This series is all about libsyn’s newest podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community!
Q & A with Michael Stelzner from The Social Media Examiner
When did you start podcasting?
I only began a few months ago in August of 2012.
Why did you start podcasting?
As a child I would record fake radio shows with my little brother using a cassette player. It was a blast. Recently I was doing some research for a few projects and noticed some of my peers doing podcasting.
Last fall I had interviewed Cliff Ravenscraft about podcasting. Finally the synapses in my brain connected and I decided I was going “all in” to podcasting. I hired Cliff to help me get my show done right.
What’s your show about?
The show is targeted to business owners and marketers who want to discover how social media marketing works. The Social Media Marketing podcast is an interview format show. Each Friday I tap the minds of amazing social media marketers.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
I use a Heil PR-40 mic, a 1402-VLZ3 mixer, a Roland digital recorder, PylePLGI35T ground loop isolator, SoundByte to play audio effects inline and finally Adobe Audition CS6 for editing.
How have you promoted your podcast?
We make sure each day we email our 182,000 email subscribers that the podcast is mentioned. We also have a pretty prominent ad for the podcast on each page of Social Media Examiner.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
I wish I knew how much fun it would turn out to be. I might have started a LONG time ago :).
If you have any interest in taking your social media strategy, particularly the marketing and promotion of your podcast, then subscribing to the Social Media Marketing Podcast is a must. If you are ready to rock your world with all things marketing + the top social media experts then consider attending The Social Media Marketing World.