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Why a podcast can work for any stage of your company’s growth with Tristan Pelligrino

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Episode Summary

Regardless of the stage your company is at a podcast can be a valuable tool in helping you build a sustainable marketing strategy For instance an early-stage B2B company can benefit from podcasting which can help them not only build brand awareness and credibility but also connect with potential customers investors and partners

As the B2B tech company grows a podcast can serve as a tool for building brand recognition and then establishing thought leadership However it can also be used to generate leads and drive sales Finally in the later stages of growth a podcast can effectively engage and retain customers

In this episode of Recorded Content we share our co-founders appearance on another show Tristan was a guest on Emir Atlis B2B Podcast Playbook Season 1 where he shared what made him start a podcast agency and build a Network of Shows and what it takes to create a successful branded show

Guest Profile

Name: Tristan Pelligrino

What he does: He’s the Co-Founder of Motion

Company: Motion

Noteworthy: Tristan is the co-host of the Recorded Content podcast

Key Insights

  • Motions Network of Shows makes us an agency worth considering In the past two years weve launched around six shows including Rep Your Brand by Nick Bennett the show is no longer on air as Nick decided it is time for a new show The Anonymous Marketer Content Logistics by Camille Trent The Notorious Thought Leader by Erin Balsa Taking the Lead by Christina Brady and Slice and Dice which we produce in collaboration with The Juice The rationale behind our decision to build the Network of Shows is twofold First we wanted to try podcasting as we believe in its power and the value it could bring to our audience and then its also a confirmation to our potential clients that we know what we are doing In other words why would you opt for a podcast agency that does not produce its own podcast Its a big part of our strategy at Motion not only to produce our customer shows but also to produce our own so that we can test and try new things formats and styles Its a playground for us to practice and try new things that will allow us to apply it to our customers shows then and help them out as well
  • Every podcast production starts with research Thats because companies that want to include podcasts in their marketing strategy dont know where to begin Thats where Motion jumps in However even an initial idea requires a number of discussions so we can make it as specific as possible One of the first things I would do is ask why you wanted to start a podcast What was the spark behind Hey we want to try this content initiative So I always like to understand where that comes from because it comes from a variety of different reasons Sometimes companies want to develop or increase their thought leadership and they want to get some of those ideas into the market and theyre looking for a vehicle to do that
  • A podcast is not a one-and-done project unlike traditional video production where a video is an independent piece you dont have toneed to tie to something else A podcast on the other hand can grow andor undergo modifications Its an inexhaustible source of knowledge its informative educational and entertaining It can be recycled and repurposed All in all it can drive your entire marketing strategy for years Podcasts are a unique medium because you set this theme statement up front and then go on a journey with your audience There might be some things that you are an expert in and can help them but there are other things that you might be not as familiar with and then thats when you can bring on other external individuals to provide their perspective

Episode Highlights

Why people fall in love with podcasting

You dont know the full impact of podcasting until you go through the process There are a lot of things that you dont think about upfront As a host or producer you dont understand the benefits until theyre right in front of you

So for example as a host one of the things that happens in your space is when you consistently have interviews or consistently produce podcast episodes its a vehicle to allow you to think and interact with other people in your ecosystem

You build relationships naturally by having conversations with people Then you get a chance to summarize the information you learned whether writing or developing video content that stems from your conversation And then you also get to capitalize on whats going on in your industry

The process behind Motions podcast production

When folks come to us and they have some of these preliminary thoughts about a podcast we walk them through a process that involves the creation of a Strategic Action Plan a document that we focus on upfront to lay that foundation and establish that blueprint that then becomes the building block for all of the episodes and all the content from there

And within that Strategic Action Plan one of the first things we do is create a theme statement that sets the stage for everything we do whether thats an episode visual framework cover art or video content A statement identifies the specific audience you want to connect with and how you will help them

And if you build those two things into that theme statement everything else stems from there

A podcast allows you to consolidate different content pieces into a content strategy

A lot of times and we often see this where companies are building content in silos They might have a writer thats writing a blog post They might have a video editor creating a video over here but theres no connection or underlying theme for any of it

A podcast is a great way to tie everything together Back to that theme statement If you create that theme statement and if the purpose is to help a specific set of customers or a specific audience that allows you to pull a lot of things in and create this underlying structure designed and built around your ideal customer

4 simple steps to launching your company's content series

step 1

Schedule a call with us

Book a call to get started. We’ll develop an understanding of your needs and set the foundation for your content strategy.

step 2

We'll discuss your requirements

Discuss your goals and requirements with our team to tailor a content solution that fits your business.

step 3

We'll scope out your ideal program

We’ll create a detailed plan outlining your ideal video series or podcast program, aligned with your objectives.

step 4

We'll build & execute your content plan

Our team will produce and manage your content, ensuring high-quality delivery and engagement across various channels.