Hacking Media Production
By David Spark, Spark Media Solutions
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
Learn trade secrets of media production from the people who create media.
||CleanTricks to Promote My Ebook and Hopefully Your Ebook Too||PRLeads' Dan Janal and I discuss creative techniques for ebook promotion through traditional media, social media, and paid media.||2/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFiction in Content Marketing||Interview with Shel Holtz about the not so strange concept of choosing to use fiction in your content marketing efforts.||6/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecrets of Getting a Journalist to Quote You||Interview with Dan Janal, President of PR Leads, on how best to use his journalist-source matchmaking service to improve your chances of being quoted.||5/29/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProducing Video for a Mobile and Social Audience||Interview with Ed O'Keefe, Editor-in-Chief of NowThis News, an original news service designed specifically for viewing on mobile audiences, and shared via social media.||5/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProduce 100 Blog Posts in One Day||For gadget review site Ubergizmo, coverage at CES is critical. They must publish on average 100 posts a day about product announcements and reviews. It's a tough job that takes a lot of coordination and very little sleep.||5/14/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew and Old Ways to Use Storify to Produce Content||Storify co-founder, Burt Herman, on ways journalists, marketers, and political groups have been using his product to collect and publish information from the Web. sparkmediasolutions.com, sparkminute.com||4/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProducing a Daily Internet Show in Two Hours||Interview with Rooftop Media CEO, Will Rogers, on publishing topical comedy video content before anyone else.||4/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Create Really Fun Trivia Games||Tips from the cast of the podcast Good Job Brain on how to write and produce entertaining trivia games.||4/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProduce Just One Great Article Every Month||Bobbie Johnson launches a new online magazine that bucks the trend of high volume crappy content and aims to just produce one fantastic article every single month and charge people to read it. For more sparkminute.com and sparkmediasolutions.com||4/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTricks to Building Your YouTube Audience||Tim Schmoyer of Video Creators and ReelSEO offers excellent advice on using YouTube annotations and building your YouTube audience.||4/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Launch a Content Site in a Really Crowded Space||Interview with Christopher Null on launching a new film review site, Film Racket, in an incredibly crowded space of other film review sites.||4/1/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Sequence Your Video Quickly||Drew Keller of StoryGuide offers some tips on quickly shooting elements of an interview-based video to get all the aspects of the story you need.||3/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTricks to find and report on industry trends in real time||Marshall Kirkpatrick, former co-editor of ReadWriteWeb offers some amazing hacks on how to be the first to get and report on the hottest news stories. For all past episodes visit sparkminute.com||3/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuild an Audience Around Content||Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback discusses ways to work with your audience to generate more Web content and strengthen your relationship with your audience.||3/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTricks to Producing Corporate Comedy||Interview with Jamie Wright of Lekker Media on how he works with companies to create funny videos that they love, but most other people won't get.||3/4/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Run a Contest to Generate Free Content||Cameron Rambert of the contesting firm, The Studio Dreams, offers up some advice on running a contest to solicit ideas, articles, photos, and videos for you to publish on your site or use for business development.||2/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Pitch a Speaker for a Conference||Conversations with event producers Surj Patel and Clare Ryan of GigaOM Events of what makes a great speaker pitch, and what doesn't.||2/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUsing Historical Data to Create New News||TIME Magazine Editor at Large Harry McCracken shares some tricks on how to dig through the history of Google Patents to find new and really popular stories.||1/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTips for Sharing Professional Photos at Live Events||Photographer Michael O'Donnell of ZatPhoto discusses his techniques for sharing his professional photos in real time at live events over social media.||1/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Write a Pitch that Journalists Won't Laugh At||Conversation with TIME Magazine Tech Editor at Large Harry McCracken on the absurdly poor press releases he gets. We discuss what makes a press release laughably bad, and how to avoid being the butt of journalists' jokes. Episode includes all the...||1/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrafting Popular Research Reports||Retrevo's Gadgetology research reports consistently unveil fascinating behavior about our use and knowledge of technology. Andrew Eisner reveals the secret to Retrevo's incredibly successful reports that are consistently picked up by multiple media...||1/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrowdsourcing Tools for Cheaper and Better Production||How can you use the wisdom and talent of the crowd to create cheaper and better content? Patrick Kearney of You Kids Today podcast talks about how he used crowdsourcing tools to build his podcast.||1/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Useful new podcast for anyone that hits the “Publish” button. I particularly enjoyed the interviews on PR pitches and live event photography.
Very informative and entertaining
This podcast is right up my alley. I am an independent person in media and tech and the tricks and hacks David and his guests talk about are exactly the type I am looking for to help my business.
I'd highly recommend this podcast.