Fading-Midwestern-Summer-Walk-Talk-Bob Davis Podcast 945

Summer Is Short Up Here

First of all summer in the upper Midwest is short. We all know that, right? Join me on a midnight walk and talk as the heat hangs in the balance in Fading-Midwestern-Summer-Walk-Talk-Bob Davis Podcast 945.

Walk and Talk Time

More importantly these occasional walk and talk podcasts are necessary.

Making Sense Of This Crazy World

Secondly every now and then I have to take the podcast machine out for some free association. It helps me make sense of the crazy world we’re living in.

Recent Podcasts

Even more late night walks serve to integrate some of the heavier podcasts I’ve done recently.

Lots of Feeds In July! Thank You!

Certainly July had some podcasts that garnered pretty solid download numbers.

Facebook’s Civil War

For example my podcast on Facebook’s diabolical approach to sowing disagreement and discord. In addition a podcast I did at the beginning of July on the economic situation.

Ahead Of The Curve

Above all my goal is to give podcast listeners and subscribers information they might not be aware of. And to give people something to think about a little ahead of the curve.

Summer Storms

In short I find investigating and commenting on ‘news’ that seems to blow up and disappear like a summer storm isn’t worth my attention, or yours.

Three Big Story Lines In August

So in Fading-Midwestern-Summer-Walk-Talk-Bob Davis Podcast 945 I outline the three big story lines I think we can pay attention to in the month of August.

Fair Time!

In conclusion in my part of the world we have something called The Minnesota State Fair. The fair is a ritual that helps us process the end of summer.

Weather Change

Finally the weather changes and you get ready for fall.

Cancel Culture

Unfortunately the fair has been cancelled, so it’s hard for us all to figure out what time of the year it is!

Surreal Summer

To sum up it has been a surreal summer. True, we have a few weeks left. In fact there are predictions of the return of heat before it’s all over. But I can’t imagine fall will be any less surreal.

(Photo Editor Note: On the river in Minneapolis. A stark difference from the usual photos and press regarding our troubles in Minneapolis. A night spent with people who care about their home and their community. Thanks guys for the opportunity to get that shot!)

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Madmen-Talk-About-Podcast-Advertising-Bob Davis Podcast 943

Everyone Interested In Podcasting Now

Firstly everyone seems to be interested in podcasting these days. In addition Podcasts great for advertising. Learn why in Madmen-Talk-About-Podcast-Advertising-Bob Davis Podcast 943.

Experienced Ad Man and Podcaster Talk

Secondly who better to talk about podcast advertising than an experienced ad man?

Sharp Creative In Minneapolis

Most importantly Ben Harris, owner of Sharp Creative in Minneapolis has great strategic ideas about growing a business.

The Bob Davis Podcasts

As a result the idea of getting a veteran podcast guy and veteran advertising guy together to talk is a good one.

Pet Peeves as Opportunities

When it comes to selling business owners on the value of advertising in podcasts I do have some pet peeves.

Return On Investment

For instance the concept of ‘Return On Investment’. In other words, a dollar in revenue or more for every dollar spent in advertising.

How Podcasts Actually Work

Truth is podcast advertising works more like a fertilizer than an artillery strike.

Podcasts And Strategic Branding

Even more Ben Harris says businesses might think about starting with a strategic branding approach to focus their ad efforts.

Subtle and Effective

Certainly podcasts are more subtle than other forms of advertising. More personal and intimate than other mediums.

Flexible and Creative

Above all podcasting is highly flexible. In other words, we have the same time and space boundaries as other mediums.

Branding Process and Strategy

These days you don’t often hear someone like Ben Harris talk about the branding process and strategy.

Strike While The Iron Is Hot!

Finally this is a great time for businesses to analyze and sharpen their advertising strategies and methods.

More Podcasts Bigger Audiences More Feeds

In conclusion the medium of podcasting is growing, feeds are up and more people are listening. In short one of the benefits of the pandemic is the growth of podcasting as a business communications tool and ad medium.

Join The Conversation

Join two madmen as we talk podcast advertising, strategy and more.

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Rural-America-Urban-Covid-Refugees-Bob Davis Podcast 934

Covid Refugees Head Up North

For people in the upper Midwest summer means ‘Up North’. Especially relevant to Rural-America-Urban-Covid-Refugees-Bob Davis Podcast 934 even city people might find Up North a little crowded these days.

Not Just An Old Cabin In The Woods Anymore

Even more cabins in the woods these days are becoming sophisticated enough to qualify as second or even first homes.

Designated Meet Up When It All Goes Down

Firstly for most extended families ‘The Cabin’ or ‘Up North’ is the designated meet up if things go south.

Relatives Who Bugged Out

Therefore Father’s Day weekend seemed like a perfect time to get together with my son who bugged out from New York City.

Pandemic Panic Brought Them From Big Urban Centers

Secondly since then other family members from New York, Chicago and Los Angeles have jumped on the refugee bandwagon.

We’ve Been Here For Generations

On the other hand we have a lot of relatives who’ve lived ‘Up North’ for generations.

How Are The Rural People Getting Along With The Urban Denizens

Consequently I wondered how everyone is getting along.

Chicken, Steak and Conversation

Time to grill out and have some conversation.

Getting Along

You might think fur would fly between the locals and the refugees but it turned out great.

Millennial Approach To Collaboration

Moreover one of the things I was impressed with is how the millennial generation handles working together across cultural lines. We’ll talk about it as we get the ‘Up North Experience’ in Rural-America-Urban-Covid-Refugees-Bob Davis Podcast 934. This a standard topic on the podcasts these days.

Plenty Of Room For Everyone

Certainly there are funny stories and things to talk about. However as my nephew put it, there’s plenty of room here for everyone.

Not Done With ‘The Covid’, Though

Finally I think it’s fair to say we’re not done with Covid.

Second Wave?

For example spikes are reported already in areas that have opened up. Of course there’s also the official ‘second wave‘ predictions to think about.  Not to mention unrest in the cities.

No Urban Or Rural Emphasis

In conclusion I am impressed with our ability to pivot to working from home and anywhere, and doing it successfully or even better. Maybe the future doesn’t have an urban or rural emphasis.

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