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The Bunker Project – episode 156
The Bunker Project is recorded with a live interactive studio audience. Join us for a show in person in downtown Vancouver or via Google + Hangout. Or watch live on Hangouts On Air.
The Bunker Project is brought to you by Okanagan Spring Brewmaster Black.
Round Table Intros:
Question: What Smart Phone do you use and why do you love it?
Answers: Interesting choices in phones. Listen to the show to get all the details.
We also talk about how Craig Griffiths sent us a couple beers from Australia a few years back. Here is the video showing what we did with those great black beers.
Mavens in the house:
Andrew McGivern @podcasthero
James Karg @twisted_majic
Paul Juzkow @paultherockgod
Bonnie Sainsbury @bonniesainsbury
Randall Orser @numbercrunchers
Marcel Lapointe @ NOT ONLINE ANYMORE
Margaret Reynolds @bc_insurancegal
Now onto the feature content:
Bob talks about his experience with his photography posts on Google + vs the same images posted on Facebook. He talks about why he thinks Google + is different from Facebook.
Andrew brings up the way Google + is structured differently with circles vs friends and the asymmetrical nature of it. Also, some companies are using G+ just for SEO benefit. Bonnie has some interesting points to make in regards to SEO and Google +.
Bonnie and Bob discuss the importance of interaction and the need to be prepared to close sales if a campaign is successful.
Andrew asks Bonnie if she has a Google + strategy similar to her Twitter strategy.
Bonnie tells us what she does and how she cross posts in an intelligent way.
Margaret brings up an interesting chrome extension that allows you to schedule posts to a personal Google + page despite there not being an API that allows for that. It does it by using the browser to actually do the posts.
Andrew asks Bonnie if she uses Social Comments on her Blog.
Bonnie said she has come to the point that she doesn’t really care about the comments on her blog anymore. She likes comments on a How To type post.
Andrew talks about Brother and Twins and how the Facebook comments sometimes bring people to the blog because the comment is displayed on people’s wall.
Bob talks about how he turned off comments on Business Book Talk and explains about his experience doing this podcast.
James brings up Google + Communities and said that The Craft Beer Network has 11 000 fans now.
Marcel said that the best part of Google + is Hangouts.
Andrew asks if anyone is using Google + Ripples?
Bob loves Google + Ripples.
Gaming with James:
Marcel was at the Titan Fall launch and was completely confused when he tried to play the game.
James talks about Awesome Games Done Quick which raises money for cancer.
More Flappy Bird talk…
And that is it for another episode of the now infamous Bunker Project show. Call Toll Free 1-877-636-1474 and join the conversation on the show…. Thanks to Okanagan Spring Brewery for sponsoring the show!
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About The Bunker Project
The underground Bunker Project is a meetup focused on Social Media, Internet Marketing, New Media, and Podcasting. Set in the Bunker at the Barklay Hotel on Robson St. in Vancouver, The Bunker Project will appeal to those looking for cutting edge social marketing and new media information and to those who just want to socialize over a beer and exchange thoughts and ideas about social media.
Members will have the opportunity to participate in the Bunker Project Podcast which is recorded live at every meetup.
Hope to see you soon at The Bunker!
Andrew McGivern & Bob Garlick