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May 31, 2017

Emily Miethner is CEO and Founder of FindSpark. In addition, she's an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the School of Visual Arts (both in New York City). In her spare time, she also lends her talents to her alma mata, Hofstra University, as part of their Women In Leadership Advisory Board. 

Hear her story on this week's episode. 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.

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

May 30, 2017

On this week's episode, Dave Chappelle gets the respect he deserves. Also, we delay the episode one day because this podcast would not exist without the men and women who have died for the United States of America. Thank you to those who have/do serve. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Zuckerberg Tells Harvard We Need A New Social Contract of Equal Opportunity (TechCrunch)

2. Instagram Direct Now Supports Web Links and Different Photo Orientations (TechCrunch) 

3. Nest's Next Generation Security Camera Could Shoot 4k Resolution (Digital Trends) 

4. Snapchat Bought A Drone Company (The Next Web) 

5. DJI Unveils Spark (BHPhotoVideo) 

Honorable Mention(s)

  • Thoughts and prayers to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (and family) on the loss of his mother. 

DISHonorable Mention(s)

Tweet/Post of the Week 

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show (including our new tweet of the week feature). Tune into Honorable Mentions on WhyISocial.com for all the links we didn't discuss. 

Links not included in show notes - including additional mentions - will be included in the Honorable Mentions blog post. 

May 23, 2017

Jason Falls is a leading digital strategist, author, speaker and thinker in the digital and social media marketing industry. An innovator in conversation research, Falls leads the Conversation Research Institute, a think-tank and consultancy focused on mining online conversations for consumer insight and market research.

Hear his story on this week's episode. 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
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Connect with Jason on Linkedin.

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

May 22, 2017

On this week's episode, Amir's lungs battle a smart bottle. Also, we talk about some of (not all, because that would take forever) the announcements from Google IO. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Apple Plans Laptop Upgrades to Take On Microsoft (Bloomberg) 

2. Facebook Lands Deal to Stream 20 MLB Games Live (Business Insider)

3. Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram Notifications - In One Space (TechCrunch)

4. Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone is Returning To The Company (TechCrunch)

5. All IO17 Announcements (Google) 

Honorable Mention(s)

DISHonorable Mention(s)

Tweet/Post of the Week 

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show (including our new tweet of the week feature). Tune into Honorable Mentions on WhyISocial.com for all the links we didn't discuss. 

May 16, 2017

Ted is a freelance writer, editor, and marketer. His passion for writing is clear from the moment you meet him and he has embraced social media as an opportunity to meet new people both digitally and in-person.

Hear his story on this week's episode. 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
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Follow at @WhyISocial.
Connect with Ted on Linkedin.

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

May 15, 2017

On this week's episode, we show appreciation to Moms...and Derek Jeter.. Also, you're right, we forgot to use the womp womp womp sound for dishonorable. We're sorry. We promise it will be back next week. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Apple Sends Out Press Invites WWDC Keynotes on June 5th (Mac Rumors) 

2. Facebook's Rolling Out Group Membership Questions to Improve Filtering Process (Social Media Today) 

3. Snap Stock Tanks After IPO Expenses Run Up A $2.2 Billion Loss for the First Quarter (CNBC)

4. YouTube Is Pouring Millions Into Content Creation and Shows (WERSM)

5. Hot Topic: Amazon Unveils the $230 Echo Show, with a screen for calls, shipping June 28th (TechCrunch)

Honorable Mention(s):

DISHonorable Mention(s)

Tweet/Post of the Week 

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show (including our new tweet of the week feature). Tune into Honorable Mentions on WhyISocial.com for all the links we didn't discuss. 

May 9, 2017

Jeremiah Barba is a digital marketing manager at Up&Up. He received both his bachelor and master degrees from Bob Jones University. Jeremiah is an experienced speaker/presenter who recently presented at CASE SMC in Los Angelos. He will also be one-half of an upcoming workshop at the eduWeb Digital Summit this August. 

Hear his story on this week's episode. 

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

  • How the arts led him to the marketing profession 
  • How he ended up living in Hawaii for a year
  • Why listening is so important to him

And of course, Why Does He Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
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Connect with Jeremiah on Linkedin.

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

May 8, 2017

On this week's episode, Amir and Chris have strong feelings about Hulu's new redesign. They also strongly consider following Nicki Minaj on Twitter. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Apple's Siri Speaker Could Be Announced at WWDC In June (The Verge) 

2. The $999 Surface Laptop is Microsoft's Expensive Answer to Chromebooks (TechCrunch)

3. Domino's Taps IFTTT to Deactivate Your Garden Sprinkler Automatically In Time for Your Pizza Delivery (The Verge) 

4. Watch How Elon Musk's Boring Company Tunnels Will Move Cars Faster (TechCrunch)

5. (Hot Topic) Hands-On With Hulu's New Live TV Service (TechCrunch)

Honorable Mention(s):

DISHonorable Mention(s)

  • The Google Doc Email Heard Round The World including
    • The person who thought starting with the fake email as HHHHH was a good idea
    • Anyone who clicked it (but seriously, we love you) 

Tweet/Post of the Week 

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show (including our new tweet of the week feature). Tune into Honorable Mentions on WhyISocial.com for all the links we didn't discuss. 

May 2, 2017

This week on Why I Social, we go back in time to some of the inspirational stories and moments that provide insights into how we can change our own lives. The episodes were pick based on feedback I've heard over the years but are far from the only moments worth going back to. 

Featured in this collection of great advice and motivational moments is:

  • Ahna Hendrix (Episode 58) on the importance of doing other things outside of your business as an entrepreneur, as well as the importance of putting your health and wellness first. 

  • Zoomph CEO Ali Reza Manouchehri (Episode 47) on focus, self-reflection and avoiding YES men.
  • Danny Vecchiarelli (Episode 109) on discovering what he wanted to do and his path to owning a barbershop.

  • Tracy Soren and Jesse Jolles (Episode 70) discuss how getting out of one's comfort zone helped them meet one another and form a professional partnership. 

  • Tim Smyth (Episode 89) on how he brought his passion, comic books, into the classroom. 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioGoogle 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

 

May 1, 2017

On this week's episode, Amir and Chris have squad goals. Also, if you want to play a drinking game, take a shot every time Amir says Yaaaas. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Amazon’s Echo Look is a voice assistant with a camera, because that’s not creepy (VentureBeat)

2. 700 Million Monthly Active Users and Counting for Instagram (AdWeek)

3.. 800 Hours of Live Premium Video was Viewed by 45 million viewers in Q1 2017, up 31% + Emoji Search (VentureBeat) 

4. Yik Yak Is Closing (Yik Yak) 

5. Hot Topic: “Rich Kids of Instagram Meets Hunger Games” #FyreFestival (Telegraph)

Honorable Mention(s):

DISHonorable Mention(s)

Tweet/Post of the Week 

  • Lena Schurmann (via Facebook Comment) 

Use the hashtag #FiveFavorites to share YOUR favorite stories each and every week - and YOU may be included on the show (including our new tweet of the week feature). Tune into Honorable Mentions on WhyISocial.com for all the links we didn't discuss. 

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