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30 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Chris Strub. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Chris Strub, often where they are interviewed.

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30 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Chris Strub. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Chris Strub, often where they are interviewed.

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Not for Profit Marketing with Chris Strub the CEO of I Am Here – Episode 108

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Intro Is not-for-profit Marketing different to for profit? We’re going to find out on todays episode.

If you think about it, the comms channels are the same and we would go through the same Marketing planning or strategy, but there must be some differences by way of using the rational and emotional to influence how we think and feel.

To help us understand all this we’re chatting to Chris Strub. Chris helps non-profits make a huge impact by leveraging the power of video to create meaningful change. Partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and The Salvation Army to name just two charities Chris has worked with, he is currently focused on hands-on training sessions and live-streamed event hosting in communities around the world.

Chris’s notoriety came in the summer of 2015, when he quit his job to take a solo, unsponsored road trip to all 50 US states, over 100 days visiting and helping charities along the way – inspiring the book ‘50 states, 100 days’

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Takeaways - Think about the emotional connection you can create. Take a look at some of the most successful brands in the world – Apple, Coca-Cola, Disney, they all use emotion to make a connection with their audience and stay front of mind. Be it through lifestyle, innovation and latest tech or imagination. So how will you spark emotional connections with your audience?

- Use video to show the impact your service is having. It’s not about what you do, no one really cares, it's the problems you solve (this we found out on the special episode recorded with Ryan Foland back in October 2019 - and showing this through video content can work amazingly well.

- Finally, go behind the scenes. Consistency in content is key and we all need to be thinking like a TV station and producing quality content on a regular basis that goes behind the scenes of what we actually do. Letting people in, being authentic, open and honest can resonate much better than the standard corporate business ‘this is what we’re all about’, staged video can – so let’s be seeing the real you, the real business and the problems that you are solving.

Music Featured on this Podcast: Sleepy in the Garden Lobo Loco Creative Commons License

Apr 21 2020



S5E4: Chris Strub - How to Leverage a One-Post Social Media Strategy

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Chris serves as both a consultant, offering social media best practices to nonprofits, and as an on-scene host, creating hours of real-time live video content to raise awareness and drive donations. In the winter of 2017, Chris served as a National Red Kettle Ambassador for The Salvation Army USA.

When Chris isn't on scene at a giving day, social media conference or training session, he is based out of downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

Chris is a live-stream content creator who's recorded countless podcast and live video interviews with influencers from around the world out of his signature '#FlyTheWStudio,' a tribute to his favorite team, the Chicago Cubs.

Chris is a versatile mobile storyteller, best known for being the first person to live-stream and Snapchat in all 50 U.S. states.

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Apr 13 2020



Chris Strub: Sharing great stories from all 50 States

From Poop to Gold with Harmon Brothers
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On today’s bonus episode, Daniel talks with Chris Strub, author and creator of the book and the film, 50 States, 100 Days. Chris shares how he road-tripped around the country to share authentic stories of nonprofits in all 50 states, and what can happen when you turn your skills and resources outward to help others.
00:35 What is 50 States in 100 Days
03:18 Chris’s journey to this point
04:31 The first road-trip and feeling empty
08:02 Meeting Abby
11:32 Roadtrip Marketing
13:07 From Poop to Gold - Not a moment, but a journey
15:49 Chris’s creative process
19:11 The color yellow and the power of social media
You can find links for all the other places to get in touch with Chris below.

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Apr 08 2020



Chris Strub on Giving Day Livestreaming

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A chat with @Chris Strub on livestreaming for charitable Giving Days!

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Mar 09 2020



#71: Chris Strub - 50 States in 100 Days, Nonprofits and Livestreaming

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Chris Strub, the Giving Day Guy, joins the show to share his journey from aspiring journalist to the first person to livestream and Snapchat in all 50 states. Hear the best marketing strategies for nonprofits, how to get better at livestreaming, how to prepare for a Giving Day, when it’s okay to yell in public, and the most powerful hug of all time. Connect with Chris on Twitter and Instagram at @ChrisStrub and at

Dec 04 2019

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Chris Strub: Live Streamer and Speaker

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Chris Strub returns to What's The Word? to share about the growth of live streaming.

Strub is the founder of I Am Here, LLC, a company that work with both for-profits and nonprofits to help them improve their social media strategies andlevel up their use of video.

He has spoken at events like Social Media Marketing World and is a contributor to Forbes.


Twitter: @chrisstrub


Oct 15 2019



Amazing Human - Chris Strub

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This is the OG episode!

Sep 13 2019



How One Person Can Create a Lasting Impact in 50 States within 100 Days with Chris Strub | #117

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Ep #117: What does it take to leave everything and go for an exciting adventure across the country? How is it to drive across the states, volunteer for different organizations, and share it through social media showing your ups and downs? 

Challenging, unpredictable, and exciting! In this episode, Chris Strub shares how one person can create a lasting impact in 50 States within 100 Days. 

Chris is the author of '50 States, 100 Days: The Book,' about his self-sponsored journey to work with a different youth-related nonprofit in all 50 U.S. states in 100 days. 

Chris has worked with Humana, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and The Salvation Army USA, and writes for Forbes about how nonprofits can successfully leverage social media. As the 'Giving Day Guy,' Chris partners with giving days nationwide to help them create massive attention spikes on social media on their giving days. 

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • [00:22] About the episode and Chris Strub
  • [02:05] Chris shares how he quit his job and why he took a road trip to 50 states over 100 days
  • [07:02] The challenges of his journey
  • [10:26] Why he decided that the project will be 50 states in 100 days
  • [12:06] How Chris planned his trip
  • [15:11] How he started getting on different social media during his journey
  • [17:36] The difficulties of creating content while you travel
  • [20:47] How Chris almost gave up but still found the resources on the way to finish his project
  • [23:38] The power of community and how people helped him
  • [25:57] The volunteer experience that Chris had during the trip
  • [28:44] The impact that the project had on his life
  • [31:59] The future plans of similar projects
  • [35:42] Where to find Chris online
  • [36:33] For the show notes go to and subscribe to the Marketing for Creatives show

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Aug 05 2019



Building Real Relationships Through Online Engagement with Chris Strub

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Chris Strub is the creator beyond “50 States, 100 Days: The Film”, a documentary that chronicles the life-changing adventure that Chris Strub took to work with nonprofits nationwide in the summer of 2015. Chris also authored ’50 States, 100 Days: The Book’ and today is known as the Giving Day Guy, partnering with communities of nonprofits around the United States to help them use live-streaming video to connect in real time with their audiences during 24-hour online giving days. 

Beyond his work with nonprofits, Chris is a sought-after speaker, a Forbes contributor, and is widely known as an expert on creating engagement through organic social media.

During our interview we discuss the origins of Chris’ mindset, how to leverage social media to create real relationships, giving out loud, and much, much more.

Places to Find Chris:

On Instagram @ChrisStrub

On Twitter @Chris Strub

Show Notes:

[3:00] minute: Set the stage for us first, what was life like for you growing up, and what was the mindset around money and success and giving that was instilled in you?

  • Raised in a healthy family with a close relationship with his parents.
  • Treat people how you want to be treated, use respect.
  • Morals most important; work hard to create larger financial return.
  • Where and how Chris met Dorothy.
  • Meeting someone in real life so important.

[7:30] minute: You are really known for being an expert at creating relationships with people through social media. If someone is in a position where they are just starting a business and don’t have the ability to travel to a lot of events right away, how can they leverage social media to create relationships?

  • Creating local meet ups through social media. See that return on investment locally and then move onto regional travel after that.
  • Don’t be intimidated by the larger events as the smaller ones can often be the most impactful.

[10:00] minute: So let’s shift gears and tell me the story of how this 50 States, 100 days adventure, how was that inspired and what sorts of organizations were you working with?

  • In 2015 Chris quit his job and visited non-profits in all 50 states in a 100 day road trip. Made a film about it. 
  • Inspired by his friend and his organization Payaway Layaway, decided he needed to change more people’s lives. 
  • “Why not go? What’s stopping me? Nothing.”
  • Worked with organizations of all sizes and all different types.

[13:45] minute: When you give out load, you inspire other people. The perception of giving in secret has downsides. The power in giving out loud is immense.

  • Most are shy about wanting their stories told or their efforts noticed. 
  • Explanation of Giving Days

[16:45] minute: You have a backround in newspapers and you said in your book that you knew how to make a story compelling, so could you share with our listeners what some of those elements are?

  • Did all his own PR and messaging during his trip.
  • Local news outreach; they didn’t need to care where else he had been because he is there and with them.
  • Having someone else do it for him would have felt sterile.

[19:30] minute: Majority of my listeners are online business owners, so for them, how can they leverage the power of storytelling with media and their own content? 

  • Starts with video. People want to connect with people. 
  • Businesses want to support the other businesses around them.
  • What are you creating? Not just a video, but a series of videos.

[21:45] minute: I’m curious what your strategies are in creating consistent engaging content. Your time can be pulled in so many directions, so what tips do you have for busy entrepreneurs who struggle with getting that content out day to day?

  • Keep up with the people who reach out to you.
  • Don’t create content to create content. Important to be responsive, that is first.
  • Doing “Twitter and treadmill” to respond to everyone that reaches out to him.
  • Shifting the governance of that content creation out to others.

[26:00] minute: Want to talk about what you are doing now with Giving Days, can you tell us more about that?

  • Doing places around the country and helping facilitate “Giving Days”. 
  • Go to one place that has a day long giving fundraiser and create attention spikes in the community. 

[28:30] minute: What advice would you give to a business owner who is producing content, and likely video content, what advice can you give them on how to amplify what they are already doing and reach more people interested in hearing their message?

  • Story from recent event in Lima, OH.
  • Can’t top the content of people and places with immense resources, but you can always top your engagement and authenticity.
  • “We are all famous to a few people.”

[36:00] minute: 

  • Chris’ Mother’s birthday is on the day this episode releases, July 29th, so tweet him a message for her and he will re-post them all. @ChrisStrub

Do Well & Do Good Challenge Nominee:

Salvation Army USA

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Web Description: 

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Where to Find Dorothy:

Visit Do Well and Do Good’s free Facebook community here and arrange a one-on-one with Dorothy herself!

Follow Dorothy on Instagram @dorothyillson to keep up with the latest Do Well & Do Good news!

Jul 29 2019



Live at MDMC '19 with Chris Strub

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Host: Michaela Prowell

Produced: Michaela Prowell and Cody Goodrich

About MDMC: The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference is the largest digital marketing conference in the Midwest. Last year MDMC18 set attendance records with nearly 2,000 marketers and friends. There were over 130 speakers including BuzzFeed, Pandora, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Refinery29, Pinterest, GoDaddy, Under Armour, LinkedIn, HubSpot, Google, Yahoo, Nielsen and more. MDMC18 featured over 100 sessions across nine tracks: Data, Digital, Social Media, Creative, E-commerce, Innovation, academic/student, Tech and entrepreneurial.

About the Speaker: Chris Strub is a leading voice in the millennial social good space. In 2017, Chris visited Salvation Army locations in 25 states in 38 days along the 6200-mile #FightForGoodTour, raising thousands of dollars as a national Red Kettle Ambassador. Chris is the author of '50 States, 100 Days: The Book,' about his solo, social media-powered adventure to volunteer with youth-related organizations in all 50 states in 2015. Chris has worked with Humana, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and live-streaming app, and is the creator of the 'Livestreaming for Nonprofits' course. Chris was the No. 1 Twitter influencer at Social Media Marketing World 2018 in San Diego.

Jun 21 2019