Month: January 2016

Star Wars, Steele Wars & the stuff that dreams are made of.

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I Love Green Guide Letters 200th Episode with Steele Saunders, Ronny Chieng, Dave Thornton and Fiona O’Loughlin.

Interview #61 Steele Saunders Mark II. Part 1.

Interview #62 Steele Saunders Mark II. Part 2.

Australian comedian, podcaster & businessman, Steele Saunders is living the dream. For the past year and a half, apart from his specialist Melbourne sneaker store The Sure Store, the iconic I Love Green Guide Letters podcast and working with Studio 10, he’s been producing the Steele Wars podcast for Star Wars fans the world over.


With a growth from 10K downloads per week to over 150K+ podcast downloads per month
between Steele Wars and I Love GG Letters since we first podcasted together 8 months ego, Steele has quite obviously struck a chord with the digital community and is rapidly building a large online following.

After an epic 3 hour podcast last time around, I decided (for my own sanity and to savour quality content) to split this podcast recording over 2 weeks.

In Part 1, Steele and I talk at length about the Star Wars – The Force Awakens premiere, his wonderful connection with Harrison Ford on the red carpet, building a career in media and the next Star Wars instalments due out in 2016 and 2017.

In Part 2, we discuss growing running a number of different businesses including his imported sneaker & streetwear business The Sure Store, sister business Spire Distribution, that imports and distributes to high-profile clients around Australia, giving first, demonstrating your passion and learning about your desired industry before asking others for help, learning to delegate to staff members whilst juggling a number of businesses or roles, selling dodgy belts to Aussie comedian Tommy Little, the challenges of stand-up comedy and producing a one-man hour-long show every year for Melbourne Comedy Festival, a life split between Los Angeles and Melbourne with wife and modelling agent, Jacqueline Hau of LA Models and much, much more.

You don’t have to be a Star Wars junkie to enjoy this chat with a friend own mine, who I’ve come to know as a tenacious, ridiculously hard-working and inspiring individual. This podcast is all about having a dream, wanting to love what you do and then making it a reality.


Very inspiring stuff, Steele! Let’s get amongst it!

Click here for magic in your ears 🙂    

Free Download #61 Steele Saunders Mark II. Part 1.

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Connect with Steele Saunders on Twitter
https://twitter.com/SteeleSaunders
https://twitter.com/SteeleWars
https://twitter.com/iLoveGGLetters
I Love Green Guide Letters Podcast.
https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/i-love-green-guide-letters/id480510527?mt=2
Steele Saunders Podcast
https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/steele-wars-star-wars-chat./id891586820?mt=2

http://steelesaunders.com/
http://steelewars.com/
http://ilovegreenguideletters.com/
http://www.thesurestore.com/

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I Love Green Guide Letters 200th episode. Live at the Comedy Lounge:

Gallery by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet).

Live at the ‘Star Wars – The Force Awakens’ reaction podcast with Steele Wars and Comedy Film Nerds

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

 

 

A tale of two cities. Lucio Ribeiro, from Brazilian lawyer to Advertising Agency founder.

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Wicked chats with The Online Circle co-founder Lucio Ribeiro.

Interview #60 Lucio Ribeiro (Online Circle – Founder & Head of Digital Strategy).

The tale of Lucio Ribeiro is a fascinating one – a life of many phases and contrasts.

From growing up poor in the Brazilian countryside to a private school education in Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paolo, and now living in Australia as the co-founder and head of strategy at The Online Circle advertising agency working with high profile brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Cadbury Australia, Target, Crown Resorts and Melbourne Storm.

From being a Brazilian lawyer to getting trapped-up in life in the fast lane at McCann Erickson, we talk about moments of personal discovery, pushing yourself professional to avoid career redundancy in this digital age and not being afraid to be proud to celebrate your own success and the success of your peers, colleagues and competitors. 

Step inside the world of someone like me… when you’re hungry and crave living life to the fullest… this is how we do it.

Click here for magic in your ears 🙂    

Free Download #60 Lucio Ribeiro (Online Circle – Founder & Head of Digital Strategy).

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Connect with Lucio Ribeiro via Twitter or for more on The Online Circle head to theonlinecircle.com

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

Hot & Delicious fresh out of the blocks with Social Media strategy & content for your brand.

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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. Social Media Strategy, Monthly Content Creation, Community Management & Reporting. Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson
Bulmers Original Cider. Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson 

Hot & Delicious fresh out of the blocks with Social Media strategy & content for your brand.

Social Media Strategy, Content Production, Monthly Social Media Calendars, Community Management & Reporting

Yes, after 2.5 years as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro in Australia driving social media for Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Bulmers Original Cider, Oreo, Philly Cream Cheese, Kraft Peanut Butter & more, I’ve decided to jump back into the freelance world.

In my time at SapientNitro, we’ve changed the way our clients play in the social media space with innovative thinking, exciting brand building and social media-led campaigns 

Some of the highlights include:

I am both proud and excited to have helped transform the way not only our clients do business, but the way SapientNitro operates in the social media space. 

When I first joined SapientNitro in July 2013, the Australian arm of the business had never focussed on social media clients before. During my time at the agency, with the support of our global social teams in Miami, New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Toronto, we transformed the Melbourne office into a digitally-focussed business, creating internal ways of working, crisis management & escalation procedures, content production and community management processes, reporting templates, social listening and analytics tool assessment/review, pitch document creation for successful pitches and more.

 SapientNitro is now a thriving full-service agency providing clients with a range of specialist social media services including social media strategy, monthly calendar content creation – social media copywriting, photography and video production, monthly reporting and community management (moderation, crisis management and escalation).

But now, it’s my time… I want to take the learnings I brought to SapientNitro and have been adopted by our clients, as well as those key learnings they haven’t been able to adopt, to further build my own brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet, and that of my clients, who crave a forward-thinking digital brand of their own. I want to partner with agencies, brands and clients to create audience-centric content that’s built for the user experience and drives the brand awareness/Reach that ultimately drive foot traffic/sales for their respective businesses.

 And that now starts with you…

 If you, your agency, your business, your brand or your client are looking to transform the way you approach social media then your journey starts now.

Complete our Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet contact form below and we can start building your presence today.

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.

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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. Social Media Strategy, Monthly Content Creation, Community Management & Reporting. Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson.
Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet. Social Media Strategy, Monthly Content Creation, Community Management & Reporting. Photo credit: Dan Wilkinson.

Comedy Film Nerds – Stars Wars, LA Podfest & the launch of Ear Buds Podcast Movie!

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We catch-up with Comedy Film Nerds' Graham Elwood & Chris Mancini to chat Star Wars - The Force Awakens, EarBuds podcast documentary and LA Podfest.
We catch-up with Comedy Film Nerds’ Graham Elwood & Chris Mancini to chat Star Wars – The Force Awakens, EarBuds podcast documentary and LA Podfest.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

What I love about my life is that every single important career decision that I’ve made has been the result of taking a leap of faith… 

12 months ago I didn’t know Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini AKA Comedy Film Nerds, creators of Ear Buds: The Podcast Documentary
and 2 of the 4 founders of LA Podcast Festival… and here we are… January 2016, now mates and working on several wicked projects, brought together by the power of podcasting!In May last year after recording a Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast with American comedian, podcast and 1 of LA Podfest co-founder, Dave Anthony, I approached Dave about having Hot & Delicious join the line-up and drive social media for LA Podcast Festival.
Flash forward 8 months and I’m sitting in a Melbourne CBD hotel room recording a podcast with the Comedy Film Nerds duo about their Ear Buds: The Podcast Documentary launch, LA Podfest and the Australian Star Wars – The Force Awakens premiere, which one of the CFN podcast fans, Eric Cullen, stumped up $5K cash so that Graham and Chris could fly halfway across the world to attend the premiere, then record a dual Star Wars spoiler podcast episode collaboration with Steele Saunders for Steele Wars and Comedy Film Nerds.
Today we chat about jetting to New York, Japan, outback Australia and around the globe to film the Ear Buds: The Podcast Documentary (due out in 2016), raising $140K in 40 days on Kickstarter and only hitting the target 30 minutes before deadline, how podcasting is changing the USA showbiz machine, building digital communities and the impact that podcasting has had on our respective lives, geeking out over the Star Wars – The Force Awakens premiere, including our Star Wars memories from childhood and how it’s part of the driving force 😉 for Graham and Chris in their careers today, LA Podcast Festival and so much more…If you’re a Comedy Film Nerds fan, a Star Wars tragic, podcast lover or a die-hard movie groupie, then this is the episode for you… I’ve already had a sneak peak of the Ear Buds: The Podcast Documentary and it is a beauty!

Here… we… go…

Free Download #59 Comedy Film Nerds.

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Connect with Graham Elwood & Chris Mancini

 

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:

Twitter @hotndelicious 
Instagram @hotndelicious
Facebook.com/HotnDelicious
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.