In the introductory episode of Five Favorites, hosts Chris Barrows (of Why I Social) and Amir Zonozi (of Zoomph) break down some of the top stories of the past week in social media, digital marketing and technology. Find out what Five Favorites is all about and dig right in with the Five Favorites of Episode 0!
The Five Favorites of Episode 0:
4. Twitter to Pay Influencers (Twitter)
5. Snapchat Unpublishes Facebook Page (VentureBeat)
Five Favorites and the Why I Social Podcast is sponsored by Zoomph. Don't forget to send Amir and Chris YOUR favorite stories of the week using #FiveFavorites!
Adam Leidhecker (@AdamLeidhecker) is Director of Social Strategy at Otto Radio. Originally recommended to the podcast by alum Vincent Orleck, Adam is a dad and the creator behind multiple starts-ups. You can see one of those projects at
Hear his story on this week's Why I Social.
And of course, Why Does He Social?!
Do you have someone you'd like to see on the show? Tweet me at @CBarrows or @WhyISocial using #WhyISocialGuest
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Ahna Hendrix (@AhnaHendrix) is CEO and Lead Social Media Specialist at ARCH Digital Agency. She started ARCH Digital in October 2014 and has built a strong online reputation in social media over the course of her career.
You'll find her actively sharing snap stories on a daily basis via Snapchat (which I personally enjoy). She's also a yoga and health enthusiast who has made some significant changes to her life to focus on positivity.
Zoomph transforms digital marketing with real-time 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 about Zoomph? Check out their analytics page: http://bit.ly/WhySocialAnalytics
Social Stories is about YOUR stories in YOUR voice. Every month, the podcast will ask you a question. All you have to do is answer!
This month's story:
"Tell us a story about a time you’ve connected with someone (face-to-face) after meeting them on social media – and how that relationship has grown since!"
This month's storytellers
Want to submit YOUR story?
1. Listen to the latest question (either in the episode or posted via social media at @WhyISocial on Twitter).
2. Record your story in mp3 or m4a format and send it to WhyISocial@gmail.com.
Last week I was excited to bring in someone who was well-versed in the world of content and content strategty. It's safe to say I can say the same thing again this week.
This week's episode with Ira Haberman, Director of Marketing at Atomic Reach, features an individual who has crafted his own success. Not only has he actually accomplished his dream job - something so few of us get to do in our lives - but has done it the right way. So, I invite you...
Get to know Ira as we discuss the importance of storytelling, the growth of mobile technology and of course, the Grateful Dead!
As always, share your thoughts on the latest episode after you listen using #WhyISocial. I also invite you to subscribe so you can get the latest episode as soon as it's available!
If you've been following social media in 2014, you've probably heard the name Brian Fanzo or his handle, iSocialFanz. Brian, who serves as Chief Digital Strategist and Parnter at Broadsuite made name for himself in 2014 and joins us to kick off the Why I Social podcast to talk the value of social relationships, conferences and what it's like to be an emerging social leader (and Dad).