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Marcus Couch

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Playing My Part | Marcus Couch | March 7th, 2021

Life Connections | LifePoint Church, Harrisburg

How are you playing your part in impacting the world around you for Christ?


8 Mar 2021

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The Jazzy Comedy Show Podcast Special Guest Digital Pioneer Marcus Couch

The Jazzy Comedy Show Podcast

Digital Pioneer and one of the first podcasters ever Marcus Couch honors The Jazzy Comedy Show Podcast with his presence, hilarity, and gems, oh so many gems for the global hustler. Do you want to make money from home and want to laugh? Tune in to The Jazzy Comedy Show for one of the greatest episodes to date! The Jazzy Comedy Show presents Marcus Couch!Subscribe, leave a gold 5-Star positive review and share with friends, families, and new vibrations in your life! Shoutout to France, England, Hong Kong, Italy, and all the international players tuning in to The Jazzy Comedy Show!  Direct any inquires to IG or email thejazzycomedyshow@gmail.com and my personal site www.thejazzycomedyshow.com Support the Show (https://cash.app/$jazzycomedyshow)

2hr 17mins

8 Jan 2021

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More Losses, More Problems (with Marcus Couch)

Bulls Gold

Marcus Couch of the Bulls Podcast joins to discuss the early storylines of the Bulls season and if they're capable of meeting this season's expectations. 

1hr 4mins

25 Nov 2019

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Failure to Communicate | Bulls Can't Close | Venting w/ Marcus Couch

Bullish: A Chicago Bulls Show

Catch us and our guests on all social media platforms:Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bullishhoopshttps://twitter.com/marcuscouchIG: https://www.instagram.com/bullishhoops/FB: https://www.facebook.com/bullishhoops/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw3TX786YKo4MHGJ1bwdzlg JERSEY GIVEAWAY!Subscribe and review and 1 person out of our first 50 itunes reviews will receive a jersey of the player of their choosing. Send a screenshot of your review via dm on Twitter/IG or through bullishpodcast@gmail.com


19 Nov 2019

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Were our expectations too high? -With Guest Marcus Couch

The Bully Pulpit: A Chicago Bulls Podcast

-Lauri, Zach, and Otto can't seem to get it together at the same time -The Bulls start 1-2 --Interview with Marcus Couch of the Bulls Podcast -If I owned the Bulls...--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-bully-pulpit-a-chicago-bulls-podcast/support

1hr 21mins

27 Oct 2019

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Starting a Podcast With a Sponsor - How Marcus Couch Got To Yes

School of Podcasting

Today we are looking at not taking no for an answer. We are looking at trying new strategies for old problems. My friend Marcus Couch heard "No" multiple times every year when he tried to start a Chicago Bulls fan cast. He didn't give up. He tried and tried again. We hear his story of asking a sponsor to help. We all want more subscribers, will using a text tool like slicktext.com help by putting your subscription one click away? Speaking of new strategies, should you put together a focus group to see if your show is headed in the right direction? All of this is covered in this episode 632 of the School of Podcasting Sponsor: Podcast Engineering School 1:35 Podcast Engineering School – next semester starts September 18th and runs through October 30th. The classes are live and Chris packs the 2-hour classes with tons of information Today I did a quick search on Indeed.com for “podcast engineer” and saw quite a few options Program Includes: LIVE Interactive Online Training Two Mentoring Sessions with Chris Curran Major Discounts on Software and Plugins Lifetime Access to the PES closed community Certificate of Completion EARLY BIRD PRICING IS NOW – SIGN UP TODAY AND SAVE BIG https://podcastengineeringschool.com/ I'm Playing with Slick Text To Grow My Subscriber List 3:39 They even have a whole tutorial on growing your list via text Pros: I can try it, or revert back to a free account (and I don't have to worry about codes in an episode years later) I can capture email addresses (and birthdays) I can upgrade to a paid program and my un-used messages roll over to the next month You can upgrade and downgrade any time you like Your listeners can unsubscribe from your message by texting " stop " Cons: Only works in the US and Canada (for me that is 76% of my audience based on my Libsyn stats) Some people listen in the car (or other activities) can't text immediately. See Slick Text In Action Text  " sop " to 31996 to get links to follow me in Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Then when a new episode is published it will be available in those apps. Here is a video of the backend of Slick Text https://schoolofpodcasting.wistia.com/medias/u9dzehifr0 For more information see www.schoolofpodcasting.com/slicktext   Marcus Couch Heard "NO" 20 Times But Didn't Give Up This is a conversation that I had on my Ask the Podcast Coach show which I do with co-host Jim Collison of www.theaverageguy.tv 11:21 I've known Marcus Couch since 2005 back when he lived in Chicago. He now lives in California where writes, coaches, and podcasts (see Marcus Couach.com ). Marcus wanted to do THE OFFICIAL FAN podcast for the Chicago Bulls. He's had the domain bulllspodcasts.com for years. He asked the team, and they said "No." He asked the next year and the year after that. This went on a while. Marcus reached out to one of the Bulls Sponsors. Marcus was now part of the Sponsor's package.  He turned a No, into a yes. He saw where one way was blocked, and kept looking for another path.  He also used the strategy that bands do when trying to find a band member, he went to YouTube and found someone who had an audience on YouTube talking about the bulls.  Marcus had the podcasting knowledge, a sponsor, and a passion, and his co-host Wyse Black had an audience. The two worked out a deal and now have launched the podcast with a sponsor, fan giveaways, and an audience.  Check it out at www.bullspodcast.com  Check out Marcus on his other podcasts: WordPress Plugins A to Z WordPress Weekly Industry Night Question of the Month 22:49 Have you attended a podcasting event? Was it worth it? I need the answer by 8/24 Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/contact if you use email, please use the subject line, "August Question."  Why Your Podcast Needs a Focus Group 24:45 Rob Walch often uses this story of Marketing your podcast and how marketing will not save bad content (The Lone Ranger vs The Sixth Sense movies). So I decided to dig in deeper. Dave's equation for more listeners is The value in an episode multiplied by the amount of smart promotion = Total Downloads In a nutshell, it boils down to this. 1. Identify who your audience is 2. Determine what content they want to hear. 3. Create content that will inspire them to tell a friend (in other words, its good) 4. Go to where your target audience is 5. Make friends with them, and bring value to every conversation, listen for ideas for future episodes. 6. Then tell them about your show My advice before you start promoting it is to get someone who is not named Mom to listen to your show. These should be your target audience. You need people who will tell you if it’s good, or it’s not. The best marketing won’t save bad content (Think American Idol winners, think The Lone Ranger movie with Johnny Depp). The Lone Ranger According to Wikipedia, “The film grossed $260.5 million worldwide against an estimated $225–250 million production budget and an additional $150 million marketing costs. That means it lost approximately $10 million. On the other hand, great content will inspire word of mouth (Think the Sixth Sense). The Sixth Sense - per Wikipedia The film had a production budget of approximately $40 million (plus $25 million for prints and advertising). It grossed $26.6 million in its opening weekend and spent five weeks as the No. 1 film at the U.S. box office. It earned $293,506,292 in the United States and a worldwide gross of $672,806,292, ranking it 35th on the list of box-office money earners in the U.S. as of April 2010. Box Office Mojo estimates that the film sold over 57.5 million tickets in the US. In the United Kingdom, it was given at first a limited release at 9 screens and entered at No. 8 before climbing up to No. 1 the next week with 430 theaters playing the film. Why was this so successful? Because everyone who saw the Sixth sense told someone about it. They said, "You Must See This move." People who saw the Lone Ranger (myself included in this one) told their friends to NOT go see that movie. Before you go promoting it, you might want to make sure your content is going to resonate with your audience. Promoting a show that brings no value will only allow the world to know how your show should be avoided sooner than later. Get Some Coaching If you want an unbiased opinion, I have two options. I can go over your show into on the Podcast Rodeo Show, or myself and Erik K Johnson an go over your entire podcast on the Podcast Review Show. If you're looking for private mentoring, I 've got packages for that at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/workwithme


20 Aug 2018

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#36 - WordPress Membership Sites - Marcus Couch

Agency Trailblazer Podcast - The web design podcast

Meet Marcus Couch Mega-Marketer (www.membershipcouch.com), Plugin Guru and co-host on the Wordpress Weekly Podcast (http://marcuscouch.com/podcasts/wordpress-weekly/). We discover his story and talk WordPress membership sites! SHOW NOTES: Take The Challenge: Take Marcus's theme challenge. Can you find a style and theme it? http://leejacksondev.com/landing/can-you-theme-it/ The point is not to copy a site, but to prove you can create something that looks like what the big companies pay mega bucks for! Result? You CAN compete! Lets do this! Takeaway: You CAN compete. Don't put yourself down, or assume you cannot bid along side bigger companies/agencies. Membership sites are a great way for agencies to generate extra ongoing income. Resources: WordPress Plugin A-Z: http://marcuscouch.com/podcasts/wppluginsa-z/ WordPress Weekly: http://marcuscouch.com/podcasts/wordpress-weekly/ The CampFire Podcast: http://marcuscouch.com/podcasts/campfire/ Connect With Marcus Couch: Website: www.marcuscouch.com Twitter : @marcuscouch Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcuscouch --- OUR EVENT: Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency. --- See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


1 Aug 2016

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Marketing Goo, WP Tavern and My Interview with Marcus Couch WPCP: 021

The Kim Doyal Show

You know you're on the right path when someone reaches out to you to encourage what you're doing... even when it's something you've just started and you don't even know them.That was my first interaction with Marcus Couch. Not too shabby, huh?Marcus is one of those natural 'Go Givers' (book by Bob Burg) and an amazing community builder (I almost used the word connector as opposed to community builder but he really does so much more than connect people).  After one of my first podcasts had aired I received a tweet from Marcus saying he liked the show & to keep  it up (I swear I took a screenshot of the tweet but for the life of me I can't find it. :-( Note to self: keep better track of this stuff!)).Marcus has had a pretty amazing career and his journey to WordPress is a little different than some of my previous guests (of course everyone's journey is interesting... it's one of my favorite elements to the interviews) in that it was due to having a podcast in 2004 that he found WordPress! I know I didn't even know what a podcast was in 2004. Just sayin. :-)His background was in graphics and technology, which then led him to music and doing artwork for album covers (I asked him if there were any bands he worked with that we would know... and due to having grown up in suburbia and being a high school student in the late 80's you can probably guess my knowledge of rock music was pretty much Van Halen, Def Leppard, Poison.. you get the picture, but he did share a band with me).When he found how easy it was to produce an RSS feed with WordPress for his podcast (prior to that he had been hard coding it) he jumped on it right away. Once he put the podcast on WordPress it skyrocketed the show to the point where he had a weekly feature broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio! I told him when I received his bio that I had no idea he was such a 'celebrity'. From being the marketing director of Entrepreneur.com to working with companies like Absolut Vodka, Footlocker and Godaddy ( to name a few), Marcus has gained been around the 'marketing block' so to speak (was that a completely goofy sentence?). The work he does with clients today is based on getting them results. He shares a really cool story about an experiment he's running which is creating some solid proof for his skills when it comes to results for his clients.Community Builder ExtraordinaireMarcus and The WordPress CommunityWordPress Plugins A - ZWhen Marcus tweeted to me about my podcast he let me know he was co-host of the WordPress Plugins A-Z podcast with John Overall. They review the latest & greatest WordPress plugins, both bringing to the table a few plugins they've each found in the WordPress plugin repository (*listen to the episode to hear how many plugins are added to the repository daily!). I love how Marcus connected with John to join him on the podcast - he simply offered (after hearing the other co-host was leaving the show). Novel idea, huh?TIP!Without a doubt, one of my biggest 'takeaways' from this interview with Marcus was that it's really not as hard as we think to reach out and connect with people. Marcus jumped into the WordPress community with both feet (for both the podcast and WP Tavern, but I'll get to that in a minute) and even received some snarky comments from people. But it didn't stop him. Fortunately for us he stuck with it and continues to give back to the community.WP TavernJust this past June Marcus joined WPTavern.com where he writes about, surprise, WordPress plugins. I have to tell you that I must have asked or commented a few times about when he actually sleeps! I find myself time challenged just to keep up with this site, content and clients, let alone a few sites!Marcus is stellar at bringing people together and pooling resources and sites into one place to better serve his audience, which of course led to another new WordPress venture called WordPress Radio! WPR.


20 Sep 2013

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Get More Traffic to Your Podcast with SEO Expert Marcus Couch

School of Podcasting

Today we have a little NMX news, podcast statistics are UP, and we have a conversation with SEO Expert Marcus Couch of wppluginsatoz.com

1hr 2mins

10 Dec 2012