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Aug 15, 2017

Jason Boucher is Senior Manager and Digital Content Strategist at the University of New Hampshire. Boucher served as a track chair for the conference, is a craft beer fan and a collector of vinyl records. 

His episode was recorded live from the eduWeb Digital Summit - which also featured speakers such as alumni Chris Bryant and Katy Spencer Johnson. The conference is also co-chaired by alum Joel Renner. 

But this episode is all about Jason, his story and how he got to where he is 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
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Connect with Jason on Twitter and LinkedIn

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. Learn more at Zoomph.com

 

Aug 1, 2017

Maggie Rimnac is a digital marketing specialist at Motivation Excellence. When she isn't taking the lead on all digital marketing properties for Motivation Excellence - you may find her at the gym power-lifting or building and participating communities of women on social media (and beyond).  

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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Follow at @WhyISocial.
Connect with Maggie on Twitter and LinkedIn

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 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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Follow at @WhyISocial.
Connect with Dave 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 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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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 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
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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

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
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioGoogle and Otto Radio
Follow at @WhyISocial.
Connect with Jeff 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 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
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioGoogle and Otto Radio
Follow at @WhyISocial.
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 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 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

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
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 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
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioGoogle and Otto Radio
Follow at @WhyISocial.
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 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
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioGoogle and Otto Radio
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 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
Subscribe on iTunesStitcher RadioGoogle and Otto Radio
Follow at @WhyISocial.
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 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

 

Apr 25, 2017

Ijeoma Nwatu Enemanna is a self-employed freelance consultant in the Washington DC metro area. She joins the show following a recommendation from #FiveFavorites co-host Amir Zonozi. She has a BS from George Mason University and (officially) began her professional career in 2009. 

Hear her story on this week's episode. 

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

  • The path that led her to freelance full-time
  • How she motivates herself personally and professionally 
  • What it was like to land that first client

And of course, Why Does She Social?! 

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

Apr 18, 2017

JMatt is a DJ at . In addition to his work at the station as a weekend DJ, he's also a social media marketer who has a passion for social media. 

Hear his story on this week's episode. 

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

  • How to break into the radio business 
  • The importance of mental health
  • His dream job 

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 Thomas 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

Apr 11, 2017

This week's episode was recorded at the Kurogo Mobile Conference in Orlando Florida and features Damond Nollan. Damond is IT Director for Web Services at North Carolina Central University. He's also a (proud) father of three. 

Hear his story on this week's episode. 

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

  • How he ended up working in IT Services 
  • His role and methodologies as a manager
  • His takeaways from the Kurogo Mobile Conference

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 Thomas 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

Apr 4, 2017

Chris Bryant is Creative Director at Empire Studios (formally, Bryant Productions). He is also one of the first persons to support the podcast and has been an ambassador for the show since it's inception. 

Hear his story on this week's episode. 

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

  • Life working as a home theater designer 
  • The start and evolution of Bryant Productions
  • His process of working/choosing clients 

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 Thomas 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

Mar 28, 2017

Thomas Mathew is Chief Product Officer at Zoomph. Thomas holds an MS in computational linguistics from Georgetown University and a BTech in electronics engineering from Cochin University.

Hear his story on this week's episode. 

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

  • His journey to Zoomph
  • How he became interested in computational linguistics
  • The difference between working with start-ups and corporations

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.
Connect with Thomas 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

Mar 21, 2017

In a break from the usual Why I Social format - I recorded live at CASE SMC (Social Media and Community) in Los Angeles. My guests this week are two persons whom are some of my (I admit my bias here) favorite people in higher education - but also two of the most accomplished. 

This Week on Why I Social meet: 

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

Mar 14, 2017

Elliot Volkman is a digital marketing manager at Blue Acorn. He also reports on technology for Tech.Co. In addition, he enjoys running and shares his story about running a half-marathon. 

Hear his story on this week's episode. 

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

  • How he decided to study journalism
  • Why he enjoys covering technology news
  • Why running is a big part of his life 

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

Mar 7, 2017

Bryan Mapes is the winner of the XFinity Dream Job and the current Xfinity Sports Guy (tweeting from the Xfinity Sports account). His journey to a career in social media isn't what you likely expected. 

Hear his story on this week's episode. 

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

  • Where did Bryan work before his time in sports?
  • What was it like participating in the MLB Fan Cave tryouts?
  • How did he land his job with XFinity?  

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

Mar 3, 2017

This week, I had the opportunity to be press at Social Media Week - NYC. I took the time while I was there to have a few conversations with some of the attendees. I also shared some quick thoughts on the event - which will be continued on next week's Five Favorites podcast.

On this episode, you'll get to know: 

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

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