February 27th, 2020 | 38 mins 11 secs
digital marketing, digital pr, marketing, online marketing, paid media, pr, pr tips, public relations, shanna apitz, stella bayles
It's 2020, integrated marketing is the norm, but could we be delivering better campaigns if we understood paid media better?
In this episode I interview Shanna Apitz, the Executive Creative Director and head of innovation at Hunt Adkins, a paid media specialist agency in Minnesota.
Having developed her career in the paid media space, Shanna has helped hundreds of US brands grow their business through interactive and integrated campaigns.
I wanted to find out how a leading paid agency approach earned media, where Shanna thinks paid and PR fit in the marketing mix, how the two specialisms should work together, and how powerful an integrated campaign can be for a business.
December 31st, 2019 | 45 mins 21 secs
affiliate marketing, affiliates, digital marketing, digital pr, marketing, online marketing, pr, pr tips, public relations, revenue share, rich leigh, stella bayles, will roberts
In this episode, I interview Rich Leigh and Will Roberts, who leads Radioactive Talent, a new arm of UK PR agency Radioactive. I find out how they're bringing years of influencer and publisher knowledge from PR and merging it with Will’s expertise in affiliates and revenue share deals to start a new comms offering for clients in 2020.
If you haven't heard of affiliates before, don't worry. The guys explain exactly how the process works for agencies, brands and influencers.
If you're looking for inspiration for next year's growth, look no further.
June 5th, 2019 | 24 mins 58 secs
content marketing, elliott kurjan, instagram influencer, instagram marketing, marketing, meme, meme marketing, public relations, ricky williams, social, social media marketing, wagyu social
The start of Love Island, Trump visiting & the shock loss for Antony Joshua this week has seen the meme machines in action on social media this week. But should memes be part of brand marketing?
In this episode, I interview Elliott Kurjan & Ricky Williams, the duo behind a new agency Wagyu social.
Ricky & Elliott are experts in Instagram influence. They are the brains behind the growth of huge Instagram accounts including Ladbible and UniLad. Elliott is also the meme-king that runs Instagram profile 'Awful Banter'. They know what creates the thumb-stopper moment!
Now working with brands, Elliott and Ricky explain what 'meme marketing' is, how to do it and the huge reach and engagement a brand can expect from this form of communication.
May 24th, 2019 | 38 mins 25 secs
danny bell, digital marketing, digital pr, marketing, online marketing, pr, pr tips, public relations, social marketing, stella bayles, tv production, video content
Stella interviews Danny Bell, a video director, and producer in the UK and US. He's produced popular shows such as Big Brother and LOVEIsland and had work featured on major TV channels including MTV, C4, ITV, Sky, and NBC. Danny is increasingly working with agencies and brand teams on creating editorial video content for online and social platforms.
In this episode, Stella interviews Danny on the development of TV and online video consumption, the change in brand involvement and how audience engagement is leading the change.
March 8th, 2019 | 20 mins 44 secs
katie paine, marketing, pr, pr measurement, pr metrics, pr tips, public relations, social media, stella bayles
Stella interviews Katie Paine (aka queen of metrics) on social media measurement. They discuss what metrics we should be using and how to attribute business success.
December 11th, 2018 | 37 mins 54 secs
marketing, pr, pr agency, pr awards, pr campaigns, pr tips, public relations, stella bayles, steve strickland
Steve Strickland is the co-founder of new award-winning PR agency Talker Tailor Trouble Maker.
In this episode, Steve shares how he and his and co-founder Gary’s experiences in the PR industry led to their decision to create Talker Tailor and how they have poured their learnings and experiences (good and bad) into the operation.
Steve shares his views on diversity in Public Relations and why its essential to build freedom into a team.
He also speaks candidly about where Talker Tailor is at now and why he and Gary aim to take the agency in the future.
If you’re looking for an insight into modern PR, want to hear some very real language and a have good laugh, listen now!