier is a Clinical Nutritionist, an Intuitive Eating Expert, and the…
 
Putting ourselves out there on social media can be a jarring experience. On one hand we want people to see the content we create and interact, but at the same time we’re also afraid of what those same people think. Today we’re having a candid conversation with Lana Hernandez all about showing up and being ourselves on social media. Lana is a mindse…
 
If you’re a creative, consultant, or agency owner who wants to know what the rollercoaster ride really looks like to grow your business from one to many — — you’re in the right place. My guests and I pull back the curtains on the realities of growing and running agencies of different sizes and what it takes to build a team. And if you’re anything l…
 
7 years ago on March 4th in 2014 I moved from the ATL to Canada to be with my (now) husband and that move was the catalyst to starting my business. I went from being a freelancer, working by myself to now managing a social media agency with multiple team members as well as an online membership program. It’s been quite the transformation and journey…
 
There’s been a dramatic shift in the business world over the past few years. There’s no longer a strict separation between your business and what you value and believe personally. We’ve entered a new and exciting age of marketing where people not only want to know more about your core values, but they even expect to see it! So how can we integrate …
 
For many business owners, 2020 was a year booked full of live events to both attend and host, but the pandemic forced a pivot that meant most of these events had to go virtual. But there are some unexpected benefits to the sudden change. Lauren Caselli, formerly an event consultant for tech and SaaS companies, knows all about how to leverage social…
 
A lot has changed in the social media world but it still remains a powerful tool to launch your newest offer. But before you start your launch, I want you to think about all the things you need to have prepared beforehand. We get so excited about the launch itself, that we forget all the time and energy that needs to go into actually marketing that…
 
Trying to find a way to get your marketing emails to stand out from the rest? Tarzan T-Boss has spent nearly 5 years studying what kind of email content resonates with her audience the best and how to separate herself from the crowd. Her willingness to try something different showed her that her audience didn’t necessarily want more “insider secret…
 
Social Media is an amazing tool to grow your business by leaps and bounds, but with all the million different options available, it can quickly become overwhelming and seemingly unmanageable. And when you start trying to do everything at once, you might even find that your efforts aren’t getting any real results. So what’s the best way to use socia…
 
While LinkedIn used to be perceived as a resumé, in 2021, many business owners are using this social platform as a tool to grow their business. This week, we’re sharing a recording of a live stream talking about some of the biggest mistakes businesses make on LinkedIn. Tune in to learn: Why you shouldn’t focus on your job title and what to focus on…
 
It’s the question on everyone’s mind… Should I be using Instagram Reels in my business? Well, the answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think… Because, YES, it all depends on your unique business needs and strategies. Reels can be a massively powerful tool for certain businesses, and for other businesses... it just doesn’t make much sense to…
 
This month, we’re talking all about LinkedIn and how we as marketers can leverage this platform in 2021. In this episode of the podcast, we talk about: How to get build your profile to attract the RIGHT people The best way to encourage engagement on LinkedIn What you should be focused on for LinkedIn Success …and more! This Episode Was Made Possibl…
 
Over the past few years, I’ve seen my students and clients reach their goals faster and with less energy. ➡️ They’re posting less and getting more results. ➡️ They’re connecting with quality people (and they’ve left the vanity numbers behind). ➡️ They’re having actual conversations with potential clients, collaborators, and partners. And this is al…
 
Social media is changing rapidly and we’re going to have to shift how we do things in 2021 to keep up. Wondering what changed this year? Looking for how to be fresh and current in 2021? In this episode of the podcast, I talk about: What changes social media saw in 2020 A few predictions for what 2021 will look like How brands can stay relevant and …
 
The question of niching comes up often as social media managers begin to build their business. Should you niche? How does one choose a niche? And how does that niche impact business? In today’s episode, Susan Ellis-Saller shares her niche of working with spiritual businesses. We talk about: How Sue landed on her niche How she’s able to support her …
 
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