The Almost Complete Guide to Live Podcasts in Youngstown, Ohio

By Dennis Schiraldi

Live podcasting is absolutely blowing up in the Youngstown area in a good way. There’s this guy that’s been preaching from the mountain tops for over 5-years now, that Facebook Live is the way to go…Need proof watch the video, it’s only 2-minutes long, but it’ll all make sense.

 

In 2018, I took the stage at DOYO Live and talked to the audience about why you need your own Facebook Live show.

I started my live show back in 2016, which takes place weekly, it’s called the DOYO Live Marketing Show, we feature businesses and experts locally and nationally that want to talk about marketing, sales, entrepreneurship and/or want free on-air consults.

With over 300+ episodes of me and guest contributors, we are one of the longest, continuously running live podcasts in the area, if you are interested in being featured on the show, sign up here today!

I’ve been encouraging other businesses to follow our lead and do the same for several years. It feels like many are taking that approach. The upside of all this is that it completely helps to validate everything I’ve been doing for a decade now.

With that said, and this is in no particular order, so we don’t hurt anyone’s feelings…

Here’s an almost complete list of live podcasts in the Youngstown Region that you can go an listen to right now on Faceboook Live.

#1 Louie B. Free

Louie’s an OG of the Youngstown Live podcast scene, he runs daily shows with multiple guests from around the globe and goes live several times a day. He’s in the olf Vindicator building and was once Vindy Radio. Louie is amazing, he’s been gracious to me over the years and one of the most important live podcasts in our area. Give him a follow!

Watch Me on the Louie Free Show!

2.  The DOYO Live Marketing Show

I am extremely biased on this one, but next to Louie, this is one of the longest-running live podcasts in the Youngstown Area. I’ve shared this platform with many guest contributors to help them launch and promote their live podcast, pushing the community to take on live podcasting, give as much free advice as I can, and exposure to businesses in the community. Be sure to check it out on Fridays at 11 AM, to be featured complete this form!

 

 

3. The MLO Bros – The Most Uninteresting Live Podcast On the Internet

Yours truly made a guest appearance very early on that helped them to explode on the live podcasting scene, in fact, it was after my appearance they really took off. That’s marketing exaggeration, but I did call them darlings of the internet. Kudos to Luke and Issac they’ve executed on a great idea, having launched a live podcast during the COVID lockdown, and very quickly becoming just about the most viewed live podcast in the Youngstown Area. It’s funny, they make people laugh, but they do cover serious topics and bring their community-driven Facebook Group audiences a ton of value. Give them a listen!

 

4. The Chris Gunther Show

This guy is hustling my friends, Chris Gunther is a YSU grad that’s out there doing live interviews on Facebook, covering local sports, businesses, and yes big-time celebrities. Just like this interview, he did with 2x NBA Champion Mr. Lamar Odom. Not to mention he interviewed MC Lyte, which is just incredible, Mike Vick and Sinbad, just to name drop a few!

Give Chris a listen, he was recently featured on our own live podcast, in which he talks about landing celebrity guest, you can give that a listen now.

#5 – Youngstown Pizza Reviews

In full disclosure I’m getting this information second hand, I’ve not watched one full review but I hear it’s good and they got a great following. Not to have a bitter pizza face if you go back and watch all of our live interviews on The DOYO Live Marketing Show we ask a series of rapid-fire questions on what is your favorite pizza in Youngstown. And we’ve sold a few pies in our day by tagging some of our favorite pizza joints in the town. Youngstown Pizza Revies is a perfect idea in a town where pizza is a religion. Congrats to the Youngstown Pizza Review for executing on a great idea, pushing live content and growing an audience. Be sure to give them a follow!

#6 – YSN Live

What’s not to love about YSN Live covering all the local high school and college sports action with live streaming? DJ Yokely and his crew do an awesome job filling the void of really no local media giving you the depth of coverage they provide. Where they really win the internet is with the YSN Power Hour. I’m lobbying to get on to talk hoops, youth baseball, hell I’ll even carry bags right now. It’s a great sports talk live podcast that is must-watch on Facebook Live. Check out their most recent episode!

#7 – Spanning the Need

It’ll be interesting to see where this one goes since Anthony Spano, the founder of Spanning the Need recently was named in local media for throwing a super spreader St. Patrick’s Day Party for his non-profit, it’ll probably only helped to increase his viewers. That said Anthony’s grown a following very quickly and generated some numbers that are respectable.

 

#8 – The Youngstown Studio

Joe Danyi has a really interesting idea, I thought about this a few years ago. What if you could take your Facebook Page and create a network of TV shows, well he’s done it with a lot of radio personalities from the valley that suddenly find a need to connect with an audience in a new medium. I think it’s a very interesting business model because you are taking some people that have some name recognition and helping them with the platform. That said, live podcasting works because it’s mere mortals like you and me that get the opportunity that we never had before because the media controlled the media, now we can all be the media!

#9 – The Business Journal Daily

The Business Journal has a wide variety of content that features live content and online news broadcast extending their coverage of business news in the Youngstown Region.

#10 – Homes & Hops

You gotta love great conversations over an amazing local beer. Homes & Hops supports local businesses, area non-profits and gives a great uplifting message to the community. Lisa Resnick, the creator of Homes & Hops has been at it for a while and consistency is one of the key factors in all of this…She’s done a great job growing a following, we look forward to more Homes & Hops.

 

#11 – The Prod Cast

The ProdCast is a 2 Ticks & The Dog Productions, hosted by Jim Fogarty a DOYO Live Alum, focusing on all the amazing and interesting people they know in and thru production life. Jim and I also were part of TEDx Youngstown inaugural speaking class. Be sure to check it out!!!

 

#12 – The Bocce Bros

Expanding the footprint of Bocce & the next generation of players from across the world through our apparel, photos & videos.

 

#13 – Kelly Pavlik

Anyone that can punch you in the face as Kelly Pavlik automatically would get my vote for being a great podcast, but all kidding aside Kelly’s is really crushing it. His podcast Punchline is getting a ton of run nationally and is super interesting.

The Punchline give it a listen today!

I really really dig his FIGHT RECAP where he shows a fight on Facebook Live and narrates it, that’s just freaking cool.

In todays FIGHT RECAP I am revisiting my fight against Edison Miranda.
Like the page, I have more Fight Recaps coming soon.
Be sure to check out the champs efforts today!

 

#14 – Deanna Hinz – The Sassy Girl Entrepreneur & He/Said She Said

Deanna Hinz has been a long-time live podcaster on Facebook, is no doubt the longest-standing female efforts in the Youngstown Region and does a phenomenal job. And although she’s recently taken up residency in the Sunshine State she’s a Youngstown girl. She covers various topics and primarily focuses on women entrepreneurship but is not limited to as she and I also partner on a fun live podcast where we debate topics from a male vs. female POV in He Said/She Said every Wednesday at Noon on Facebook Live.

#15 – Ray’s Boom Boom Room

The champ is a class act all the way around and so is his live podcast that’s on a temporary pause and we can’t wait until Ray Mancini brings back the Boom Boom Room. I’d love to be on all of these podcasts but I’ve really been lobbying for an appearance with Ray. He and I met when I moved back 8-years ago and he’s always been gracious with his time. We are rooting for him to bring this one back, in the meantime, you can go back and check out all of his previous episodes it’s really great stuff.

 

 

What does the future hold in store for live podcasting?

It’s great to see that live podcasting is becoming a thing…

What’s difficult to understand right now is who is getting paid and sponsored and who isn’t.  The FCC and Facebook have some pretty strict regulations around anyone that are getting or giving financial compensation are by law required to acknowledge it.

And in many instances what feels like the content is content that’s there because people are paying. It’s a slippery slope and it’s also deceitful to the audience if you don’t disclose your intentions. The DOYO Live Marketing Show is Presented by iSynergy that’s acknowledged on every one of our posts that’s a show and in the show as well. I think iSynergy has appeared in one episode out of 300+.

We’ve not had their clients and when we do mention businesses that we work with we acknowledge that as well. I thought long and hard about having businesses pay us for Facebook Live’s but and this is just my opinion, it cheapens it. Your not interviewing them for the sake of bringing value to your audience your interviewing them because they paid you.

It’ll be interesting to see what direction live podcasting goes in the Youngstown Region. The old adage also behind a content marketing play was that you had to work for 18 – 24 months to monetize it, which means to profit. However I’m seeing live podcasts offering sponsorship almost day-1 with no real audience and they are getting it, so good for them.

We are going to continue to push content from our live channels, I’ll be working on lining up guests to feature them, their businesses to talk marketing, heck we can talk about whatever you want to talk about. And to all those out there in the live podcasting realm, kudos to you, I appreciate your hustle, and whatever you do, don’t give up, just keep going!!!

 

ABOUT DOYO Live,

DOYO Live is dedicated to the ongoing professional development of marketing, business, sales, and design professionals through our online platforms, in-person networking events and workshops, and our annual marketing conference. Additionally DOYO Live helps businesses every day with their marketing strategy.

Agency or In-House: Who should handle your marketing? – Meet Devyn Bellamy

Devyn Bellamy will be a featured presenter at DOYO Live 2021 Presented by iSynergy.

Audience: ALL, B2B & B2C

It’s easy to hire a “marketing person” but are they going to meet your needs? Does it make sense to reach deep into your pockets to go with an agency?

How do you know which path to travel down?

Both? NEITHER?! (The answer will never be neither…)
In this talk from Inbound Marketer Devyn Bellamy, you’ll learn the different kinds of people who can handle your marketing, and when it is the right time to choose.

No company is created equally, and that goes double for agencies. After this session, you’ll know the right questions to ask, and which people to ask them of.

Key Takeaways

1. Learn how to choose the right Agency
2. Know what skills to look for in an employee
3. Determine which path is the one you should take

MEET DEVYN

Devyn Bellamy is Head of Strategy and Development for digitalJ2, a Diamond HubSpot Partner
Agency. He is a Silicon Valley Native who recently moved to Columbia, SC. Previously, Devyn
worked as the CMO of a tech start-up, VP of Marketing for a manufacturing company, Director
of Marketing for an automotive software company, and was once operations manager for a
radio station. He’s also a highly decorated Inbound Marketing Specialist. Devyn’s a regular speaker at HubSpot’s annual marketing conference Inbound, which is one of the most prestigious conferences in the country.

Grab your seat at DOYO Live today!

 

ABOUT DOYO LIVE

DOYO Live is dedicated to providing ongoing professional development for marketing, business, sales, and design professionals through our online platform, in-person workshops and the annual conference. We also provide marketing strategy and day-t0-day management of marketing and sales, we are not a marketing agency and not a consultancy, we sit someplace in the middle and drive the best possible results for our clients. Dennis Schiraldi is the driving force behind DOYO Live, additionally, he will provide marketing consulting services, workshops and public speaking.

Yo Fresh Foods is Feeding Youngstown

 

What keeps me going? – Meet Chris Gunther

 

My show began when I was on YSU’s Rookery Radio from 2013-2017. After graduating I continued to do my show as a freelance reporter covering professional camps for athletes, local high school basketball music festivals and interviewing celebrities such as MC Lyte, Michael Vick, Sinbad, Tommy Davidson and more. This year my show collectively reached 100,000 views on my social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

 

Key Takeaways

  • How I started my show
  • The challenges of landing celebrity interviews
  • What keeps me going

Meet Chris

Chris Gunther is a native of Youngstown, OH. He graduated from Ursuline High School, where he lettered in varsity basketball and continued his academic career at Youngstown State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications. During his time at YSU, Chris had a weekly talk show on Rookery Radio entitled “The Chris Gunther Show!” where he interviewed celebrities in Gospel music, covered the YSU men and women’s basketball team, and won several awards including the “Rising Star Award” & “Who’s Who of YSU” After graduating from YSU, Chris was invited to cover the Stellar Awards in Las Vegas. He continues his show on social media conducting interviews with celebrities and professional athletes that have reached over 100,00 views collectively.

 

ABOUT DOYO LIVE

We pride ourselves on featuring the doers, the people that are executing day-in and day-out. Our event is dedicated to delivering an awesome experience, with amazing content to help you grow professionally in marketing, business, sales, and creatively.

DOYO Live will feature talks on marketing, sales, entrepreneurialism and so much more that will inspire you. There will be featured panel discussions with interviews throughout the two days and speaker presentations filled with actionable information that you can use in your business. In non-pandemic years we’ve typically gathered in-person, however, we are facing extraordinary circumstances and will be delivering this year’s event completely online.

We’ve always been dedicated to monthly webinars, vlogs, blogs, email, web, and social media to deliver how-to tips on modern-day marketing and sales strategy. In order for us to give back to the business community in our region get back on their feet and all those that have been impacted by COVID-19, we are giving the 1st 100-tickets away for free. We want you to come to our virtual event to learn, share and grow, so we can all crush in 2021.

This will be our 5th anniversary, we’ve managed to have over 1,000 participants in our first four years, which includes attendees, speakers and sponsors. We’ve introduced concepts to Youngstown, Ohio like content marketing and HubSpot. This year will be no different, where we will continue to push the boundaries.

How to Increase Your Online Visibility to Rockstar Status – Meet Vanessa Cabrera

There’s no denying Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn have changed the way we communicate, connect and market our businesses. But regardless which social media platform you’re focusing on, the name of the online game is…attention! If you’re not visible and relevant to your online audience you’ll fade to black. In this cannot miss session, award-winning marketing consultant Vanessa Cabrera will do a deep dive of 4 simple steps you’ll be able to immediately implement that will not only amplify your online visibility but will position you as THE go-to expert in your industry.

 

Key Takeaways

  1. Why staying in your Social Media lane is vital
  2. How to easily create killer content your audience will find irresistible
  3. How to position yourself as THE go to expert in your field
  4. How to monetize your social media marketing FASTER

Meet Vanessa

Vanessa Cabrera is an award-winning online marketing consultant, a social media strategist and a dynamic speaker who travels the country educating passionate entrepreneurs how to increase their online visibility so the world knows who they are!

She’s the creator of the ATM – All Things Marketing group consulting program where one can access her training’s that teaches you how to use Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, together with your content to monetize your social media marketing FAST!

She’s also the founder of the Money-Making Marketing Blueprint. Her signature program where she lays out your money brick road by creating a social media marketing plan customized exclusively for your online persona and business goals.

Now well known for her contagious energy, feisty and no BS consulting style, Vanessa has become sought after for her ability to map out online marketing plans that bring explosive results.

She’s brilliant, bold, unapologetic and the ultimate master at marketing.

Be sure to sign up for DOYO Live today!

ABOUT DOYO LIVE

We pride ourselves on featuring the doers, the people that are executing day-in and day-out. Our event is dedicated to delivering an awesome experience, with amazing content to help you grow professionally in marketing, business, sales, and creatively.

DOYO Live will feature talks on marketing, sales, entrepreneurialism and so much more that will inspire you. There will be featured panel discussions with interviews throughout the two days and speaker presentations filled with actionable information that you can use in your business. In non-pandemic years we’ve typically gathered in-person, however, we are facing extraordinary circumstances and will be delivering this year’s event completely online.

We’ve always been dedicated to monthly webinars, vlogs, blogs, email, web, and social media to deliver how-to tips on modern-day marketing and sales strategy. In order for us to give back to the business community in our region get back on their feet and all those that have been impacted by COVID-19, we are giving the 1st 100-tickets away for free. We want you to come to our virtual event to learn, share and grow, so we can all crush in 2021.

This will be our 5th anniversary, we’ve managed to have over 1,000 participants in our first four years, which includes attendees, speakers and sponsors. We’ve introduced concepts to Youngstown, Ohio like content marketing and HubSpot.

Doing Things Different: Not Your Normal Mortgage Lender – Meet The MLO BROS

 

The MLO BROS will be a featured presenter at DOYO Live 2020 Presented by iSynergy watch on-demand today!

Fed up with the lame “this is the way we always do it” marketing at retail banks, after 17 years, Sales Manager and Loan Officer, Luke Schuster, decided to open a mortgage lending branch for Nationwide Mortgage Bankers Inc, in Poland, Ohio with the promise of marketing freedom.

Luke immediately hired his “little brother” Isaac, and the two created, “THE MLO BROS”, social media and community personas that help drive mortgage business to their office, while helping the community with podcasts with local businesses, charities, a website and social media community groups.

This presentation will cover how The MLO BROS are breaking away from the conventional mold of marketing banks use for their mortgage departments and doing things that many banks would deem unconventional, unimaginable and unthinkable.  But breaking away from the norm, is proving to be.

 

Listen to the DOYO Live Audio Experience – Episode 33
 

The MLO BROS are pushing their mortgage loan business, Nationwide Mortgage Bankers Inc, to new records monthly by incorporating a huge online media presence.   This presence includes podcasts, billboards, websites, charities, social media community groups and creating “personas” for each brother, so when it comes time to financing a home, anyone on any of their social media outlets will think of  THE MLO BROS first!

Learn more about The MLO BROS today!

Be sure to sign up for DOYO Live today!

ABOUT DOYO LIVE

The DOYO Live marketing experience is going to be an exciting 2-day interactive online event, featuring some of the top minds in marketing and business today. We pride ourselves on featuring the doers, the people that are executing day-in and day-out. Our event is dedicated to delivering an awesome experience, with amazing content to help you grow professionally in marketing, business, sales, and creatively.

DOYO Live will feature talks on marketing, sales, entrepreneurialism and so much more that will inspire you. There will be featured panel discussions with interviews throughout the two days and speaker presentations filled with actionable information that you can use in your business. In non-pandemic years we’ve typically gathered in-person, however, we are facing extraordinary circumstances and will be delivering this year’s event completely online.

We’ve always been dedicated to monthly webinars, vlogs, blogs, email, web, and social media to deliver how-to tips on modern-day marketing and sales strategy. In order for us to give back to the business community in our region get back on their feet and all those that have been impacted by COVID-19, we are giving the 1st 100-tickets away for free. We want you to come to our virtual event to learn, share and grow, so we can all crush in 2021.

 

 

The Frictionless Selling System – Meet Tony Zayas

 

Watch On-Demand Today!

When Marketing and Sales truly align, your organization can deliver fast and frictionless wins. This is the story of how Insivia’s marketing and sales became best friends and turned this concept into an everyday reality.

Key Takeaways 

  • Understand the prerequisites for Frictionless Selling
  • Have the precise steps to lay the foundation for alignment
  • Leave with a tactical game plan to activate your organization’s Frictionless Selling System

 

Listen Now

 

Meet Tony

Tony Zayas is an award-winning digital marketer and serves as VP of Growth for Insivia, an international, strategic consulting and agile marketing firm that delivers transformational top-line growth to software, device and technology companies. As a member of Insivia’s leadership, Tony leads strategic marketing and business development initiatives. 

A graduate of the University of Iowa, Tony has over 17 years of experience in digital marketing and sales management. In 2013, Zayas was named as an inaugural winner of Smart Business Magazine’s SoMe Impact Awards for the Large Companies category. A Chicago native, and long-time L.A. transplant, Tony and his family currently reside in Northeast Ohio.

 

Sign up today for DOYO Live the first 100 to register will get in for free.

 

ABOUT DOYO LIVE

 

The DOYO Live marketing experience is going to be an exciting 16-weeks virtual bootcamp. We pride ourselves on featuring the doers, the people that are executing day-in and day-out. Our event is dedicated to delivering an awesome experience, with amazing content to help you grow professionally in marketing, business, sales, and creatively.

DOYO Live will feature talks on marketing, sales, entrepreneurialism and so much more that will inspire you. There will be featured panel discussions with interviews throughout the two days and speaker presentations filled with actionable information that you can use in your business. In non-pandemic years we’ve typically gathered in-person, however, we are facing extraordinary circumstances and will be delivering this year’s event completely online.

We’ve always been dedicated to monthly webinars, vlogs, blogs, email, web, and social media to deliver how-to tips on modern-day marketing and sales strategy. In order for us to give back to the business community in our region get back on their feet and all those that have been impacted by COVID-19, we are giving the 1st 100-tickets away for free. We want you to come to our virtual event to learn, share and grow, so we can all crush in 2021.

This will be our 5th anniversary, we’ve managed to have over 1,000 participants in our first four years, which includes attendees, speakers and sponsors. We’ve introduced concepts to Youngstown, Ohio like content marketing and HubSpot. This year will be no different, where we will continue to push the boundaries.

What it “memes” to navigate the Marketing field as a young professional in the world today – Meet Hillary Smith & Christina Denham

 

Whether you’ve just graduated from college (hats off to you!), or you’ve recently decided to take the plunge into the field of Marketing (#goodchoice), we’ve been there, and we get it. All the feels! The good, the bad, and quite possibly the ugly. We are two young professionals and besties who would love to share some wisdom that we’ve gained thus far in our careers. We are farrrrr from retirement (what age is that again?) and have much to learn ourselves. But we’d love for you to join us as we “spill the tea” on all things post-graduation, job searching, and workplace experiences. PS: If you love a good meme, because who doesn’t, this is the presentation for you.  

 

Listen today on The DOYO Live Audio Experience – Episode #30.

Key Topics/Takeaways:

  • Post-graduation: So, you’ve officially instagrammed that cap and gown pic…now what? We’ve got you. 
  • Job Searching: That resume, you had to do for that one class…. it’s time to actually use it and stand out. Here’s how.    
  • Workplace Experiences and Takeaways: Whether you love the job you’re currently at or you’re desperately seeking a change, there are always positive takeaways from every experience. Trust us. 

Meet Christina Denham

My name is Christina Denham, and I am a Digital Coordinator and CRM Administrator at Sodexo | Roth here in Youngstown, Ohio.  I have lived in Youngstown my entire life and take pride in the fact that my employer has been located here for 95+ years! Because I truly love the Youngstown area, I attended Youngstown State University for both my undergraduate degree as well as for my MBA. So what exactly does a Digital Coordinator do? Glad you asked! Essentially, I act as a support mechanism for our Business Development Team here at Sodexo | Roth. Needless to say, my day to day is never the same, which I love! At times, I am creating catchy email blasts, crafting fun posts for our social channels, and designing exciting facilities related brochures. At other times, I am traveling to tradeshows, constructing visual presentations for sales pitches, and photographing thrilling events here at Sodexo | Roth. There’s nothing quite like filming a helicopter deliver a massive HVAC unit to a rooftop! Within Sodexo, our parent company, I am actively involved with the women’s support group called SoTogether FM (Facilities Management). I serve as the Co-Lead for the Engagement and Communications Workstream for this group. My team and I help digitally spread the word about exciting things women in facilities in Sodexo are accomplishing. 

Meet Hillary Smith 

My name is Hillary Smith and I serve as the lead Social Media Strategist at Clemson University. I’m a Youngstown native who graduated from Youngstown State University with an undergraduate degree in marketing. I recently graduated in May with my master’s in marketing from Clemson University. Here at Clemson, my focus is all about our paid social media strategies, digital analytic opportunities, accessibility within social media platforms, as well as the day-to-day content shared out across our platforms. In my free time, I volunteer with the American Red Cross of South Carolina as a digital engagement volunteer as well as the Pickens County of South Carolina Habitat for Humanity, aiding them with their social media strategy. I’m looking forward to year two speaking at DOYO!

 

Sign up today for DOYO Live the first 100 to register will get in for free.

ABOUT DOYO LIVE

 

The DOYO Live marketing experience is going to be an exciting 2-day interactive online event, featuring some of the top minds in marketing and business today. We pride ourselves on featuring the doers, the people that are executing day-in and day-out. Our event is dedicated to delivering an awesome experience, with amazing content to help you grow professionally in marketing, business, sales, and creatively.

DOYO Live will feature talks on marketing, sales, entrepreneurialism and so much more that will inspire you. There will be featured panel discussions with interviews throughout the two days and speaker presentations filled with actionable information that you can use in your business. In non-pandemic years we’ve typically gathered in-person, however, we are facing extraordinary circumstances and will be delivering this year’s event completely online.

We’ve always been dedicated to monthly webinars, vlogs, blogs, email, web, and social media to deliver how-to tips on modern-day marketing and sales strategy. In order for us to give back to the business community in our region get back on their feet and all those that have been impacted by COVID-19, we are giving the 1st 100-tickets away for free. We want you to come to our virtual event to learn, share and grow, so we can all crush in 2021.

This will be our 5th anniversary, we’ve managed to have over 1,000 participants in our first four years, which includes attendees, speakers and sponsors. We’ve introduced concepts to Youngstown, Ohio like content marketing and HubSpot. This year will be no different, where we will continue to push the boundaries, every week through the DOYO Live Virtual Sessions.

What’s your lead generation strategy for 2021?

 

What’s your lead generation strategy going to be for 2021?
1. Product Marketing
2. Geography
3. New Verticals
4. Tactics
5. Customer
Base Dennis Schiraldi is the Executive Producer of DOYO Live and heads up dennisshiraldi.com a boutique marketing agency/consultancy where he helps businesses with modern-day marketing and sales strategy. This is part of the DOYO Live Virtual Sessions a 16-week free marketing and sales Bootcamp.

Links

The DOYO Live Audio Version
DOYO Live is dedicated to providing ongoing education for marketing, sales, business, and design professionals on marketing strategy. We accomplish this through our online properties, in-person workshops and our annual marketing conference in Youngstown, Ohio.

 

The Show Must Go On…

Our stage will officially be empty in 2020…But we will continue to forge ahead on this path that we’ve started. It’s just going to be a little different.

We’ve not made an official 2020 statement for our in-person conference (until now), frankly, we’ve been waiting for as long as we possibly can to make final decisions.

However, we are rapidly running out of time in this calendar year. DOYO Live is and has always been dedicated to ongoing professional development with the delivery of content primarily via our digital assets and will continue to do so.

Since 2016 we’ve conducted monthly webinars, shared ideas on blogs, vlogs, podcasts, our website, social media, Facebook Lives, LinkedIn Lives, and of course in-person.

And encouraged everyone else to do the same, we are glad that so many people in our community have followed our lead!!!

It the in-person delivery in 2020 and to start 2021 that are being impacted the most.

The talks at businesses and schools, workshops throughout the year, networking events and of course our signature event that’s been attended by over 1,000 attendees, speakers and sponsors in our first 4-years. Have all been impacted by COVID-19.

It’s an amazing community of support that we get…

In non-pandemic years our conference is one of the most look forward to events in the Youngstown business community.

I’d personally like to thank our sponsors and clients, including iSynergy, Crowe’s Cabinets, Rich Center for Autism (in-kind), ICONS of Youngstown, Complete Pest Solutions and WKBN for sticking with us over the past year, which has been anything but normal and by no means easy.

This has had a 70% impact on our (my business), however we’ve been fortunate that there are three components, so lesson learned here, we are diversified. The conference, the ICONS publication and marketing services. Those marketing services consist of lead generation for our clients (we will get back to that in a moment).

That said out of respect and the safety of our fans in the DOYO Live community we will 100% be foregoing any in-person event in 2020. We thought we might be able to pull off a small batch version but it’s not worth taking the risk of exposing our fans and the personal safety of my own family.

This is a tough decision.

In lieu of this…

We will be delivering 16-weeks of virtual sessions every Friday starting November 20, 2020, @ Noon, covering the how-tos of marketing and sales with weekly guests presenting in a FREE webinar format, you can sign up today for the DOYO Live Virtual Sessions!

This is our way of giving back to the businesses of the community. We are confident the content presented and the virtual networking will have an impact as you manage through the end of 2020 and start of 2021.

As we pull together, there’s a lot of talk about supporting local and small businesses. We are both…And when you support DOYO Live, you support me and my family. It’s not a charity, we get amazing results for our clients.

We grew DOYO Live in 2016 out of nothing to what it is today, it’s the living case study. So if you are in need of marketing your business now and want to crush it in 2021, I encourage you to check out my new website at dennisschiraldi.com.

I’ve been very lucky to work with some awesome brands locally and nationally, like Crowe’s Cabinets, PBS Western Reserve, The Rich Center for Autism, GE Healthcare, AIM Transportation, Cafaro Corporation, Avalon Golf & Country Club, Blue Sky Therapy, The Business Journal (Youngstown), just to name a few and the list keeps growing.

In 2021 we have a few new offerings. The first will be to offer our clients and any of those businesses out there a super affordable, robust Marketing Automation and CRM suite.

Additionally, we’ve always provided businesses with lead generation strategy that starts with digital marketing and newly revised packages that are at an incredible price point, really aimed at helping all businesses get back on their feet.

Let’s find time to talk about your marketing and sales technology stack that’ll help grow your business and marketing services for 2021.

Stay safe and healthy, and thank you for all your support, it means everything in the world to me and my family!

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Dennis

Dennis