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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

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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United Kingdom

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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. 155 - The Role of Copywriting: When Writing Goes Beyond Words for Brands | Andrew Boulton

10/18/2021
Every brand understands the importance of storytelling, and of presenting a clear message and narrative. But the majority of brands believe that copywriters exist only to add or edit the words, which is a task many attempt to do without the aid of a professional. In this episode, we’re joined by Andrew Boulton, copywriter, senior lecturer at the University of Lincoln, and author of Copywriting Is and Adele Writes An Ad. We discuss why misunderstanding or underrating copywriting is equal to...

Duration:00:34:34

Ep. 154 - Answered: How do I make sure my social ads are remembered?

10/13/2021
On social, views are counted by the number of people who have watched the first three seconds of your ad - not the full thing. In this episode, Pollyanna reveals how to increase ad recall from your paid social by carefully selecting what to show in that window. Have a question or suggestion for the Social Minds podcast? Get in touch at social.minds@socialchain.com

Duration:00:05:13

Ep. 153 - SOCIAL IN SIX [041]

10/11/2021
This week on Social in Six, we discuss the end of IGTV as we know it, the features available with Twitter’s new Professional Profiles for businesses, and what the launch of Facebook Reels in the US means. We also cover LinkedIn’s test of paid, ticketed Events - and the monetisation it brings for creators - as well as Facebook’s Content Distribution Guidelines that inform Pages why their reach is being throttled. Finally we reveal what Twitter Spaces’ new recording option means for...

Duration:00:14:10

Ep. 152 - Answered: How Do I Sell My Ideas Internally?

10/6/2021
Have you ever known your brand or client should be on a new channel or trying out a new feature, but their caution is hurting their performance? In this episode, Pollyanna explains exactly how you can absolve them of fear and meet your goals by going for a walk, a jog, and a sprint. Have a question or suggestion for the Social Minds podcast? Get in touch at social.minds@socialchain.com

Duration:00:05:17

Ep. 151 - What Creators Want: How to Collaborate With Talent in 2021 | Meridith Rojas - Logitech

10/4/2021
Every major social platform has been improving their creator offering over the last 12 months. The difference now is that creators know their worth, have agency over which brands they choose to work with, and are an asset no brand or platform can afford to lose. In this episode we’re joined by Meridith Rojas, the global head of entertainment and creator marketing at Logitech. We discuss why brands should invest in and develop talent, when to collaborate before a star’s rise to fame, and how...

Duration:00:41:57

The Social Minds podcast returns

9/28/2021
We're back with a new look, some new voices and a brand new segment. But we're still the no-BS podcast you know and love, joined by global guests from the very best of marketing and here to translate social updates for the layman. Here's what you can expect from this season...

Duration:00:02:05

Ep. 150 - SOCIAL IN SIX [040]

8/9/2021
​​This week on Social in Six, we reveal what LinkedIn’s latest acquisition promises to do for your video content on LinkedIn, why Instagram is testing a way to recommend Reels on the main Facebook app, and all the details on Twitter’s Shop Module pilot which will let users shop products from brands in the app. We also discuss TikTok’s experiment to include ephemeral Stories in its offering, the death of Twitter Fleets, Instagram’s vertical feed for Explore, and Pinterest’s two new features:...

Duration:00:10:27

Ep. 149 - The Land o’ Plenty: How Fashion Seizes The Cultural Zeitgeist | Natalie Wills, Zalando

8/2/2021
How do you define culture in 2021? It’s a question many brands ask and one which fashion brands always seems to have the answer to. One such brand is Zalando, and this week we’re joined by its global head of social media, PR and influencers, Natalie Wills. She reveals how Zalando spots cultural trends, how to best leverage cultural partnerships and the ever-evolving role that influencers play in staying relevant on social. We also discuss how brands can navigate cultural movements like...

Duration:00:26:24

Ep. 148 - SOCIAL IN SIX [039]

7/26/2021
This week on Social in Six, we’re going over lots of updates from Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, Clubhouse, and Instagram. These include a potentially upcoming edit button on Twitter, Instagram collaborative posts and Reels, and YouTube’s LIVE shopping test. Plus we talk about Twitter’s latest plans for subscriptions, including adding a new and improved version of TweetDeck. We also discuss Clubhouse’s wide launch, rebrand, and new messaging feature, and the latest from Instagram including auto...

Duration:00:11:15

Ep. 147 - Inspiration, Delivered: How Deliveroo Creates Mass Appeal at a Hyper-Local Level | Sophie Headlam, Deliveroo

7/18/2021
Deliveroo isn’t limited by age demographic, so how does its social team create content and campaigns that appeal to everyone, from a mother of three to a student? In this episode, we’re joined by Sophie Headlam, the global head of brand marketing at Deliveroo. In this, she reveals how to reach mass audiences at a local level, which platforms and features are best used for location-based marketing, and how to craft messaging that alienates no one. Plus we discuss the role of influencer...

Duration:00:28:19

Ep. 146 - SOCIAL IN SIX [038]

7/12/2021
This week on Social in Six, we’re talking about TikTok’s rollout of three-minute videos, WhatsApp’s new additions to voice memos, and Instagram’s recent test that will let all users add links to their Stories - regardless of follower count. Plus we discuss Snapchat’s new ad tools which let users opt-out of specific topics or targeting settings, Pinterest’s TAG Brand Safety certification and all of its new rules against weight loss ads. Finally, we cover TikTok Resumes - the platform’s new...

Duration:00:10:46

Ep. 145 - Entering Hypnopolis: Inside BMW’s Award-winning Fictional Podcast | Cora Güntert (BMW) & Benjamin Bruno

7/5/2021
The most common argument against branded podcasts is difficulty measuring ROI and their impact on sales. Why, then, did BMW decide to create a branded podcast that was entirely fictional, never mentioning their products or services once? And how did that transpire into an Adweek award for the best branded podcast of 2020? In this episode, we’re joined by BMW’s digital audio and voice strategy expert, Cora Güntert and creative director Benjamin Bruno. We discuss the making of BMW’s fictional...

Duration:00:28:00

Ep. 144 - SOCIAL IN SIX [037]

6/28/2021
In this week’s episode of Social in Six, we talk about Instagram’s latest tests - which include an emphasis on suggested posts, Fan Club Stories, and NFT-style collectables. Plus we discuss the arrival of Instagram desktop posting. We also cover TikTok’s new brand uplift ad polls along with its new Jumps feature, Twitter’s new sharing options, the application process for Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces, and Facebook’s launch of Live Audio Rooms and podcasts. Finally, we’re going over the...

Duration:00:10:30

Ep. 143 - Stand at Attention: Why the British Army Needs to Be Active On Social Media | Alex Schillemore & Sarah Hiorns, British Army

6/21/2021
The general perception of the Army is that being a government organisation, it’s traditional. That’s why this conversation with the British Army was so surprising and so valuable. In this episode, we’re chatting to Alex Schillemore, the British Army’s head of digital and content. We’re also joined by Sarah Hiorns, the social media content manager for Capita, which handles recruitment for the British Army. In this, we discuss the crucial role that social plays for the Army, the Navy and the...

Duration:00:25:40

Ep. 142 - SOCIAL IN SIX [036]

6/14/2021
This week on Social in Six, we discuss the new details uncovered about Twitter’s Super Follows and the addition of newsletter sign up buttons in creator’s profiles. We reveal the latest efforts from Instagram to keep creators onside, like new content approval processes and the ability to tag two brands in one ad. Plus we explain why Facebook will keep creator products free until 2023. Finally we discuss YouTube Shorts’ UK launch and the new Pinterest feature that will help shoppers on the...

Duration:00:10:40

Ep. 141 - The Building Blocks of Creativity: How Lego Uses Social to Surprise and Delight | James Gregson, LEGO Group

6/14/2021
Even the world’s most powerful brand finds value in social. For LEGO, it means appealing to all ages through innovative content and pulling off UGC on an epic scale. In this episode, we’re joined by the LEGO Group’s digital creative director for the Americas, James Gregson. He talks to us all about creativity, adapting to constant change, and always staying true to your brand. In this, find out why testing and learning is crucial when you’re a globally recognised brand, how to decide which...

Duration:00:25:37

Ep. 140 - SOCIAL IN SIX [035]

5/31/2021
This week on Social in Six, we’re covering several new updates from Twitter and Instagram, a few from LinkedIn and plenty from Snapchat. We discuss Twitter’s upcoming subscription model, Twitter Blue, and everything we know about it so far, plus the relaunch of verification and several new features the platform has added to its audio feature Spaces. Over at Instagram we discuss the platform’s new shopping tab for exclusive product launches, the ability to post on desktop and a new feature to...

Duration:00:09:14

Ep. 139 - Always On Social: How To Craft A Sustainable BAU Strategy | Monica Hu, Twitch

5/23/2021
There’s a lot of conflicting advice about business as usual content, or real-time marketing. Its value is widely questioned but many brands find a need for it nevertheless. In this episode, we’re joined by Twitch’s director of social media (EMEA) to discuss the merits of being always-on. Whether it’s scheduling content in advance or reacting to current trends, Twitch has crafted a strategy that works, which Monica shares with us in this discussion. In this, we talk about how to stay...

Duration:00:29:03

Ep. 138 - SOCIAL IN SIX [034]

5/17/2021
This week on Social in Six, Theo and Eve explain Twitter’s newly-launched Tip Jar feature, Snapchat’s new Creator Marketplace and Instagram’s decision to include pronouns in profiles. Plus we discuss TikTok’s new native shopping tab, which is being tested among a small group of accounts, and Pinterest’s first foray into live streaming with its virtual event taking place the end of this month. Finally we discuss YouTube’s $100M Shorts fund for creators and how this compares to similar...

Duration:00:10:38

Ep. 137 - We-Centric Social: How Online Communities Are Shaping Consumer Behaviour | Jack Koch, Reddit

5/9/2021
Online communities are more prevalent today than ever before - and that has only accelerated since the pandemic. Few companies are better placed to speak on this shift than Reddit, which joins us for a second time in this episode. This time, we’re speaking to Jack Koch, who is Reddit’s global head of marketing sciences. Throughout this conversation, Jack reveals their learnings from Reddit’s partnership with GlobalWebIndex to explore community-first social media, why today’s consumers are...

Duration:00:34:42