294 Audio Branding For Your Podcast! – Is Facebook Turning Into An Online Dating Site with Graph Search? And More!

by Cliff Ravenscraft on January 31, 2013

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Exclusive Audio Branding Offer With Mike & Izabella Russell!
I am so thrilled to spend some time introducing Mike and Izabella Russell, from Music Radio Creative, to the Podcast Answer Man community. I was first introduced to Mike and Izabella several months ago when they had contacted me about my Podcast Answer Man referral network. I had checked out their website and was quite impressed with the audio branding services that they offered. However, I didn’t yet know them very well and my busy schedule continued to get in the way of my connecting with them.
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I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet Mike and Izabella in person while in Las Vegas for New Media Expo. I immediately fell in love with this couple and their story of how they had built their online audio branding business. They quite literally became instant friends and I knew for a fact that I wanted to work with them.

What most impressed me was that I had shared my desire to have a commercial created to promote our gspn.tv Community Cruise. We talked only briefly about this and I told them that I would get a draft script sent to them soon after I returned home from New Media Expo. Things were a little busier than I had anticipated upon my return and I had not yet sent anything over to them. However, I was completely surprised to open my email just a few days after my return home to find the following promo that had already been created for me.

I couldn’t believe it. I had been working for weeks trying to come up with a script for this commercial and was nowhere near close to having anything that I was happy with. However, Izabella had simply looked at my http://gspn.tv/cruise page and came up with the commercial that I have embedded above. I absolutely loved it and have been using it ever since.

I’m so excited to let you know that I have been working with Mike and Izabella to create an exclusive audio branding package that is only available to the Podcast Answer Man community. For only $449, you will get the following.

- A one hour 1-to-1 web meeting with Mike and/or Izabella to discuss your podcast’s exact audio needs and help design your audio brand.

- An amazing podcast intro with an introduction to your podcast and music bed.

- An exciting podcast outro with music and a call to action of your choice.

- Three jingles/bumpers that you can use to transition between segments, mention your website address, introduce interviews, features and more.

- Complete script writing service for all of your audio products.

I encourage you to check out the commercial below and to go to http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/audio to schedule your audio branding consultation today.

 
Personal Plug of The Week
This week’s Personal Plug of the Week is the upcoming Converge Podcast by Dane Sanders. This is the first time that I have ever share a personal plug of the week for a podcast that has not officially launched yet. However, I was just so impressed the first recording that Dan placed on his blog, that I had to share it with you. Have a listen to the episode to find out why. You can check ou this recording by clicking here. Be sure to leave Dane a comment and let him know that you heard about him from The Podcast Answer Man.

 
Facebook Online Dating Dating Search?
In this week’s social media segment, Erik Fisher and I attempt to wrap our minds around the newly announced Facebook Graph Search. I think it is too soon to tell if this new search will benefit us in any way. However, Facebook did seem to say that they believe it will be as valuable as our timeline and our newsfeed. We’ll see.

 
Two Speaking Events Coming Up Soon!
My next speaking even will be the Platform Conference held in Nashville TN on February 11-13. Both Pat Flynn and I will be speaking at this conference. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can use promo code “Cliff” to save $100 when you register.

Pat and I are hosting a community meetup on Tuesday, February 12th at 8pm Central Time. Details of this meetup can be found on our Facebook event page. Please be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend so that we can have an accurate count of folks who will be there.

I will also be speaking at Michael Stelzner’s Social Meda Marketing World Conference which will be held in San Diego, CA on April 7-9. I’m sure that I’ll be hosting a meetup in San Diego as well. More details on that in a few weeks.

 
PODCASTING A TO Z
Are you ready to get that podcast up and running? Do you want to take your existing podcast to a whole new level? The next Podcasting A to Z course will be March 4th through March 29th, 2013. You can learn more about it and sign up at podcastingatoz.com.

 
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I am thrilled about the relationship that I have formed with the folks at B&H Photo, Video, & Pro Audio. They have amazing prices on podcast equipment and so much more. Best of all, their customer service is almost as good as my own.

When placing an order through my affiliate link, you end up paying the same low price and I earn a generous commission. If you have used my affiliate link to make a purchase with B&H, please leave me a comment with your name and a link to your website in the comments section below.

 
Blue Host Affiliate Signup
BlueHostI want to send out a special word of thanks to the folks behind the following domains that were used to create a new hosting account with BlueHost with my Blue Host affiliate link recently. As you know, I earn a commission each time someone clicks through my link to sign up with Blue Host. So thank you!

Accounts that were created recently:

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- http://hiltoncopy.com
- http://storytimewow.com

Note: The fact that I have linked to these accounts is only to acknowledge that these folks have used my affiliate link to create a hosting account with BlueHost. These links are not an endorsement of any content that may be posted to these sites. If you ever recognize content blatantly offensive at any of these links, please let me know and I will be sure to evaluate and consider if the link should be removed from this post. These accounts are all brand new and may not be active yet. Also, it is possible that some of these domains were previously owned and may not have been transferred to BlueHost just yet.

 
The Podcast Mastermind
One of the reasons that I love working with podcasters so much is due to the fact that they are influencing someone every single time they produce a podcast episode. The world needs great leaders! I believe that podcasters who take their leadership position seriously can make a positive difference in the lives of others. The world needs you and your message! They need you to be a leader!

Many people ask me how to grow the audience of their podcast. I believe that one of the best things you can do is to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! To take yourself seriously! To consider yourself to be a professional!

Are you willing to invest in your future success?
Are you willing to be the greatest leader you can be?
Are you willing to commit to your personal and professional growth?

If so, please consider joining The Podcast Mastermind!

 
Free Month of Media Hosting With Libsyn!
Because of all the years of sending clients to sign up for accounts with Libsyn, they have created an affilate program only given to a hand selected group of podcasting experts. I’m delighted that I am now able to offer your ONE MONTH FREE when you sign up for a new account with Libsyn. Simply use promo code GSPN when you sign up! For my complete thoughts on podcast hosting, click here.

 
Podcast Video Tutorials:
I have a growing list of video tutorials that I have created based up on the the top things my clients have hired me to help them with. See the full list of tutorials by clicking here.

I Appreciate Your iTunes Reviews!
If you have ever read my blog post about how iTunes podcast ratings work, then you know just how valuable leaving a 5 star rating and/or a written review can be to a content producer.

I am so incredibly thankful to those who have recently gone into my listing in iTunes to provide a five star rating and a written review of Podcast Answer Man.

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  • http://www.houseplanninghelp.com/ BenAdamSmith

    It was great to hear Mike and Izabella’s story. It’s inspiring stuff!

  • http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/ Cliff Ravenscraft

    @BenAdamSmith Thanks.  I agree, they are very inspiring.  So glad you enjoyed the episode. :)

  • http://danesanders.com/ danesanders

    Wow! The surprise commentary at 02:15 was incredible. Thanks for making this guys’ day Cliff. You are the real deal.

  • http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/ Cliff Ravenscraft

    @danesanders You created a unique opening experience to your podcast that I had not heard before.  I just had to share it with the community.  Bravo!  I am so excited to see where you take your show and where it takes you.

  • http://Www.successfulwomentalk.com/ Shelia

    Great episode and great work Mike and Izabella.  I had the pleasure of meeting them in Las Vegas and so looking forward to seeing more of their work in the podcasting community.

  • http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/ Cliff Ravenscraft

    @Shelia Me too.  Thanks for the comment Shelia!

  • http://joomlabe.at/ JoomlaBeat

    Thanks for the great show Cliff, Mike and Izabella.
     
    Will the audio branding package deal be around for awhile as I’d love to take it up but not quite ready for it yet.

  • http://PodcastAnswerMan.com/ Cliff Ravenscraft

    @JoomlaBeat Yes, this is an ongoing thing. ;)

  • http://joomlabe.at/ JoomlaBeat

    @Cliff Ravenscraft Oh great stuff. I have time then!

  • IzabelaRussell

    @Shelia Thanks Shelia! It was a pleasure to meet you too and I am sure that not the last time as well :)

  • http://www.musicradiocreative.com/ Mike Russell

    @BenAdamSmith Thank you, glad you enjoyed listening!

  • http://www.askscott.tv/ ScottAyres

    Those branding examples are awesome!

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