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The Purple Tie Show with Robert Martin and Blake Singleton | Inspiring Success
62 minutes | Sep 19, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 107
Today we'll talk, and I mean actually speak, with The Highly Unpaid Intern, Jacob Mueller! We talk about Apple's latest press release and how to fix complete sentences in 'post.'
60 minutes | Sep 4, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 106
Today we interview Sem Buitelaar from Avenik Social Media Management!
58 minutes | Aug 30, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 105
We interview Arne Giske of The Millennial Entrepreneur Community on Facebook.
58 minutes | Aug 24, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 104
Today the tables are TURNED! That's right, Robert Martin, the Millennial Marketing expert, gets interviewed by Enrico Lugnan of Instagram Growth Secrets by Avenik. They talk about marketing to Millennials, Blockbuster Video (Wow! What a difference!), and a slew of other stuff. Enjoy the interview, and when you're done, head over to our new Facebook Group, Marketing to Millennials.
67 minutes | Aug 14, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 103
The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. On this episode we talk with Todd Thornbery of Build Your Best Body! He’s been helping out Robert and myself with our diet/lifestyle. He has a unique approach that has greatly affected Robert’s weight loss. We had to cut out a section in the middle because I had to answer an “emergency” phone call, and I’m kind of sad I had to cut it out. Robert and Todd talked about how they liked their eggs in the morning with the entire conversation culminating with the statement: “You wanna know the secret to eating that many eggs in the morning? Barbecue sauce.” It was so hilarious because Todd whispered the entire thing, like it truly was a secret. In the South, the secret is hot sauce. Usually Louisiana Hot Sauce. You can check out Todd’s Facebook Group, Build Your Best Body at http://facebook.com/groups/buildyourbestbody . Go check him out, he’s got a lot of unique perspectives when it comes to body health and weight loss. Check out Purple Tie Guys: Inspiring Success on Facebook or Twitter for all your digital marketing, online advertising, and web design!
69 minutes | Aug 7, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 102
Talking with Josh Reif of Digital Skills for Entrepreneurs
83 minutes | Jul 31, 2017
The Purple Tie. Show Episode 100
The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. EPISODE 100!!! Can you believe it? 100 episodes. Nearly 2 years worth of delicious podcast goodness. On this very special episode we have 2 return guests plus someone new. Y’all may remember Tina Sibley, of 5 Star Speakers. She was on a few weeks ago telling us about how videos are the best thing on Earth and how she was the best lady on the planet that could get you over your fears of going in front of the camera. You may also remember Landon Porter of Getting Clients Without Being Salesy. If you want to sell something but don’t want to be a ‘sales dick’ as Landon puts it, he’s your man! Last we have Amy Bernier of the Say Yes Revolution. She will teach you how to hit the pause button when you need to get away from work. You can find her on Facebook in the group Say Yes Revolution. This episode is Rated R for mature audiences only. Check out Purple Tie Guys: Inspiring Success on Facebook or Twitter for all your digital marketing, online advertising, and web design!
56 minutes | Jul 24, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 101
The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. This week we chat with Bobby Donohue of Fuel Blue. He’s got a wonderful group for business owners who are looking to start using video in their business called Video For Business - The Art of Audience Attraction. You can check that out at www.fuelblue.com/group. We know, we skipped episode 100. There’s a good reason for that. It’s not ready! We’re going to have so many wonderful people on there. We’ll be chatting with some old friends and some new faces. So, check back in next week for episode 100!!! Check out Purple Tie Guys: Inspiring Success on Facebook or Twitter for all your digital marketing, online advertising, and web design!
60 minutes | Jul 17, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 99
The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. Brendan Alan Barrett is passionate about a lot of things. He’s raising a small child, he’s getting married, and he’s teaching others how to teach their own children about business, finances, and a score of other things. You can check out all of his stuff at http://startinphx.com for his blog and http://startinphx.com/family to start using his course and learning about the ins and outs of teaching your kids all about business. Check out Purple Tie Guys: Inspiring Success on Facebook or Twitter for all your digital marketing, online advertising, and web design!
126 minutes | Jul 10, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 98
The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. THIS EPISODE IS RATED R FOR ADULT LANGUAGE Tina Sibley is a wonderful person and the lady that’s been coaching Robert on being in front of the camera. You can check out her handy work with him here. We talked with her for a full two hours. TWO HOURS! Have y’all ever known us to sit in one spot for two hours? Not unless it was a damned good reason! This was the best reason. There’s no way to put into the show notes what we talked about. Our rambling, hilarious conversation took several twists and turns, but in the end we hope that you find some value in it. Check out Tina on her Facebook Group: 5 Star Speakers. Check out Purple Tie Guys: Inspiring Success on Facebook or Twitter for all your digital marketing, online advertising, and web design!
94 minutes | Jul 3, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 97
The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. THIS EPISODE IS RATED R FOR ADULT LANGUAGE We had a long conversation with Landon Porter, founder of How to get Clients without being Salesy. We discussed a lot of things, and Landon was thoughtful and insightful on a lot of things. His journey started with another course he and his wife, Ash, were making together about how to deal with preteens and tweenagers. This lead into what he’s doing now. We briefly talked about chatbots and how they’re going to take away jobs (in a good way). And we talked about iOS vs Android. You guys want to know a secret? Landon’s an Android guy. He likes the customization features (also, I’m kind of jealous of his Pixel). We also talked about the European Union suing Google. His answer is hilarious. One of the biggest points we talked about was giving up your office to work from home. Oh, and he showed off his wooden smartphone case. You can check it out at www.carved.com. This is a LONG podcast, so pace yourself. It’s a lot longer than we normally go. Check out Landon's group, Getting Clients Without Being Salesy here. Check out Purple Tie Guys: Inspiring Success on Facebook or Twitter for all your digital marketing, online advertising, and web design!
44 minutes | Jun 26, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 96
The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. We made a funny thing for Landon Porter and his Gorilla Marketing group. Go to http://woowooarmy.com and see what he’s up to. There’s a snippet of a conversation we recorded as a test before the podcast between Robert, Landon and I around the 7 minute mark. Let us know how it sounds and if we need to improve the sound quality somehow. Whelp, Amazon has bought Whole Foods. Get ready for food to be air dropped via drone in the coming years. We’ve all been waiting for it. And you’ll probably end up being able to shop at the Whole Foods stores and leave without paying directly. If you’ll recall, Amazon was testing stores where you could buy things without paying either earlier this year or late last year. Paying off debt. It’s a big deal. And you’ll feel better once it’s not weighing on your shoulders. We talked about how Robert is taking his debt by the gonads and getting rid of it all. Robert refers to the practice of centering yourself as “woo woo.” He was raised in the south, so anything that isn’t “hard work” is considered “woo woo.” It’s hard to explain in words so listen to the podcast and see what we’re talking about. Last but not least is Zoom. Zoom is a video conference software that allows you to do SO MUCH MORE. Click here to sign up for it via our affiliate link. We get points for it! And, as we mentioned in the podcast, here are links to Landon Porter, Tina Sibley, and Ben Perry. Check
56 minutes | Jun 12, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 95
The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. So, a few things out of the way. I forgot how much the Amazon Echo VIEW (not Show or whatever I called it) costs. It’s $229 and available for preorder as of this show’s initial release day. The Apple HomePod costs $349. And New York was the first state to pass the “free tuition” law. This was a show full of updates! Robert’s been on the FB Live Challenge for a week now, and he’s killing it. He’s telling his backstory, and it’s super interesting! If you want to know about his backstory (in full, unfiltered glory), head over to the FB Live 30 Day Challenge group and give it a watch. He’d love to hear your feedback. The Apple Keynote was this week. Hopefully the link I post will be evergreen, but we’ll see. Apple likes to take down their keynotes after a while. Like, what’s the point of leaving up last years keynote? UPDATE: I found a YouTube link, so I'm using that instead of the Apple website. Just in case. Robert has also joined a sort of mastermind group that gets together once a week on a video conference call and discuss business things. Robert decided this week that it’d be better with wine. He was right. The call started at 9pm CST and ended some time after 2am. He didn’t finish the call so he doesn’t know exactly when it ended. We talk about being constructive versus being combative to an idea. It seems like a common sense kind of thing, but some people can’t help themselves. They have to give your their dirty, two cents. We also briefly talked about the Canon 80D that we bought mainly for video production. It’s an amazing piece of equipment. There’s this built in time-lapse mode that just KILLS it. I’ll upload all of our experiments with it later. Oh, and our chatbot? Still needs work. To say the least. I probably should have planned it out a little better than just sitting down and DOING it. But whatever. It was a great learning experience. Check The Pu
44 minutes | Jun 5, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 94
The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. Let’s nerd out for a second. Intel has introduced its latest CPU, the i9, with a whopping 18 cores. It’s ridiculous. It’s fantastic. It’s virtually impossible to utilize every core in most programs. But it’s neat! Robert joined a Facebook group called 30 Day FB Live Video Challenge where you start a Facebook Live video once a day for 30 days. Pretty self explanatory, right? It’s a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera. There will always be someone in the group to watch you when you go live, and they’ll give you encouragement and critiques to help you get better. Robert is gearing up to do some videos for us in the future, and he needs to brush up on his on-camera swagger. A long time ago, we had a dream of making a full fledged newsletter, with articles and interesting tidbits and goings on in the tech industry. Obviously, this would have been for FavGeek and its customers. But that never happened. Let’s face it. Getting people who are fixing computers, video game systems, and iPhones to sit down and write about those things is difficult. We put out a single newsletter and called it quits. There just wasn’t enough time in the day. But what about this podcast? Or even a video blog? Couldn’t those things be just like a newsletter? Of course they can! And that’s kind of what we’ve made the podcast into. Just a one stop shop for the interesting bits of news that’s happened throughout the week to us and the business and tech sectors. If you’ve got an interesting podcast or alternative newsletter, let us know! We’d be happy to give you a shoutout on our show. What if your SEO game was so impressive, so all encompassing, that you could put in a specific search phrase LITERALLY anywhere on
44 minutes | May 29, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 93
The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. For the first time that I can think of, we’re going to discuss our recording setup! Exciting, no? Maybe, maybe not. We’re rocking a Scarlett 2i2 that plugs directly into our 2015 iMac 27”. We’re using AKG P420 Microphones that connect via XLR cables to the 2i2. And our headsets that assist us while we’re recording are Audiotechnica ATH-M20x. All of this is a few years old now, but they work and sound amazing. Of course, if you’re looking to get into podcasting, look no further than the Blue Yeti. It’s an awesome USB mic with a jack in for headphones so you can monitor yourself while you’re recording. If you’ve got a bit more money to invest, check out the Rode Podcaster Kit. That’s what we got for the office to record voice overs and videos. There is an extensive conversation covering customer expectations. I’m not outlining all of it here, so listen on and enjoy. We talk about Chatfuel.com and their awesome chatbot software. It is really very easy to setup, if not a bit time consuming, but once it’s up and running, you’re free to go about your day without having to worry about answering the same questions over and over again. Lastly, we touched on two topics: Verizon outbids AT&T for 5G wireless spectrum and Apple may introduce a midrange 10.5” iPad to replace the iPad mini (I can't find the article I was referring to, but he
44 minutes | May 22, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 92
The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. Guys, we took a week off. Sorry. Moving on. Last week we recorded about 15 minutes of terrible podcast and decided that we just weren’t up to the task. Rather than releasing something that was subpar, we took a week off, regrouped, and now we’ve got some excellent content for you! A recap of what we talked about last week was: Retro Pie and Russell Brunson’s Funnel Hacker Blackbox Apple may be moving into Carnegie Library Apple also just injected about $200 million dollars into Corning Glass Dragon Naturallyspeaking We’ll be going back to Dragon next week probably. It’s a great program, but it has a lot left to be desired when it comes to transcription. There are rumors swirling about Apple possibly killing off the iPad mini. I’m not sure where I found that article, but I completely believe it. In a world where you can get a 6” phone, there’s so little need for a 7 or 8 inch tablet that doesn’t let you make phone calls. It would be a smart move on Apple’s part if for no other reason than to funnel the money previously allocated to the mini into something else like the iPhone or one of their various failing computer lines (I’m looking at you MacBook Pro and Mac Pro). Here’s a link to the Motel 6 radio ad made for millennials. You decide if it’s appropriate for airplay (of course, we do say AF quite a few times during the show today, sooooooo…) We briefly talked about being a great artist but still needing a sales team. That’s why creatives hire agents. So they don’t have to sell their own products. They just pay someone else to do that for them.
44 minutes | May 8, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 91
The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. I’m going to start out by saying, “We’re not an Apple podcast.” That being said, let’s talk about Apple! For the 2nd quarter in a row, iPhone sales have slipped. That sets up an interesting question: what is Apple’s “next thing?” There’s rumors swirling that Apple may spend a portion of it’s billions of dollars to buy another company. We’ve talked about Apple possibly buying Tesla before, but there are many other companies that they’re looking into. Disney, Hulu, Netflix, Activision Blizzard, Take Two Interactive, and Electronic Arts are all rumors to be on the table. I suppose we’ll see. We also briefly talked about Windows 10S as a competitor to Chrome OS. I wanted to squeeze it in there before I went onto the next thing, because we didn’t talk that much about it. The next thing: Expert Secrets, Affiliate marketing and retargeting! Get Expert Secrets for free, just pay shipping. Go to http://purpletieguys.com/freebook and grab that book. It’s great! The author is Russell Brunson, creator of ClickFunnels.com . Another affiliate link: http://purpletieguys.com/funnel . It’s a great website for building things like lead generating forms and squeeze pages. We talk at length about why retargeting doesn’t pick up that you’ve purchased something months after you initially searched for it. I didn’t get a chance to put in my doubts about technology being able to tell that you’ve purchased something. Especially if you bought it in a physical location, like Best Buy. That’d be near impossible, I think. But if I’d purchased the bluetooth headset through Amazon (which is where I searched for it, but not where I actually bought it), I think they’d be able to turn off those types of retargeting ads. At that point, it’s basically just a database search. Check The Purple Tie: Inspiring Success on Facebook or
43 minutes | Apr 24, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 90
The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. In our rambling first segment, we talk about using other advertisements to encourage your own. That doesn’t mean blatantly copying, but what we actually mean for you to do is take inspiration from other advertisers and use them to create something unique of your own. In the process of making that point we talk about Volcano and Dante’s Peak (two of my all time favorite guilty pleasures). Next, we talk about modular shoes. This started life as a Kickstarter called Shooz. They’ve changed their company name and the name of their product. You can find them on their Shopify page (https://one-footwear.myshopify.com/). It’s a really cool concept, in my opinion. You get separate tops and soles. Then you can mix and match to make a “custom” shoe. Things like this has lead to our next topic of conversation, the downfall of Payless Shoes. Payless is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closing 400+ stores in 2017. Now, this isn’t news to any parent who’s had to buy shoes in the past 10 years, but Payless is notorious for doubling and tripling shoe prices in order to sell a 2nd pair at “half price.” You can’t sustain that business model forever, and this is the inevitable result of that. Lastly, we talk about Verizon losing 400,000+ users before starting their Unlimited Data plan. Competition from T-Mobile (in the form of their Binge On plan) almost literally tore customers from Verizon’s claws, giving them something they hadn’t had in a while: no fear. No fear of going over their data, text messages, or minutes (yes, that used to be a thing). And Verizon realized what it had to do a little too late. But they’re fighting back now, and honestly, they’re winning on many fronts. But it just goes to show you that if you don’t adapt your competition will always find a way to overshadow you. Check The Purple Tie: Inspiring Success on Facebook or Twitter for all your digital marketing, online advertising, and web design!
10 minutes | Apr 19, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Side Tangent Edition Episode 1
The Purple Tie Show: Side Tangent Edition combines business, marketing, technology, and colorful use of profanity. This is Episode 1 of Side Tangent. We curse in this podcast. A lot. That’s why it’s marked as explicit. So, if you have a delicate disposition, turn away. Now. On this episode we talk about how terrible the iPad 5 is going to be. We also talk about alcoholic bottleless beverages. But the main thing we talked about was how Apple is changing their Power GPU in all of their mobile devices and put Imagination Technology, the business manufacturing the chips, out of business. Good job, guys. Check The Purple Tie: Inspiring Success on Facebook or Twitter for all your digital marketing, online advertising, and web design!
38 minutes | Apr 17, 2017
The Purple Tie Show Episode 89
The Purple Tie Show combines business, marketing, and technology. This episode is very Apple and Mac-Centric. We talk about a lot of their products and how they’re losing ground in the computing world. If you don’t want to hear a LOT of stuff about Apple, then I implore you to move along. With that disclaimer out of the way, here’s what we talk about this week! Apple’s MacBook Pro has lost a lot of ground recently. People complained when they took away all of the ports and replaced it with a USB-C port, but they kept using it. They complained about the “touch bar” and how expensive it is, but they kept buying it. But when the price went up, that’s when people started to question what Apple was actually doing. Were they actually making improvements to the products? Why did I have to buy this stupid dongle to do ANYTHING ELSE with my MacBook Pro? That dissatisfaction manifested in an interesting way. For the first time in 7 years, the MacBook Pro dropped from 1st to 5th on nearly every list of Top 10 Laptops compiled by Laptop Mag. Interestingly enough, Apple also announced a sort of apology to the Mac Pro fan base. If you didn’t know, the Mac Pro is Apple’s desktop. That’s right, a desktop computer. It’s difficult to explain what it looks like. So, just imagine a small, round, chrome garbage can with the lid closed. That’s an apt description. I wish I’d thought of this while we were recording! Anyway, Apple says to skip it, for now. They’re reworking the entire thing and releasing an update next year. But that’s the rub. They haven’t updated the Mac Pro line in nearly 5 years already. It’s still running hardware that was top of the line in 2013. That’s terrible. In 2013, people were still using Windows 7 because Windows 8 was so bad. In fact, Windows 8.1 hadn’t even been released yet. And now we’ve got an entirely new version of Windows kicking around. It’s ridiculous. We also berated the iPad 5th gen for being an older, slower knock off of an older, slower version of the iPad. Namely the iPad Air 2. Or the iPad 4th gen. I can’t remember. EDIT: Here’s the link I was
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