Tracking and Nurturing Relationships with Collaborators and Brands with Reena Friedman Watts

Tracking and Nurturing Relationships with Collaborators and Brands with Reena Friedman Watts | Listeners to Leads

There are so many behind-the-scenes elements of a successful podcast, from searching for sponsorships to navigating new business brought in by the show to keeping up with former guests. Reena Friedman Watts, with experience both in reality television production and over 350 episodes of her podcast, Better Call Daddy, has learned to navigate these waters efficiently and successfully. She’s here today to share her tips for nurturing your existing podcast relationships, landing sponsors whose products you believe in, and more! This week, episode 156 of Listeners to Leads is about tracking and nurturing relationships with collaborators and brands! 

Key Takeaways:

  • How to approach your podcast strategically to avoid burnout.
  • Connecting with and creating authentic relationships with podcast guests and potential collaborators.
  • The importance of choosing between focusing on listeners or guests for lead generation.
  • Partnering with brands whose products you already know and love.

Tracking and Nurturing Relationships with Collaborators and Brands with Reena Friedman Watts

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing podcasting expert Reena Friedman Watts on the Listeners to Leads podcast. As the host of Better Call Daddy with over 350 episodes under her belt, Reena has truly mastered the art of keeping meaningful connections alive.

Consistency Without Burnout

In our discussion, Reena shared invaluable insights into her approach to guest management, community building strategies, and partnering with brands. With a background in reality TV production, Reena launched her podcast to continue having impactful conversations. While starting off strong with 3 episodes per week, she soon realized the importance of consistency without burning out. Reena now releases one polished episode weekly.

Keeping Connections Top of Mind

Keeping connections top of mind is key to Reena’s success. She remains actively engaged with her guests through shoutouts on social media, collaborations, and invitations to her private Facebook group. 

Tracking Opportunities

Reena also suggests tracking connections by subscribing to newsletters and joining online communities. Staying plugged into what your guests and audience care about opens doors for future opportunities.

Partnering Strategically  

Partnering with the right brands in a strategic way has also benefited Reena’s business. She secured her first sponsor Manscaped by pitching her vision and planned guests. Reena negotiates dynamic content deals that run across her entire back catalog, maximizing value.

Inspiration and Insights

Whether you’re looking to grow your podcast downloads, land new speaking gigs, or create a deeper connection, Reena’s insights are invaluable. Tune into our full discussion for more golden nuggets from this podcasting superconnector. You can also connect with Reena on Instagram @reenafriedmanwatts to continue the conversation.

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on turning your podcast listeners into leads and to hear even more about the points outlined above. 

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