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TBJApodcast, The Best of 2015In this special The Best Of 2015 Edition: Chris Brogan, Michael Stelzner, Georgina Miranda, Cathlyn Choi, and Amanda Todorovich as they share their stories about a time When It Didn’t Work. May their personal stories help inspire you to persevere and make your business thrive.

Hello Brand Journalism Community, I’m Phoebe Chongchua…thanks for tuning in to The Brand Journalism Advantage Podcast. Here we go with the inside scoop. On today’s show…it’s our special end of the year episode.… It’s our Best of 2015 episode which focuses on a tough question that asks our guests to: Tell Me A Time When It Didn’t Work.

From these stories told by hundreds of guests on The Brand Journalism Advantage Podcast we’ve picked a handful of moments shared openly and honestly by our guests. We know that in the valleys, during struggles, moments in time when it didn’t work…we learn the most.

I consider this a truly inspirational episode that allows you and listeners everywhere to have the courage to continue on even in the face of some of your most difficult battles. My hope is that this particular episode will lift you up, breathe life into any tired ideas that you’ve set aside and give you the energy to carry on…. just by knowing that you’re not alone and by hearing the stories of courage.

May you thrive in all you endeavor and may your next year be even better than all the others.

In this episode, blogger and author, Chris Brogan jokes about only failing on days that end in “Y”. But all kidding aside, he shares his ideas about what it means to fail and try again and again

Social Media Examiner founder and podcast host, Michael Stelzner, shares a low-light in his career after having successfully founding Social Media Examiner. You’ll hear what he learned from launching a new business in a different industry without first doing much research.

Georgina Miranda, Mountain climber and CEO of Altitude Seven, shares a personal and professional struggle about when it didn’t work. You’ll find out why giving up at one time was absolutely the right thing to do.

TV cooking personality and media marketing professional, Cathlyn Choi, shares why you shouldn’t put “all your eggs in one basket”.

And, find out what Amanda Todorovich learned from creating a Brand Newsroom for Cleveland Clinic’s Health Hub with attracts and a very successful health hub. Amanda and her team learned an important lesson about they types of stories that are popular and interesting to their visitors. Find out what they learned and how she’s applied it to making the hub even more popular.

Now here’s the show!

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Phoebe Chongchua
Phoebe Chongchua

Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia Brand Journalist, Brand Consultant & Marketing Strategist who is revolutionizing brand communication with consumers. She makes companies remarkable using brand journalism storytelling to grow their online presence, build a community, and gain greater market share. Phoebe is a former TV News journalist who helps brands gain a competitive advantage by learning to "Be the Media". Phoebe is the host of "The Brand Journalism Advantage" podcast and a "Top 50 Podcaster To Follow". Listen in iTunes or at

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