Don't Call Me a Guru Podcast
Don’t Call Me a Guru is a monthly podcast about social media strategy, from a social media strategist, featuring social media people. The podcast originally started October 2016 with two co-hosts, Tyler Jack Butler and Linda Hoang, and as of November 2018, shifted to a single host (Linda), who interviews other social media strategists and community managers. Take a listen to previous podcast episodes below, and/or subscribe to the podcast on Apple, Android, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
- Linda Hoang (@lindork) – host and producer of the Don’t Call Me a Guru podcast
- Doug Hoyer (@doughoyer, DougHoyer.Bandcamp.com) – created the Don’t Call Me a Guru music
- Rory Lee (@rorzle, RoryLeeDesign.com) – designer of the Don’t Call Me a Guru logo
- Tyler Jack Butler (@tylerjackbutler) – original co-founder of the Don’t Call Me a Guru podcast
Don’t Call Me a Guru is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network. Locally grown. Community supported.
In Episode 38 of Don’t Call Me A Guru, host Linda Hoang chats with Leopold McGinnis and Stephanie Usher of the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) about the association’s approach to social media, how it has used social media to communicate to the public and support its members during contract negotiations with the province, successes, challenges, lessons learned, how the AMA used TikTok, and advice to share for other social media managers.
Released: October 2020
In Episode 37 of Don’t Call Me A Guru, host Linda Hoang explores how social media has helped / is being used by local businesses during the pandemic, with guests Steve Brochu, owner/chef of Milk Crate Edmonton, Stephanie Ould, social media manager of the Edmonton Downtown Farmers’ Market, and Ellie Huang, who has been helping Chinatown restaurants get up and active on social media.
Released: May 2020
In Ep. 36, Linda chats virtually (as is the new normal) with popular Canadian comedian Lars Callieou who shares his approach to using social media to build his online brand and business as a stand-up comic, engaging community, growing your network, and staying positive online.
Released: April 2020
In Ep. 35, Linda is joined by former co-host and co-founder Tyler Jack Butler, along with a cast of characters in a special iMEDIA Call-In Extravaganza featuring digital and social marketing tips from experts who would have spoken at the 2020 iMEDIA Conference had it not been postponed due to COVID-19.
Released: March 2020
In Ep. 32, Linda is joined by farmer Ash Armstrong of Armstrong Acres (via Skype), and Alberta Open Farm Days marketing coordinator Nicola Doherty (in studio) to discuss social media strategies and tactics in the farming and agriculture industry—with takeaways that apply for social media managers in all industries!
Released: November 2019
In Ep. 31, Linda is joined by political experts Dave Cournoyer and Katherine O’Neill who help analyze social media strategies and tactics in the 2019 Federal Election, social media in politics as a whole, and sharing general social media insights and advice that can be applied in all industries.
Released: October 2019
In Ep. 27, Tourism Calgary’s Manager of Content Marketing, Kyle Russell comes on the podcast to discuss how the popular tourism board develops its own content, works with individuals and influencers to create user-generated content, tips for social, digital and content teams big and small, and more!
Released: May 2019