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Community Feedback Loop

Community Feedback Loop

By Bob Holtzman
The Community Feedback Loop podcast is a show about sharing conversations between people in gaming and esports focused on community, Public Relations, and how we communicate in the video game industry. These interviews will be packed full of fascinating conversations providing insight into different perspectives within the gaming industry.
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High School Esports w/Todd McFarlin | Community Feedback Loop | S1E12

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High School Esports w/Todd McFarlin | Community Feedback Loop | S1E12
Todd McFarlin, Coach and President of the Illinois High School Esports Association, joins the show this week to discuss his experiences with Esports. This show dives deep into the amateur Esports scene, the state it is currently in, and where the future may be headed. A must-listen for any Esports fan! Check out Co-op Mode Communications Linkedln by clicking here.Connect with Bob Holtzman on Linkedln by clicking here.Guest: Todd McFarlinTwitter
59:12
September 30, 2021
Tik-Tok & Improving the Industry w/Leslee Sullivant | Community Feedback Loop | S1E11
Leslee Sullivant, Tik-Tok creator, producer, and narrative designer, joins the show this week to discuss her experiences being a part of the gaming industry. This show covers many topics such as sexual harassment, mental health struggles, or overwork that are finally getting the attention they deserve in part because of people like Leslee spreading awareness.  Check out Co-op Mode Communications Linkedln by clicking here.Connect with Bob Holtzman on Linkedln by clicking here.Guest: Leslee SullivantTwitterTik-Tok
01:15:12
September 02, 2021
Esports & Streaming w/Katie Bedford | Community Feedback Loop | S1E10
Katie Bedford, Esports host, on-air personality, and streamer, joins the show this week to discuss her experiences being a part of the gaming industry. This is a must-hear conversation. Whether it is Esports, the business of streaming, or Katie's personal experiences, there is so much great conversation to hear. Check out Co-op Mode Communications Linkedln by clicking here.Connect with Bob Holtzman on Linkedln by clicking here.Guest: Katie Bedford TwitterTwitchInstagram
01:06:05
August 19, 2021
Community Fly By | Gaming News & Community | S1E9
In the latest episode of Community Feedback Loop, we are mixing it up again and coming at you guys with a new episode in which we will cover some current events in gaming and talk about them through the lens of how they impact the industry and community. Throughout this episode, we cover Dr. Disrespect, Activision/Blizzard, SpiltGate, and much more!Check out Co-op Mode Communications Linkedln by clicking here.Connect with Bob Holtzman on Linkedln by clicking here.Connect with producer Shay on Linkedln by clicking here
35:14
August 12, 2021
Charming Communities w/Victoria Tran | Community Feedback Loop | S1E8
Victoria Tran, Community Director at Innersloth, joins the show this week to discuss her experience on the rocket ride of Among Us. This was an incredible conversation full of laughs and learning about how to communicate/charm communities. This was a super fun episode, and there is something in this episode for everyone. Check out Co-op Mode Communications Linkedln by clicking here.Connect with Bob Holtzman on Linkedln by clicking here.Guest: Victoria Tran, Community Director at Innersloth
01:07:42
July 29, 2021
Community Fly By | Gaming News & Community | S1E7
In the latest episode of Community Feedback Loop, we are going to mix it up and come at you guys with a new episode style in which we will cover some current events in gaming and talk about them through the lens of how they impact the industry and community. Throughout this episode, we cover the New World Beta, Tom Clancy's XDefiant, eFootball, and many more interesting topics. Check out Co-op Mode Communications Linkedln by clicking here.Connect with Bob Holtzman on Linkedln by clicking here.Connect with producer Shay on Linkedln by clicking here
52:48
July 22, 2021
Quick Announcement | Community Feedback Loop
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00:43
July 15, 2021
Modding 101 w/Andy Swanson | Community Feedback Loop | S1E6
Andy Swanson, Head of Publisher/Developer Relations at mod.io, joins the show this week to discuss his experience with modding, UGC, and Esports. Whether it is learning the basics of modding or listening for a debate on if the sports world has changed over the last fifty years, there is something in this episode for everyone. Check out Co-op Mode Communications Linkedln by clicking here.Connect with Bob Holtzman on Linkedln by clicking here.Guest: Andy Swanson, Head of Publisher/Developer Relations at mod.io
01:18:38
July 08, 2021
Social Media Mastery w/Ryan Rigney | Community Feedback Loop | S1E5
Ryan Rigney, Director of Community and Communications - Respawn Entertainment at Electronic Arts., joins the show this week to talk about his experience working in the community for some of the biggest games out there at Riot, PUBG, and now Respawn. Whether it is learning how to master the shitpost or favorite comedians, there is something in this episode for everyone. Check out Co-op Mode Communications Linkedln by clicking here.Connect with Bob Holtzman on Linkedln by clicking here.Guest: Ryan Rigney, Director of Community and Communications - Respawn Entertainment at Electronic Arts.
01:04:10
July 01, 2021
Indie Games & Finding The Hook w/Simon Carless | Community Feedback Loop | S1E4
Simon Carless, Founder at GameDiscoverCo, joins the show this week to talk about his expertise with indie games, his current work at GameDiscoverCo, and so much more. Simon knows what he is talking about and everyone should give this episode a listen. Check out Co-op Mode Communications Linkedln by clicking here.Connect with Bob Holtzman on Linkedln by clicking here.Guest: Simon Carless, Founder at GameDiscoverCo.Check out GameDiscoverCo. by clicking here.
01:10:22
June 24, 2021
MMOs & Stories w/Josh Augustine | Community Feedback Loop | S1E3
Josh Augustine, Senior Game Designer at Blizzard Entertainment, joins the show this week to talk about his story in the industry, from PC Gamer to working on World of Warcraft.  Josh shares his expertise in MMOs to thoughts on community from the perspective of a game designer. Check out Co-op Mode Communications Linkedln by clicking here.Connect with Bob Holtzman on Linkedln by clicking here.Guest: Josh Augustine, Senior Game Designer at Blizzard Entertainment.
50:59
June 17, 2021
Mastering Community w/llja Rotelli | Community Feedback Loop | S1E2
The Head of Investment & Business Development, International at Amazon, llja Rotelli, joins the show this week and talks about what he has learned in his long, illustrious career through the gaming industry. Whether it is the grassroots of Esports or Magic the Gathering, there is something for everyone in this show, and we hope you all enjoy it. Check out Co-op Mode Communications Linkedln by clicking here.Connect with Bob Holtzman on Linkedln by clicking here.Guest: llja Rotelli, Head of Investment & Business Development, International at Amazon. 
01:10:09
June 10, 2021
The Secrets of Live Operations w/Crystin Cox | The Community Feedback Loop | S1E1
The Director of Live Operations at Xbox Game Studios, Crystin Cox, joins the show this week and offers a fantastic deep dive into her experience in the industry. This show talks about live operations, monetization, mobile gaming, and how all of these interact with the community. There is something for everyone in this show, and we hope you all enjoy it. Check out Co-op Mode Communications Linkedln by clicking here.Connect with Bob Holtzman on Linkedln by clicking here.Guest: Crystin Cox, Director of Live Operations at Xbox Game Studios. 
01:12:52
June 03, 2021