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Dec 27, 2016

Nicole Virant is a Corporate Trainer and Adjunct Instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (aka NWTC). In addition, she also serves as a member of the Greater Green Bay Chamber as a marketing and public relations committee member. She's an experienced presenter who's Twitter profile will also inform you that she loves family, dogs and board games. 

Hear her story on this week's episode. 

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

  • How she ended up in a corporate training role
  • The role (and importance) of family in her life

And of course, Why Does She Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioSoundcloudGoogle and Otto Radio. 
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

 

Dec 26, 2016

On this week's episode, Chris does an awful Morgan Freeman impression. I mean, really, it's bad. Also, both hosts reflect on the year that was and look forward to 2017. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Introducing Facebook Live Audio (Facebook Media)

2. What Each State Googled In 2016 (CBS News) 

3. Nielsen and Foursquare Partner To Tie Digital Ads To In-Store Visits (Wall Street Journal) 

4. Amazon Echo Sells Out Except In-Stores (Wall Street Journal) 

5. Hot Topic: Super Mario Run gets 5 million downloads in first 24 hours (CNet)

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. 

 

Dec 20, 2016

Jeremy Goldman is founder and CEO of the Firebrand Group in New York City. His digital branding and marketing consultancy is devoted to Fortune 500-level brands and high-growth start-ups including L'Oreal, Movado and many others. 

Hear his story on this week's episode. 

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

  • Why he loves New York City
  • What he took away from writing a book
  • What was his "aha" moment before founding his company

And of course, Why Does He Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioSoundcloudGoogle and Otto Radio. 
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

 

Dec 19, 2016

On this week's episode, Amir and Chris admit neither one has had the chance to see Rogue One yet. Also, Amir finds himself this much closer to one day buying a 360 camera. 

Note: There's a slight audio issue on one mic with this week's episode which could not be completely fixed in editing. Thank you for understanding as we will be sure to correct this for next week's 2016 post-holiday episode. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Apple's New TV App Goes Live (TechCrunch) 

2. Meet Amazon Prime Air (YouTube/Amazon) 

3. One Billion Affected by Yahoo Hack (BBC) 

4. You Can Now Broadcast Live from the Twitter App (The Verge)

5. Hot Topic: Apple, Facebook, Google and Uber say they won't help Trump build a registry of Muslim-Americans (Recode) 
 
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Bonus:

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

 

Dec 15, 2016

Welcome to the fourth episode of Why I Social Sessions - where we bring you short discussions focused on one singular topic. This is not your standard Why I Social episode where we learn about a guest - but instead - we focus on important topics impacting the social media space today.

Today, on Why I Social Sessions, Why I Social alum Ross Brand (of Livestream Universe) joins the podcast to discuss the rise of major changes across social media platforms in terms of live-streaming features. 

On Episode 4 

1. Is Facebook THE place to be for live-streaming?

2. What role do third-party tools play in the future of live-streaming?

3. How is Instagram's live streaming product different?

4. Where do opportunities exist for Twitter and Periscope? 

Following the conversation:

I'd encourage you to use the hashtag #WISSessions to share your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook. 

This Week's Question(s): 

  • What live-streaming platform do you see yourself focusing on in 2017?  

Music for Why I Social Sessions is "Voice Over Under" by Kevin McCleod 

"Voice Over Under"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Dec 13, 2016

Brad Parler is Digital Communications Administrator at Blinds.com. Brad resides in the Houston area and came highly recommended by Five Favorites co-host, Amir Zonozi.

In his own words - Brad lives with one foot firmly planted in the world of video production the other foot planted in the world of Internet Technology.live with one foot firmly planted in the world of video production the other foot planted in the world of Internet Technology.

Hear his story on this week's episode. 

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

  • Why has video been so important to his career 
  • How does he utilize video display boards in his work? 

And of course, Why Does He Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioSoundcloudGoogle and Otto Radio. 
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

 

Dec 12, 2016

On this week's episode, Google is shrinking the size of their apps. Also, Amir finally gets his hands on a pair of Snap Spectacles. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Slack and Google Announce Partnership (TechCrunch) 

2. Google Play Background App Updates Are Now 65% Smaller (VentureBeat) 

3. Instagram Is Changing Comments In A Big Way (Mashable) 

4. Pandora Spotify Competitor is Launching Next Year (TechCrunch) 

5. Hot Topic: Amazon Just Launched A Cashier-Free Convenience Store (Venture Beat) 
 
Honorable Mention(s):

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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

 

Dec 6, 2016

Karla Porter is Director of Program Development and Marketing at The Arc of Luzerne County. She's also Principal of Karla Porter Human Capital and New Media. Her career has taken her across the globe - including 10 years in which she lived in Mexico.

Hear her story on this week's episode. 

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

  • The importance of the military in her career
  • What opportunities being bilingual has opened for her
  • How she became involved in NEPA BlogCon (w/ alum Mandy Pennington)

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

 

Dec 5, 2016

On this week's episode, Amir makes Chris talk about Apple. Also, the episode is (a lot) longer than the view of an average Snapchat ad.  

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Spotify Crunches User Data In Fun Ways for New Global Campaign (AdWeek) 

2. AT&T Just Unveiled Its Answer To The Cord-Cutting Wars (Washington Post) 

3. Snapchat Video Ads Average Less Than 3 Seconds A View (Advertising Age) 

4. The NFL Will (Reportedly) Relax Their Social Media Rules (TechCrunch) 

5 (HOT TOPIC) STORY: Netflix (Finally) Adds The Ability To Download Content (Gadgets 360)
 
Honorable Mention(s):

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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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