Guys I’m proud to announce our co-host for September, and a couple of other goodies in this post!
First, our special co-host for this month will be Shani Sammons who will be discussing how musicians can use social media to connect with their fans! Shani has helped music artists in the past use social media to connect with their fans, most notably Country supergroup Sugarland! She’s just started her own digital/music marketing company, Bamsmash. In past lives, she’s worked in the marketing and customer service areas for Delta Airlines and Turner Broadcasting. She’ll be joining us for the next #Blogchat, on the 5th.
Now as #Blogchat regulars know, we usually cover blogging-centric topics only. But I am a big fan of music marketing, and I think that a lot of how artists connect with fans can help bloggers in their efforts to grow more interaction on their blog, and readership. So this will be one of those rare #Blogchat topics that will be more on social media as a whole, instead of just on blogging. On Sunday I’ll have up another post that will have a more detailed rundown of the topic areas that Shani and I will cover!
Also, I wanted to let y’all know of a couple of changes that we’ll be making to the #Blogchat format. The first is with co-hosts. The #Blogchats that have co-hosts are always very popular, and I am going to have at least one a month from now on. In fact, the 1st Sunday of every month will be devoted to co-hosts. If there are 5 Sundays in the month (As there are in October), then we’ll have a co-host on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.
The last Sunday of every month will still be OPEN MIC.
The big change will be that starting immediately, the 2nd Sunday of every month will be reserved for a company to sponsor #Blogchat. I’ve created a new page here just for companies that are interested in sponsoring #Blogchat, so they can see what they are getting.
The content of these sponsored #Blogchats will be completely consistent with what we talk about every Sunday nite at #Blogchat. In other words, you won’t see a #Blogchat sponsored by McDonalds, where they discuss their new line of Happy Meals 😉 But you might see a large industrial company sponsoring a #Blogchat about how B2B companies can use a blogging strategy to better connect with their customers. Any topic that’s picked for a sponsored #Blogchat will have to have the same teaching element that we try to have present at every #Blogchat.
So again, if your company is interested in learning more about a potential sponsorship, click here. Or if you have some questions about how it would work, please email me.
So that would mean that our schedule for #Blogchat moving forward would look like this for each month:
1st Sunday – Co-Host
2nd Sunday – Sponsor
3rd Sunday – Topic to be determined
4th Sunday – OPEN MIC
That sound good to everyone? If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know!
Mike Sansone says
Exciting developments, Mack. I look forward to some great #Blogchat jam sessions in the future, and getting to know Shani and her social media groove.
I believe there are many similarities in music and blogging. From the collaboration, to the experimentation, the rhythm and the timing, and yes, the content marketing. I will make sure my schedule is clear. Thanks for your great leadership.