‘Unicorn-Level Digital Marketing Expert'
I consult entrepreneurs, marketers, coaches, authors, entrepreneurs, and podcasters on how to leverage podcast hosting and guesting to get more exposure, leads and attract prospects.
I help small business owners, podcasters and creative professionals implement systems to automate their workflow and get potential clients into their pipeline.
As an international speaker, I've had the pleasure and honor of stepping on stage and speak at conferences, events, and workshops in Europe, Australia and the United States.
PODCASTER (AND CONTENT CREATOR)
I blog, create video content and, with my shows combined, I've published well over 300 podcast episodes.
Oh yes, I've also founded the world's largest digital conference about podcasting: the Podcast Success Summit!
Making the MostOut of This Website
On this website, you'll learn how to strategically leverage podcasting, podcast guesting and systems to get exposure, grow your email list and attract your ideal clients.
You're in the right place if you're an entrepreneur, coach, author, small business owner, podcaster or creative professional.
Browse through a series of free trainings and resources that focus on podcast hosting, guesting and systems
Learn about podcasting and systems by listening to The Podcaster Lab podcast, reading an article or watching a video
CONSULTING & COURSES
Learn on your own through a library of premium video courses or work one-on-one with Yann
I'm a polyglot podcasting consultant, systems strategist, international speaker and podcaster.
I help entrepreneurs, small business owners, coaches, authors, and podcasters get exposure, generate leads and get prospects into their pipeline through podcasting, automated systems and podcast guesting.
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After getting my Master’s Degree in social sciences with a major in Media & Global Communication from the University of Helsinki (I did and obtained my Bachelor Degree of Science in Communications from Lugano’s USI – Università della Svizzera Italiana/University of Lugano ), and having worked as a journalist, I decided to take the leap and started my own online business.
I’m all about taking action and wanted to live life on my own terms, and that’s what led me to the decision to become a business owner and embrace the entrepreneurial space.
In my work (my company, 360 Entrepreneur, is part of Suomen Yrittäjät – the Federation Finnish Enterprises), I focus on helping entrepreneurs, business owners, coaches, authors, speakers, and independent podcasters get more exposure, generate leads and drive prospects into their pipeline with podcasting, systems, and podcast guesting.
Whether it's planning and launching a show from scratch, focusing on the marketing side of things, implementing automated systems into your workflow or leverage podcast guest interviews as an actual asset for your business, I always bring my A game and go out of my way to provide my clients and students with value and practical, no-nonsense advice.
Having been dubbed ‘Podcasting Advocate’ by Forbes and one of the ‘Unicorn-Level Digital Marketing Experts' by Inc., I carry out my work and try to help indie podcasters in different ways. Firstly, this website, which undoubtedly is my online headquarters. Here, I share advice through different types of content.
My newest show, the Podcaster Lab, helps you become an independent podcaster through tips, case-studies and a series of podcasting experiments that I run. Think of me as a “podcasting Guinea pig”: I experiment with different podcasting-related topics and then take back the curtain so that you can see what works (and you can implement) and what doesn’t.
Moreover, I've been behind the mic also with Haaga-Helia Porvoo Stories, the official podcast of the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences Porvoo Campus (Finland) and the podcast series Communication Rights in the Digital Age (of the conference by Helsinki Media Policy Research Group, the University of Helsinki, the ECREA Communication Law and Policy Section and the Euromedia Research Group).
‘Podcasting Advocate Yann Ilunga'
As a podcasting consultant, I carry out my work primarily through one-on-one consulting calls and focus on three topics: podcasting, automated systems, and podcast guesting.
The scope of my consulting work varies depending on the client. It can be crafting a podcasting strategy to make podcasting part of one client's business to podcast marketing or being featured on other people's shows as a guest – all the way to implementing automated systems into your podcasting workflow.
I don’t limit myself to one-on-one work, though!
Additionally, I help beginner and experienced podcasters through video lessons and live trainings inside the Podcast Growth Hub membership site.
Some may refer to me as one of the ‘Movers and Shakers’ of the podcasting industry for a couple of reasons.
Organized for the first time in 2016, the online conference has featured hundreds of speakers (80 in its first edition!) – including some of the best podcasters, podcasting experts and digital marketers around such as John Lee Dumas, Pamela Slim, Jordan Harbinger, Sue B. Zimmerman, and New York Times bestselling authors Jay Baer and Joel Comm.
‘Unicorn-Level Digital Marketer'
Even though I really enjoy working and teaching online, I LOVE meeting people and share my knowledge in person.
As a speaker, I’ve had the pleasure to educate, inspire and entertain audiences internationally, at conferences and events such as Australia’s We Are Podcast, Digi Day, Amsterdam’s B. Business and the Entrepreneur Speakers Network Sydney.
When I’m not busy working with my clients, teaching my students, speaking at events or interview some of the world’s top music industry experts and contemporary music stars for The Jazz Spotlight Podcast (my show in the music industry), I can probably be found traveling somewhere around the world.
From cycling across the Golden Gate bridge, driving Australia’s Great Ocean Road, California’s Pacific Coast Highway or by Ireland’s Atlantic coast, checking downtown Toronto from the CN Tower (the former world’s tallest building), feeding kangaroos, (try to) ride waves at Byron Bay or snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef, traveling around Europe or chilling and enjoying breath-taking views of Locarno from the Cardada mount…I never have enough of traveling!
Hope to meet you in person one day!
Podcast Episodes Created
Hours of Podcast Content Produced
Audio & Video Interviews Conducted
Now I have a system to onboard my podcast guests "auto-magically"!
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Dr. Nii Darko
Host of Docs Outside the Box Podcast
Thanks to Yann's systems, my team & I can better serve our clients
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Founder of Lawpods – Podcast Production for Lawyers
I walked away with 8 things to implement!
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Host of Winning With Shopify
Focused, professional and concrete action-oriented advice
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Host of the Expat Business Hero Podcast
Really enjoyed Yann's presentation on 2 levels: the quality of the information and his audience interaction
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Host of InglesPodcast
Yann had the most-professional podcast guesting system I've seen after publishing 100+ episodes
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[/spp-transcript] Tyson Franklin
Host of It's No Secret With Dr. T
2 million downloads and counting!
Yann’s teachings and trainings, along with his infectious love for podcasting, have been really helpful in my show passing the 2 million downloads mark!
I highly recommend the Podcast Growth Hub as you grow your show.
[/spp-transcript] Gina Ryan
Host of The Anxiety Coaches Podcast with Gina Ryan
Yann helped me with so many aspects beyond just podcasting
Yann helped me with so many aspects beyond just podcasting.
We didn’t just dive into the gear, but first zoomed out to look at the overall strategy. His advice helped me to be a better podcast host and also an amazing guest. I eventually landed on the top-ranking show Entrepreneur on Fire and did one of the best interviews of my career!
I highly recommend Yann for anyone that wants to learn more about podcasting and how to use the medium strategically to grow your reach. He’s a great guy with an important mission: help you so that you can help more people.
[/spp-transcript] Kathryn Kemp Guylay
Award-winning author & host of Positive on Publishing
I got results just a couple of days after the call!
The consulting calls with Yann helped me understand how to market my podcast and attract more listeners. I reached out to Yann because I was overwhelmed trying to implement different strategies.
His advice during our calls was explained in an easy-to-follow manner and I got results just a couple of days after implementing it! If you're looking for assistance, go for one of the best podcasters out there – you won't regret it!
Host of the How to Become a Rockstar Photographer Podcast
Very thorough in his analysis, definitely worth the investment
I discovered Yann at the Podcast Success Summit. I really appreciated his style of interviewing because it didn't feel like an interview, but felt more like a discussion among peers. Yann has great communication skills and is a master at building empathy with whoever he's relating to.
That prompted me to go listen to his podcast which also contained very valuable advice for any podcaster. I subsequently booked an hour of consulting time with Yann. It was definitely worth the investment!
He was very thorough in his analysis of all of my “exposure” channels: my podcast, my website, and my YouTube channel. Yann had very insightful, concrete and actionable feedback and suggestions. It was extremely valuable to get that outsider's perspective.
I've already implemented a couple of his recommendations and am still working on the others. I highly recommend Yann to anyone looking for a podcasting coach.
[/spp-transcript] Marla Ilona
Producer of Setting the Record Straight: God's Truth for This Generation
Book Yann Now
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Lecturer, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
I have been able to go from nobody and nowhere to making a difference and saving lives
Yann has been instrumental in my business growth. I started from scratch with no podcasting knowledge and am about to launch my second podcast in conjunction with The Business Innovators Radio network and WCKG am/f in Chicago.
Through Yann’s unbelievably comprehensive Podcast Success Summit, his Podcast Growth Mastermind, and Podcast Growth Hub, I have been able to go from nobody and nowhere to making a difference and saving lives with my Recovery Innovators podcast and Addiction Breakthrough Summit.
And thanks to his Podcast Growth Incubator, I now have a step-by-step blueprint I can follow to promote and grow my show. Also note, Yann has been extremely available whenever I have questions or desire feedback, for both my podcast and my recent online summit. So helpful and so valuable.
Host of Recovery Innovators Radio
Valuable advice on how to implement the podcast into the bigger picture in order to grow your business
I followed Yann’s Podcast Success Summit and was impressed by his professionalism. I could have bought the recordings, which would have been worth every penny, instead, I wanted to have him all to myself and invested in some coaching with him. I was not disappointed!
He asked me to send him my questions ahead of time, which I did, and then during our coaching call, he was prepared with in-depth information and resources about every one of them.
Yann is not only an expert in everything related to podcasting, but he will also give you advice on how to implement the podcast into the bigger picture in order to grow your business!
I can only recommend Yann and his work, whether it is his online courses or his one-on-one coaching!
[/spp-transcript] Sarah Santacroce
LinkedIn expert and host of the Introvert Biz Growth Podcast
Deep into the content, a lot of value and answers to the audience's questions
Founder of Entrepreneur Speakers Network Sydney
After attending Yann's podcasting workshop, we plan on starting our podcast
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Sohvi Lindroos & Neea Hyttinen
Tourism & Event Management Students at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
I couldn't have gotten my funnels together without Yann's help and generous advice.
He was a lifesaver when launching two new courses, a drip email sequence, and a site redesign all at the same time.
[/spp-transcript] David Krevitt
Growth Hacking & Automation expert