Friday, December 2, 2011

A new video podcast for Social Media, Music and Barbecue - @LiveFromStubbs

I'm really excited to announce that the Live From Stubbs video podcast is live!  This show is the brainchild of my friends Aaron Strout and Kyle Flaherty - and is the follow-up to their highly successful Quick and Dirty Social Media Podcast.

The Quick and Dirty podcast, originally created by Aaron along with the lovely and talented Jennifer Leggio, was a tremendous success.  100 episodes in, the Q&D show was heard by about 5,000 people every week.  I've been really pleased to be associated with both shows ... as an early guest and semi-regular-backup-guest host on the QnD, and as the cameraman on this first episode of Live from Stubbs.

There are some notable format changes in the new version.  One is fairly obvious - the show has moved from pure audio on BlogTalkRadio to a video format on YouTube.  Eventually, the goal is to have the show taped in front of a live studio audience at the legendary Stubbs Bar-B-Q restaurant. [Note: Stubbs is a client of WCG, my employer]  The second major format change is that rather than a thirty minute show, each show is now a YouTube-friendly 10 minutes or less.  The third change is that, rather than a pure digital/social media focus, every other show will be focused on music and barbecue ... reflecting the show's home base in Austin.  Look for some terrific guests coming up as we branch out into those new worlds.

I encourage you to take a look at this first episode.  Aside from my ham-handed camera work (I have subsequently been replaced behind the lens), I think it's great.  The first guest, Andy Sernovitz, was brilliant as usual.  Andy is the CEO of SocialMedia.org and the founder of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA).  I'd love to get your feedback on the show, the new format, and anything that you'd like to see featured on upcoming episodes.  In the meantime, if you like the program, be sure to subscribe to the LiveFromStubbs YouTube Channel - and tell all your friends!!

Final note: Terrific job by Brad Mays, the show's executive producer, and Naimul Huq, whose editing was brilliant.