Into The Scrum
By Jeff Bogle and Doug French
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Into The Scrum is a podcast about the business of blogging and online influence, the formation of community and the underlining players, mechanics, and tools involved.
||CleanInto The Scrum 26 - Working With Kids On Labor Day||Happy Labor Day, influencers! On this episode, Doug and Jeff talk about our oldest kids working and working with our kid(s) on sponsored trips and campaigns. Toward the end of the chat, Jeff offers some practical real life tips on empowering kids to...||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 25 -- Speaking of Summer||After a two month summer break, Doug and Jeff are back in Into The Scrum Towers to record the 25th episode of the podcast that attempts to life all dad blogger boats. They pair recap their summer adventures (including Jeff's Hanes x National Park job...||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 24 -- Father's Day Recap From The Road||This week, Doug and Jeff talk about the Dove Men+Care #DearFutureDads campaign run by the City Dads Group, the Dad 2.0 Summit $169 Father's Day sale and the 15 billion dollars spent on dads this year. Jeff reminds dad bloggers who booked gigs this...||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 23 -- Pushing Sponsored Content Into Brand New Places||This week, Doug and Jeff use a Stephen Colbert sponsored bit for T-Mobile from 4 years ago as a starting point for a discussion that aims to encourage content creators to push the envelope a little more to take sponsored content into brand new places...||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 22 -- Being One Good Dad at Mom 2.0 with Mr. Jason Greene||Doug & Jeff sit down with One Good Dad's Mr. Jason Greene to talk about the Mom 2.0 Summit experience. Jason's been to three, including the most recent in Pasadena earlier this month, and already bought his ticket for 2019 in Austin, so we wanted...||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto the Scrum 21 -- Sitting Around The Sharing Circle||ITS is legal here in the states and we use our newfound freedom to discuss the best practices, evergreen debate, and the relative struggle to compete in a modern blogger business world regularly using sharing circles, click clubs, and...||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto the Srum 20 -- Pitch-a-Palooza, Erma Bombeck and 'Hot Mess' Jeff Sets Sail Again||The ITS duo pick up with Doug recanting his experience at the Erma Bombeck Writer's Workshop in Dayton which springs the idea of a Pitch-a-Palooza at Dad 2.0, a constructive event for guys to hone and harness the power of their personal elevator...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto the Scrum 19 -- Take a Ride with John Dominguez of Kia Motors America||The special guest on Into The Scrum this week is John Dominguez, Product Communications and Social Media Manager for Kia Motors America. John talks with Doug & Jeff about how his American Studies major in college, love of music, and unconventional...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto the Scrum 18 -- Inside the Lunchbox with Beau Coffron||On this episode of ITS Doug and Jeff interview LunchboxDad.com's Beau Coffron. The three discuss Beau's foray into blogging and social media, and how he successfully balances family life, blog life, and work life. Beau also shares his experience...||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 17 -- Fatherhood As A Lifestyle||Doug and Jeff talk about how some of the best dad blogs (and dad-owned brands like The PopLyfe Shop) have grown to showcase fatherhood as a lifestyle...and have found that a very marketable thing indeed! Jeff talks about his recent Instagram Story...||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 16 -- Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler AND Aller Après!||Doug and Jeff convene at the Soho Grand Hotel in NYC to record the first ever live, in-person episode of Into The Scrum (please forgive the shaky audio). During the 32 minutes chat, they recap a wildly successful Dad 2.0 in New Orleans, discuss the...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 15 -- Into The Spotless, Sponsored Void||Doug and Jeff chat one last time before convening at Dad 2.0 in New Orleans, about a recent Washington Post article discussing 'the end of authenticity' in mom blogging, what it means for online dad influencers and storytellers, and how the timing of...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 14 -- Perfecting The Influencer/Brand Relationship (Dad 2.018 Panel Discussion Sneak Peek!)||As the Dad 2.0 team of Doug, John, Samuel and others put the finishing touches on the 2018 edition of the annual Summit, Jeff and Doug give Into the Scrum listeners a sneak peek of one of the exciting new panel discussions happening in New Orleans on...||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 13 -- The Peaks and Valleys of Professional Blogging||On the final Into the Scrum of 2017, Doug and Jeff talk about the peaks and valleys along the path of a professional blogger, and about how slow periods can be used to spur on change. Doug quotes Winston Churchill about kites flying higher into the...||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 12 -- How To Pitch And Thanks For Giving||Doug recaps the many successes of Giving Tuesday and Grateful November, and Jeff talks about how he pitches tourism boards and brands, being mindful of telling an engaging story of the unique story he wants to tell. Jeff then threatens to quit the...||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 11 -- Giving Thanks and Spreading The #Grateful Love||On this very special Thanksgiving edition of Into The Scrum, Doug and Jeff shout out the special men and women who have, through sheer generosity and kindness of heart, helped pave their weird, winding and sometimes wild paths through the blogging,...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 10 -- Getting Out of Our Comfort Zone||On this episode of Into the Scrum, Doug & Jeff talk about the need to push ourselves out of our comfort zones. Doug recommends using November to move forward into new territories in our personal and professional lives. Jeff talks about how he...||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 9 -- Stuck In The Algorithm||This week we're stuck in the algorithm as we talk about how social media influencers must do battle with the changing algorithms of Facebook and Instagram, and the noise of Twitter, to get their messages heard and to help amplify members of their...||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 8 -- When Influencers Get Political||This week we talk politics, how online influencers balance the decision of being political on their social channels and blogs, and at what cost to their career. Tweet @IntoTheScrum and let us know if you get political and if you've noticed losing out...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 7 -- Imposter Syndrome and Investing in Yourself||On this episode of Into the Scrum, we celebrate Doug's birthday week and discuss the importance of showing up and investing in yourself to grow your business, your self, and/or your brand AND to combat the dreaded Imposter Syndrome everyone suffers...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 6 -- How Much Of Our Lives Should We Put Into Our Lifestyle Blog?||As we reflect back on 9/11, continue to find ways to help our friends in Texas recover from Harvey, and brace ourselves as Irma makes landfall in the Caribbean and Florida, Into The Scrum tackles two main subjects this week: Coming to terms with the...||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto the Scrum 5 -- When Blogging Becomes A Job and Why Doing The Little Things Right Can Be The Difference Between "Making It" and Not||On this Labor Day episode of Into the Scrum, Doug and Jeff talk about the intersection of art and commerce when blogging becomes laborious and more of a job than we maybe had intended at the start. Jeff shares his own origin story of accidentally...||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 4 -- Men as Lifestyle Bloggers, Total K.C. Eclipse Experience, and Why Bloggers Need To Ask For (More) Money||On the 4th episode of Into The Scrum, Doug and Jeff discuss Men as Lifestyle Bloggers, Doug's Total Kansas City Eclipse Experience, and Why Bloggers Need To Ask For (More) Money when pitching to and being pitched by brands. Engage with us on social!...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 3 -- Owning a Niche, Using Twitter Better and The Cream Of The Crop Myth||On episode 3 of Into The Scrum, Jeff and Doug talk about some of the specific feedback regarding the potential benefits/drawbacks of trying to own a niche as an online influencer and content creator, how to use Twitter better so that you actually see...||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 2||FOMO, ROMO and one of the Roadblocks To Engagement and Enthusiasm||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInto The Scrum 1||The pilot episode of Into The Scrum, a dad blogging, sponsored content creation and community building podcast from the men behind the Dad 2.0 Summit and OWTK. Follow The Scrum on Twitter @IntoTheScrum and on Facebook. Email us at...||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Looking forward to more
Two great minds and dads. Thanks for doing this and in advance for keeping on doing it.
Enjoying it a lot!
My outer self says: This podcast is great-- it's got two immensely talented and experienced guys talking about positive ways to raise all the dad influencer boats, and learn to be happy when others achieve success. Defeating JOMO (Jealousy over Missing Out) and other pitfalls of trying to build a community within a group of men who are by definition disparate.
My inner self says: You guys are rat bastids. You have other successful podcasts, a successful conference, great blogs, great kids, and lots of talents that are constantly being recognized by the world at large. Why don't you leave some crumbs on the ground for the rest of us? They are probably going to make millions, and they don't even need it!
Can't wait for the next one so I can B̶e̶ ̶J̶e̶a̶l̶o̶u̶s̶ Be Happy for you some more!
Raise all Boats!
A great listen for any dad who is, or is interested in blogging.