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Why I Social brings brings you candid conversations with folks who truly get social media - from average joe to CEO. Each podcast invites you to get to know social media professionals beyond their social media handle. Go beyond the handle with Why I Social.
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Now displaying: June, 2017
Jun 27, 2017

Jeff Higgins is Director of Social Media at Bloomerang Solutions. He's lived most of his life in Florida, much of it near Anna Maria (though he did spend some time in Philadelphia). His active social presence is hard to miss as he's one of the most engaging persons I've had the opportunity to meet thanks to social media. 

Hear his story on this week's episode. 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.

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

Jun 26, 2017

On this week's episode, we invent a new Amazon product. Also, Ken (yes, that Ken) gets a man bun.  

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Wireless and drone execs praised President Trump as he pledged to cut down regulations (Recode)

2. Netflix now has more subscribers than Cable TV in the US (VentureBeat) 

3. Instagram Stories Hits 250 Million Daily Users, Adds Live Video Replays (TechCrunch)

4. Amazon Prime Wardrobe will let you try on clothes before you buy them (The Verge) 

5. Hot Topic: 

Honorable Mention(s)

DISHonorable Mention(s)

Tweet 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. 

Jun 20, 2017

James Ho is a Customer Service Specialist at Zoomph. He's a recent graduate of George Mason University and has also interned with the Washington Redskins prior to joining the Zoomph team. James also spends his spare time coaching lacrosse. 

Hear his story on this week's episode. And of course, Why Does He Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
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Connect with James 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

Jun 19, 2017

On this week's episode, we debate the meaning of life ("The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42"). Also, Amazon continues the march towards world domination. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Tim Cook Says Apple Focused on Autonomous Systems in Cars Push (Apple)

2. Snapchat seduces advertisers with new self-serve tools and certified partners (TechCrunch)

3. Twitter's New Look (Twitter) 

4. Katy Perry's Witness World Wide Generated Over 49 Million Views (Billboard) 

5. Hot Topic: Amazon Acquires Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Honorable Mention(s)

DISHonorable Mention(s)

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. 

Jun 13, 2017

Matt Marcinek is a performance coach, a combat athlete and a motivational speaker. He's also the creator of www.disabledgrappler.com. Having been diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 9 months old - he has inspired many over the course of his career. Ask him and he won't tell you he's defied any odds, he's simply worked hard and continues to do so today.

Hear his story on this week's episode. And of course, Why Does He Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioGoogle and Otto Radio
Follow at @WhyISocial.
Connect with Matt 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

Jun 12, 2017

On this week's (very special) second episode, we cover all the greatest new announcements from Apple's #WWDC17 Event. This is not your standard episode of Five Favorites! 

Links for this episode are from The Verge. 

Announcements Discussed: 

1. Apple Homepod

2. iMac Pro

3. iOS11

4. ARKIT

5. New iPad

6. New OS: "High Sierra"

7. New Watch OS

8. And some extras...

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. 

Jun 12, 2017

On this week's episode, we have a dramatic reading involving pizza and a college application. Also, we pay our respects to Adam West. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Customers Are Already Abandoning DIRECTV Now (The Motley Fool) 

2. Apple Is Going To Let Podcast Creators - and advertisers - see what listeners actually like (Recode) 

3. Microsoft XBox at E3 - The 6 Biggest Disappointments (The Verge)

4. It's official: Yahoo shareholders approve the $4.48 billion sale to Verizon (Business Insider) 

5. Hot Topic: Apple Marketing Executive Bozoma Saint John is Joining Uber as its Chief Brand Officer (Recode) 

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. 

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

Jun 6, 2017

Eric Stoller is a higher education consultant, writer, and speaker. He currently serves as a writer/blogger for InsideHigherEd.com and is a soon-to-be father! He is also arguably one of the best-known thought leaders in the higher education space. 

Hear his story on this week's episode. And of course, Why Does He Social?! 

Share your thoughts on this week's episode with #WhyISocial
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioGoogle and Otto Radio
Follow at @WhyISocial.
Connect with Eric 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

Jun 5, 2017

On this week's episode, our honorable mention is a user-requested session around this week's favorite internet topic (#covfefe). Also, Wonder Woman is a terrific film - wonderful even - so go see it. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Apple WWDC 2017: What to expect (CNet)

2. Google Is Building An Ad-Blocker Into Chrome (Social Media Today) 

3. Elon Must, Google and others decry Paris accord decision (VentureBeat)

4. Microsoft Redesigns Skype (The Verge) 

5. Hot Topic: Facebook Live Audio Rolling Out Discussion
*no articles at time of recording*

Honorable Mention(s)

  • Our favorite #covfefe memes (per listener request!) 

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. 

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