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Craft Beer Podcast Feature: BentSpoke Brewing Co co-founder Richard Watkins.

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BentSpoke Brewing x Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! podcast.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #211 BentSpoke Brewing Co – Richard Watkins (Head Brewer & Co-Founder).

Putting A Smile On People’s Faces. These guys had 5 of the top 100 beers in Australia in 2018! Canberra represent!

This week we kick it with GABS Hottest 100 craft beer killer and BentSpoke Brewing Co head brewer and co-founder Richard Watkins. 

“Putting a smile on people’s faces” is the mantra and philosophy that fires this inspiring husband & wife team, who are changing the face of the brewing scene in the Australian Capital Territory. We chat about Richard’s 1st ever home-brew with his dad, what inspired Richard and his wife Tracy to build BentSpoke Brewing Co from scratch, the Canberra community, his approach to business growth, leadership and success, the meaning of BentSpoke and 2 pieces of advice that he’d give to someone who has a dream, but is afraid to take that first step.

Super inspiring chats & I hope that you enjoy the podcast as much as I do! Let’s get into it!

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #211 BentSpoke Brewing Co – Richard Watkins (Head Brewer & Co-Founder).

BentSpoke Brewing x Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! podcast.

Podcast Feature: Street Art & Human Impact of Social Media – NOT NOT Cam Scott.

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@NOTNOTCamScott x @hotndelicious entrepreneurship podcast LIVE at Bondi Beach!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #210 Street Artist NOT NOT – Cam Scott – Street Art & Social Media.

Bondi Beach-based street artist NOT NOT aka Cam Scott captured my imagination last year with ‘Digital Realities’, his thought provoking street art series designed to have us individually to consider the impact of the behaviours and addictions that the major platforms and mobile phone technology are creating, breeding and feeding in society and our everyday lives.

From our digital selves to clickbait compulsions, this is a fascinating exploration into the digital world and I loved having him on the show! We share our own individual techniques that we use for regular digital escape, Centre for Humane Technology’s approach to ‘“realigning technology with humanity’s best interests, the LIKE IRL project, his TEDx TED Talk, how Cam Scott came to create his Sunnys Eyewear brand, ‘In Praise of Idleness’ and NOT NOT’s 2 key pieces of advice that he’d give to someone who has a dream, but is afraid to take that first step.

Super inspiring and fascinating chats with a highly intelligent, genuine, thoughtful and personable individual. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #210 Street Artist NOT NOT – Cam Scott – Street Art & Social Media.

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Podcast Feature: 3 x Brain Tumours & My Journey.

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The life lessons & learnings of 3 x brain tumours by Dan Wilkinson.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #209 Brain Tumour Cast plus Small Biz Tips – Solocast.

Imagine being 25 years of age, looking at yourself in the mirror, not looking any different, not feeling any different, but you’ve just found out that you have brain tumours and you’re not sure if you’re going to be alive in 6 months.

Podcast Feature: My journey of a life and lessons having lived through 3 brain tumour operations, going completely deaf on one side, facial paralysis and learning how to walk again.

As you may have gathered, this week’s show is not your standard Hot & Delicious podcast episode and yes happily, 3 brain tumour operations and 18 years later I am still alive and well. This is not a “poor me” podcast and anyone who knows me knows how positive I am. This is for many of my friends who have been asking me about the story after my latest check-up and I’ve created it also in the hope that I can provide individuals going through their own ordeal, and their families, with a little shared experience that they might be able to use to help them their own journeys.

Some of you long-time listeners will know that I recorded some similar subject matter in 2016, however I’m a different person these days, I realised that I don’t think that I ever published a blog article about it and these kind of stories, in my eyes at least, are timeless and best shared, lest my own journey can be of benefit to someone else. It would quite honestly make my day and year if it could.

And as a little bonus at the end of this week’s episode, I’ll also share a few thoughts on pursuing your dreams from my perspective, shifting from full-time corporate work to self-employed retainer clients, as well as the need for techniques if you are self-employed and work from home.

Let’s get into the show!

The life lessons & learnings of 3 x brain tumours by Dan Wilkinson.
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The life lessons & learnings of 3 x brain tumours by Dan Wilkinson.

Environmental Podcast Feature: Bondi Bandits Surf Gear made from Fishing Nets.

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Boom! Bondi Bandits represent. Social enterprise at its best!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #207 Bondi Bandits co-founders (Amy Lynch and Annie Pryor).

Boom! Bondi Bandits represent. Social enterprise at its best. Tuck into this Bondi Beach podcast with 2 of my favourite Bondi Beach residents and co-founders of Bondi Bandits, Amy Lynch and Annie Pryor, who are tackling global problems by launching their brand at a local level. 

Bondi Bandits is a social enterprise created to provide solutions to the world’s plastic pollution. Amy and Annie have developed eco, recyclable and sustainable surfing apparel for the children’s surf industry, using discarded and recycled fishing nets.

Not only are they a startup business striving to make a positive environmental impact…. Bondi Bandits are champions and advocates for young women around the world, supporting Free to Shine, a charity fighting to put Cambodian girls in schools and out of brothels. With every swim bag, trucker hat or piece of kids swimwear that you purchase – you’re supporting them too. And they’re set to scale!

So many laughs and such a pleasure to hang out with and talk to. Get on board! Download the Bondi Bandits podcast and learn more on how Bondi Bandits are changing the world!

 

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #207 Bondi Bandits co-founders (Amy Lynch and Annie Pryor).

Boom! Bondi Bandits represent. Social enterprise at its best!

Podcast Feature: Learn How To Write Content Strategy For Your Brand.

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Content Strategy For Your Business Or Brand – recorded LIVE at Macleay College in Sydney.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #208 Content Strategy For Your Business Or Brand – recorded LIVE at Macleay College.

Rad rad rad…. welcome to a very special episode of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast where this week, we’re podcasting live from Macleay College in Sydney with a lecture about Content Strategy – Platforms, Content Execution and Distribution.

I provide you with all the top tips & tools to write a strategy for your business or brand, no matter how big or small. And yes, it’s absolutely free!

Here’s the PDF deck so that you can follow along with the lecture:

http://bit.ly/ContentStrategyLecture2019byhotndelicious

Podcast flow:

  1. Dan Wilkinson Overview/Portfolio– Who I am and what I do.
  2. Client Digital Content Strategy: 1st Steps. Where Do We Begin?
  3. Market Research, Digital Ecosystems & Platform Mix.
  4. Our Approach To Social Media: Driving Business/Brand Objectives, Designing for the User Experience.
  5. Best Practice Content Execution.
  6. Distribution Through Advertising.

Let’s get into the show!

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #208 Content Strategy For Your Business Or Brand – recorded LIVE at Macleay College.

Content Strategy For Your Business Or Brand – recorded LIVE at Macleay College in Sydney.

Podcast feature: ‘Becoming Colleen’ transgender documentary. Mardi Gras Film Festival.

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‘Becoming Colleen – Finding The Shoe That Fits’ podcast with Ian Thomson.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #206 Becoming Colleen – Finding The Shoe That Fits (Writer, Director & Producer Ian Thomson).

‘Becoming Colleen: Finding the Shoe that Fits’ is a documentary about an 85 year old transgender woman, transitioning from male to female in the coastal community of Coffs Harbour on the NSW mid-north coast. Having lived most of her life as Colin – a husband, father, policeman, film-projectionist and self-declared shoe fetishist, Colleen has had to negotiate her gender transition later in life.

More than a documentary about the transitioning of an elderly transgender woman: this is a story of Col and her wife Heather: two people whose love transcended their gender roles; a small community that comes together to support a woman in pursuit of her greatest dream; and how finding exactly the right pair of shoes can be a perfect fit.

On today’s show, my close friend Craig Mack and I interview writer, producer & director, Ian Thomson, who with the support of Queer Screen, Acon, STC and Documentary Australia Foundation, has pulled together this most beautiful and evocative journey that touches on so many important social issues of our time.

Not only does it shine a light on the world and life of a transgender lady growing up in rural Australia and the challenges that she faces along the way, this is story of inclusiveness, being true to yourself, spending time with and cherishing the elderly, evolving interpersonal relationships with friends, family and strangers, demonstrating the need for understanding, striving to learn from and showing empathy for people in the world around us, especially if they view the world a little bit differently to or approach life from a slightly different perspective to us.

It makes me proud to share this work of art and I hope you that enjoy this story as much as I do!

The ‘Becoming Colleen’ Sydney premiere on Sunday 24th February thanks to Queer Screen as part of the Mardi Gras Film Festival.
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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #206 Becoming Colleen – Finding The Shoe That Fits (Writer, Director & Producer Ian Thomson).

‘Becoming Colleen – Finding The Shoe That Fits’ podcast with Ian Thomson.

3 Crucial Tips – Social Media Strategy, ROI & The User Experience 2018.

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Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! – Global Award-Winning Social Media Strategy & Content Production for your brand.

Well now, what an amazing year 2017 has been!

After taking the leap of faith and leaving my role as Social Media Lead at SapientNitro Australia to step back into my own Social Media Strategy & Content Production business, I have relocated to Sydney from Melbourne (via Los Angeles) to take on Cancer Council Australia as a client, significantly diversified our depth of experience across a range of different industries, lectured social media strategy in university at Macleay College in Sydney for the first time, had my own radio show on Bondi Beach Radio and run a series of live podcasts including the International Business Review Conference in Melbourne just 2 weeks ago!

Over the past year or so, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! have worked Cancer Council Australia, Planet Life Balance Virtual Reality Greening app, Moula fintech, Mahlab Agency (global B2B business, hbf insurance), REBORN Agency,  and Cherry Blooms global cosmetics brand providing a range of services including a full audit of organisational digital ecosystems and assets, the generation Best Practice Social Media Playbooks and Monthly Reporting templates, creation of systems and processes to improve internal/external ways or working and 2-3 year strategic roadmaps.

3 key points have only further solidified in my mind over this time. We as Social Media Strategists, Creatives and Account Management teams need to push our teams and our clients to be more sophisticated in the creation of through-the-line strategies and content that generate Social Social Media designed for the User Experience, Funnel Strategies that drive ROI and evolve our approach for the The Next Wave of Brand Influencer Campaigns.

Inspirational quotes do zero for your brand objectives unless you’re a meditation/yoga business or run a speaker agency, cat videos and dog memes aren’t suitable unless you’re Whiskas or Chum and generic lifestyle/beauty products laid out on a towel on the beach is just not doing much of value to sales or a connection with your brand.

If you haven’t implemented the following in your agency or brand yet, then this is where you need to start in 2018:

  1. Social Social Media + UX – Generate Content That You’d Want To See In Your Own Mobile Newsfeed. Don’t use social media to yell at people! Billboards ≠ Effective Content.
  2. Create a Funnel Strategy. Create strategic content and advertising campaigns to drive results and client ROI.
    1. Design or re-design your digital ecosystem with specific roles.
        1. Assess your current digital ecosystem.
        2. Determine where your target audience are playing.
        3. Assess what ad solutions best suit your objectives and target audience penetration.
    2. Ladder your Content Pillars -> Social Media Objectives -> Business Pillars.
    3. Utilize your content and ad spend as part of a Funnel Strategy.
  1. The Next Wave of Brand Influencer Campaigns – Pivot from the wanna-be Instagram model to working with and upskilling influencers to create campaigns with a measurable uplift in Sales and Return On Investment.

Want to delve into this further? Check out this LIVE at Future Social Media 2017: Social Social Media + UX, Funnel Strategy and The Next Wave of Brand Influencer Campaigns feature presentation and podcast that I recorded with Carat media agency Senior Business Manager, Harry McGoldrick at International Business Review Conference 2 weeks ago and download the accompanying deck/resources here!

And if you, your agency, your business, your brand or your client are looking to transform the way you approach social media, designed for both the User Experience AND ROI… then let’s chat. Drop me a line:

Dan Wilkinson info@hotndelicious.com

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Social Media Strategy, Content Production, Monthly Social Media Calendars, Best Practice Social Media Playbooks, Community Management & Monthly Reporting templates.


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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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