Episode 26

Published on:

22nd Apr 2020

How To Book Top Podcast Guests With Email – Outreach Done Right With James Carbary

Would you love to know the perfect email campaign to book the very best top podcast guests to appear on your podcast?

Even if you don’t have a podcast, it can sometimes be tough knowing how to do cold email outreach to an expert in your field.

There’s a careful balance you need to find between bombarding people with email after email and annoying them, and just not sending enough of the right emails to get on their radar. You need to work out how to send the best emails that will grab people’s attention enough to make them want to work with you.

Well, we’ve made it nice and easy for you in this episode where we’re chatting with James Carbary of Sweet Fish Media and finding out how he manages to book top guests for podcasts time and time again.

James shares the exact emails he sends, his strategy for finding the decision makers, and his best performing subject line.

Episode Content

  • (1:35) Funny fact with James Carbary.
  • (4:11) Why is it so damn hard to get good guests on your podcast?
  • (5:02) Stop chasing influencers!
  • (5:58) Use this trick to find the contact details of your future guests (no stalking allowed 😂).
  • (7:26) Feels a bit too pitchy? Try this.
  • (8:50 )The best kind of rejection.
  • (10:45) The exact email that James sends to book the best podcast guests.
  • (12:35) When should you just give up? And does no really mean no?
  • (16:50) A face will get you further than your name.
  • (20:10) Subject line of the week with James Carbary.

Episode Resources



James’s Twitter

James’s Instagram

The Email Marketing Strategy Every Business Should Steal – Blog Post

6 Techniques To Segment Your Email Subscribers – Podcast Episode

Writing The Perfect Welcome Email With Gavin Bell – Podcast Episode

How To Do Better Email Marketing In 2020 – Blog Post

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The Email Marketing Show
Weekly tips to sell your online courses, win new coaching clients and pack out your membership with modern, psychology-driven email marketing. Featuring Rob and Kennedy.
Email marketing is not a numbers game.

Join us every week as we help course creators sell more courses, coaches win new coaching clients and membership site owners attract more members - all using psychology-driven email marketing.

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Businesses of all sizes know that despite all of the latest fads in social media marketing, chat bots and pixels, the one thing that consistently gets the highest return is email.

With email you own the data, you can segment and put the right message in front of every person and build deep, personal relationships.

But clicking 'send to all' is DEAD.

People get far too much irrelevant email. In this show Rob and Kennedy blow the cobwebs off antiquated email marketing and give it a ruddy good shake up.

Featuring the popular regular segments:


On alternate weeks the guys are joined by a guest who shares their own approaches to email marketing.