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Nov 29, 2016

The journey to 100 is complete. So begins the road to 200...and it begins with one of the hardest working people I've ever met in the field. 

Amelia Tran is Senior Digital Strategist at Firebrand Group, an award-winning futureproofing firm focused on building powerful brands through innovative digital marketing. She's also a board member and events manager for an amazing group of social media minds in NYC called Mosaic. 

Hear her story on this week's episode. 

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

  • Why working at Starbucks played an important role in her career
  • What it's like to make a complete career shift (and how she managed)
  • What the future holds for her...

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.

Learn more about Zoomph at http://bit.ly/WhySocialAnalytics

 

Nov 28, 2016

On this week's episode, Amir makes dolphin sounds (no, really, he does). Also, Chris admits that Amir influenced him into buying a Google Home. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Apple Grounds Its Airport Router Division for Good (Cult of Mac)

2. Facebook's Social Good Forum: Introducing Donations In Live (Facebook Newsroom) 

3. NBC Universal Doubles Stake In Buzzfeed (Reuters) 

4. Apple Users Are Being Spammed With Cal Invites. Here's What To Do If You Get One (Inc) 

5 (HOT TOPIC) STORY: New Ways To Share In The Moment on Instagram (Instagram Blog) 

Honorable Mention(s):

DISHonorable Mention(s):

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

 

Nov 22, 2016

And now for something completely different. This week - for the first time - I take a focus on the importance of giving thanks (with a bit of a social focus, of course). This week's Thanksgiving special includes an appearance from a Why I Social Ambassador and a look back at one of the most important pieces of an early episode.

Most importantly, this episode is a thank you to anyone who has listened and all those who have supported the podcast. 

The podcast will be back next week in it's usual format. 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioSoundcloud, Otto Radio 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

 

Nov 21, 2016

On this week's episode, Chris regrets saying mentioning "Uber Lovers". Also, Amir asks an important question! 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Mark Zuckerberg Outlines How Facebook Will Tackle It's Fake News Problem (The Verge) 

2. Otto Radio Builds 2.0 Version on Uber's Trip Experience API (Product Hunt) 

3. What's Next for the $3.65 billion Company Behind Pokemon Go (BartieLouScott)

4. Facebook Launches A New Unified Inbox for Businesses on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram (TechCrunch) 

5 (HOT TOPIC) STORY: Snapchat Signs Data Deal With Foursquare for Better Targeted Geo-Filters (AdWeek)

Honorable Mention(s):

DISHonorable Mention(s):

 

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

 

Nov 15, 2016

Triple digits. Episode 100. This one's special. 

On episode 50 of Why I Social, I told part of the origin story of the podcast as per the request of listener feedback. This week, I've brought my wife - one of the driving forces behind the creation of the podcast onto the show to talk about how she manages social media for her career services office and we discuss one day in 2014 when a podcast was born.

On this week's episode, I invite you to get to know the woman who inspires me every single day and the person who makes Why I Social possible. Hear her story on this week's episode. 

This Week on Why I Social, Mary Alice and I discuss:

  • How she went from history teacher to career counselor 
  • How Why I Social's tagline was actually her idea
  • Why she's currently loving Pinterest 

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

 

Nov 14, 2016

On this week's episode, Amir and Chris reflect on the opportunity to hang out at Zoomph. Also, Chris deals with a broken toilet for three days. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Twitter COO Adam Bain Leaves Twitter (Buzzfeed) 

2. Facebook Is Telling Everyone They're Dead (The Verge) 

3. Believe It Or Not: Social Media Predicted Trump Victory (Zoomph)

4. Google Is Making Android Auto Available In Any Car (Auto Blog) 

5 (HOT TOPIC) STORY: Snapchat's Spectacles Go On Sale Via Minion-like vending machines (TechCrunch) 

Honorable Mention(s):

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

 

Nov 8, 2016

Amma Marfo is (@AmmaMarfo) is a speaker, writer and a podcaster with a background in education. She's also the creator of Mindful Solutions. I had the opportunity to connect with her at the Social Media Strategies Summit (Higher Education) in Boston this past week and was excited to learn more about her creative processes (which includes a podcast called "The Imposters Podcast") and why creativity is so important to her. 

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

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

  • What creativity means to her?
  • The origin story behind the creation of her podcast.
  • How she approaches consulting and education. 

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

 

Nov 7, 2016

On this week's episode, Amir and Chris talk about what it's like to be the IT guys for their families. Plus, Chris remembers the one Abercrombie shirt he's ever owned. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. These are Tesla's stunning new solar roof tiles for homes (Tech Crunch)

2. Cubs vs. Indians is also the World Series of Twitter (Yahoo Sports) 

3. Amazon Just Killed Black Friday (Mashable) 

4. Instagram Is Finally Making It Easier To Shop for Products (Recode) 

5 (HOT TOPIC) STORY: Slack Takes Out A Full-Page "Dear Microsoft" ad in the New York Times (VentureBeat) 

Honorable Mention(s):

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

 

Nov 1, 2016

Katy Griffin is Social Media Strategist at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (@KatyMGriff). She has six years of experience in marketing and digital development at a public research university. Her university recently hosted the Third Presidential Debate and she shares her experience with me on the podcast. 

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

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

  • How she ended up in the Las Vegas area
  • What it was like working social media during debate week on campus
  • What advice would she give to someone running social during a Presidential Debate

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

 

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