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Learn about the key metrics to look at when analyzing your creative campaigns. Jordan share the importance of tracking click-to-purchase rates and how it can guide your decision-making process.In this episode, Jordan West explores the metrics he analyzes to measure creative success. One of the game-changers he mentions is the click-to-purchase rate. A metric often overlooked, click to purchase reveals the percentage of customers who make a purchase after clicking on an ad. Jordan emphasizes the importance of this metric and how it can guide your decision-making process for optimizing your ads.Listen and learn in this episode!Key takeaways from this episode:Metrics to consider when analyzing creativethe importance of the click-to-purchase metric as a valuable indicator of conversion-driving ads.Click to purchase rate as a decision-making factorThe difference between click-to-purchase rate and return on ad spend as metricsFactors influencing return on ad spend and why it is not a reliable metric for business longevityAdditional metrics to consider: click-through rate and thumb stop ratethumb stop rate as a useful metric for assessing the effectiveness of the first few seconds of video ads.The correlation between thumb stop rate and click-to-purchase ratelimitations of using return on ad spend as a leading metric, citing factors like average order value and customer lifetime value that it does not account for.Recommended Site:Salvit Advisors Leverage PlaybookGet 5 Offers for 2 Products (10 in total) along with 10 highly engaging tried and true creatives, 30 captivating headlines, descriptions, and ad texts sent to you for only $99. Go to https://www.upgrowthcommerce.com/offer and order now - this offer is only available for a limited time.We love our podcast community and listeners so much that we have decided to offer a free eCommerce Growth Plan for your brand! To learn more and how we can help, click here: upgrowthcommerce.com/grow Join our community and connect with other eCommerce brand owners and marketers! https://www.facebook.com/groups/secretstoscalingpodcast
What if you had the chance to peek into the playbook of a successful entrepreneur? Tune in as I peel back the curtain on my journey with Elevate Media Group, revealing 10 invaluable insights I only wish I had known. Get ready to arm yourself with fundamental lessons on comprehensive market research, the art of competition analysis, and the significance of trend forecasting. Uncover how understanding your audience can help tailor your content that resonates with them and why scrutinizing your competition can unlock untapped opportunities.Brace yourselves as we navigate the world of financial management, an undeniable cornerstone of any successful business. Learn about the power of networking, not only in building connections but also in propelling your business forward. Immerse yourself in understanding the nuances of marketing and branding that can spotlight your work. I'll also share my wisdom on nurturing relationships with clients, turning them into repeat customers and referrers. Lastly, let's delve into the importance of adaptability, mindset, and perseverance in the fast-paced entrepreneurial journey. So, are you ready to build your own empire or elevate your existing business to new heights? Stick around and let's elevate together.This episode is NOT sponsored. Some product links are affiliate links, meaning we'll receive a small commission if you buy something. =========================== ⚡️PODCAST: Subscribe to our podcast here ➡ https://elevatemedia.buzzsprout.com/ ⚡️LAUNCH YOUR SHOW: Let's get your show off the ground and into the top 5% globally listened to shows ➡ https://www.elevatemediastudios.com/launch ⚡️Need post-recording video production help? Let's chat ➡ https://calendly.com/elevate-media-group/application ⚡️For Support inquires or Business inquiries, please email us at ➡︎ email@example.com Our mission here at Elevate Media is to help purpose-driven entrepreneurs elevate their brands and make an impact through the power of video podcasting. Disclaimer: Please see the link for our disclaimer policy for all our episodes or videos on the Elevate Media and Elevate Media Podcast YouTube channels. https://elevatemediastudios.com/disclaimer
Recorded LIVE from IndieTech 2023! In this episode, James talks with Paul Hawkins, CEO of Hawksoft & Jerry Fox, Vice President of Carrier Relations at HawkSoft. To learn more about HawkSoft, visit https://www.hawksoft.com/. Visit our website to join our email list, get the scoop on our LIVE coaching calls and never miss an episode: https://www.agencyfreedom.com Connect with Agency Freedom Podcast on Facebook at the Agency Freedom Podcast group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/agencyfreedom Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas, questions, complaints or your favorite grilling recipe. Episode Highlights: Paul discusses how his son's passion for computers led to them to start Hawksoft. (2:26) Jerry shares his role with Hawksoft and how he got involved with it. (5:41) Paul shares his journey from working in a warehouse to digitizing insurance forms to building a thriving company. (9:25) Paul explains that Hawksoft values relationships and choice, connecting with Insurtechs to provide independent agents with options for their unique businesses. (16:22) Jerry mentions that Hawksoft's philosophy is centered around being a people-centric business, helping a people-centric industry protect the people and businesses around the country. (18:00) Paul shares that their key to success is prioritizing relationships over finances, as it creates a sense of trust and support. (19:55) Jerry discusses the unique company culture of Hawksoft where core values are not just talked about, but lived by the entire team, resulting in a dedicated and loyal workforce of 150+ employees. (21:47) Key Quotes: “The relationship is the top thing for us. When we bring on an agency to our system, they're part of the HawkSoft family.” - Paul Hawkins “We are a people-centric business, helping a people-centric industry, protect the people and the businesses of the country.” - Jerry Fox “My goal as a CEO is to raise up each one of my employees to become the best person that they can be both personally and professionally.” - Paul Hawkins
Manick Bhan is the Founder and CEO of LinkGraph, a full-service digital marketing agency that provides SEO services and growth marketing to hundreds of brands. He is also the Founder and CTO of SearchAtlas, the most comprehensive SEO software suite for site owners, digital marketers, and SEO professionals. With over a decade of experience in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for in-house and agency projects, Manick has taught startups and Fortune 500 companies how to scale with a data-driven SEO strategy to penetrate any market effortlessly and create sustainable growth. He was also the Founder, CTO, and CEO of Rukkus (TickPick acquired the brand). In this episode… Do you wish to become a successful entrepreneur in the technology industry? What can you learn from a flourishing leader who has successfully built more than one SEO firm in the space? Thriving in the tech industry can be a challenging but rewarding experience. According to Manick Bhan, you need a clear understanding of the market, an innovative approach, and a willingness to continuously learn and adapt to changes in the industry. He shares his journey building multiple tech-focused businesses and the challenges he had to overcome to establish a strong reputation in the industry. Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring Manick Bhan, Founder and CEO of LinkGraph. Manick talks about his journey building LinkGraph and SearchAtlas, their ideal client profiles, building Rukkus to its acquisition point, and thoughts about fundraising and bootstrapping.
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Why do many business leaders expect other people to just "understand" their value in the marketplace?You created an LLC. You bought a domain. You built a website. You posted on LinkedIn, Instagram, and TikTok.And you're just expecting folk to come running to you after you announced you exist as a business or provide a new service?I'm sorry to bring you back to reality, but that's a dream that typically won't come to pass out of the gate.Profitable businesses become profitable businesses from great leaders who can provide a clear understanding to others about the value of the business, the impact of the service, the why behind your existence, and where you can take others.Whether you're a solopreneur, a co-founder, an executive leader, a director, a manager, or somewhere in between, a business doesn't grow, survive, thrive, scale, and expand without high-quality leadership across the board to drive revenue, leverage effective marketing, produce concrete sales tactics, and cultivate great company culture.The question becomes, are you that leader? Can you be that leader? How do you be that leader? And what does that look like?This episode will expand on questions you must answer to know what type of leader you are and where you fit into your business. We will also explore the honest truth behind the key metrics to pursue to scale your business and the myths we debunk behind what many leaders need to stop focusing on because it's a waste of time, money, and resources.This episode is full of heart, energy, and a barrage of reality checks served with a side of truth. iDigress Exclusive: This is the first iDigress episode with a video recording counterpart on YouTube. If you watch the video on YouTube and guess one of the random pop-culture phrases throughout the episode correctly and share in the comments, you will have a chance to win a free virtual copy of my book, Strategize Up! I will also give the person or business that provides the best comment summarizing the episode on YouTube an exclusive 1:1 with me for an "Ask Me Anything" experience.Note: There will only be five winners awarded a virtual copy of my book and one winner for an exclusive 1:1. You must be subscribed to my YouTube channel and leave the appropriate comment for a chance to win.Beyond The Episode Gems:Discover All of the Podcats on the HubSpot Podcast NetworkGet Free HubSpot Marketing Tools To Help You Grow Your Business Get Two Free Months of Agorapulse on me: Social.Agorapulse.com/FindTroyGrow Your Business Faster Using HubSpot's CRM Platform#####Support The Podcast & Connect With Troy: • Rate & Review iDigress: iDigress.fm/Reviews• Get Strategy Solutions & Services: FindTroy.com• Buy Troy's Book, Strategize Up: StrategizeUpBook.com• Follow Troy's Instagram @FindTroy
In September of 1957, Bing Crosby, now fifty-four years old, was gearing up to host the Edsel TV special and generating praise for his recent dramatic role as Earl Carlton in Man On Fire. He'd won an Academy Award, had his own radio show since 1931, and championed the widespread use of Prime Time, network transcription. The Ford Road Show featuring Bing Crosby debuted on September 2nd, 1957. It aired five days per week on CBS for five minutes. These were taped segments edited by Murdo MacKenzie and written and produced by Bill Morrow The just-heard John Scott Trotter conducted the orchestra. It included an opening theme, one or two songs by Bing and commercials by Ken Carpenter. This episode aired on September 24th. Ford's Agency of Record J. Walter Thompson saturated radio with five-minute segments. They also sponsored a show with Rosemary Clooney, a chit chat by Arthur Godfrey and news by Edward R. Murrow. Earlier in this episode we spoke about The Civil Rights Act of 1957 and the Hattie Cotton Elementary School bombing in Nashville, Tennessee. With forced integration underway, federal troops needed to be called out to Little Rock, Arkansas where a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School were stopped from attending by the state's governor. On September 27th CBS Radio ran a special report on the progress, or lack thereof, in southern school integration in the three years following Brown vs. The Board of Education.
OVERVIEW: “We're not competitor-obsessed, we're customer-obsessed. We start with what the customer needs and we work backwards.” — Jeff Bezos Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast, sits down with David Lu, Founder of Axon Video Strategy. In this episode, David shares how he combined his years of Pharmacy experience, passion for Business, and for Video Production expertise to build his value-driven career today. We also learn what separates a regular skill from an in-demand, client-centric service. Tune in to learn more of David's timeless wisdom. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: David grew up with a passion for business-related topics. David's sister started her own Film Production Company in LA and he worked for her for several shoots. He studied Video Production on his own and eventually did Video side projects alongside doing Pharmacy work. He wanted to do what he loved and empower others to do what they loved, so he combined his interest in business with his Video Production skills to pursue that. One of David's techniques for overcoming Impostor Syndrome is practicing gratitude. Whenever he feels discouraged, a trusted friend reminds him of his accomplishments and helps him to be grounded. It's one thing to provide a service, but another thing to provide a metrics-focused result. Rather than focusing on providing Video Production, the highlight of David's business is providing inquiries or leads for businesses. David niching down to serving medical practitioners came down to three factors: Leveraging his existing background in healthcare Who would benefit from his products and services Who is willing and able to pay for his services. When choosing an editor, choose someone who can tell your story. If they don't know the objective of the video, the edit's going to be pointless. You can reach David through axonvs.com or his email, email@example.com. TWEETABLE QUOTES: “If someone has Impostor Syndrome, all it means is that they're human. All entrepreneurs experience Impostor Syndrome.” – David Lu “Looking at data, metrics, and what's working or not – In school, we study all these research articles. Why not do the same in business?” – David Lu CONNECT WITH JASON DUPRAT LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Join our Facebook group: https://jasonduprat.com/group RESOURCES Want to become an IV Nutritional Therapy provider? JOIN our FREE masterclass: https://ivtherapyacademy.com/podcast Sign up for one of our free business start-up Masterclasses by heading over to https://jasonduprat.com/freemasterclass Have a healthcare business question? Want to request a podcast topic? Text me at 407-972-0084 and I'll add you to my contacts. Occasionally, I'll share important announcements and answer your questions as well. I'm excited to connect with you! Do you enjoy our podcast? Leave a rating and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/hea Don't want to miss an episode? Subscribe and follow: https://followthepodcast.com/hea RELATED EPISODES: #148: TACTICAL TUESDAY: 8 TIPS TO FEEL COMFORTABLE & CONFIDENT ON VIDEO #262: THE 3 CONTENT PRODUCTION TIPS THAT CAN HELP BOOST YOUR ENGAGEMENT RATE & BRAND AWARENESS #78: TACTICAL TUESDAY: COMPARING AGENCY AND IN-HOUSE MARKETING #HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #healthcare #HealthcareBoss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #podcast #businessgrowth #teamgrowth #digitalbusiness
Ever wondered what goes into creating a captivating and memorable video? How do you transform a mere concept into a polished production? Join me, Chris Anderson, as I pull back the curtain on the magic of video production. I'll be guiding you through the essential stages of creating awe-inspiring videos: from the preliminary brainstorming session and scriptwriting to the adrenaline-filled filming process and the artful transformation of raw footage into a finished product.But it's not just about the stages of production. There's a secret ingredient that can elevate video creation to new heights: collaboration. That's where Elevate comes in. We provide a team of highly skilled professionals to work with you, whether you're an entrepreneur, educator, or business. Together, we can make your vision a reality, creating content that not only looks great but tells a compelling story. So, tune in and let's embark on this exciting journey of video production together! Let's tell your story and achieve your goals through the power of video!This episode is NOT sponsored. Some product links are affiliate links, meaning we'll receive a small commission if you buy something. =========================== ⚡️PODCAST: Subscribe to our podcast here ➡ https://elevatemedia.buzzsprout.com/ ⚡️LAUNCH YOUR SHOW: Let's get your show off the ground and into the top 5% globally listened to shows ➡ https://www.elevatemediastudios.com/launch ⚡️Need post-recording video production help? Let's chat ➡ https://calendly.com/elevate-media-group/application ⚡️For Support inquires or Business inquiries, please email us at ➡︎ email@example.com Our mission here at Elevate Media is to help purpose-driven entrepreneurs elevate their brands and make an impact through the power of video podcasting. Disclaimer: Please see the link for our disclaimer policy for all our episodes or videos on the Elevate Media and Elevate Media Podcast YouTube channels. https://elevatemediastudios.com/disclaimer
Karen Gamba is a PR, networking, and business strategist as well as the CEO and co-founder of the ExV Agency. With locations in Atlanta, New York, and Hong Kong, ExV Agency creates out-of-the-box digital events, elevated branded narratives, and distinctive visibility campaigns for clients looking to expand their reach, reputation, and revenue. Here, she discusses the importance of authenticity, the challenges of producing unscripted content, and her relationship with business partner Frank Carlisi. Key Takeaways:- The power of authenticity- The problem with producing unscripted content- How to be vulnerable in a professional setting- ExV's new Grow Your Brand MasterclassEpisode Timeline:1:30 How did ExV get its unique name?4:25 How Karen started the company with Frank Carlisi 8:45 What makes an event innovative? 9:30 The importance of bringing together professionals of different age groups10:45 Pushing the envelope of vulnerability12:00 How to be authentic in a professional setting13:00 Making authentic connections16:10 How Tod gets authentic interviews on PR 36017:30 The perils of creating unscripted television21:30 Handling creative criticism23:20 The lightning-in-a-bottle paradox25:00 ExV's new webinar Grow Your Brand Masterclass to help emerging business owners navigate the PR worldThis episode's guest:• Karen Gamba• ExV's website• Follow Karen on LinkedIn• Learn more about the Grow Your Brand Masterclass Join the conversation by leaving a comment!Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. It's Sex Positive September, and in celebration, we're diving back into our catalog to when Dr. Lexx Brown-James joined us to discuss Black women's sexuality agency and pleasure. When this episode was initially released, Cardi B & Meg the Stallion had just dropped WAP and the single set the internet on fire. In a new timely release, Meg and Cardi are back with another hit, "Bongos,” a sex-positive anthem perfect for celebrating Sex Positive September. In this episode, Dr. Lexx and I tackled the stereotypes often associated with Black women's sexuality, shame, respectability politics, and agency's role in sexual liberation. We also explored ways to confront our sexual shame and foster healthier attitudes toward sexuality for the next generation. Resources & Announcements Visit our Amazon Store for all the books mentioned on the podcast. Grab your copy of Sisterhood Heals. Where to Find Dr. Lexx Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Grab a copy of Dr. Lexx's children's book Listen to Dr. Lexx dispel the myth that relationships have to be hard work in Session 164 of the podcast. Listen to Dr. Lexx discuss getting rid of sexual shame on Session 55 of the podcast. Stay Connected Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it at therapyforblackgirls.com/mailbox. If you're looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/directory. Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining us in the Therapy for Black Girls Sister Circle community.therapyforblackgirls.com Grab your copy of our guided affirmation and other TBG Merch at therapyforblackgirls.com/shop. The hashtag for the podcast is #TBGinSession. Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therapy4bgirls Instagram: @therapyforblackgirls Facebook: @therapyforblackgirls Our Production Team Executive Producers: Dennison Bradford & Maya Cole Howard Producers: Fredia Lucas, Ellice Ellis & Cindy Okereke Production Intern: Zariah Taylor See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Heather Kindred, vice president-business development and education for Nexion Travel Group, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about how Nexion trains and educates newbie travel advisors and more experienced advisors. For newbies, Kindred uses Travel Leaders of Tomorrow, a program that introduces the travel advisor profession, and one that is available to all potential advisors. For more information, visit www.nexion.com or www.travelleadersoftomorrow.com. If interested, the original video of this podcast can be found on the Insider Travel Report Youtube channel or by searching for the podcast's title on Youtube.
In today's lesson, Jason dives into the key factors that contribute to a company's profitability. He explains that profitability is simply the result of a math equation: revenue in and expenses out. Explore how focusing on team efficiency and pricing can impact revenue, while understanding the importance of covering current expenses and generating leftover profit. Jason goes into the concept of distributions for owners and the significance of savings in building a secure financial foundation. Additionally, he touches on the role of debt, emphasizing the cautious but strategic use of resources such as a line of credit. Join Jason as he unravels the complexities of agency profitability and offers practical insights for financial success.
Does your agency website convert as well as it should? Why do clients buy from your agency? It might be time to take an objective look to determine how your agency website can convert more clients. It's a practice that will help you improve as a business and get a pulse on your audience's decision-making process. Today's guest founded one of the first CRO agencies in America and has a lot of experience understanding what his clients need versus what they want. He's sharing his story about growing his successful agency and ways you can improve your website to convert more clients by looking at the functional, emotional, and social reasons they buy from you. Khalid Saleh is the CEO of Invesp, one of the first dedicated CRO Agencies in North America. His agency has worked with the likes of eBay and Target, as well as smaller startups. As an eCommerce software architect, Khalid built his career devising ecommerce and optimization solutions for companies like American Express. Today he'll reveal how some of the most important changes to a business website must come from careful testing and how, in that process, he's usually humbled by clients. In this episode, we'll discuss: What clients want vs. what clients need. Improve your agency website to convert more clients. Getting to the core of why clients buy. Subscribe Apple | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Radio FM Sponsors and Resources E2M Solutions: Today's episode of the Smart Agency Masterclass is sponsored by E2M Solutions, a web design, and development agency that has provided white-label services for the past 10 years to agencies all over the world. Check out e2msolutions.com/smartagency and get 10% off for the first three months of service. Podcast Takeover!! Get to know your Smart Agency Guest Host: Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the co-founder of Rise25, an agency that helps companies launch and run podcasts profitably. He followed Jason's podcast and eventually joined the mastermind and has been a guest on the podcast before. Today, he's helping Jason bring something new to the Smart Agency podcast audience by interviewing a special guest and getting a new perspective to the show. What Clients Want vs. What Clients Need Khalid got the opportunity of a lifetime to work with Motorola revamping their ecommerce website in 2005. It was a dream come true for any software engineer as he had access to all the technology he needed to build the best website. The project took endless nights of hard work but the site was ready in three months. However, after so many hours of work and resources poured into the website, they quickly learned the site was not converting. They had almost no orders. As a software engineer, this was outside Khalid's expertise. The site was built as expected so his job was done. Nonetheless, Khalid became very interested in how something like this could happen and the idea for his agency, Invesp, was born. Now his agency helps brands increase conversion rates by getting to the core of their goals. It boils down to what clients want versus what clients actually need. Often times clients think they just want to revamp their websites, but they actually want help growing their business. Improving Your Agency Website to Convert More Clients Khalid and his team know that website CRO starts with looking at the website from the client's perspective. Once he understood that clients chose his agency in order to grow their business, his team made some adjustments to the agency website. First, they got rid of any language that sounded too formal. He wants clients to feel like they're being greeted as a friend. He also removed ambiguous language and tried to be very clear about what his agency does. Too often a company's website uses vague language. As a result, people leave not having any idea about what they do. In this sense, the friendly language must be balanced with practical descriptions of the ways you help clients. Next, clients browsing the website may worry their team lacks experience. So they added social proof of the different companies they've worked with and the results they've achieved. They even added video testimonials to offer additional evidence and not just claims of success. Khalid and his team designed the website according to what they wanted the client's user journey to look like. They strategically mapped it out to answer their main questions and concerns and address their core needs. This is what he did for his agency and part of how he helps clients increase their CRO. Why Clients Can Humble the Most Experienced Marketing Agency Experts In his keynote speeches, Khalid often refers to being humbled by clients. Sometimes all your research and testing does not prepare you for the clients' reactions. Even though the research indicates one option is the most likely to bring more website traffic and clicks, you may be quickly humbled by the actual response. It's something every business owner, marketer, or designer can relate to. Anytime you run an experiment in marketing you have a hypothesis. You may be proven correct or find you've misinterpreted what the audience wants. With several options, one wins, and the others lose. Why did some of them not work out? This is a tricky question you should always ask to get a better understanding of what works for your audience. Some clients may agree there are reasons to change a design but don't think testing is necessary. They can't choose one design out of several options so they figure any of them will do. This is where Khalid's team insists on the importance of testing each design out. Usually, the results end up surprising everyone. Out of four designs that seemed equally good maybe two actually reduce the conversion rate, while the results for the other two show a clear winner. This is why testing is so important. Getting to the Core of Why Your Clients Buy from Your Agency Anyone who's been through business school has probably heard that “no one buys a quarter-inch drill, they buy a quarter-inch hole”. That saying refers to the practical results you expect to get when you buy a product. In reality, for every action we take there are functional results, social results, and emotional results. For instance, if you buy a car you'll be able to get from point A to point B (functional), you'll feel like you've accomplished something (emotional), and maybe get your peers' praise (social). However, getting people to admit this is difficult. You must be very good at customer interviews by structuring them in a conversational style. After establishing the conversation, Khalid recommends going back to when the problem began. Ask questions that take the prospect back to the moment they decided to make the purchase. The more they remember and open up with details about their purchase decision, the better results you'll get about the emotional and social response to the purchase. These results are better than just asking direct questions about the product and purchase experience. Do You Want to Transform Your Agency from a Liability to an Asset? If you want to be around amazing agency owners that can see what you may not be able to see and help you grow your agency, go to Agency Mastery 360. Our agency growth program enables you to take a 360-degree view of your agency and gain mastery of the 3 pillar systems (attract, convert, scale) so you can create predictability, wealth, and freedom.
2021 Penn State graduate Kate Chan knows how to connect with and create a community around Gen Z. In this episode, we learn about Kate's social media agency Ichiyuzu Media, creating an influential instagram account on food (@KatieEatsPhilly) and more! Jump right in:(4:32)- The meaning behind the agency name and type of agency(10:15) - Social media platforms(14:05) - Favorite brand campaigns(17:02) - Impact of social media on the business(20:45) - The creation of Katie Eats Philly on Instagram(25:43) - Creating a personal brand(27:08) - Favorite Philadelphia and State College restaurants (28:41) - Lions Den presented by http://Lions-Pride.com: Penn State ExperienceLearn more and follow Kate: http://IchiyuzuMedia.com and http://Instagram.com/KatieEatsPhillySpecial thanks to Katie O'Toole's podcasting class and student Xi Chen.Show off your Penn State pride with the latest apparel and gear by visiting http://Lions-Pride.com.Keep up with all the Penn State news at http://Collegian.PSU.edu.Join Penn State's network connecting students and alumni at http://Alumni.PSU.edu/LionLink.Lion Legacy is a Baroudeur Production and is not affiliated with Penn State University. Visit us at http://LionLegacyPodcast.com
Sean Tambagahan is the founder/CEO of Butler Branding - a full-service creative agency in Central California. They also teach the business of branding to creative entrepreneurs who are looking to grow their business.
Cash Miller, an expert in leveraging the internet for growing sales numbers, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the digital marketing landscape. As the CEO of Titan Digital, Cash's commitment extends beyond expertise in web design, development, and online marketing. His role encompasses fulfilling promises to clients, nurturing employees, and charting a course for the company's future growth. With specialties ranging from search engine optimization and pay-per-click marketing to logo design and branding, Cash Miller's profound impact on business transformation is a testament to his digital marketing prowess and business acumen. In this episode… Embark on a transformative journey as we delve into the fascinating world of digital marketing and entrepreneurship with Cash Miller. From battlefield experiences to building a thriving digital agency, Cash's unique career trajectory will captivate you. Join us as Cash Miller unveils his remarkable evolution from military service to spearheading Titan Digital, a pioneering digital marketing agency. See how he brings his expertise to dealing with challenges in financial management and client dynamics. According to Cash, the growth of his agency is due to the potent blend of innovation, resilience, and seizing opportunities. In this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast, join host Dr. Jeremy Weisz as he interviews Cash Miller, the force behind Titan Digital. He shares his remarkable journey from the battlefield to transforming digital marketing. With insights that span from client dynamics to equipping entrepreneurs for growth, Cash's story is a testament to adaptability, perseverance, and pioneering success in a dynamic digital landscape.
Show SummaryOn this episode, we're featuring a conversation with Rosie Gagnon, a military spouse and mother who is running 100 one-hundred mile ultramarathons to raise awareness about military and veteran suicide prevention after losing her son, USMC PFC James Dexter Morris, to suicide in 2018. About Today's GuestsNanette Rosie Gagnon is a military spouse, mother of 8, sheep farmer, artist, beekeeper, and ultramarathon runner residing in Berryville Virginia, After losing her oldest son, PFC James Dexter Morris to suicide on Feb 25, 2018, she began running 100-mile ultramarathons in his memory and has set out to complete 100 100s for veteran suicide awareness.Links Mentioned In This Episode1 Hundred 100s For Dexter Facebook Page1 Hundred 100s for Dexter Web SiteWarrior 100 ChallengePsychArmor Resource of the WeekThis week's PsychArmor resource of the week is the PsychArmor course, Barriers to Treatment. In this course, you will learn how how differences in military culture affect mental health and explains how to help military or Veteran patients overcome barriers to seeking treatment. You can see find the course here: https://learn.psycharmor.org/courses/finding-stability-after-suicide-loss This Episode Sponsored By: This episode is sponsored by PsychArmor. PsychArmor is the premier education and learning ecosystems specializing in military culture content PsychArmor offers an. Online e-learning laboratory that is free to individual learners as well as custom training options for organizations. Contact Us and Join Us on Social Media Email PsychArmorPsychArmor on TwitterPsychArmor on FacebookPsychArmor on YouTubePsychArmor on LinkedInPsychArmor on InstagramTheme MusicOur theme music Don't Kill the Messenger was written and performed by Navy Veteran Jerry Maniscalco, in cooperation with Operation Encore, a non profit committed to supporting singer/songwriter and musicians across the military and Veteran communities.Producer and Host Duane France is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer, combat veteran, and clinical mental health counselor for service members, veterans, and their families. You can find more about the work that he is doing at www.veteranmentalhealth.com
The boys discuss new Riot Forge games, a discussion on Mythics, Agency in league, thoughts on Briar, Swiss format for worlds, and more on episode 606 of Leaguecast! Email us - firstname.lastname@example.org Support us - https://www.patreon.com/leaguecast Tweet us - https://twitter.com/leaguecast Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Leaguecast/ Join Our Discord - https://discord.gg/leaguecast Visit our Website - https://leaguecastpodcast.com/
State workers are pushing back against a pay hike for agency leaders.Officials warn of possible scams against older Indigenous Oklahomans.Norman is holding is first walk to raise awareness of suicide prevention.You can find the KOSU Daily wherever you get your podcasts, you can also subscribe, rate us and leave a comment.You can keep up to date on all the latest news throughout the day at KOSU.org and make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at KOSU Radio.This is The KOSU Daily, Oklahoma news, every weekday.
Samantha Power is a powerful voice in the Biden administration. She not only is the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the country's primary arm for international aid, but also sits on U.S. President Joe Biden's National Security Council. How does Power think through which countries need U.S. aid the most, and how do decisions get made? Power joins Ravi Agrawal to discuss how this week's United Nations General Assembly might move the needle on key initiatives. Suggested reading: Gordon Brown: A New Multilateralism Stefan Theil: The Alliances That Matter Now Darren Walker: Can the G-20 Be a Champion for the Global South? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
From the BBC World Service: It’s the sexual abuse scandal that’s rocked Japan, now the BBC’s Mariko Oi reports on the major brands that are cutting ties with the country’s biggest talent agency, Johnny and Associates. Plus, was the Libyan dam disaster caused by nature or neglect? The BBC’s Anna Foster is in Derna.
Patrick Rowe is the CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Australia, a powerhouse agency brand considered one of the most successful in the world. Founded in 1970 in London, it became known as the place where nothing is impossible. It also became the largest advertising agency in the world, with offices worldwide. The advertising industry is often accused of being obsessed with the new and bedazzled by change. But what about longevity? What about the challenges of sustaining long-term business success? Pat talks about maintaining relevance, focus and success while constantly adapting to the changing needs of clients and their markets. Deciding what changes and stays the same is essential to maintaining long-term success. Listen on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/managing-marketing/id1018735190 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/75mJ4Gt6MWzFWvmd3A64XW?si=a3b63c66ab6e4934 Listen on Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zb3VuZGNsb3VkLmNvbS91c2Vycy9zb3VuZGNsb3VkOnVzZXJzOjE2MTQ0MjA2NC9zb3VuZHMucnNz Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/managing-marketing Listen on Podbean: https://managingmarketing.podbean.com/ For more episodes of TrinityP3's Managing Marketing podcast, visit https://www.trinityp3.com/managing-marketing-podcasts/ Recorded live on location with a Zoom H4n and edited, mixed and managed by JML Audio with thanks to Jared Lattouf.
I'm joined by Justin Frandson, a renowned athleticism performance coach and founder of athleticism.com and EMF Rocks, who found solutions in nature after learning that many athletes were having physiological challenges due to the electromagnetic frequencies found in tracking technology. About the Episode: In this episode, Justin Frandson, shares about the harmful effects of EMFs to the human body. A renowned athleticism performance coach, author, and the founder of athleticism.com and EMF Rocks. Justin shares the solutions he discovered to mitigate against the effects of EMFs emitted from the tracking devices used by his athletes. Justin shares what EMFs are, their impact on the body, and how to mitigate against them. He talks about the genesis of EMF Rocks and how nature is the antidote to man-made electromagnetic frequencies. He talks about the difference between natural EMFs versus manmade. Justin also explains the three levels of stressors and what is called our “body battery.” Plus, we discuss the interconnectedness of our universe, energy, and Mother Nature. Listen in to learn more about how Electromagnetic Fields have profound effects on our bodies, and how we can mitigate against the impact of EMFs by using nature as our ally.If you are enjoying these conversations, please subscribe and spread the love by leaving a review and sharing it with your friends.Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, or on your favorite podcast platform. Topics Covered: How Justin made the connection between nature and EMF protectionMy personal experience with the EMF Rocks to help me sleepThe difference between native wavelengths and human-made electromagnetic wavelengthsThe adverse effects of Electromagnetic Fields in our bodyHow EMF Rocks preserve their moisture contentWhat feeling younger while growing older means to JustinResources Mentioned:Alpha Vedic podcastElectric Body, Electric Health by Eileen Day McKusickLearn more about LifeWaveConnect with Justin:Take 10% off your first purchase of EMFRocksAthleticism WebsiteEMF Rocks' WebsiteGet in Touch: Become an insider and sign up for My Newsletter — scroll down to the box "Don't Miss A Thing"My WebsiteInstagramContact MeSpecial offers: Download the Daily Vitality eBook at danafrost.com/daily-vitality/Credit:Podcast Production by the team at The Wave PodcastingMusic by Phoebe GreenlandPhotography by Amy Boyle PhotographyPodcast art by SimplyBe. Agency
This week Jim is joined by Jesse Pujji, CEO of GatewayX and co-founder of Growth Assistant, Unbloat, and more. He has bootstrapped an Agency to $25M in sales, a productized-service to 8-figures, a DTC startup to 7-figures and a SaaS. He shares his playbook for how to grow a self-funded startup. TOPICS DISCUSSED IN TODAY'S EPISODE What is Bootstrapping Where you go wrong as a bootstrapped business How Jesse would bootstrap an agency, a DTC company and a SaaS company How to work within your zone of genius How to leverage your unfair advantage And more. Resources: Jesse Pujji Twitter / X Bootstrapped Giants GatewayX Jim Huffman website Jim's Twitter GrowthHit The Growth Marketer's Playbook Additional episodes you might enjoy: Startup Ideas by Paul Graham (#45) Nathan Barry: How to Bootstrap a Company to $30M in a Crowded Market (#41) How I Met My Biz Partner and Less Learned Hitting $2M ARR (#44) Ryan Hamilton on his Netflix special, touring with Jerry Seinfeld, & how to write a joke (#10) How We're Validating Startup Ideas (#51)
Welcome to another empowering episode of The Women of Austin Podcast! Join us as we delve deep into the world of social media, self-acceptance, and empowerment with our wonderful guest, Dr. Aisha White. In this eye-opening conversation, your host, Mindy Hofman, engages in a thought-provoking dialogue with Dr. White, exploring the complex effects of social media on women and children. Together, they navigate the nuanced landscape of both the positive and negative sides of this digital realm, highlighting the delicate balance between promoting self-confidence and self-acceptance while considering personal choices regarding one's appearance. As a dedicated board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. White opens up about her journey, revealing how her calling has always been to empower women through her profession. She underscores the significance of the doctor-patient relationship and her commitment to education and empowerment above all else. The episode takes a personal turn as they discuss the importance of choosing the right healthcare provider. Dr. White offers valuable insights into the importance of finding a healthcare professional who aligns with your values and makes you feel comfortable.In a society that often misunderstands her specialty, Dr. Aisha White also addresses the stigma associated with her profession, shedding light on the misconceptions that often surround it. We hope this episode leaves you inspired and enlightened. Be sure to subscribe to The Women of Austin Podcast to stay connected with remarkable stories and empowering conversations. Your journey to empowerment and connection starts right here. About Dr. Aisha White: Dr. Aisha White is a board-certified plastic surgeon living in Austin, Texas, who has extensive training and experience in plastic surgery. She was drawn to a career in plastic surgery because she saw firsthand how it could transform not only people's bodies but also their self-esteem. She has always had a strong interest in women's health and spends much of her time in and out of her medical practice engaged in activities that empower women and young girls. Connect with Aisha: Aisha IG: ➡️ https://www.instagram.com/dr.aishawhite/ Aisha LinkedIn: ➡️ https://www.linkedin.com/in/aisha-white-md/ Episode Sponsors: (Thank you!) Amplify Credit Union: ➡️ https://www.goamplify.com/ Women of Austin Community: ➡️ https://womenofaustincommunity.com Community Sponsors: (Thank you!) Joel Richardson - Prime Lending: ➡️ http://myfinanceteam.com/ Dave's Ultimate Automotive: ➡️ https://davesultimateautomotive.com/ Elite Marquee and Events: ➡️ https://www.elitemarqueeandevents.com/ Location: Noa Levy, The Agency ➡️ https://balconesluxury.com/ Noa Levy: ➡️https://noalevyatx.com/ Mindys Outfit: Hearth and Soul: ➡️ https://hearthandsoul.com/ Connect with Women of Austin: JOIN THE COMMUNITY: ➡️ https://womenofaustincommunity.com INSTAGRAM: ➡️ https://www.instagram.com/women_of_austin FACEBOOK: ➡️ https://www.facebook.com/WomenOfAustin Thinking of moving to Austin? Keep watching and get to know some of the incredible women in Austin and what they are up to! #Empowerment #WomenEmpowerment #AustinCommunity #AustinPodcast #WomenSupportingWomen #GivingBack #Podcast #Community #AustinWoman #AustinWomen #Austin #AustinTexas #WomenofAustin #PlasticSurgeon #SocialMedia
From the BBC World Service: It’s the sexual abuse scandal that’s rocked Japan, now the BBC’s Mariko Oi reports on the major brands that are cutting ties with the country’s biggest talent agency, Johnny and Associates. Plus, was the Libyan dam disaster caused by nature or neglect? The BBC’s Anna Foster is in Derna.
How can government deliver more effectively? What can government executives do to improve agency effectiveness and efficiency? How can government executives develop a blueprint for improving agency performance? Join Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Richard Spires former government executive and author of the new book Government Can Deliver: A Practitioner's Guide to Improving Agency Effectiveness and Efficiency.
This week, Grey is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a special episode of #5Things. We are discussing five heroes and trailblazers of Hispanic culture. These trailblazers are from five different Spanish speaking countries and represent a variety of contributions from art, sports, humanitarianism, and resistance! The subjects of this episode are: Nobel Prize winning writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia) 20th Century Spanish poet, Miguel Hernandez (Spain) The rebellious and resistant Mirabal Sisters (Dominican Republic) Baseball icon, and humanitarian, Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico) Oscar winning filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro (Mexico) A Spanish version of this podcast is also on this feed, it is our first episode recorded in Spanish! Hosts: Margarita Castro, Danae Nunez, César Rodd Special Thanks to Alvaro Soto To subscribe to our newsletter, click HERE
Esta semana, Grey celebra el Mes de la Hispanidad con un episodio especial de #5Things. Hablaremos de cinco hispanos nacidos en cinco países diferentes, que son considerados heroes y pioneros por sus contribuciones al arte, el deporte, las causas sociales y la política. Los personajes en este episodio son:1. Escritor ganador del Premio Nobel, Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia)2. Poeta español del siglo XX, Miguel Hernández (España).3. Las rebeldes Hermanas Mirabal (República Dominicana)4. Icono del béisbol y humanitario, Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico)5. Cineasta ganador del premio Oscar, Guillermo del Toro (México) Este es nuestro primer episodio grabado en español. La versión en inglés también la econtrarán en este feed! Hosts: Margarita Castro, Danae Nuñez, César Rodd Special Thanks to Alvaro Soto Para suscribirte a nuestro newsletter haz clic AQUÍ
Click to listen to episode (3:54).Sections below are the following:Transcript of AudioAudio Notes and AcknowledgmentsImagesExtra InformationSourcesRelated Water Radio EpisodesFor Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.)Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 9-15-23. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the weeks of September 18 and September 25, 2023. This is a revised version of an episode from September 2014. SOUNDS - ~6 sec – Pied-billed Grebe call. This week, we feature some raucous mystery sounds from a family of diving birds. Have a listen for about 20 seconds, and see if you can guess what's making these calls. And here's a hint: you'll get grief if you miss this name by only one letter's sound. SOUNDS - ~ 22 sec. If you guessed grebe, you're right! Those were some of the sounds made by the Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, and Red-necked Grebe. Out of 22 grebe species worldwide and seven in North America, these three species are found commonly in many aquatic habitats in Virginia, with two others—the Eared Grebe and the Western Grebe—seen occasionally within the Commonwealth. Horned Grebes and Red-necked Grebes are regular winter residents on Virginia's coasts, while the Pied-billed Grebe is typically a year-round resident on the coast and a winter resident in other regions. Grebes are known for their swimming and diving abilities; for example, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's “Birds of the World” Web site says quote, “[g]rebes rocket through the water by compressing water behind them with coordinated thrusts of their muscular legs,” unquote; and Cornell's “All About Birds” site calls the Pied-billed Grebe “part bird, part submarine.” Lobed toes set far back on their bodies adapt grebes for swimming, and their ability to add or remove water and air from their feathers and internal air sacs helps them to float or, as needed, to submerge to escape danger or to feed. Grebes feed on a variety of aquatic animals like fish, crustaceans, and insects; on aquatic plants sometimes; and—notably—on their own feathers. In turn, they may be eaten by such predators as raccoons, snakes, and birds of prey. Grebes call and act aggressively during breeding season, but they may be quieter and much less noticeable during non-breeding season. In fact, a calm pond surface might conceal a hiding grebe with only its nostrils exposed to the air, or that surface might be broken—almost silently—by a grebe emerging with a fish in its bill. Thanks to Lang Elliott for permission to use the grebe sounds, from the Stokes' Field Guide to Bird Songs, and we let the Pied-billed Grebe have the last call. SOUNDS - ~6 sec. SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment. For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624. Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of “Cripple Creek” to open and close this episode. In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 233, 9-29-14. The sounds of the Horned Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, and Red-necked Grebe were from the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs-Eastern Region CD set, by Lang Elliott with Donald and Lillian Stokes (Time Warner Audio Books, copyright 1997), used with permission of Lang Elliott. Lang Elliot's work is available online at “The Music of Nature” Web site, http://www.musicofnature.org/. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode. More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGES Two Pied-billed Grebes on a pond in Blacksburg, Virginia, September 28, 2014. Photo by Virginia Water Radio.Pied-billed Grebe at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming, April 2016. Photo by Tom Koerner, made available for public use by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Digital Library, online at http://digitalmedia.fws.gov; specific URL for the photo was https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/digital/collection/natdiglib/id/23453/rec/4, as of 9-18-23.Horned Grebe with chick, at Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, June 2005. Photo by Donna Dewhurst, made available for public use by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Digital Library, online at http://digitalmedia.fws.gov; specific URL for the photo was https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/digital/collection/natdiglib/id/411/rec/41, as of 9-18-23.Red-necked Grebe pair, at Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, May 2005. Photo by Donna Dewhurst, made available for public use by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Digital Library, online at http://digitalmedia.fws.gov; specific URL for the photo was https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/digital/collection/natdiglib/id/20/rec/37, as of 9-18-23. EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT THE PIED-BILLED GREBE The following information is quoted from the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (formerly Department of Game and Inland Fisheries), “Fish and Wildlife Information Service,” online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/, primarily the “Life History” section of the the Pied-billed Grebe entry, online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040008&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=19612. The scientific name of the Pied-billed Grebe is Podilymbus podiceps. Physical Description “This species is 12-15 inches (31-38 cm) long with a 23 inch wingspread. It is a small, stocky bird distinguished by its short, blunt bill encircled by a broad black band with the upper portion of the bill curved downward; it is often described as chicken-like. ...Grebes have lobed toes, feet that are placed far back on the body, and a short rudder-like tail to aid in pursuing prey underwater.” Reproduction “The nest is built by both members of the pair and is made up of flags, rushes, sedge, algae and mud and is attached to grasses, reeds or bushes in the water. ...The eggs are laid from March to September, are blue-white initially, and then turn brown. The brown color results from the adults covering the eggs with wet organic matter when they are foraging or defending the territory. ...There may be up to 2 broods per year. Incubation takes about 23 days and begins with the first egg laid.” Behavior “Nest attendance is shared equally by the male and female during egg-laying and post-laying periods. Incubation however, is carried out mostly by the female. The streaked or spotted chicks can swim almost immediately after hatching. The young will usually travel on the parents back or will cling to their tail. The parents may feed the chicks and even dive while chicks are on their back. The parents will return to the nest frequently with the young. Young grebes fledge at about 35 days. ...[This species] rarely flies, and it escapes by diving with a short leap or by slowly submerging. It is the most solitary of the grebes. It is the first grebe to arrive north in the spring and the last to leave in the fall. It migrates in closely-massed flocks. ...” Feeding “Diet consists primarily of fish including eels, carp, and catfish as well as sticklebacks, sculpins, silversides, and minnows. [It will also] forage on crayfishes, aquatic insects, snails, spiders, frogs, tadpoles, some seeds and soft parts of aquatic plants, ...[and] on shrimp in saltwater bays and estuaries. [It ingests] large numbers of their own feathers. This may serve to protect the stomach from puncture by indigestible parts and prevent hard items from entering the intestines. Feathers also provide the base material of regurgitated pellets that contain undigested material such as fish bones.” Aquatic/Terrestrial Associations: “In Virginia, pied-billed grebes have been observed foraging with snowy egrets. Mutualistic foraging enhances opportunities for obtaining prey. Limiting factors: The greatest losses of nests and eggs resulted from wind, rain, waves, and storm tides. Predators of eggs and young include raccoons, laughing gulls, water snakes, snapping turtles, and peregrine falcons.” SOURCES Used for Audio Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “All About Birds,” online at http://www.allaboutbirds.org.The Horned Grebe entry is online at https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Horned_Grebe/;the Pied-billed Grebe entry is online at https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pied-billed_Grebe/;the Red-necked Grebe entry is online at https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-necked_Grebe/. National Audubon Society, “Taxonomic Family: Grebes,” online at https://www.audubon.org/bird-guide?title=Grebe&family=6460. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “Birds of the World,” online at https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/home. (subscription required).The entry for the taxonomic family of grebes, Podicipedidae, is online at https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/podici1/cur/introduction; this is the source of the quote in the audio.The Horned Grebe entry is online at https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/horgre/cur/introduction;the Pied-billed Grebe entry is online at https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/pibgre/cur/introduction;the Red-necked Grebe entry is online at https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/rengre/cur/introduction. Indiana Audubon, “Pied-billed Grebe,” by Annie Aguirre, July 1, 2018, online at https://indianaaudubon.org/2018/07/01/pied-billed-grebe-2/. Angela Minor, “Birds of the Blue Ridge: Pied-billed Grebe,” Blue Ridge Country, December 27, 2022. Chandler S. Robbins et al., A Guide to Field Identification of Birds of North America, St. Martin's Press, New York, N.Y., 2001. Stan Tekiela, Birds of Virginia Field Guide, Adventure Publications, Cambridge, Minn., 2002. Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (formerly Department of Game and Inland Fisheries), “Fish and Wildlife Information Service,” online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/.The Horned Grebe entry is online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040005&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=19612;the Pied-billed Grebe entry is online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040008&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=19612;the Red-necked Grebe entry is online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040004&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=19612. Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (formerly Department of Game and Inland Fisheries), “List of Native and Naturalized Fauna in Virginia, August 2022,” online (as a PDF) at https://dwr.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/virginia-native-naturalized-species.pdf. Joel C. Welty, The Life of Birds, 2nd Edition, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, Penn., 1975. For More Information about Birds in Virginia or Elsewhere Chesapeake Bay Program, “Birds,” online at https://www.chesapeakebay.net/discover/field-guide/critters?s=&fieldGuideType=Birds&fieldGuideHabitat. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “Merlin Photo ID.” The application for mobile devices allows users to submit a bird photograph to get identification of the bird. Information is available online at http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society, “eBird,” online at https://ebird.org/home. Here you can find locations of species observations made by contributors, and you can sign up to contribute your own observations. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, “Animal Diversity Web,” online at https://animaldiversity.org.Virginia Society of Ornithology, online at http://www.virginiabirds.org/. The Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study, conservation, and enjoyment of birds in the Commonwealth. Xeno-canto Foundation, online at https://xeno-canto.org/. This site provides sounds of birds and other wildlife from around the world. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html). See particularly the “Birds” subject category. Following are links to some other episodes on diving birds. American Coot – Episode 391, 10-23-17.Cormorants – Episode 467, 4-8-19.Loons – Episode 445, 11-5-18