Andrew Grill – Getting the social mindset to drive your business (MDE154)

Minter Dialogue Episode #154 — This interview is with Andrew Grill, IBM Global Managing Partner for Social Consulting. A repeat guest (my first podcast with Andrew here) on the show and keynote speaker of worldwide renown, Andrew and I discuss digital literacy of leaders and executives, the use of social media for customer service, the best…

Influence marketing – Online influencers of brands revealed… What should brands be doing with their influencers?

Influence marketing remains a field still a little fuzzy for many leaders, but it continues to grow. As yet, it is a 'young' concept in that there is no standard for or even common understanding of influence. There are a number of tools -- more or less specialized -- that  are being used to help digital…

Should I migrate my domain name? The pros and cons of URL migration on Wordpress

Have you ever considered changing the URL domain name of an existing site? In other words, keeping all the content (and structure) the same, you want the root name of the site to be different. At the end of last year, I decided to switch my website domain name from Themyndset.com to Myndset.com, which I had purchased…

Social media strategy for financial services with Joyce Sullivan (MDE141)

Minter Dialogue Episode #141 — Joyce Sullivan is the founder and CEO of SocMediaFin, Inc., a social media consultancy that provides leadership training for financial services, regulated industries, non-profit organizations, and specialty firms. Her firm provides social media strategy and policy development, social media program development and management, as well as training and talent development…

Using social media in Corporate Communications – Frances Reimers explains her vision on corporate visibility

Minter Dialogue Episode #140 This interview is with Frances Reimers, head of Corporate Visibility at PCI Communications, an integrated marketing agency based in Washington. In this conversation, we talk about the challenges of driving corporate communications in this uber-crowded connected world, how to establish trust, the personal role of the C-suite and the CEO, and…

Interview with Scott Monty, EVP at SHIFT – talking social and digital strategy implementation (MDE130)

Minter Dialogue Episode #130 This interview is with Scott Monty. Formerly head of social media at Ford Motor Company, where Scott spent 6 years and was instrumental (if not indispensable) in driving the highly successful digital strategy under Alan Mulally’s reign (2006-2014), he recently joined the premier agency SHIFT Communications. Scott has been ranked by the…

There’s a big chance your content strategy is missing this key ingredient…

What's missing in your content strategy? Great content? Available assets? Sufficient resources? Original storytellers? Appropriate platforms? Enough fans and followers? While crafting a robust content strategy already takes a certain skill, I believe that creating the content is just the first half of the story. The second half is going to be even more challenging: getting…

Interview with Ludovic Dujardin, co-founder of Petit Bambou, the little zenmaster (MDE124)

Minter Dialogue Episode #124 — This interview is with Ludovic Dujardin, a French serial entrepreneur, who has launched a number of vibrant Facebook fan pages, one of which hit 1 million fans, Petit Bambou, which he manages personally. Few are the community managers who have created and manage such a large number of fans. Ludovic…

Should you promote Personal Branding at your company? Why branding gets personal

It is far from a unanimous belief that personal branding is a good thing. It can become particularly contentious when it comes to an employee's personal branding. I have heard of top executives talk about "disloyalty." Others talk about "outsized" egos. Reality is that, like most anything, this is not and cannot be black and…