Rainmaker Rewind: How Oscar Nominee Emma Donoghue, Screenwriter of ‘Room,’ Writes

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Editor’s Note: For all you audiophiles out there, we are pleased to begin syndicating Rainmaker Rewind, a quick, curated look at top picks of the week from Rainmaker.FM!

This week’s edition of Rewind features our recent interview with Emma Donoghue, Oscar nominee and author/screenwriter of Room.

In this episode of “The Writer Files,” international bestselling author and critically acclaimed screenwriter Emma Donoghue chats with host Kelton Reid about her writing process and adapting her best-known work into an award-winning movie.
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Why a Comprehensive Content Strategy Includes Podcasting

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What if there was a way to cut through the noise, get noticed, and make a real connection with your audience?

For many businesses, on-demand audio content is the way to do just that.

Podcasting is gaining in popularity, as you may have noticed, but the medium is not oversaturated.

There’s still plenty of room in the market for you, so don’t worry that you’re too late to get started.

It could be argued that podcasting is not right for every business. It could also be argued that blogging is not right for all businesses.

Yet, if your business takes content marketing seriously, then podcasting can be a strong component of your content strategy.

Here are four reasons to embrace podcasting as an integral part of your strategy.
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Introducing The Digital CMO: Corporate Marketing for Those Who Live in the Future

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It was somewhere in the middle of a conversation with Brian Clark at one of Content Marketing World’s parties when it all became clear to me:

While Rainmaker.FM has tremendous educational and inspirational assets for entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and most general marketers, there’s no podcast that caters to the corporate marketer.

That’s not just true on Rainmaker.FM. In general, there isn’t a lot of blogging and podcasting in the corporate marketing space — whether that’s because of a gag order from the legal department or the time it takes to wrangle multiple agencies and channels.

But corporate marketers need help too.
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How to Submit Your Show to Podcast Directories

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What if you could spend 10 minutes doing one simple task and get new listeners for years to come?

As Showrunners, we need to find audience-growth strategies that we can leverage. Strategies that involve very little upfront work on our part, yet continue to provide us with new listeners. The way to do this is simple: podcast directories.

In this episode of The Showrunner, Jonny Nastor goes in-depth into giving you the exact numbers of downloads that he receives from the directories that he has submitted to in the past year since launching Hack the Entrepreneur.

A couple of these are paid podcast directories, but the vast majority are free and should be utilized by all Showrunners.

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Jonny Rants His Sinuses Clear About Social Media Strategy

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What happens when we become so focused on new social media tactics that we lose sight of our goals?

We all have a finite amount of time and energy. Every moment that we spend on social media is a moment that we aren’t spending producing our shows.

Should we be spending all of our time on our shows or are we better off using Pareto’s 80/20 Principle, which states that 20 percent of our efforts gives us 80 percent of our results? Of course, it depends.

Today on The Showrunner, hosts Jerod Morris and Jonny Nastor go further than that and help you define a strategy for social media, rather than tactics that could distract you from your larger mission.

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5 Surprising Ways Podcasting Prepares You for Writing a Book

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The only way I got through English class (in any grade) was by cheating. I’m not proud of it, but it’s true.

I was a dyslexic kid who tested at a second grade reading level when I was entering the eighth grade.

I felt stupid and worthless.

If you had told me then that I would one day be the author of a book that would appear on the front table of every Barnes and Noble in the U.S., I would have thought you were crazy and/or lying.

Crazier things have happened, however, and I credit podcasting with making this dream a reality.
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