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Most podcasts do a bad job marketing their content. What differs between mediocrity and the top 1% is a thought out podcast marketing strategy for how content is pushed out. And execution towards that. Here are several aspects to keep in mind.
Gary Vee is known for the king of social media. His repurposing strategy shows why. It starts by taking "anchor" content (such as his popular long-form YouTube videos or podcasts) and repurposing it into other forms of content, such as blog posts, clips, and social media posts. This allows him to reach a wider audience and get his message out to more people. Gary’s strategy is focused on maximizing the value of his content by making it as widely available as possible, and he often encourages his followers to do the same with their own content. By constantly repurposing and sharing his content, Gary is able to build his brand and connect with his audience in a scaleable way.
For podcasts, the ideal strategy to maximize ROI on content is the same:
If done correctly, this would result in 75 video clips being published onto 3 platforms each month. While many of them may not end up reaching many viewers, some of them may do better or go viral resulting in unexpected returns
Each platform you add can expose your content to more people, but also adds more complexity / as each platforms has it’s own rules and best practices. Here is a cheatsheet to help you determine which platforms to focus on:
Data compiled in January 2023 according to data in 2022
**Our recommendation for most podcasts:
Must-have: TikTok, YouTube Shorts, Instagram Reels
Nice-to-have: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook
A hook is critically important in a space like short-form video where there is an abundance of content to scroll through. You only have a few seconds to entice the viewer to stick around, so it’s important to make it count.
A good hook can take many forms. Here are several types of hooks that we’ve seen work best for podcasts clips:
#1 Thought provoking insights that challenge popular opinion
Sharing a new light or opinion on a common topic
#2 Personal stories which are easy to identify with
These include: how-to, growth, investments, fundraising, selling
You’ve made some podcast clips! Nice. Now you need to publish them in the best way to maximize the amount of views it can get.
First time posting on YouTube? Jump to the end of this section for instructions on how to setup your account.
TLDR: clips need to be under 60 seconds, use hashtags, web uploads offers more options
YouTube Shorts can be published either via the YouTube website or the mobile app. The web version has more video options to customize. This guide assumes you are uploading a clip made externally and not within YouTube’s interface.
How to post:
Do's and Don'ts for YouTube Shorts:
Once your clip is published, it will enter the YouTube algorithm and start to be exposed to users. This could take minutes, hours or days for a video to start getting views (depends on number of subscribers). Views often come in “waves” as the algo determines who should see this content.
In terms of frequency, there are no official guidelines. We’ve seen popular channels publish no less than 3 videos a week, so at least once every other day. There is no cap and many channels are publishing 3-4 a day.
First time posting on YouTube? You’ll need to open an account. We usually recommend opening the account under the podcast name, as that is the name listeners will most recognise. In some cases when a podcast is directly affiliated with a company, those clips could be published from the company social accounts.
Official link: Open a YouTube account
So, you want to post a clip to LinkedIn but you don’t know how? We’re here to help! We even made sure to point out common pitfalls and give you pro tips along the way so that you can be a master from the get go!
Let’s start by deciding who is posting this content: Is it you as an individual? Or your company page?
⚠️ Common Pitfall: Don’t skip this step, because who you’re posting as determines your audience. If you accidentally post your company content on your personal page, only your contacts will see that post even though it was meant for the people that follow your company page!
If it’s you as an individual, just go to your “Home” feed and head to step 2!
If you’re posting from your company page, make sure you navigate to your company page. (If you’re wondering what a company page is and how to make one, click here to navigate to LinkedIn’s official guide.)
Now that you know who you’re posting as, it’s time to actually craft your post. On the appropriate page (that we’ve identified in step 1), click on “Start a post” located at the top of the page.
Now, a pop up should appear that looks like this:
Write what you want the text portion of the post to say in the “What do you want to talk about?” section. If you don’t know what to say, here are some ideas:
Now that you have the text, it’s time to add the podcast clip!
✨ Pro Tip: Use a square video as opposed to vertical since the viewing experience is better on desktop for square!
Navigate to the bottom left corner of the pop up, and click on the photo icon. This will allow you to add media to your post.
Now, you should be able to select the file you want to upload from your computer.
⚠️ Common Pitfall: If LinkedIn isn’t letting you attach your file, make sure that the file size does not exceed 100MB. For other restrictions on what’s allowed and not allowed, click here for LinkedIn’s media guide.
Sharing your content is great and all, but what’s the point if your audience doesn’t know what to do with it? That’s why it’s really important to add a call to action (CTA) on your post.
Common practice on LinkedIn is to post the link to the full episode in the comments after posting, but you can always add it to the post itself too!
Now that your video is attached, and the text has been written you’re ready to publish that post and share it with the world! To publish the post, simply click on the “Post” button at the bottom right corner. If you want to schedule the post for later, click on the clock icon next to the “Post” button. There, you should be able to select the date and time for your post to go live.
Now you should have a post that’s live, or ready to go live! If you’re curious about how that post will look like, check out some examples from our clients who published their podcast clip to LinkedIn!
You’ve got your podcast clips all ready to go, but now what? Let’s share that great piece of content with the world the RIGHT way. In this guide, we’ll walk you through posting your podcast clip to X (formerly known as Twitter).
With podcast clips, you have the choice of posting a vertical video (9:16), a landscape video (16:9), or a square video (1:1). We recommend square because if you go the vertical route, X will only show the center square of the video on desktop until the person expands it. But if you don’t have a square video, then go vertical over landscape. Or request a square video on lychee.so!
Making sure you choose the right dimensions is essential to the success of your post so don’t sleep on this step! Remember, viewers will only click on things that peak their interest. So make sure you get the FULL message across to them from the get go by using a square clip!
Alright, now that you know WHAT you’ll be posting, it’s time to actually go through the process of posting.
To create a new post on X, you can 1) scroll to the top of your home page OR 2) click on the blue quill icon on the bottom left of your screen.
To create a new post, click on the blue plus icon on the bottom right of your screen.
If you don’t know what to say in the text portion, here are some ideas!
Click on the photo icon to add your clip.
Make sure that your video file is under 512MB (which shouldn’t be too hard) since that’s X’s limit on video attachments.
Before you hit publish on that post, make sure to add a call to action (CTA) to your post! The best CTA depends on what you want to achieve with your podcast clip. Here are a few examples:
Whatever it is that you want them to do, make sure to include it in your post!
If you’re worried about the character count, you can also make your post a thread and make your first comment the CTA. Pro Tip: Many people mention their CTA in their main post and provide the link in the first comment to save on characters.
Congratulations, you’re now ready to share your podcast clip with the world! Hit the blue post button and you’re live!
If you’re still feeling a little lost, here are some examples of successful podcast clip posts to reference!
Before we even get into how to post on TikTok, let’s talk about something important: Location.
TikTok uses location data, among other things, to decide who to show your content to. So if you’re located outside of the US, but your target audience is Americans, then you might want to look into getting a VPN to change your IP address. If that made no sense to you, don’t fret! Here’s an easy way to understand what I just said:
An IP address (Internet Protocol address) is the unique address that identifies your device on the internet or a local network. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) can change your IP address to look like you’re in a different place than you actually are. Meaning that in this context, with a VPN you’ll be able to look like you’re in the US even if you’re not physically there. Magic, I know.
There’s a ton of VPN services readily available nowadays so try looking into some if you need one.
When it comes to TikTok you have the option of posting on mobile or desktop. We recommend using the mobile app over the desktop web version because there’s more features available on the mobile app. A big feature that’s only available on mobile is the recording & editing feature meaning if you have any additional clips you want to add or edits you want to do, you’ll only be able to do it on mobile. However, if you already have everything that you need baked into the video file that you’re about to post, desktop is fine too! We’ll show you how to do both, so choose the method that fits your needs.
If you’re using a VPN, make sure to turn it on and select the country you want to “be” in.
Skip to the next section where we go over some important caption writing tips before you hit that post button.
If you’re using a VPN, make sure to turn it on and select the country you want to “be” in.
1. Navigate to the TikTok website and make sure that you’re logged in. Then click on the Upload button on the top right corner of the page.
2. Next, you’ll be prompted to upload your file from your computer.
3. Now, you’re prompted to write your caption including hashtags and mentions to relevant people.
Before you hit that post button, let’s go over some caption writing tips in the following section!
The best CTA, or call to action, depends on what you’re trying to do. Here are a few examples:
TikTok CTAs are a little tricky since you can’t always link directly to your service or product. But it’s important to include an action item for your viewer so that they can take action when their interests are piqued! Make it as easy, and pain-free as possible for them to find out what they want to know.
Hashtags are a great way to help the TikTok algorithm categorize your content correctly. So make sure to use hashtags that are relevant to what your content is about.
Pro Tip: Mix in trending hashtags within your niche or topic to get more reach! But make sure it’s relevant!! Don’t just hop on a trend for the sake of hopping on.
We recommend adding your hashtags after your CTA because the latter part of your caption gets cut off in the default view. (Your audience can see the full caption if they click on it.)
When you’re ready to post, click on the pink Post button at the bottom right of the screen! Congratulations, you’ve posted your podcast clip for the world to see!
Before you click off and forget that you ever posted anything, remember to schedule in a time to check back in with your post. If you get any comments, you’ll want to reply to them in a timely manner to boost engagement. More engagement means more interest, making your video perform better in the algorithm so don’t skip this step!
20 VC: https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSFMFpnCE/ (2.6M views)
The Diary of a CEO Podcast: https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSFMFamwy/ (14.1M views)