Tag: facebook

Escape from Facebook Jail

This episode, host hotlou regales us with his journey to and escape from Facebook Jail. Ever wondered what people do to get into Facebook Jail? Or ever wondered how one might escape? Hear first hand from a former and somewhat frequent inmate.  And should you find yourself in a similar situation, you may learn a …

The Strange Truth about Embarrassing Moments

This episode, host hotlou shares a brief story of one of those embarrassing moments everyone has had from over 25 years ago that haunts him even today.  Sound familiar?  Yup, we all have those moments that make us cringe for weeks, months, or even decades after they happen.  Turns out, this very common phenomenon has …

Should Getting 1000 Likes Take 60 Steps?

This episode, Mike is back in charge to revisit Dad Jokes Daily — an experiment that began several weeks ago. Mike and hotlou share what was done, the results so far, and how listeners might be able to leverage the same strategy in their pursuit of getting 1000 likes on Facebook. Dad Jokes Daily The …

Meeting Mark Zuckerberg

In this episode, host hotlou shares the story of the day he met his lord and savior Mark Zuckerberg.  Unsurprisingly, there’s a bit of a meandering — this time on the current state of stand-up comedy — until Lou shares the story.  But buckle up and get ready to hear way more about how Zuck …

Growing a Nonprofit to 7-Figures in Donations with Mandi and Dina Simon

It’s time to come clean.  Half the reason the hotlou show exists was for the eventual opportunity to interview the unstoppable mother-daughter team Mandi and Dina Simon.  At just 7 years old, Mandi approached her mother Dina wanting to help other kids.  Soon after, the Minnesota-based nonprofit Simon Says Give was founded.  And just a …

How to Write an Intro Email

Introducing … [drum roll] … the best intro email ever!  This week, hotlou shares his lessons in how to write an intro email.  Mike jumps in with a few lessons of his own.  And together, they may have — dare we say — crafted the most perfect intro email ever. Write an Intro Email that …

How to Get More Likes on Facebook

This Lousday, hotlou discusses a rarely used, but incredibly effective strategy that answers one of the most common questions: how to get more likes on Facebook.  It works for brands, for public personalities, B2B companies, and everything in between.  Mike even hints that he may already be employing this strategy elsewhere (stay tuned for a …

Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal

In this week’s episode, the Lounatics are treated to a healthy dose of what many artists might call lunacy: Pablo Picasso’s potentially apocryphal quote “Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal.”   Then, hotlou shares one story of using this principle to create a post that’s probably been shared millions of times and maybe been seen hundreds …

Whatever Floats Your Social Media Boat

This episode features some birds and the bees talk, minus the birds anyway, to focus on a social media boat.  Host hotlou shares how a single, simple post with a floating boat on a page with not even 500 followers managed to get 159,000 likes using a technique often called cross-pollination.   And then he and …

Episode 13: How Not to Get Sued (Again)

Many in the Minnesota startup community are familiar with the startup 8thBridge.  In particular, 2009 catapulted 8thBridge into the startup stratosphere locally and nationally.  In that year alone, they launched the very first storefront ever on Facebook, won the biggest entrepreneurship competition in Minnesota, and raised $5M in a venture capital Series A Round.  Except, …