The Smart Marketer Podcast

Smart Marketer

Join hosts Molly Pittman, Ezra Firestone and John Grimshaw as they escape the grind and share proven paths to success for both your personal and professional lives.

Veteran marketers and educators, these three have taught thousands of business owners how to build, manage, and scale successful businesses... while growing three of their own multi-million dollar brands. This weekly podcast will blend tactical marketing advice with personal stories and helpful insights into the multi-million dollar businesses that these 3 own and operate every day.

The Smart Marketer Podcast, With Molly Pittman, Ezra Firestone, and John Grimshaw.
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How do you make email marketing work for you? Our host John Grimshaw has overseen the sending of 440 Million emails (so far)!  In this episode, he downloads his expertise and explains how applying this knowledge will give you the competitive edge you’re looking for.  “With the number of marketing messages people get every single day, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. But most people have a specific way they love to get information, whether they want to sit down and hear a story or have something fast and decisive to help them take action. By leveraging all of these different strategies, you can make sure that you’re reaching people in the way they want to be connected with. Which in turn will keep them on your list, and keep them opening your emails.” John Grimshaw PLUS, if you’re ready to turn Email into a huge revenue channel for your brand, check out Smart Email Marketing here, https://smartmarketer.com/email. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Thank you to our listeners for all the 5-Star Reviews and meaningful messages you’ve sent this year - the Podcast has gone above and beyond what we expected, and we have YOU to thank for that. It makes a difference when you follow us (and leave a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Smart Marketer Email Bootcamp,  https://landing.smartmarketer.com/pages/sem-20 John Grimshaw, https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnwgrimshaw/

Nov 30

24 min 18 sec

Amid this insanely busy week of the year (Thanksgiving/Black Friday), we are taking a ‘Not Business’ moment to step back and share some exciting (and compelling) developments in the personal life of our host, Molly Pittman. Listen in to hear 1) How Molly’s life-long dreams are unfolding and 2) How she and her partner are making room to make a difference. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Thank you to our listeners for all the 5-Star Reviews and meaningful messages you’ve sent this year - the Podcast has gone above and beyond what we expected, and we have YOU to thank for that. It makes a difference when you follow us (and leave a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Smart Marketer (Black Friday Sale) https://smartmarketer.com/black-friday/ Make a direct donation to Kentucky “Saving Them Together.” By Venmo, @KSTT-rescue or  PayPal, Rescue@KentuckySavingThemTogether.org

Nov 22

13 min 26 sec

With one year and a whopping 80 episodes in the bag, Molly Pittman and John Grimshaw have lined up a special episode to celebrate. You will hear clips from five of the most-loved, most downloaded, most valuable episodes since we launched. Don’t worry, we’ve made sure to give you powerful snippets that you can apply right now, or dive into further by going back to the original episode. Thank you to our listeners for all the 5-Star Reviews and meaningful messages you’ve sent this year - the Podcast has gone above and beyond what we expected and we have YOU to thank for that. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS! Which episode has been your favorite? Let us know in a 5-Star Review so that we can deliver more of the content you love. It really makes a difference when you follow us (and leave a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Smart Marketer: https://smartmarketer.com/ Episode 40: iOS 14.5: Why You Should Ignore the Shovel Salesmen & Use these 4 Tracking Methods, With John Grimshaw (https://smartmarketer.com/why-you-should-ignore-the-shovel-salesmen-use-these-4-tracking/O . Episode 62: The #1 Key To Success With Facebook Ads (In 2021), With Molly Pittman (https://smartmarketer.com/the-1-key-to-success-with-facebook-ads-in-2021/). Episode 2: What’s Holding You Back as a Digital Entrepreneur? With Guest Gabby Bernstein, (https://smartmarketer.com/whats-holding-you-back-as-a-digital-entrepreneur-ft-gabby-bernstein/). Episode 14: 5 Lessons from Hitting $100MM in Revenue, With Ezra Firestone (https://smartmarketer.com/5-lessons-from-hitting-100mm-in-revenue/). Episode 42: The 7-Step Viral Video Ad Formula Behind $100K/Day in Ad Spend, With Molly Pittman and Ryan McKenzie (https://smartmarketer.com/the-7-step-viral-video-ad-formula-behind-100k-day-in-spend/).

Nov 15

40 min 39 sec

In this episode, our host John Grimshaw unpacks what’s underneath every struggling strategy and every burned-out marketer. There’s a missing piece that will make all the difference, and that piece is your ‘Offer.’ So if you’re overwhelmed or feeling stuck, tune in to hear exactly what you need to do next.  Be sure to give us a Five-Star Review when you apply what you learn and it works! “Essentially, an offer is made up of five things: A product or service plus specificity, plus relevance, a transformation, and finally, a reason to act now. When you add all five of those things together, you go from having a product that’s sitting on a sales page to An Offer.” John Grimshaw. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS! You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Expanded Show Notes, https://smartmarketer.com/blog/ Smart Marketer, Start Here: https://smartmarketer.com/

Nov 8

26 min 49 sec

This episode is your (Complimentary) window into a Team Traffic call with Molly Pittman and special guest Mari Connor. Mari (of Marigold Marketing Group) turns rickety FB Ad Campaigns (That Bleed Money) Into Scalable Campaigns That Make Money! Sounds good, right? Tune in for expert advice and solid strategies that will help you battle your way through Q4 in 2021! YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS! You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Expanded Show notes, https://smartmarketer.com/blog/ Smart Marketer, Start Here: https://smartmarketer.com/ Team Traffic, https://teamtraffic.com/ Marigold Marketing, https://www.marigoldmarketinggroup.com/ Mari Connor, https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariconnor/

Nov 2

46 min 14 sec

In this episode, Molly Pittman answers a question that came in from one of our listeners: What does she ‘consume’ in her personal life to keep her inspired and rejuvenated? Molly shares her most favorite media channels (that have nothing to do with Digital Marketing)! But they each have ’a special magic’ that has helped them grow organically.  YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!   You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Smart Marketer, Start Here: https://smartmarketer.com/ Jonna Jinton, https://www.youtube.com/jonnajinton TheCottageFairy, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKx5lHJ6Fr5mbT4TYVLh6ng The Elliot Homestead, https://www.youtube.com/c/Theelliotthomestead Exploring Alternatives, https://www.youtube.com/c/ExploringAlternatives National Geographic, https://www.youtube.com/c/NatGeo Bailey Sarian, https://www.youtube.com/c/BaileySarian This Chapter, https://www.youtube.com/c/ThatChapter

Oct 28

22 min 32 sec

Molly is BACK, and you’ll hear why she’s been a little quiet lately… in short, she’s been ROCKING IT in real life! Listen in to get up to speed: We like to think of this as a ‘Stay In The Loop’ episode for our beloved Listeners! You will hear about her interview with Seth Godin, some exciting new Partnerships, Goose-Bump creating ventures, and more. Plus, Molly is beautifully transparent about the hard stuff that she and John Grimshaw have also been navigating. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Seth Godin, “The OG”, https://www.sethgodin.com/. Smart Marketer, Start Here: https://smartmarketer.com/ Ad World Conference, https://adworldconference.com/ This Is Kajabi, https://kajabi.com/.

Oct 25

20 min 6 sec

Just when you thought you were (almost) on top of the iOS14 update, our friends at Apple have thrown us an iOS15 curveball, and this time it will impact Email Marketing. But, as always, it’s NOT panic time!  Listen to find out what the update means for your business. Plus, our host John Grimshaw shares THE preparedness checklist that will ensure you weather the storm ‘without any big, weird problems.’ When they flip the switch, and the new Mail Privacy Protections ramp up, you will be ready. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407), or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Smart Email Marketing (Course): https://landing.smartmarketer.com/pages/sem-20. Smart Marketer, https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/

Oct 21

27 min 48 sec

If you’re looking to diversify your content with Google & YouTube - or just have more success on these platforms, this two-part series is the best place to start.  John Grimshaw talks with Brad Curry, the award-winning OMG Commerce CEO, a Smart Marketer Faculty member, and one of YouTube’s Top Spenders! You’ve probably seen Ads for many of his clients, True Earth, Native, True Beard, and many more.  Today Brett shares his insights on Smart Shopping, bid adjustments, and the current behavioral data. Plus, Brett provides a few quick campaign ideas if you’re looking to increase your Q4/Holiday impact. “Even right now with all the craziness going on…I still believe this is one of the best times to diversify and get started on YouTube and Google ads”. Brett Curry. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Smart Marketer, https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/ OMG Commerce, (https://www.omgcommerce.com/).

Oct 7

27 min 2 sec

Are you looking to diversify your content with Google & YouTube? Are you excited, interested, curious, and a little nervous about dipping your Digital Marketing toes into anything other than Facebook? Maybe you're already swimming in those waters, but you want to see better results? Well, do we have an episode for you! Our special guest Brad Curry is CEO of the award-winning OMG Commerce, and one of YouTubes biggest spenders! You've probably seen Ads from many of his clients, including True Earth, Native, True Beard, and more. Listen today to learn how to position yourself for success in Q4 and beyond! Brett shares some tips, strategies, and tactics to help you level up on YouTube and Google too. *Be sure to hit SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW on ApplePodcasts so that you don't miss Part 2. "Even right now with all the craziness going on…I still believe this is one of the best times to diversify and get started on YouTube and Google ads. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We'd also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don't forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Smart Marketer, https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/ OMG Commerce, (https://www.omgcommerce.com/).

Oct 4

28 min 17 sec

Takeaways From The State Of Paid Advertising Industry Report (Part 3)   As digital marketers and entrepreneurs, we’ve been on a wild ride with the Pandemic and the iOs14 Update. You could say it’s been a one-two punch on our industry! But the Smart Marketer team just completed a massive Industry Report, pulling data from 30 different businesses with a combined total of $57 million in Ad spend on Facebook. (Be sure to check out Episodes 70 and 71 that dive into the data!)  In this episode, Molly Pittman and John Grimshaw hone in on what you can learn from the top-performing brands. There are most definitely common threads and winning strategies. So, listen if you want to find out what YOU can do to counteract the loss of data on the Facebook Ads platform!   “The best media buyers are full-stack marketers.” Molly Pittman. PLUS!  John shares about the upcoming Mentorship, ‘TMTP,’ which you can join here:  Train My Traffic Person, https://landing.smartmarketer.com/pages/tmtp-mentorship/ YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links:  Smart Marketer, https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/

Sep 27

17 min 29 sec

If you’re in marketing, business, an entrepreneur - you will know too well that the iOs14 update and the global pandemic have had repercussions on our industry! But Smart Marketer’s Molly Pittman and John Grimshaw are here to help! Their team has just completed a massive Industry Report, pulling data from 30 different businesses with a combined total of $57 million in Ad spend on Facebook. Listen today if you want to hear what the data shows, get the big takeaways, and see where you stack up (based on business types most similar to yours).    In this episode (Part 2), you will get a close look at two of the four most important metrics for paid traffic success: Cost Per Click and (the big one) Return On Ad Spend.    “It is not the end of the world as we know it. No, it’s just a little bit more complicated, and that’s why the best marketers will continue to get better. Those of us that are willing to invest in this that are willing to figure out workarounds - we will continue to win.” Molly Pittman.

Sep 23

37 min 19 sec

Molly Pittman and John Grimshaw just completed a massive Industry Report, pulling data from 30+ different businesses with a combined total of $57 million in Ad spend on Facebook. Listen today if you want to hear what the data shows, get the big takeaways, and see where you stack up (based on business types most similar to yours). In this episode (Part 1), Molly and John dive into two of the four most important metrics for paid traffic success: Cost Per Thousand Impressions (CPM) and Click-Through Rates. Be sure to hit Follow/Subscribe so you can get the other two metrics in Part 2.  “COVID changed the world. iOS changed the platform, right? Both variables have changed. We expected that consumer behavior, therefore, has changed too, but it actually hasn’t. It’s really consistent”. Molly Pittman. PLUS!  Molly shares about the upcoming Mentorship, ‘TMTP,’ which you can join here:  Train My Traffic Person, https://landing.smartmarketer.com/pages/tmtp-mentorship/ YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Smart Marketer, https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/ Molly Pittman: https://mollypittman.com/ John Grimshaw: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnwgrimshaw/

Sep 20

35 min 48 sec

Wait, Did He Just Say TV?  Are you looking for new lines of visibility for your brand? Can you think big and ‘out of the box? Whether you can or you can’t, Ezra’s downloading his latest thoughts, ideas, and strategies in today’s episode. Ezra talks on a call with his top-level mastermind for E-Commerce Entrepreneurs, Blue Ribbon, and you get to listen in! He shares a high-level strategic business update so that you can hear what they’re doing and the thought process behind it. Hopefully, you will be inspired to think a certain way and do something strategically that will move the needle in your business. You’ll hear his Facebook predictions for the next six months, how he’s testing out TV Ads for the first time, the SMS strategy that’s reaping rewards, and much more. Enjoy! PLUS!  Molly shares about the upcoming Mentorship, ‘TMTP,’ which you can join here:  Train My Traffic Person, https://landing.smartmarketer.com/pages/tmtp-mentorship/ YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Blue Ribbon, https://smartmarketer.com/mastermind/ Smart Marketer, https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/

Sep 13

23 min 12 sec

Are you as productive as you could be? How about fulfilled? It’s a million-dollar question and one that needs to be chewed on a little. But to help, we’re sharing an episode with Molly Pittman and John Grimshaw, who have both discovered some keys to success when it comes to living intentionally. Tune in for this fun ‘Not Business’ episode, and you will get some tips and insights that might get you closer to the life you want to live. Hopefully, this show will validate what you’re already doing or give you some ideas of how you could operate to feel more fulfilled and be more productive. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Molly Pittman https://mollypittman.com/ John Grimshaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnwgrimshaw/ Smart Marketer: https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/ Join the next Train My Traffic Person https://landing.smartmarketer.com/pages/tmtp-mentorship/

Sep 9

35 min 54 sec

Is iOs14 tanking your paid Ads?  Unless you’re a data-lover like our host John Grimshaw, even the word ‘Audit’ can elicit a sense of dread, right? But actually, it’s not bad at all. Auditing your business is the best way to get a feel for what is going on today and figure out what you need to do tomorrow. A great Audit process will produce exciting results for your paid media strategy and help you determine how to move forward with a winning game plan. In this episode, John Grimshaw, helps you ‘isolate the signal from the noise’ with a free Auditing tool that he and Molly use at Smart Marketer (and a breakdown of how to use it). If you want to go ahead and take action right now, visit www.SmartMarketer.com/workshop. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Smart Marketer: https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/ John Grimshaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnwgrimshaw/ Molly Pittman https://mollypittman.com/

Sep 6

21 min 18 sec

In today’s episode, Ezra Firestone shares Big news on the (partial) sale of his multi-million dollar business, Boom By Cindy Joseph. Ezra talks with Molly Pittman and John Grimshaw about what has been going on behind the scenes, how he prepared the company for this deal, and what it all means moving forward. He’s candid about his thinking along the way, and you will benefit from his ‘lifestyle-over-money’ perspective and high-level insight. Listen if you are unclear about the future of your brand or if you’re curious about buying and selling businesses as a Wealth Creation Strategy. There is so much ‘gold’ in this optimistic episode. Enjoy! YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We'd also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere.  Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don't forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Ezra Firestone, https://www.linkedin.com/in/ezrafirestone/. Smart Marketer: https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/ Molly Pittman https://mollypittman.com/ John Grimshaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnwgrimshaw/

Aug 30

40 min 41 sec

If you want to feel better, think better, sleep better, connect with your roots, and stress less(!) tune in today for some slightly unexpected tools that Molly Pittman and John Grimshaw rely on in their personal lives. In this not-business episode, our hosts each share their Top Three favorite tools, hoping that they might help you too! P.S None of these tools are sponsored! #NOTanAD YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We'd also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere.  Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don't forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Some Of The Tools Mentioned! https://www.pureencapsulations.com/ https://www.rainrainapp.com/ https://remarkable.com/ Other Links: Smart Marketer: https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/ Molly Pittman https://mollypittman.com/ John Grimshaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnwgrimshaw/

Aug 26

25 min 40 sec

If you like data, testing, analysis, and AWESOME marketing results, you’re in for a treat. In this episode, our host (and CMO of Smart Marketer), John Grimshaw, dives into the numbers, because after all, aren’t numbers the way that we evaluate what marketing strategies are working and which ones we need to take off the table? So if you’re overwhelmed with different approaches, trial and error is taking its toll, or you want some expert input, this episode will give you concrete guidance and a few great takeaways for your next launch or opt-in. John draws from a training he recently gave in Team Traffic, a community for advanced media buyers.  “What I really love about this is we’ve been seeing really good, consistent results from Facebook even after all the iOS stuff.” John Grimshaw. Let’s dive in! YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links  Team Traffic https://landing.smartmarketer.com/pages/team-traffic Smart Marketer: https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/

Aug 23

25 min 39 sec

As digital marketers, online entrepreneurs (and let’s face it, humans) who take daily risks and have a lot going on, Stress is something that we all deal with. In this episode, Molly and John get practical and dive into their strategies for handling Stress. If you want to feel better and ultimately be more successful, listen for the quick tips that Molly and John each rely on to shake the stress from their bodies and minds. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links  Getting Things Done book, https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Things-Done-Stress-Free-Productivity Smart Marketer: https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/ Molly Pittman https://mollypittman.com/ John Grimshaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnwgrimshaw/ 

Aug 19

28 min 15 sec

It's no secret that this year's iOS updates have caused a huge ripple in the marketing and business space. What used to work isn't working anymore, and the industry is trying to keep up!  But in today's "We Out Here" episode, we've got some good news: Facebook Interest Targeting is still working and is more powerful than ever! So listen if you want to get up to speed, skip some trial and error, and get back on track! Molly and John are letting you in on a recording from last week's "Your Next Move" group coaching program. It's a deep dive, tactical episode that also happens to be Molly's favorite part of Digital Marketing! YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We'd also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don't forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit -- Links  Your Next Move Group https://www.yournextmovegroup.com/ Smart Marketer: https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/ Molly Pittman https://mollypittman.com/ John Grimshaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnwgrimshaw/

Aug 16

34 min 42 sec

So you want to get out of Digital Marketing? Are you over it? Conflicted? As you heard in Episode 59 (check that out first if you haven’t yet), our host Molly also felt this way, and John can also relate. But *Don’t* make any sudden moves UNTIL you’ve listened to both parts of this conversation. In this #NotBusiness episode, you will hear about the flip side, the good stuff, and ultimately why Molly and John ultimately stay in the game:  What makes Digital Marketing so **** Awesome! YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links Smart Marketer: https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/ Molly Pittman https://mollypittman.com/ John Grimshaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnwgrimshaw/

Aug 12

16 min 26 sec

This episode is really timely! Instagram's new DM automation feature is the talk of the town in the bot and messenger space. What is it, and How does it work? Should I get on board? How do I dive in? We think these are great questions and we're here to help! So we've brought in the experts, and we are giving you a taste of our Team Traffic program! Listen as Natasha Takahashi, Co-Founder & CMO of School of Bots talks with Danielle Pierre, Marketing Manager @ Smart Marketer, about how this new feature can help you! YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We'd also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don't forget to…  Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit - - - Smart Marketer, https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/ Team Traffic, https://landing.smartmarketer.com/pages/team-traffic ManyChat, https://manychat.com/ School of Bots, https://schoolofbots.co/roi-with-chatbots Natasha Takahashi https://www.linkedin.com/in/natashatakahashi/

Aug 9

26 min 41 sec

So you want to get out of Digital Marketing? You're over it. You're conflicted.  Let's talk about this.  Surprisingly, Molly also felt this way, and John can relate too. Even when you're hugely successful, 'the struggle is real'. In this #NotBusiness episode (and in Episode 61, too), you will hear about the challenges, the remedies, and why Molly and John ultimately stay in the game. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We'd also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don't forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links Smart Marketer: https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/ Molly Pittman https://mollypittman.com/ John Grimshaw https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnwgrimshaw/

Aug 5

23 min 14 sec

This has been an unusual year for a lot of brands and a tough year for many. So today, Molly and John invite you behind the scenes to look at the last six months at Smart Marketer. Hopefully, you can glean something from their experience and maybe feel a little less alone in your journey! Whether you're having a knock-out year or not, it's always a good idea to stop and reflect before you move forward. This is Part 2! In Episode 56 (Part 1), Ezra Firestone talked with Molly and John about the challenges and successes across his E-Commerce and Saas brands. Be sure to go back and take a listen. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We'd also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don't forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit Links: Smart Marketer https://smartmarketer.com/get-started/

Aug 2

33 min 38 sec

How do you handle it when someone comes out of the left field and throws insults and accusations your way? Has this happened to you in business? This JUST happened to our Host Ezra Firestone, Founder of Boom by Cindy Joseph and Smart Marketer. In this episode, Ezra takes us behind the curtain and talks through what happened, the whole interaction, and how he’s choosing to process it.  Listen if you want to learn how to process uncomfortable conflicts better (whether they come up in business or your personal life). To get more show notes for this episode, go to: https://smartmarketer.com/ep57. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, sharer your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOurHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit —- 

Jul 29

15 min 2 sec

How’s 2021 going for you? Is your business experiencing a reaction to 2020? Are your clients reeling or thriving? How about that pesky iOS14.5?  In this episode, our hosts Molly Pittman and John Grimshaw talk with Ezra Firestone at the halfway point of an interesting year! Ezra shares frankly about the challenges and the successes across his E-Commerce and Saas brands. Listen if you could use some encouragement, inspiration, and a Playbook for moving forward no matter where you find yourself this year. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Jul 26

32 min 37 sec

Does the thought of taking time off make you feel anxious? Resentful? Even guilty? We have an important episode for you today as John and Molly team up to discuss another #NotBusiness topic that will reframe rest and set you up for (sustainable) success.    If you want to feel less stressed and less reactionary, this episode will help! Listen as they share how intentional time off will help you feel sharper, more creative, and more fulfilled.    John shares how to avoid the pitfalls of laptop work/life culture and Molly shares how her approach to taking PTO has evolved over her career (and the surprising result). Let’s go!   YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  You can make a difference by following us (and leaving a review) on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or, Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, sharer your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to…   Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Jul 22

31 min 25 sec

Get ready for a high-impact 20 minutes! John is the solo host of this episode, where he breaks down your 4 best opportunities to make additional sales and increase your brand's average lifetime customer value. Using tons of real-world examples, John teaches you how to pinpoint the moments WHEN your customers are ready and willing to make additional purchases and HOW to capitalize on these opportunities (including a Shopify app that makes the whole process super easy). Let's go! To get the show notes for this episode, go to: https://smartmarketer.com/ep54 YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #NotBusiness Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Jul 19

20 min 6 sec

How can a Chief Marketing Officer help YOUR brand grow? Our hosts Molly Pittman and John Grimshaw welcome Pepijn Hufen to the show to discuss why brands need a good CMO. You'll learn how this idea led the 3 of them to start a new joint business, the Your Next Move Group, where they act as "fractional CMOs,” providing their clients with guidance and strategy to help them grow. Listen to this episode to learn how to copy their launch strategy for your next product or business, and go to yournextmovegroup.com to hire your own fractional CMO!To get the show notes for this episode, go to smartmarketer.com/ep53   YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #WeOutHere Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Jul 13

38 min 20 sec

Which (non-business) books have had the biggest impact on your life? In a follow-up to episode 50, Molly and John share the 6 books that have helped mold them into the people they are today: literature that has inspired our hosts to travel the world, control their minds, and make the world a better place. Now, they hope to inspire you to give these books a read!  To get the show notes for this episode, go to smartmarketer.com/ep52 YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #NotBusiness Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Jul 9

25 min 50 sec

How do you come up with high-converting offers? In this episode, hosts Molly Pittman and John Grimshaw detail their journey from ideation to launch of Smart Marketer's new mentorship program,Train My Social Media Manager. You’ll hear why they included additional teammates in the creation process and why it was important to have 4 great hooks. Plus, Molly shares how she structures Facebook campaigns post-iOS 14 and John explains why the ICOSA Framework will always be relevant to your business.   YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #WeOutHere Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Jul 7

23 min 29 sec

Which books have helped you grow personally and professionally? In this new segment of #NotBusiness, John and Molly discuss the books that have had the biggest impact on their professional growth. You’ll learn what Molly reads every year to refuel her creativity, the book that helped John prepare for his new role at Smart Marketer, and more insights they've picked up across years of reading. From pages that engulf you in a world of marketing and wizardry to the examination of each stage of life as it relates to business, this booklist has something for everyone.   YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #WeOutHere Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Jul 1

32 min 33 sec

Why should you invest in product creation and remodeling? Molly and John just launched Smart Marketer's new mentorship program and it was one of their most successful product launches to date. Why? Because they innovated. To promote Train My Social Media Manager, they used a next-level lead magnet to deliver tremendous value and attract warm and cold audiences alike, earning them super low CPAs despite the new challenges of iOS 14. In this episode, get the full breakdown of their successful product launch and learn why you should always be creating new products and updating existing ones.   YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #WeOutHere Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Jun 23

24 min 48 sec

How do you prepare for the day ahead? In this episode, our hosts Molly Pittman and John Grimshaw share their 7 best tips for staying productive, energized, and efficient throughout the day. They discuss topics like scheduling tactics, hosting ZOOM meetings, half-day Fridays, and smiling (until it hurts). Use these 7 tips to help support good habits and conquer the day! YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #NotBusiness Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Jun 18

19 min 20 sec

What are the pros and cons of selling on Amazon? Ezra hosts this episode solo to share insight into why — after 9 years and $125 million in sales — he finally expanded his ecommerce brand onto Amazon, including why he always avoided selling on the platform and the factors that ended up changing his mind. Plus, you’ll learn why advertising is expected to be a little more difficult this year, and the other revenue channels you should focus on instead. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #WeOutHere Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Jun 14

11 min 29 sec

Want to grow your own Social Media Director in-house? Continuing our conversation with BOOM!’s Social Media Director, Laura Palladino, she tells us all about how she discovered her passion for digital marketing. We’ll discuss what she was doing before she met Ezra Firestone, how she came to work for him, and how he provided a safe learning environment for her to grow into her new role. You’ll also learn how she furthered her education in social media, the advice she’d give to her younger self, and how the ICOSA Framework helped define her approach to marketing. To hear the first part of this conversation, go back and listen to episode 45.  YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #WeOutHere Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Jun 10

18 min 34 sec

Want to turn social media into a high-impact marketing machine for your brand? Laura Palladino is the Marketing Director at BOOM!, a $40 million-a-year brand, and she joins the podcast to share her proven social media strategy — the ICOSA Framework. ICOSA stands for “Ideation, Creation, Optimization, Syndication, Amplification” and by using this 5-step system, Laura helped BOOM! generate over 355K Facebook fans and 700K email subscribers. You can swipe this framework, get Laura’s daily schedule and watch a bonus video training by going to SmartMarketer.com/ICOSA. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #WeOutHere Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Jun 2

29 min 45 sec

How did an 8-figure business optimize ad performance after the iOS 14 update? Find out in this conversation between the Marketing Manager of Smart Marketer, Dani, and the CMO of BOOM!, Boris. After some of the worst ad results he'd seen in years, Boris discovered a few small changes that had a big impact on ROI. You'll hear how BOOM!’s Amazon launch impacted their ad results, what Boris learned from a determined member of Ezra's mastermind, why you should run an evergreen discount, and so much more!  YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #WeOutHere Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

May 27

28 min 3 sec

This is essential to managing and growing a brand... John is the solo host of this episode focused on the MVP Inventory System. MVP stands for "Mission, Vision, Principles" — concepts that are essential to managing and growing a successful brand. In this episode, John shares how we’re applying these concepts at Smart Marketer, how the MVP inventory can be used in decision-making, and the mindful effort being put into keeping them intact during the day-to-day grind. You’ll also learn how larger companies approach these topics, including the questions you should ask to figure out your own MVP Inventory System. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #WeOutHere Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

May 24

24 min 38 sec

Molly is joined by Ryan McKenzie of TruEarth to talk about how he scaled to over $100,000/day in ad spend with amazing video ads. During this chat, you’ll learn the 7-step ad formula Ryan used to create the viral videos that have skyrocketed his laundry detergent brand. He'll show you how to create the perfect storm for opportunity and growth, including how to use the right hook, invest in consumable creative, speak to the right audience, and get tactical with Facebook’s algorithm.  Click Here For More Show Notes: https://smartmarketer.com/the-7-step-viral-video-ad-formula-behind-100k-day-in-spend/. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  It really makes a difference when you follow us on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-smart-marketer-podcast/id1522629407) or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! We’d also love it if you repost this episode to your social media, share your favorite episodes with friends, and be sure to tag us in your next post, #WeOutHere. Which episode has been your favorite? Let us know in a 5-Star Review so that we can deliver more of the content you love. Have questions? Please send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

May 18

40 min 51 sec

New environments offer us amazing opportunities to learn more about ourselves. Molly’s move back home to Kentucky has provided a wealth of experiences that have reinforced her beliefs and helped her grow. Continuing our conversation from Molly’s major life updates in episode 39, she shares the top 5 lessons she’s learned since moving back home and how these lessons help push her to lead a happy, well-balanced life.  P.S. - A special thank you to everyone who’s reached out via Instagram at @mollypittmandigital with feedback and questions. We truly appreciate it and look forward to hearing from all of you! YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #NotBusiness Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

May 14

18 min 16 sec

Are you freaking out about the iOS 14.5 update? In this #WeOutHere segment, John Grimshaw (CMO of Smart Marketer) is here to help alleviate any concerns you have with a 360° view of the iOS 14.5 update. This is the big one, folks, but it’s NOT the end of advertising (despite everything you’re being told). He shares what’s changed so far, how this update impacts marketers, and how smart advertisers should adapt their strategies. You’ll also learn about 4 alternative sales attribution models to consider and why keeping a positive outlook will determine your overall experience with iOS 14.5.  YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #WeOutHere To get a question answered on the podcast, follow and message us on IG at @mollypittmandigital Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

May 10

28 min 39 sec

Have you ever moved back to your hometown? Molly’s been traveling a lot these past few years, and now she’s ready to start putting her roots down in one place. In this episode, she opens up about her transition from college student to CEO and the discovery that the places she’s travelled are less important than her growth as a person and the relationships she’s cultivated over that time. Get inspired by Molly’s personal story today, and find the parallels to your own journey that can help you lead a more fulfilling and enjoyable life.  YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #NotBusiness Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Apr 23

32 min 22 sec

What happens when execs from Smart Marketer, Zipify & BOOM! all link up?  In this episode, learn the process we used to form our business plan for the next 18 months. We also talk about all the FUN we had at our C-level retreat — we did everything from chopping wood, to revisiting our mission statement, to Ezra cheffin’ up a delicious dinner for us. Plus, Molly answers 2 questions from her Instagram followers that we think everyone should hear. To share your feedback or get a question answered on the podcast, follow and message Molly on Instagram at @mollypittmandigital.   YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #NotBusiness Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Apr 19

17 min 16 sec

Want to work from home? Here's how... To help you secure that coveted position, Molly and John give you 3 steps to follow to increase your chances of getting hired. They discuss rebuilding your resume and reflecting on positive outcomes, as well as the vast opportunities available in the digital marketing world. (Are you in a leadership role? To learn how to hire new employees and build a team, listen to Episode 21.)  YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #WeOutHere Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Apr 15

13 min 29 sec

What did you miss in Ezra's private Q&A hosted by Shopify? Clubhouse is an exclusive new social channel where you can listen in on live conversations between entertainers, educators and influencers (among others). In this episode, we share the 10 most interesting questions from Ezra’s Clubhouse Q&A hosted by Shopify — including ecomm questions like how Ezra knew his business was headed in the right direction and how he plans to manage customer acquisition post-iOS 14, plus more personal questions like what kind of impact Ezra wants to have as he continues to grow his brands.  YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #WeOutHere Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Apr 7

30 min

Hey CEOs: Want to be a better leader? In this conversation taken straight from his private Mastermind, Ezra Firestone discusses the roles, responsibilities, and challenges that come with being a CEO. He highlights the six pillars you should focus on if you want to become a better leader, including how to handle critical tasks, the key to building a winning culture, and how he gets high-level talent to come work for him. YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #WeOutHere Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Mar 30

21 min 29 sec

Do you save tedious tasks for certain days of the week? In part 2 of this series on routine and productivity, Molly and John describe their process for mentally and physically preparing for the work week. You’ll learn the day-to-day routines that boost their productivity, including why you should intentionally divide your time, how Molly starts her mornings off right, and why John’s ready to “eat the frog”. *Ribbit* YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #NotBusiness Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Mar 25

15 min 14 sec

Do you take time to reflect on your accomplishments? (You should!)  In this episode, Ezra joins Molly and John to wrap up this 2-part series on what they’ve learned from working together over the last year, taking a moment to reflect on and appreciate how far they’ve come as peers and individuals. We hope you use this episode as motivation to reinvest in product creation, build processes ahead of time, find your voice of reason, and make the next year better than the last!   YOUR ENGAGEMENT MATTERS!  Here’s how you can make a difference: Subscribe to The Smart Marketer Podcast Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Repost this episode to your social media Share your favorite episodes with a friend Tag us in your next post and use the hashtag #WeOutHere Have questions? Send us an email at support@smartmarketer.com, and don’t forget to… Serve the World Unselfishly and Profit

Mar 23

19 min 10 sec