Innovative Minds Podcast | Hosted By Mellonie Francis

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Each week, I identify innovative thought leaders and bring them on my podcast. 

My objective is to uncover their marketing secrets & business journeys to inspire & create the next generation of entrepreneurs & innovators. 

I hope each of these episodes inspire you as it does me. Make sure to press +Follow so you are notified next time I release a episode.

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Episode 36: Podcasting Secrets with Tom Hunt


I caught up with Tom Hunt, founder of Fame. Tom has essentially perfected the art of podcasting - and his winning format powers successful podcasts in almost every vertical.

Episode 35: Partnership Marketing is the NEW BLACK with Ryan Elliott and Jaime Pitt


Marketing Ad spend going nowhere?

Maybe it's time to consider partnership marketing.

Episode 34: Selling Has Changed with Anil Menghani


This week I caught up with someone who’s completely reinvented the selling process.

Anil Menghani won LinkedIn’s first “Modern Sales Award”.

Episode 33: I Don't Have Time


I’ve proven it, over and over again:

Personal branding does NOT take a lot of time.

And considering the modest cost, it’s MASSIVELY profitable.

Episode 32: The Multiplier Mindset with Tracy Clark


This week, I spoke to Tracy Clark - the life-changing life-coach who unleashes the “multiplier mindset” onto the business world.

Episode 31: Are you ready for LinkedIn ads?


If you want to be successful with LinkedIn ads, you need to make sure all the pieces are in place before you start running them.

Episode 30: LinkedIn Social Selling with Laura Erdem


Linkedin Marketing is tricky: 

Implementation is delicate. Execution is complex. 

And measurement is 😵‍

Episode 29: 1 hour = 20 pieces of content


Too busy for #content #marketing?

Do it in JUST 1 HOUR! 👆

Episode 28: Unstoppable Success with Arjun Paliwal

Want to conquer your industry - in just 4 years??

Then you NEED to hear this 👆

Episode 27: How to get MORE views on LinkedIn


On this episode of Aha Moments with Mel, I answer the number 1 question we get asked:

How do I get more views on LinkedIn??

There are a few things you can do, right now, to 3x your views.

Episode 26: Overcome FEAR with Mark Mathews


TOP SKILL NEEDED for big-wave surfing? 🏄🌊


Episode 25: How To Go Viral On LinkedIn


"Will I go viral?" 🦠

When someone thinks about #content #marketing, that's generally their first question.

Episode 24: Landing Pages That Land with Steven Lewis


This week on Innovative Minds with Mel Frances, I speak to Steven Lewis, Director of Copywriting at Taleist Agency.

Steven "writes copy that makes your phone ring" (his tagline).

Episode 23: GOOGLE ADs vs LINKEDIN 🥊


This week's episode of Innovative Minds with Mel Francis is a bit different:

No guest, just me 🥰

Episode 22: Crush it with Video Marketing with Cliff Coelho


Want better VIDEO content? 🎬

This week's INNOVATIVE MINDS has you covered 👍🏽

Episode 21: Make Love Not Porn ❤️ ‍with Cindy Gallop


Make Love Not Porn ❤️ ‍Like the idea? You're gonna LOVE the woman behind it 👇🏼

This week, I podcasted with a very special guest: Cindy Gallop, Founder and CEO of Make Love Not Porn.

This week I interviewed Serial entrepreneur @Håvard Lillebo. A veteran of two mega-exits.
He’s raised a whopping 140 million Euros for startups and is a true believer of LinkedIn.

This week, I sat down with Belinda Agnew, an influencer and director of XEnabler: a developer of reliable apps. Her posts can get 2 million Linkedin views.

This episode I interview one of the most expensive LinkedIn strategists, Andy Foote.

This episode Jed Ng, the founder of Angel School and I dive into Angel Investing Syndicates. Jed is a builder turned unicorn angel investor who runs an angel syndicate of 800+ investors and teaches others how to do the same.

I had my friend, mentor and one of Australia's most reputable strategic business advisors David Kenney on the podcast. To share his invaluable insights on business & startups.

This week I discuss the evolving world of Media with Paul O'Brien CEO of MediaTech Ventures.

This week my sister and world class journalist - Mridula Amin joined me on the podcast to discuss story telling.

How do you land your story on news outlets like the New York Times, National Geographic, ABC, The Wall Street Journal?

This week I discuss LinkedIn Ads with Justin Rowe - a world expert on LinkedIn Ads.

This week I discuss all things email with serial entrepreneur Andy Mowat, CEO of Gated.

Gated reduces noise in your email inbox by forcing unknown senders to donate to charity.

I sat down with my sales and marketing leaders, Paul Niblett & Tharun Sonti to discuss should CEO's be LinkedIn influencers?

Episode 10 features David Chevalier the CEO of Leadjet. A secret weapon for sales teams who use Linkedin.

Kim Hansen, CEO & Co-founder of Cake shares valuable advice on all things startup equity. From common mistakes founders make to best practices and more.

I sat down with Garrett Mehrguth, CEO of Directive Consulting to understand his journey and learnings from starting on Fiverr to now running a $30million ARR world class B2B Marketing agency.

In this fascinating podcast, I talk with David Cyrus, head of marketing at Faethm by Pearson. A SaaS platform that makes AI-powered job predictions of the future.

I sat down with serial entrepreneur Philip Weinman to learn from his 30+ years of experience leading businesses from infancy to public listings and acquisitions.

I sat down with Youtube Expert Kan Huang to learn about how to get the most of Youtube and how it compares to Linkedin

I sit down with CEO and friend Chris Jankulovski to discuss his life, mindset, attitude and what he learnt on his death defying journey.
We chat with Chris about his story, his routine for consistent content production, Demand Gen, marketing attribution, CMO success metrics and more
A discussion on the Linkedin algorithm, changes, challenges, opportunities. Published 21 April 2022.
Featuring an extensive list of podcast equipment recommendations if you're looking to get started with your own podcast. Published 14 April 2022.

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