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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 27, 2016

Tim Sohn (@sohnsocialmedia) is the founder of Sohn Social Media Solutions. He also comes from a journalistic background which includes times as a writer, reporter, and editor. 

The conference he chairs, C4 DigiCon, is fast approaching in October. It will focus on the four C's of Create, Communicate, Collaborate and Connect. 

Hear his story on this week's Why I Social. 

This Week on Why I Social, Tim and I discuss:

  • His love of journalism
  • The starting of Sohn Social Media Solutions
  • How he got involved with C4 DigiCon 

And of course, Why Does She Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
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Do you have someone you'd like to see on the show? Tweet me at @CBarrows or @WhyISocial using #WhyISocialGuest 

The Why I Social podcast is brought to you by Zoomph.

Zoomph transforms digital marketing with real-times streaming analytics. Our platform provides you with an end-to-end solution  to ignite your content, your marketing, and your business from start to finish.

Exclusive to Why I Social, receive 20% off all annual plans with the promo code WhyISocial20. Want to learn more aboutZoomph?Check out their analytics page: http://bit.ly/WhySocialAnalytics

 

Sep 26, 2016

On this week's episode, Chris is preparing for his trip to Social Media Strategies Summit in SF and Amir reminisces about Google Glass. Plus, a rare Pokemon (story) appears. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

Honorable Mention: The Story Behind The Smartphone Terror Alert in NYC (CNN) 

1. Introducing Spectacles (Snap Inc) 

2. Snowden on Google Allo: "Don't Use It" (The Next Web) 

3. Pokemon Go Is Doing Just Fine (Wired) 

4. Facebook Apologizes For Overstating Video Metrics (New York Times)

5 (HOT TOPIC) Twitter May Soon Get Formal Bid (CNBC)

Don't forget to send Amir and Chris YOUR favorite stories of the week using #FiveFavorites! 

Sep 20, 2016

Berrak Sarikaya (@BerrakBiz) is a Community and Marketing Strategist for Amplify Your Biz - which she founded in 2010. Our conversation also comes just as she has returned from the popular conference, CM World. Berrak's story is one full of life lessons as she shares her personal journey which includes time at Google and her decision to move west to Seatle. 

Hear her story on this week's Why I Social. 

This Week on Why I Social, Berrak and I discuss:

  • The decision to move to Seatle 
  • Her life as a "Googler" 
  • Why she ended up creating Amplify Your Biz

And of course, Why Does She Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioSoundcloud and Google
Follow at @WhyISocial.

Do you have someone you'd like to see on the show? Tweet me at @CBarrows or @WhyISocial using #WhyISocialGuest 

The Why I Social podcast is brought to you by Zoomph.

Zoomph transforms digital marketing with real-times streaming analytics. Our platform provides you with an end-to-end solution  to ignite your content, your marketing, and your business from start to finish.

Exclusive to Why I Social, receive 20% off all annual plans with the promo code WhyISocial20. Want to learn more aboutZoomph?Check out their analytics page: http://bit.ly/WhySocialAnalytics

 

Sep 19, 2016

On this week's episode, Chris is running on coffee fumes and Amir has (as expected) made sure he has the new iPhone - even if his girlfriend is teasing him about the color of the phone. Plus, both Amir and Chris can't avoid Twitter in the news. 

Shoutouts in this episode to Christin Kardos and Katy Spencer Johnson

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Twitter Introduces New Customer Service Display Options and Tools (Social Media Today)

2. Twitter's New, Longer Tweets Are Coming (The Verge) 

3. Facebook Live Coming to Desktops, Laptops (Social Times) 

4. YouTube Gets its Own Social Network With The Launch of YouTube Community (TechCrunch) 

5 (HOT TOPIC) Game Time for Twitter: Jack Dorsey's Big Bet On Live Events (Fast Company) 

Don't forget to send Amir and Chris YOUR favorite stories of the week using #FiveFavorites! 

Sep 13, 2016

Will Fanguy (@WillFanguy) is a teacher turned blog editor for Piktochart (@piktochart). With a background in English, writing, and education - he brings a unique blend of talent to the infographic company. His personality shines (as you hear on the podcast) and his background includes pushing for and achieving innovation in multiple workplaces. 

Hear his story on this week's Why I Social. 

This Week on Why I Social, Will and I discuss:

  • How technology has played a major role in his entire life
  • How he left education
  • Why he joined the Piktochart team

And of course, Why Does He Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioSoundcloud and Google
Follow at @WhyISocial.

Do you have someone you'd like to see on the show? Tweet me at @CBarrows or @WhyISocial using #WhyISocialGuest 

The Why I Social podcast is brought to you by Zoomph.

Zoomph transforms digital marketing with real-times streaming analytics. Our platform provides you with an end-to-end solution  to ignite your content, your marketing, and your business from start to finish.

Exclusive to Why I Social, receive 20% off all annual plans with the promo code WhyISocial20. Want to learn more aboutZoomph?Check out their analytics page: http://bit.ly/WhySocialAnalytics

 

Sep 12, 2016

On this week's episode, Chris is bummed that Samsung messed up the Note 7 while Amir gets amped about the new iPhone!  All this and more on this week's Five Favorites!

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. How Netflix is Growing The Popularity of Narcos Through Smart Social Media Marketing (TheDrum.com)

2. Snapchat Cut Local Stories Curators in Shift For Live (Bloomberg Technology)

3. Instagram Killing Off Photo Maps (Mashable) 

4.iPhone 7 Impressions: 10 Things (Video by Marques Brownlee) 

5. Samsung Recalls Galaxy Notes 7 (US News) 

Five Favorites and the Why I Social Podcast is sponsored by Zoomph - Don't forget to send Amir and Chris YOUR favorite stories of the week using #FiveFavorites! 

Sep 6, 2016

Josh McCormack (@JoshMcCormack) is the owner of InteractiveQA. There's a good chance you've seen something he's worked on (and have no idea, until now). 

Hear his story on this week's Why I Social. 

This Week on Why I Social, Josh and I discuss:

  • How Josh went from history major to IT/web
  • How he ended up starting InteractiveQA
  • How social media has played a role in his business and personal life

And of course, Why Does He Social?! 

(Stay tuned at the end for a special announcement about an upcoming show!) 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioSoundcloud and Google
Follow at @WhyISocial.

Do you have someone you'd like to see on the show? Tweet me at @CBarrows or @WhyISocial using #WhyISocialGuest 

The Why I Social podcast is brought to you by Zoomph.

Zoomph transforms digital marketing withreal-timestreaminganalytics. Our platform provides you with anend-to-endsolution toignite your content, your marketing and yourbusinessfrom start tofinish.

Exclusive to Why I Social, receive 20% off all annualplanswiththe promo code WhyISocial20. Want to learn more aboutZoomph?Checkout their analytics page: http://bit.ly/WhySocialAnalytics

 

Sep 5, 2016

In the introductory episode of Five Favorites, hosts Chris Barrows (of Why I Social) and Amir Zonozi (of Zoomph) break down some of the top stories of the past week in social media, digital marketing and technology. Find out what Five Favorites is all about and dig right in with the Five Favorites of Episode 0! 

The Five Favorites of Episode 0: 

1. NBC's 12 Billion Dollar Olympic Bet Stumbles Due To Millennials (Bloomberg)

2. Google Will Soon Start Punishing Mobile Sites That Show Hard To Dismiss Pop-Ups (Tech Crunch) 

3. NPR's Mailbag Says Goodbye to Comments (NPR)

4. Twitter to Pay Influencers (Twitter) 

5. Snapchat Unpublishes Facebook Page (VentureBeat)

Five Favorites and the Why I Social Podcast is sponsored by Zoomph. Don't forget to send Amir and Chris YOUR favorite stories of the week using #FiveFavorites! 

 

 

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