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Jul 25, 2017

Dave Banks is President of Think Tank Marketing and an editor at GeekDad.com. He's also moderated panels at SXSWedu, PAX East and PAX West. He (and his daughter) have also conducted interviews at SDCC. 

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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If you know someone who deserves their story told, let me know! 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

Jul 24, 2017

On this week's episode, Amir has strong feelings about Best Buy. Also, Pokemon Go channels it's inner Fyre Festival. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. YouTube is getting rid of its video editor because no one uses it [The Verge]

2. HDMI 2.1 - What You Need To Know [CNet] 

3. Apple Shows Off New Emojis on World Emoji Day [TechCrunch] 

4. Amazon Launches Spark, a shoppable feed of stories and photos [TechCrunch] 

5. Hot Topic: Why The Grim Reaper of Retail Hasn't Come To Claim Best Buy [LATimes] 

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DISHonorable Mention(s)

Five Favorites' 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. 

Jul 21, 2017

On this week's episode, Amir is very late. Also, winter would have come - if Amir wasn't late. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Amazon May Give App Developers Access to Alexa Audio Recordings [The Verge]

2. Amazon Sold 3x as many Echo Devices During Prime Day As It Did Last Year [AdWeek] 

3. Facebook Makes Messenger Ads Available Globally [Social Media Today] 

4. Twitter Users Sue President Trump [New York Times] 

5. Hot Topic: We're All Ears - What's Up With Sound Cloud? (multiple sources) 

Honorable Mention(s)

DISHonorable Mention(s)

Five Favorites' 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. 

Jul 18, 2017

Paul Spratt is a stand-up comedian living in New York City. Originally from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area, Paul moved to NYC (with a bit of advice from comedian Bill Burr...more about that on the podcast) and has been building his career in the city that never sleeps. 

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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Follow at @WhyISocial.
Connect with Paul on Twitter

If you know someone who deserves their story told, let me know! 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

Jul 11, 2017

Patrick Jervis, Jr. is an award-winning social media and brand manager at East Valley Institute of Technology. In addition to his full-time work, he also is the owner of Respectfully Yours Photography and EyePlay Design. I'm grateful to feature Patrick on the show as he has been one of the longest running supporters of the podcast, as well as a great example of social media done right. 

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 Patrick on Linkedin and Twitter

Stephan was recommended to the podcast by Bostonian and alum, Martin Lieberman. If you know someone who deserves their story told, let me know! 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

Jul 10, 2017

On this week's episode, our hosts get off to a late start thanks to a Balrog. Also, we share helpful hints (completely kidding, kind of) on how to escape jail using a drone. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Uber tipping is rolling out to 121 U.S. and Canadian markets today [TechCrunch)

2. Nielsen: On-demand audio streaming hits record high, is up 62.4% over last year [TechCrunch] 

3. Snapchat lets you add links, voice filters and backdrops to Snaps [TechCrunch]

4. RED is making a $1,200 smartphone with a ‘holographic display’ [The Verge] 

5. Hot Topic: Everything you need to know about Tesla Model 3, which is starting production [The Verge] 

Honorable Mention(s)

DISHonorable Mention(s)

Five Favorites' 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. 

Jul 4, 2017

Stephan Hovnanian is Content Solutions Architect at Bambu (by Sprout Social). He previously owned and operate Shovi Websites for over 16 years. In a highlight of this episode, he shares some advice all those looking to begin a new business should listen to before they get started. 

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 Stephan on Linkedin.

Stephan was recommended to the podcast by Bostonian and alum, Martin Lieberman. If you know someone who deserves their story told, let me know! 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

Jul 3, 2017

On this week's episode, we play with Fyre. Also, we're slightly underwhelmed by a number of good stories this week after a blitz of stories the past few weeks. There's normally more humor here - but we're just being honest with you. 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube Announce Formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (YouTube)

2. Designing custom geofilters for Snapchat just got easier (Mashable)

3. First Look at SNES Hardware (Polygon) 

4. Facebook Crosses 2 Billion Monthly Active Users (The Verge)

5. Hot Topic: Fyre Festival Organizer Arrested on Fraud Charges (The Verge)

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. 

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