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Social Minds puts you in a room with marketing’s brightest minds. We interview the world’s biggest brands, break the latest social media headlines and translate social-first trends for the layman. Our promise to you? No buzzwords, jargon or fluff. Just real case studies, genuine experts and actionable insights. That’s why we’re the world’s favourite social media marketing podcast. Join the Facebook Group: Search 'Social Minds' Follow us: Twitter - @TheSocialChain Instagram - @socialchain LinkedIn - Social Chain

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Social Minds puts you in a room with marketing’s brightest minds. We interview the world’s biggest brands, break the latest social media headlines and translate social-first trends for the layman. Our promise to you? No buzzwords, jargon or fluff. Just real case studies, genuine experts and actionable insights. That’s why we’re the world’s favourite social media marketing podcast. Join the Facebook Group: Search 'Social Minds' Follow us: Twitter - @TheSocialChain Instagram - @socialchain LinkedIn - Social Chain

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English


Episodes

Ep. 212 - Pinterest Predicts: What Advertisers’ Crystal Ball Reveals For 2023 | Louise Richardson, Pinterest

12/18/2022
Pinterest Predicts 2023 is officially out, and after three consecutive years of an 80% success rate, it’s guaranteed to be the best weapon advertisers can take into the pitch room with them next year. To tell us about the trends we can expect to see, what they say about culture and society, and how advertisers can use them in campaigns and content, we’re joined by Pinterest’s director of marketing for Europe, Louise Richardson. Expect to learn why Gen Z and millennials are avoiding ‘tech...

Duration:00:52:00

Ep. 211 - SOCIAL IN SIX [065]

12/11/2022
On Social in Six this week, we’ve got two updates from Instagram, including its 2023 trend predictions for Gen Z and reports that it’s testing some…familiar…camera features. We also cover LinkedIn’s newest updates for brands and marketers, Twitter ramping up recommended content, and the news that Pinterest is retiring its Creator Rewards programme. Finally we discuss TikTok’s 16:9 video update. Got a question or suggestion for the Social Minds podcast? Get in touch at...

Duration:00:07:39

Ep. 210 - Monzo: What Makes People Want to Follow Their Bank on Social | Richard Cook, Monzo

12/4/2022
The banking sector is full of red tape - more so than for smoothie brands, anyway. Yet one bank is challenging more than just the traditional product and service in its category; Monzo’s social channels are a breath of fresh air for any marketer hoping to have fun in a corporate industry, and for consumers hoping to see a human side to their bank. In this episode, we’re joined by Monzo social media manager, Richard Cook, to learn what the barriers to entry are for banking with a “new” bank,...

Duration:00:46:36

Ep. 209 - SOCIAL IN SIX [064]

11/27/2022
On this week’s Social in Six, we’re talking about Instagram’s new music posts, YouTube community quizzes, and Snap’s report on the state of augmented reality. We also cover Meta’s new AI system that’s beating all records, LinkedIn’s brand safety hub, and the issues with the Twitter app convincing people it’s headed for a server crash. Got a question or suggestion for the Social Minds podcast? Get in touch at social.minds@socialchain.com.

Duration:00:12:28

Ep. 208 - Vikki Ross: How to Build a Brand With Words | Vikki Ross Writes

11/20/2022
Tone of voice documents and brand guidelines are the business staple that most brands don’t have. And if they do, it’s probably not as thorough or as thoughtful as it needs to be. Today’s guest, copy chief and brand and TOV consultant Vikki Ross, has written for or created brand books Nando’s, Harvey Nichols, Sky, Sony, ITV, and more. In this episode, she shows us how copywriting goes beyond captions for the brands that really get it, and how words can be your best friend when building your...

Duration:00:50:17

Ep. 207 - SOCIAL IN SIX [063]

11/13/2022
This week on Social in Six, we break the latest on Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition as the story develops and advertisers watch carefully. We also discuss the rollout of Pinterest’s app Shuffles, shopping integrations on Snapchat, separate tabs for YouTube’s various video formats, and Meta’s upcoming NFT toolkit - along with new wallet options. Got a question or a suggestion for the Social Minds podcast? Get in touch at social.minds@socialchain.com.

Duration:00:14:07

Ep. 206 - WeAre8: An Argument for One More Social Media Platform | Sue Fennessy, WeAre8

11/6/2022
WeAre8 is a new sustainable social platform that promises to curtail hate. It also wants to offer ‘green’ advertising solutions, reward users for watching ads, and empower creators who share positive content. But do we need another platform? Here to tell us what made brands like Heineken, Nike, BT, and lots more, partner with the new platform, is Sue Fennessy, founder and CEO. Expect to learn how it’s defining hate speech vs free speech, how their ad model differentiates itself, and what a...

Duration:00:48:00

Ep. 205 - SOCIAL IN SIX [062]

10/31/2022
On this week’s Social in Six, we mourn the demise of Facebook Instant Articles and Bulletin (sorry, journos) but welcome TikTok as the news kid on the block, as a new study shows the increase in its use for news content. We also discuss what Pinterest’s new partnership means for video-first advertisers, new TikTok ad formats that charge brands only if users watch, how Instagram is adopting Linktree’s USP, and a time-saving feature possibly coming to LinkedIn that’s sure to be a...

Duration:00:13:54

Ep. 204 - Twitter: Brand Behaviour Has Become Bland Behaviour | Sophie Trinder, Twitter Next

10/24/2022
Brand Twitter has subscribed to one way of doing things for the last few years, following brandter trends and popular text meme formats. Now Twitter is politely asking us to stop. Here to walk us through its #RealTalk report among other learnings is Sophie Trinder, head of the company’s UK brand strategy team Twitter Next. She warns of drowning in the sea of same and, instead of following the platform’s supposed rules, has tips for brands on their tone, topics and community to ensure your...

Duration:00:46:58

Ep. 203 - SOCIAL IN SIX [061]

10/16/2022
On Social in Six this week, we’re covering TikTok Photo Mode and two updates from Twitter, including the new Link Spotlight module and reports that hashtags could become pay-to-play. Plus there’s updates for advertisers as Meta rolls out an enhanced ad offering for both Instagram and Facebook Reels. Finally we discuss Meta’s survey on what consumers think of the metaverse. Got a question or a suggestion for the Social Minds podcast? Get in touch at social.minds@socialchain.com.

Duration:00:11:42

Ep. 202 - Social Chain: How Social Media Services Grew Into a Profit Priority for Agencies | Pete Metcalfe

10/9/2022
Social media no longer competes with traditional for budget. As digital natives take on agency and in-house leadership positions, it doesn’t have to. To tell us how this has changed social sales strategies, Social Chain UK’s managing director Pete Metcalfe joins us - six months into his role at Social Chain. Expect to learn how to navigate working with clients’ other agencies, whether social will soon influence TV and OOH, and what competitive pitches look like now brands have no choice but...

Duration:00:41:50

Ep. 201 - SOCIAL IN SIX [060]

10/2/2022
This week on Social in Six, we’re talking TikTok’s solution to business accounts and trending audios, YouTube’s answer to the demand for 9:16 ads, and Twitter’s continued push to get more people using Communities. We also cover Instagram’s badge for popular businesses, Meta’s new Collaborative Ads, and possible branded AR effects on Instagram Reels. Got a question or a suggestion for the Social Minds podcast? Get in touch at social.minds@socialchain.com.

Duration:00:06:33

200th Episode Special: Eve and Calum’s Mind-Blown Moments

9/25/2022
We’re celebrating 200 episodes of the Social Minds podcast! In this very special episode, Eve and Calum look back on 10 top moments where our guests shocked us, shook us, inspired us or changed our outlook on the industry. And this time they’re getting a word in. Hear from guests from the IPA, Weetabix, Pinterest, Meta, TikTok, and more as we talk about our hot topics and how recent updates have since seen predictions come true or plans put into action. Got a question or a suggestion for...

Duration:01:09:44

Ep. 199 - Ryanair: The Business Benefits of Being a (Bit of a) Bastard | Michael Corcoran, Ryanair

8/28/2022
Ryanair wants to be the most talked about brand on social - and it’s well on its way. Its distinctive irreverence on social has recently been backed up by a solid social media strategy, courtesy of this week’s guest, Michael Corcoran - the airline’s head of social media. In this episode we find out how the brand earned 111m organic impressions in a month through low-fi TikTok memes and reactive Twitter gags, how it keeps the integrity of its snarky TOV when dealing with angry customers, and...

Duration:00:58:42

Ep. 198 - SOCIAL IN SIX [059]

8/21/2022
This week on Social in Six, we’re covering the news that advance scheduling for Facebook Reels is finally open to all users. Plus, two updates for advertisers: TikTok Shopping Ads and Meta’s enhancements to its Advantage ad suite. LinkedIn is gradually introducing a new text formatting tool, and multimedia tweets are rolling out to some users. Finally we discuss Snapchat’s shoppable Dress Up stickers. Got a question or suggestion for the Social Minds podcast? Get in touch at...

Duration:00:07:58

Ep. 197 - LinkedIn: Talking Content Marketing for Today’s Workforce | John Williamson, LinkedIn

8/14/2022
LinkedIn is a favourite for personal brands and B2B lead generation, but the value doesn’t end there. In this episode we’re joined by senior content marketing consultant at LinkedIn, John Williamson, to find out what marketers might be missing in 2022. We discuss why personal profiles outperform Company Pages, which ad products and features are often overlooked, and where the opportunities lie outside of traditional corporate content. Got a question or a suggestion for the Social Minds...

Duration:00:44:10

Ep. 196 - SOCIAL IN SIX [058]

8/7/2022
On this week’s Social in Six episode, we discuss the latest feed changes from Instagram, reports of a TikTok Music app, and the news that Google won’t kill off the third-party cookie just yet. There’s also two new updates from LinkedIn including native carousel posts and a possible Discover tab in the works. Finally, we cover Facebook’s Music Revenue Sharing programme that benefits both creators and artists. Got a question or suggestion for the Social Minds podcast? Get in touch at...

Duration:00:09:06

Ep. 195 - Innocent Drinks: How the Default Example for Social Tone of Voice Retains Its Personality | Marcus Dean, Innocent Drinks

7/31/2022
How many brands have said ‘we want to sound like Innocent?’ For Innocent Drinks, while others’ replication tactics are flattering, they have a tone of voice and personality to preserve. In this episode we’re joined by its social media manager, Marcus Dean, to hear about the three content pillars, rigorous writer training, and ethos’ that keep Innocent one step ahead of its brand fanbase. We find out how to make your visual assets look like how your tone of voice sounds, how Twitter jokes...

Duration:00:45:12

Ep. 194 - SOCIAL IN SIX [057]

7/24/2022
This week on Social in Six, we’re talking about Twitter’s new CoTweet feature after its first rollout stage, YouTube’s expansion of tagged products in creator videos, and an update that lets TikTok users choose the ads they want to see. We also discuss LinkedIn’s public beta launch of Business Manager, the new ability to boost Instagram Reels, and Pinterest’s latest shopping tools for brands and retailers. Got a question or suggestion for the Social Minds podcast? Get in touch at...

Duration:00:09:31

Ep. 193 - Social Chain: The Model That Ends the Creative VS Strategy Debate | Jake Thompson, Social Chain

7/17/2022
We call social the ever-changing landscape for a reason, but with that, our roles must change too. In this episode, we’re joined by Social Chain vet and current senior creative Jake Thompson, to discuss how creatives and strategists have had to evolve and what those roles must mean within modern agencies today. Expect to learn how to put together a watertight brief, how to let creative strategy inform everything from seasonal campaigns to BAU, and how you can examine your processes and keep...

Duration:00:39:34