Agency Intelligence

Agency Intelligence


Agency intelligence podcast, is your top insurance podcast with two unique series that let you hear from and learn from both agency owners and industry influencers. Agents Influence is your weekly guide to the latest and greatest thought leaders the industry has to offer. Agency Intelligence covers real data from real agents in real agencies.

In this episode of Agents Influence podcast, host Jason Cass interviews Hala Taha, the Host, and Producer of Young And Profiting Podcast. Hala talks about how she got into the podcast industry and built her show. She shares her knowledge and expertise in marketing and growing an audience.

Episode Highlights:

Jason introduces Hala Taha. (1:41)

Hala mentions that she worked at Hot 97 for free for about 3 years where she had her radio shows with other DJs. (8:01)

Hala shares that she decided to get her MBA and went into corporate, then started a young and profiting podcast, and currently, she’s working at Disney. (11:20)

Hala mentions that her job at Disney is focused on email and mobile marketing. (11:42)

Hala shares that her Young and Profiting Podcast has been running for 2 years, and they’re listed on the top 10 “How To” podcasts on Apple, they have over 30,000 subscribers on Castbox (13:28)

Hala mentions that she recently started a podcast marketing agency this summer, and all her clients were top podcasters. (19:02)

Hala thinks that the strengths of her team are video production and micro-content. (21:11)

Hala shares that her podcast is known as one of the most quality podcasts, in terms of the content that they do and it’s based their research on their guests. (21:26)

Hala mentions that Heather Monahan is her mentor and her first client. (21:50)

Hala shares that her education came from the people that she interviewed, and she has a very educational show and it was always about actionable insight. (24:37)

Hala mentions that you shouldn’t underestimate your marketing, especially if you have a podcast. It’s an audio platform and the visual goes with it. (29:50)

Hala shares that she’s grown a lot of her success by expanding her network, being resourceful, and being helpful to as many people as possible. (29:50)

Key Quotes:

“One of the things that I’m known for is like part pairing up with other podcasters, and not competing so much, and getting bigger and growing my network through collaboration. So I love to win, but I’m not afraid to collaborate, and I’m not afraid of the competition.” – Hala Taha

“I have faced a lot of rejection over my life, and have always gotten back on the horse and I’ve created my path. In many instances, the gatekeepers usually don’t like me, don’t pick me, and I usually have to break my door down and make my path.” – Hala Taha

“In terms of how I built my success, it’s being resourceful and being scrappy. So like, I do my best when my back is against the wall.” – Hala Taha

“I’m not an insurance agent. But for instance, you have that Facebook group with other insurance agents. That’s a great example of expanding your network, growing from other people, and supporting other people in a way that grows your brand.” – Hala Taha

Resources Mentioned:

Agency Intelligence

We Got Your Podcast

Reach out to Jason Cass

Hala Taha LinkedIn

Young And Profiting Podcast


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