Social Media Camp Blab - with Mitch Joel - March 31, 2016

April 6, 2016

Sean and Paul are joined by 2016 Social Media Camp keynote speaker, and bestselling author Mitch Joel. The discussion ranged on quite a few topics, but generally around the new paradigm of marketing, and how the marketing world has changed.


RAW - Blab with Tara Hunt, Bosco Anthony and Angela Crocker

March 17, 2016
Sean and Paul were joined by three of the upcoming speakers at Social Media Camp on May 5-7, 2016.

Bosco and Angela are both return speakers. Tara Hunt is one of our featured keynote speakers.

We talked a fair bit about reinventing yourself on social media. Are we "being social" on "social media"? Is this medium living up to it's potential? How about a "digital cleanse", as Angela's talking about this year?

Find out more about Social Media Camp at

The show is also available on YouTube and the Blab Replay.

RAW - Blab with Viveka von Rosen - LinkedIn Publisher, and more.

February 7, 2016
For the video version of this Blab, visit the Social Media Camp YouTube Channel.

Paul and Sean caught up with one of our favourite speakers, Viveka von Rosen, on a Blab on February 3rd, 2016.

Viveka has been a keynote speaker, has returned, and is returning again in 2016 to Social Media Camp. This year, she'll be focusing her talk on LinkedIn Publisher.

As the foremost authority on LinkedIn, an amazing speaker, and somebody capable of making something as boring sounding as LinkedIn seem like a lot of fun, we are very excited to have Viveka return!

Our friend, former Social Media Camp keynote speaker and bestselling author Lisa Larter also popped onto the Social Media Camp Blab (this happens on Blab a lot), and we chatted with her, too.

For locals, Viveka is giving a pre-event session with the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce on February 3rd. See for complete details.

The Inaugural Blab … with Sean Smith, Paul Holmes, and Special Guest Steve Dotto

December 11, 2015

It's all about that Blab - the hottest new tool in online conversation.

Think Periscope, but with multiple people. Or Hangouts, but with a recording function, and a simple login using Twitter.

Think what you like - Blab is hot, and we jumped on it to kickstart our new podcast season.

Blog Editor Sean Smith was there, as was #SMCamp Co-Producer Paul Holmes ... then Steve Dotto showed up, rather unexpectedly.

What do you think of the new tool? Does it work as a Podcast after the fact? Let us know.

The new website is now launched, and we're rolling out the campaign for 2016. It's going to be an exciting year!

Episode 9 - Lisa Larter

May 20, 2015

2015 Social Media Camp keynote speaker Lisa Larter talks with Paul about how social media marketing has changed over the past 6 years.

As a renowned leader in business, Lisa takes sensible business principles and applies them to social media marketing topics, including engagement, word of mouth referrals, sentiment, and content marketing.

Lisa makes an insightful prediction about how people will change how they use social media over the next 12 months, in a society addicted to technology - and what that means for marketers.

Lisa's upcoming (soon to be bestselling) book "Pilot to Profit" is coming out in print in January, 2016 - and it's going to be awesome!

Episode 8 - Productivity expert Mike Vardy

May 18, 2015

Paul interviews Productivity expert, renowned speaker and podcaster Mike Vardy from Productivityist.

In addition to speaking at conferences around the world on numerous topics, Mike spoke at the inaugural Social Media Camp in 2010, and again 2013. He also makes Victoria, British Columbia, host city of Social Media Camp, his home. As such, he has some unique insights on the event itself, and how it stacks up to other events across the continent.

Mike and Paul also delve into some of the big productivity-related issues around social media - time, strategy, measurement, etc.

Be sure to check out Mike's latest project, Do Better With Asana.

Enjoy the show!

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Politics and Social Media with Allie Valiente and Todd Hauptman

May 9, 2015

It's the Social Media Camp podcast cross-over episode. Look for this episode on John, Paul and Mic, and the Social Media Camp podcast.

Paul talks to two folks who know a thing or two about politics and social media. One is current journalist, communications consultant, and former communications and campaign manager for British Columbia MLA Mary Polak, Todd Hauptman. The other is communications consultant and former social media coordinator for the British Columbia Liberal Party during the last provincial election, Allie Valiente.

How does social media fit into the context of a modern political campaign? What are the opportunities, and what are the pitfalls? Who should and should not incorporate social media heavily into their campaign strategy.

We discuss this and more in this special episode.

Todd and Allie will be joining former JPM guests Andrew Reeve, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps on a special Politics and Social Media panel at Social Media Camp 2015 on May 21st to 23rd, 2015 in Victoria, moderated by UVic political science professor Janni Aragon. For more information, check out Social Media Camp.

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Ricky Shetty - The Daddy Blogger

April 27, 2015

In this episode, Paul joins Ricky Shetty from, prior to his inaugural 2015 Social Media Camp appearance. Paul and Ricky chat about the state of parenting blogs, and notably, the changing role of Fatherhood in modern culture.

They also discuss social media for marketing, other marketing tools, and the evolving universe of publishing mediums, including podcasting, video, blogging, etc.

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The “New” Search Engine Optimization and an Integrated Digital Strategy with Mike Gingerich

April 18, 2015

President of Tabsite.comMike Gingerich, joins Social Media Camp co-producer Paul Holmes in a discussion about the substantial differences between Search Engine Optimization in 2015 vs. earlier years, and some key elements of a successful digital strategy.

Of note is the change Google announced regarding it's favouring of "mobile friendly" websites in search engine results, an official policy coming into place this month.

Mike was a popular speaker at Social Media Camp in 2014. His 2015 talk is entitled The New SEO for Growing Leads Online: Content + Social Media

For more information about Social Media Camp, May 21st to 23rd, 2015, visit our website at

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Interview with Marc Stoiber, Author, Didn’t See It Coming

March 26, 2015

Renowned Brand Consultant Marc Stoiber joins Chris Burdge, Social Media Camp co-founder on this episode of the Social Media Camp podcast.

Marc recently launched a new book called Didn't See It Coming, and is keynoting on the opening day of Social Media Camp 2015 about building and amplifying an effective brand using social, in a talk entitled Ready! Fire! Aim!

For more information about Social Media Camp, visit, or search hashtag #SMCamp.

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