Lia Haberman is a digital marketing expert, strategist, and speaker who is best known for her popular newsletter, In Case You Missed It. She has amassed nearly 20,000 subscribers across Substack and LinkedIn by sharing industry trends and insights in an easily digestible and entertaining format. Lia is also a lecturer for UCLA Extension's leadership management communications programs and corporate education courses. Lia and Host Anthony Shop discuss building your personal brand as a thought leader, how to share insights online as an introvert, and the keys to creating a great newsletter.
- As a business leader, it's crucial to embrace personal branding. A unique and strong personal brand helps distinguish you, resonates with your audience, and amplifies your influence. In the long run, putting effort into shaping your online narrative pays off.
- Consider utilizing newsletters as a part of your personal branding strategy. Newsletters allow direct interaction with your audience, providing them with regular, digestible content, and building community.
- Any effective newsletter must have these three elements: consistency, brevity, and audience awareness.
- Newsletters must be published regularly so the audience can depend on them.
- The content needs to be brief or presented in a way that’s easy to understand.
- Above all, the content should cater to the audience's specific needs, providing them with valuable insights and updates that assist them in decision-making or staying informed.
- Make sure to choose the right platform to reach your audience. Explore LinkedIn and Substack for their robust visibility and user-friendly nature. Consider platforms like WhatsApp if your audience is international. Make sure the platform aligns with your brand and meets your audience where they are.
Quote of the Show:
- “Just announcing the news is no longer enough. You have to bring a point of view.” - Lia Haberman
Creators and Guests
Anthony Shop believes in the power of people-centered branding and marketing to create a bright future. He chairs the National Digital Roundtable, the premier convener of digital innovators, leaders and policy shapers. Anthony also is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Social Driver, a digital services firm that helps companies and non-profits establish winning strategies with social media, websites, creative, and advertising. An enthusiastic presenter and teacher, he has led executive-level training for Amazon, PepsiCo, NASA, The British Embassy and the Bipartisan Policy Center. He has been recognized as an “OUTstanding LGBT Role Model” by The Financial Times, “40 Under 40” by The Washington Business Journal, and Business Leader of the Year by the DC Chamber of Commerce. A former newspaper reporter, Anthony was the first new media professional elected to the National Press Club’s Board of Governors. He currently serves on the boards of Leadership Greater Washington and LearnServe International. He earned his MBA from The George Washington University School of Business, where he teaches as an adjunct lecturer.
Lia Haberman is a digital marketing expert, strategist, and speaker who is best known for her popular newsletter, In Case You Missed It. She has amassed nearly 20,000 subscribers across Substack and LinkedIn by sharing industry trends and insights in an easily digestible and entertaining format. Lia is also a lecturer for UCLA Extension's leadership management communications programs and corporate education courses.
Robert is an Executive Director for The Communications Board, an organization with the mission of providing high-quality professional development for every communicator in every location. He is also the Global Lead for Partnership Communications at Gensler, the world’s largest architecture and design firm. Prior to his current role, he performed executive and CEO communications for Gensler, and was the senior director of public relations and social media at the Urban Land Institute. He obtained an MA in Communications and an MA in History from George Mason University. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In addition, Robert has taught communications at universities including George Mason University, West Virginia University, and the University of Florida. Robert currently serves as Immediate-Past President for the Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) -- the nonprofit’s largest chapter.