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This Weeks Voice

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By Ed Weeks, Jr. MBA
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Each week Ed Weeks, Jr. will bring you an amazing guest who's voice you need to hear. Who is Ed Weeks, Jr.? Through his lifelong experience, Ed understands the overall community values that drive consumers to small businesses. Over the past 27 years as he has built his business experience to now be a leading digital marketing agency creator in the Hudson Valley, Ed gained many rich and varied experiences. He now wants to share those experiences, as well as his guests' experiences with you to help you grow.
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Each week Ed Weeks, Jr. will bring you an amazing guest who's voice you need to hear. Who is Ed Weeks, Jr.? Through his lifelong experience, Ed understands the overall community values that drive consumers to small businesses. Over the past 27 years as he has built his business experience to now be a leading digital marketing agency creator in the Hudson Valley, Ed gained many rich and varied experiences. He now wants to share those experiences, as well as his guests' experiences with you to help you grow.
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Thank you 😊
Big love for the emails, direct messages, and messages from some listeners & viewers. Nothing but ❤️ for you!
01:36
October 16, 2019
Final episode of The Weeks Way
It’s a wrap!! The Weeks Way is yielding to a stronger vision. This Weeks Voice will bring so much more to our current & future audience!
09:49
October 10, 2019
Collaboration > Competition
Mindset rules. Great stuff happening this week and here’s a quick recap of 2 of the highlights....... Mike Arce of Loud Rumor is who I mentioned in this episode.
04:12
September 20, 2019
Selfless promo of my new YouTube content!
Launched a new series today that I promise to deliver at least once a week. Analyzing other’s marketing and teaching how we can make it better. Search Ed Weeks Jr on YouTube or Google and let me know your thoughts!!
03:35
September 13, 2019
Sept 11, 2019 thoughts 💭
Some reflection on this day to never forget. Some business, some mindset, some patriotism (actually only 2 days in my life) and some other ramblings. Peace ✌️ and love ❤️
10:46
September 11, 2019
Learn to say no!
One of the key drivers to my success in the past 18 months is my new ability to say no. Listen 👂 to today’s quick episode for reasons why you want to learn to say no and for an example of a client I said no to this week!
05:48
August 20, 2019
🔥 The Weeks Way 🔥
Mindset. Activity. Execution. Putting myself in the right places at the right times. Investing in myself and reinvesting in my business. All adding up to create massive results.
13:44
August 19, 2019
Build your audience, your tribe, your group, off of social media!
Don’t follow the lambs to the slaughter!! Way too many people relying on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn to build followings, communities, and groups. You want to build all of those off of these platforms. Take a listen 👂 and learn why!
13:50
July 25, 2019
How is business in July??
My agency’s growth has slowed. Massively slowed this month. Is July a month to just take off moving forward?? More golf maybe? Take a listen 👂 to this episode that I forgot to upload on Monday!
06:10
July 24, 2019
Enough with the happiness bullshit already....
So tired of the happiness angle that the so called gurus keep saying is the real key to success. Business is a grind. Sometimes it’s truly not a happy game, but a game of having thick skin. Listen to today’s episode for my thoughts & also find out why I needed to reset & recharge the last few weeks!
09:47
July 16, 2019
Constant and never ending improvement
Always make your business better. Strive to find the perfect model. Strive to deliver OTT products & services to your customers. HV Social Media, my full service digital marketing agency, has found the perfect balance to have maximum success for our B2C clients In today’s digital marketing world.
07:33
June 26, 2019
How to create great content!
If you think your content is killer, that’s cool. What matters is how your audience reacts to your content. Are you creating content geared toward your audience’s wants or are you creating content geared toward your wants? Chances are the latter. Listen to how the golf tourney I just played in created a lasting impression by catering to the actual golfers wants & not the sponsors/foundations wants. Very few get this!!
06:27
June 18, 2019
Giving thanks the day after Father’s Day!
Great 4 day run. Enjoyed the hell out of my Father’s Day. Nothing brings me more joy than my family. A recap of my last 4 days, a little talk on being a strong male role model, and a little rant. ☝️❤️
07:46
June 17, 2019
Redefine Failure
In entrepreneurship and in business, failure has to be redefined. You will fail. What you learn from those failures will ultimately bring you success. Think about the multi millionaire professional athletes. They fail 3 out of 5 shot attempts in the NBA. They fail 2 out of 3 at bats. Learn a little in today’s episode!
05:44
June 14, 2019
F Negativity
Simple title to this episode. Always be the better person!
08:45
June 13, 2019
Organic Reach on Social Media is dead!
Is simply posting content on platforms like Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn your business’s social media marketing strategy? If so, you need to listen to this episode. Organic reach for that strategy is DEAD 💀.... and you are wasting valuable time trying to build your digital footprint that way.
05:51
May 21, 2019
Impatient marketing to a patient consumer.
So many companies, marketing departments and digital marketers are missing a very simple strategy. The long game! Listen for a quick explanation and to find out where you can learn more.
05:16
May 10, 2019
KBB Course?
Let me start by stating that I have mad respect for Dean, Tony, and Russell. They have impacted thousands of people. This joint effort on the KBB Course is probably their low point. Sell or be sold my friends.
07:23
May 2, 2019
Weeks Rant Number 10,000+
When you come to battle in the social media space, you better bring your A game. Not some theoretical BS, but some real world experience. A podcast dedicated to the ignorant who think they know social media marketing. Thanks for listening.... ☝️❤️
10:14
April 8, 2019
April Fools Day?
No fool here. Straight up recommendations for a few sources that have saved me time & money, From my startup days to my current expansion needs, a couple of solid resources that may be able to help you & your business grow! 💪💪
07:07
April 1, 2019
Refresh & Recharge plus some golden nuggets!!
After grinding away for the majority of the first 3 months of 2019, I took a little boys trip to Atlantic City for the start of March Madness. Feeling good and crystal clear on what needs to be done at my agency. I also dropped some updates on what digital marketing you should be dialed in on RIGHT NOW!! Thanks 🙏 for taking a moment to listen 👂.... ☝️❤️
06:34
March 27, 2019
Bad Social Media Epidemic 😷
So many bad sponsored Ads in our feeds. Bad images. Really bad copy. CTAs that miss the mark by miles. How can you avoid making the same mistakes countless small businesses are when it comes to social media marketing? Take a quick listen 👂
04:10
March 18, 2019
Gary Vee. Stay in your lane bro.
Gary Vaynerchuk dropped some content recently talking nonsense about people paying for digital marketing courses. He also always tries to make digital marketing seem like something anyone can do. Ummm, why does he have Vayner Media? He hyper focuses on the big brands and charges way too much for his help to the smaller business owner. I am here to remind everyone - sell or be sold. These mofos are disguising right hooks as jabs now. Don’t believe the hype. Stay in your lane bro! 👌✌️
04:11
March 14, 2019
Rest In Paradise
Stopping to reflect on my Aunt’s recent passing. Certainly regret not spending more time in my youth around her. She was as free spirited and chill as anyone I’ve ever known. I’m sure her peace ☮️ and love ❤️ philosophy directly impacted me. I think you can get a great idea of who she was from my uncle’s tribute to her .... Janet ascended “Her Way” on a bright, clear sunny morning March 7th, 2019 with the loving thoughts of all those in her many lives, always eternally secure in her heart. A true mother bear to her three cherished cubs and extended clan. A mother, family, and friend to any and all that needed one. A healer, a shaman, and seer. A farmer and Germanic warrior. A stunning, beautifully mystic ballerina whom lyrically sculpted while musically painting a consummate artistic dance of ultimate perfection. I know I was there. She was my friend, companion, lover, and wife for 45 years. She is an artist who don’t look back. And I love her across oceans of time. - D
05:26
March 11, 2019
The pivot.
Pivoting your business to position it for exponential growth is never an easy task. Listen 👂 to the pivot I’ve made early in 2019 to set my business up for a huge year!
10:52
March 8, 2019
Creating offers with massive value and driving targeted social media traffic to them.
Dropped a YouTube video (search Ed Weeks, Jr.) this morning on creating massive value in your lead magnets & how to drive targeted social media traffic to these offers. The video was geared specifically to dentists, but anyone can learn how to plug in their industry to start driving new business. I give you a few bonuses here on the podcast that I didn’t include on the video!
08:20
March 4, 2019
Do you have a business or a hobby?
Read a killer quote this week on Mark Cuban’s Instagram (@MCuban). “Unless you have a reliable, duplicatable, scalable and consistent way to being potential customers in, you don’t have a business. You have a hobby!” Listen to the change The Weeks Way is making. Hopefully you can execute on a similar change for the better!!
10:14
February 27, 2019
What it takes right now to crush local digital marketing.
Really dropped a ton of important nuggets for anyone looking to dominate local digital marketing. Paid Facebook & Instagram. Google. SEO. Sprinkle in some LinkedIn. Those are key. Avoid PR & steer clear of overspending on websites. This is a long listen 👂, but well worth your time! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did recording it! ☝️❤️
21:48
February 22, 2019
Mad respect for this college guy’s game!
Just got off the phone with a young man looking for an internship this summer. This young man is on an athletic scholarship, in the midst of his season, and handling all his coursework AND still finds the time to research & call marketing agencies! Talk about drive..... listen for some insights you can take away from this kid!
05:07
February 21, 2019
Maximize Facebook & Instagram Video Views.
Dropped a great training today on how to maximize your Video Views on Facebook & Instagram. Search YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter for Ed Weeks Jr and you will find it. It’s worth your 10 minutes of time!!
05:25
February 8, 2019
What’s your perspective?
Do you only live once or do you only die once?? Take a listen to today’s podcast and let me know your perspective! ✌️☝️❤️
05:07
February 7, 2019
Positivity Always Wins
Woke up super early this morning. As I was scrolling through Twitter, one tweet stood out. Listen to today’s Episode for all the details. ☝️❤️
07:20
February 4, 2019
Record start to 2019
Agency is off and running 🏃 in 2019. Best revenue month 💰 in our history. Adding complete digital solutions, including all Google platforms as well as partnering with the top rated NYC SEO service. New podcast 🎧 , Hudson Valley Disruptors 🔥 is being well received by our audience. One word for all of this - EXECUTE!! ☝️❤️
06:50
January 28, 2019
Weds Weeks Wake Up Rant!
Tired of hearing digital marketing doesn’t work or we’ve never seen results from digital marketing. Simply means what you’re doing doesn’t work. Period. Wake up!! When you fully understand the process —> you implement good content, you deliver that content to your targeted audience, and you slowly warm them up to actually wanting to interact with you —> you win. You can’t fake that process, but you can dramatically expedite it with paid promotions. Listen to the rant. ✌️and ☝️❤️
01:44
January 16, 2019
🥳 - get after the New Year!
2019 is off. One word for me to get to my 7 figure agency goal. Take a quick listen to what that word is & maybe why you should be all in on the same word?? ☝️❤️
01:59
January 2, 2019
Weeks Way 30 - Happy New Year’s Eve Eve
Blessed and thankful for all the knowledge gained in 2018. Laying down the focus of 2019. What’s your drive? What’s your passion? What’s the one word you can focus on to make the new year amazing? Take a listen 👂 and maybe I can inspire something to kick off 2019! ☝️❤️
05:03
December 30, 2018
Weeks Way 29 - New Podcast & an Instagram rant!!
Quick intro to my new podcast, Hudson Valley Business, as well as a rant on the API changes at Instagram & how pay to play is only acceptable if you are on platform. Two thumbs down 👎👎 on this latest trend!
06:12
December 17, 2018
Weeks Way 28 - What’s your Focus after 11 months of 2018??
My digital agency is 100% positioned to end 2018 strong, as well as dynamically change the marketing landscape in the Hudson Valley for 2019 & beyond. Are you that confident in your business? Take a listen to today’s episode! Mindset matters. Check me out on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLsteTb2lvgDow2V14rfDcQ
07:59
December 3, 2018
Weeks Way 27 - HV Social Media Updates
We are half way through the 1st month of Q4. Have you set your goals? Do you have a plan to get there? What’s your current plan of attack for acquiring new customers? Listen in on what my agency is doing. Want a free custom marketing blueprint! Please send an email to ed@hvsocialmedia.com
04:45
October 16, 2018
Weeks Way 26 - All in on messenger BOTS!!
Just attended the Future of Social Media conference in NYC. The only thing I can say is my agency is positioned perfectly for years to come. Take a listen and find out what I am all fired up about!!
04:52
October 11, 2018
Weeks Way 25 - Are you ready for Q4?
How is the 3rd quarter of 2018 ending? Are you ready to maximize the 4th quarter? Take a listen to what’s going on here & the effort needed to truly win!
04:49
September 28, 2018
Weeks Way 24 - Facebook Ads + Great Website = Success!
So excited for more results cranking in for new clients. Ads are delivering in the first few days!! Take a listen to what’s going on!! You need to wake up to the Power of social media marketing! 💪💪
04:03
September 25, 2018
Weeks Way 23 - What does a good customer look like?
Identify what good likes like in those that you are trying to serve. It’s ok to say no to customers who do not fit what good looks like. Just Say No!
07:32
September 25, 2018
Weeks Way 22 - Stop Chasing Checks
Forgot to publish this Tuesday. Good reason why we all need a break to chill with good people. BNI bound with a quick tip - automate your business to receive credit cards & stop chasing checks!
03:21
September 20, 2018
Weeks Way 21 - Quick Check In
A quick podcast before heading out on a boys trip. I won’t be dropping any new stuff for 5 days. Don’t miss me too much!
05:08
September 14, 2018
Weeks Way 20 - Happy Bday Abby!!
Hug shout out to my daughter Abby. Happy 19th! Big celebration tonight for her, as well as for hitting my end of month goal for clients & revenue in just 12 days!! Take a listen 👂... thank you 🙏
05:55
September 12, 2018
Weeks Way 19 - What motivates you?
Fired up today after getting a Google Alert about Gannet/USA Today launching a digital marketing arm. Listen to my thoughts & tell me what motivates you to get after it??
07:08
September 12, 2018
Weeks Way 18 - Monday Rocks!
Coming to you after an amazing family celebration yesterday. Pig Roast was legit! Business updates. Weight loss updates. Let’s go!!
06:13
September 10, 2018
Weeks Way 17 - The Grind Is Everyday
What are you working on? Jam packed Friday for The Weeks Way. Take a listen to see what’s going through Ed Weeks, Jr.’s mind!
03:06
September 7, 2018
Weeks Way 16 - Investing in You
There is no better investment you can make than putting money behind you. I spent over $50k on my MBA to educate myself on what I didn’t want to be. I’ve also put over $100k into educating myself around social media marketing, selling, and masterminds since 2016. How do you know when to back up the truck on yourself???
07:13
September 6, 2018
Weeks Way 15 - Consistency
Be consistent in attacking your goals and focus on activities that result in the greatest reward for YOU.
07:31
September 4, 2018
Weeks Way 14 - Winning
Business is good. Health is great. Big meeting with a national client yesterday to add more retail locations to the full service marketing agency. Bigger results on the scale - down to 248! Take a listen 👂
05:52
August 31, 2018
Weeks Way 13 - Entrepreneurship is Sales.
Being an entrepreneur is all about selling. I don’t care how good you are at whatever it is you do. If you can’t sell you, you can’t win. Up your sales game!
06:03
August 30, 2018
Weeks Way 12 - Personal Social Media Posts
Quick drop of some things to avoid when posting on your personal social media accounts. Think before you post!!
04:02
August 28, 2018
Weeks Way 11 - Stay the Course
Played in a nice golf tournament today... and it consumed most of my day. Had to get up extra early and run several Facebook Ad campaigns. The. get after my daily walk this evening. There is no easy way to success!
03:38
August 27, 2018
Weeks Way #10 - TGIF (The Grind Includes Friday)
Some great things cooking and it’s all a result of the extra effort over the summer.! Take a listen & be inspired to do more!
05:08
August 24, 2018
Weeks Way #9 - Get up and grind
Early walk. Quick car drop off. Now a full slate of work. Stop wasting time. Just do. Also, a quick critique of Gary V!!
04:58
August 23, 2018
Weeks Way #8 - Summer is an Excuse
No vacation time excuses. No “no one is around excuses”. Get out now & get after it. There are plenty of great people to connect with and build your business. Don’t take the I’ll wait until after Labor Day attitude! Listen to what The Weeks Way is up to!!
04:21
August 22, 2018
Weeks Way #7 - Google vs Facebook for Advertising
The Weeks Way has been pounding the table on Facebook as an advertising platform for years. Today I’m discussing one of the biggest advantages of using it versus Google Ads. The long game requires you to think differently.
08:14
August 21, 2018
Weeks Way #6 - Personal Brand
Have you read Authority Marketing? A great book for anyone out here building their personal brand. I’m dropping a quick tip to get you started on the journey to a better personal brand in this episode of The Weeks Way! Google me - Ed Weeks, Jr. and see what owning page 1 of my results means!!
04:46
August 20, 2018
Weeks Way #5 - TGIF
A quick drop in on my mindset heading into the weekend. Also a few golden nuggets to help you find your own way!
04:27
August 17, 2018
Weeks Way #4 - My Audible List
Out on a 8 mile walk letting you in on what is filling my ears this month! If you really like one of the titles I mention & you’re not on audible, leave me a review with an email. I’ll get you a FREE audible!
02:55
August 16, 2018
Weeks Way #3 - Pursuit of Health
Being an athlete in my youth, I never struggled with weight. Hell, it took me 30 years to break 200 pounds and that was only as a result of killing my overactive thyroid!! Listen in to what I’m doing to get after it and the added $6000 incentive I have to stay the course!!
10:15
August 15, 2018
Weeks Way #2 - effectively using BNI
I’ve talked about BNI in the last, but today I’m giving clear cut strategy to make the most of your weekly commitment. This strategy can be used in any networking group, from chambers of commerce to meet ups. Take a listen my friend 🙏
04:54
August 14, 2018
Intro to The Weeks Way
Real quick update on why I changed the name from Chasing Entrepreneurship to The Weeks Way!
07:07
August 13, 2018
Mar 5, 2018
Hero to Zero? Have you ever sat back and patted your own back on recent success? And the. boom.... kicked in the gut by the reality of the business world! Going through it right now & have a few tips how to recover quickly, as well as how to avoid it in the future!
09:30
March 5, 2018
February Check In
Quick check in. How’s your Facebook Business Page performing? Have you seen any changes to your Instagram feed? Did you know Instagram is changing its stance on automating posts? All covered in this quick 3 minute segment!!
03:03
February 12, 2018
Facebook News Feed Changes
There’s a “major change to how Facebook works!” The News Feed will change focus FROM helping users find relevant content TO helping users find more meaningful social interactions. What does that mean for your business page? Did you know that actually means the same thing for your personal posts on Facebook too?? You better get out in front of these changes...
10:41
January 22, 2018
Who Do You Listen To?
Self education is a huge part of entrepreneurial success. What podcasts inspire & teach you? What apps are you using to better yourself? What other tools are out there that you are utilIzing to up your chance of success? I share some of the people who ring through my ears & one of the newer apps I am using on the daily.
05:01
January 8, 2018
Sixteen Hour Days...
Up at 3:30am and laying this down at 7:30pm! You have to love the grind to take it to the next level. Great day at the agency. A new initiative of giving up the news. Life is great!
04:22
January 4, 2018
Kicking off 2018
What are your goals headed into 2018? What are your New Year’s resolutions? I’m focusing on my 50 by 50... as well as my commitment to reading at least 1 hour per day. Oh yeah, I’ll be dropping a daily podcast too!!
06:56
January 2, 2018
Facebook, Insta or Snapchat??
How do you know what social media platform to choose? Start with your ultimate client demographic and then choose based on where their attention is. Listen in to today’s podcast for a laser focused look at which platform is ideal for you. 🙏👊💪
04:58
December 18, 2017
Personal SWOT Analysis
Businesses often do SWOT Analysis to hone in on their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats. Have you ever done a personal one? I touch on just one weakness that I discovered during my analysis and how I will overcome it.
04:59
December 11, 2017
Instagram - The Organic Play
So many people hyper focus on Facebook as their platform for growing social media influence. Unless you are independently wealthy and can afford to pay to play with every post you make, you should look to Instagram for your organic social media influence growth! Simply remember, to get love, show love. Research your industry. Find the hashtags where the conversations are going down. Become an active participant & please don’t spam! Need help?? Drop me an email - ed@hvsocialmedia.com
00:10
December 4, 2017
Ready to help you!
Focused on finishing 2017 with a bang & I️ really want to up the number of people I️ help successfully Chase Entrepreneurship.
05:06
November 13, 2017
Marketing 101
Marketing 101. Advertise where your target audience’s attention is. Capture their interest there & drive them to your offerings. Why are so many entrepreneurs & business owners still not getting it?
05:18
October 20, 2017
Lead Generation Is The Game
Business owners contact me for help with their social media, just like most business owners want to be on page 1 of Google. Problem is, nobody wants to pay for & wait for the results. Lead Gen!!
10:34
October 18, 2017
Entrepreneurial Thinking 💭
How do you think like an entrepreneur in today's world?? Let me give you a real example that is profiting my friend right now from the current state of affairs in the NFL.
10:31
September 27, 2017
Going down on the DM?
Spam central is going down on the DM. Dropping some quick knowledge on how to up your Instagram game, how to get shoutouts & how to find the bigger fish to pay to shout you out.
10:51
September 20, 2017
Friday Social Media Tip
Too many business pages are posting content that clearly has no connection to their brand or their message. My advice. Don't post at all if you cannot keep to your corporate image!
04:51
September 15, 2017
Facebook Marketing
Understanding that Facebook is a major component of your entrepreneurship is the easy part. Understanding how to truly maximize the platform is the hard part. Start with this fact - it is Pay 2 Play!
11:11
August 18, 2017
BNI & The Chamber Work!
Are you utilizing all the local organizations that can turn your chase of entrepreneurship into success? BNI & The Chamber of Commerce are great places to start!
08:32
August 15, 2017
Patience Needed!
One key element most entrepreneurial influencers miss is the critical need for patience. Not me.
10:02
August 3, 2017
Lead Ads, Inspiration, & Stuff
Facebook Lead Ads working really well. Sharing some results. Also dropping some of my thoughts on entrepreneurship & the like...
11:15
July 31, 2017
Friday Facebook Reach Tip
Understand the way Facebook thinks and your views
05:09
July 21, 2017
Monday Me
A little look into my motivation, my mindset
10:25
July 17, 2017
Big Differentiation Post?
When you try to drop some knowledge, just be sure you actually show you are utilizing that knowledge. Social Media is full of people doing the same thing! 🙌
04:49
July 14, 2017
A little deeper dive into me
Why listen to Ed Weeks, Jr.? I am hoping to inspire a generation of 40
15:23
July 13, 2017
July 10, 2017 - First Episode
Introducing Me!
04:59
July 10, 2017
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