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Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 31, 2016

On this week's episode, Amir and Chris come to grips with a haunting product launch from Microsoft. Plus, the show gets a special new theme (a Halloween special). 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Amir's Apple Event Update (The Verge) 

2. Twitter Is Killing Off Vine (The Verge) 

3. Google Fiber CEO Steps Down, Services Halted (Business Insider) 

4. YouTube Launches End Screens For All Creators (AdWeek) 

5 (HOT TOPIC) STORY: Introducing The Microsoft Surface Pro (YouTube) 

Honorable Mention(s): Pepsi Taps New Agency for Digital, Brings Social In-House (AdAge) 

Additional Links:

Don't forget to send Amir and Chris YOUR favorite stories of the week using #FiveFavorites! You can also submit your stories at bit.ly/fivefavorites

 

Oct 25, 2016

Seth Odell (@SethOdell) is GM of Marketing Services at Helix Education. Seth previously has served as the keynote at the eduWeb Digital Summit and recently returned from 72 hours of travel including a workshop at High Ed Web in Memphis. In this episode, he also shares a story he's never shared regarding one of his career moves across the country.

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

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

  • How his experience in television has benefited him
  • What it was like creating Higher Ed Live 
  • How social media has played a crucial role in his career growth

And of course, Why Does He 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.

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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

 

Oct 24, 2016

On this week's episode, Amir and Chris discuss how (and if) they'd survive the zombie apocalypse. Plus, our hosts are divided on their choices of coffee brands. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. The NBA will broadcast a game in VR every week this season (The Verge) 

2. Pinterest launches service to connect brands with influencers (The Drum) 

3. Instagram Stories A Success (Simply Measured) 

4. Apple Doesn't Want To Build A Car Anymore --- Just it's Brain (TechCrunch) 

5 (HOT TOPIC) STORY Hacked Home Devices Cause Massive Internet Outage (USA Today) 

Honorable Mention(s): AT&T to Buy Time Warner (The Verge) 

Don't forget to send Amir and Chris YOUR favorite stories of the week using #FiveFavorites! You can also submit your stories at bit.ly/fivefavorites

 

Oct 18, 2016

Patrick Kitchell is Technical Solution Specialist at Microsoft. He's previously held a variety of roles including Head of Global CRM at Sitecore. Though he now resides in Denmark, he's previously lived and worked in New York City operating a social service program assisting the homeless persons and drug addicts. 

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

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

  • His experience working/leading social services in NYC
  • Why he loves CRMS
  • How Microsoft has impacted him personally and professionally

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

 

Oct 17, 2016

On this week's episode, Amir and Chris debate the value of business cards. Plus, Amir's love of shoes (sneakers, that is) makes it's way onto the show. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1.  Adidas on Redefining Influencer Marketing Through Dark Social (Marketing Week)

2. Twitter Launches Periscope Producer for Television Quality Videos (ZDNet)

3. Google Buys Famebit (Reuters) 

4. Snapchat Removes AutoAdvance, Adds Story Playlist (VentureBeat) 

5 (HOT TOPIC) USDoT Bans Note 7's from Airplanes (Droid-Life) 

Honorable Mention: NFL Ratings Plunge Could Spell Doom for Traditional TV (Washington Post) 

Don't forget to send Amir and Chris YOUR favorite stories of the week using #FiveFavorites! You can also submit your stories at bit.ly/fivefavorites

Oct 11, 2016

And now for something completely different...

I've had the privilege of talking to a lot of amazing people and have heard some amazing stories. Some have been social media focused. Others are just plain entertaining. 

Every one of my alums has had a unique career journey and these stories play a major part in who they are. These are some of my favorites. 

Highlights include: 

  • My favorite story ever told on Why I Social
  • Scott Stratten's thoughts on FOMO (fear of missing out)
  • What it's like to be on the (social) scene for NYC's ball drop 

Alums included 

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

 

Oct 10, 2016

On this week's episode, Chris and Amir find the NFL making a decision that is far too similar to the mistake made during the Olympics. Plus, geek talk commences as we chat all things Google!

This week's Five Favorites: 

1.  Google Pixel (and other Google Updates from #MadebyGoogle) (Video)

2.  This Brand Put 16 Cameras in A Family's Home for 2 Weeks and Made Ads from Footage (AdWeek) 

3. A New, Optional Feature for Paid Promotion Disclosure (YouTube Creator Blog) 

4. Amazon Prime Members Finally Get Some Real Book Benefits (Mashable)

5 (HOT TOPIC) NFL Teams Can Be Fined For Posting Videos Under New Social Media Policy (ESPN)

Honorable Mention: LinkedIn Launches A Way To Let You Search For Your Job Without Your Boss Knowing (CNBC) 

Don't forget to send Amir and Chris YOUR favorite stories of the week using #FiveFavorites! You can also submit your stories at bit.ly/fivefavorites

Oct 4, 2016

Miri Rodriguez (@MiriRod) is Sr. Lead Community and Social Media Support at Microsoft. She is an avid speaker and we had the opportunity to catch up face-to-face for the first time at Social Media Strategies Summit in San Francisco. 

As you'll hear, in this episode recorded live from SF, Miri is full of energy and one of the brightest guests to date! 

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

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

  • How she got her start at Microsoft
  • What traveling around the world has done to impact her views
  • What she was discussing at Social Media Strategies Summit

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

 

Oct 3, 2016

On this week's episode, Chris is amused by the title of a tabloid story (which is also a legit story) about traveling to Mars. Plus, Amir finds a new drone that he needs to spend his life savings on. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. The New DJI Mavic Pro (Casey Neistat - Video)

2. Twitter Finally Lets Everyone Create Their Own Moments (TechCrunch) 

3. Netflix Crashes, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage Weigh In (CinemaBlend) 

4. Coming Soon To A Cubicle Near You: Facebook at Work (USA Today)

Honorable Mention:
The Legit Article Worth Reading: Elon Musk Mars Exploration (New York Times)
The awful (yet hillarious) title from a tabloid story mentioned on the show here (IE: the funny title) 

5 (HOT TOPIC) Meerkat Built A New App In Secret (The Verge)

Don't forget to send Amir and Chris YOUR favorite stories of the week using #FiveFavorites! You can also submit your stories at bit.ly/fivefavorites

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