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Dec 2, 2017

This week's episode is a bit of a callback - as alumni from previous episodes returned to give thanks - and props - to those in the space who have inspired them. 

Note: My sincere apologies for the delay on this week's episode. In light of being sick, I didn't realize it never went out as scheduled. My gratitude for understanding. 

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Interested in being a part of the Why I Social family? inquire at @WhyISocial@gmail.com for additional information. 

Nov 14, 2017

Dr. Liz Gross is the Founding Director of Campus Sonar. As far as social listening goes, she is one of the most respected persons in the social media industry and higher education. She also serves as an instructor for Karine Joly's Higher Ed Experts.  

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

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Interested in being a part of the Why I Social family? Why I Social is now accepting monthly - inquire at @WhyISocial@gmail.com for additional information. 

 

Oct 31, 2017

C.C. Chapman is a freelance creative and marketing consultant. He is also the host (and producer) of the Why I Write podcast in conjunction with the National Council of Teachers of English. In addition to his consultation work and podcasting, C.C. is also an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Communications at Bentley University

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

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Interested in being a part of the Why I Social family? Why I Social is now accepting monthly - inquire at @WhyISocial@gmail.com for additional information. 

 

Oct 17, 2017

Matt Matkovich and Phil Januszewski make up the team behind M&P Presentations. Matt is a full-time high school guidance counselor and Phil is a full-time high school chemistry/physics teacher. 

Together, they form M&P Presentations who offer motivational presentations, professional workshops, master of ceremony services, and event hosting for all ages and groups. 

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

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Interested in being a part of the Why I Social family? Why I Social is now accepting monthly - inquire at @WhyISocial@gmail.com for additional information. 

 

Oct 3, 2017

Rachel Thompson is the founder of BadRedhead Media. Prior to founding BadRedHeadmedia (@BadRedheadMedia), she also worked as a Senior pharma rep and sales trainer. She has been a consistent blogger and currently serves as a Founding Director for presentHER

In addition, she runs the #Sexabusechat - in an issue that is both very close and personal to her. 

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

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Interested in being a part of the Why I Social family? Why I Social is currently considering sponsors - inquire at @WhyISocial@gmail.com for additional information. 

 

Sep 26, 2017

Jason Shemmel is Social Media Manager for HarperCollins Christian Publishing. He's also the host of the Get S*** done Podcast. In addition to these roles, he's also a moderator for Social media Marketing (a group with over 1,600,000 members on LinkedIn) and recently returned from #CMWorld. 

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

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Interested in being a part of the Why I Social family? Why I Social is currently considering sponsors - inquire at @WhyISocial@gmail.com for additional information. 

 

Sep 19, 2017

Jason Eng works at IBM on Developer Communications and Influencer Engagement. He previously worked at Sony for over 10 years. He has clear beliefs in the way he uses social media and is one of the most engaging guests to join the podcast in recent weeks. It also turns out that he met host Chris Barrows - in 2015 - before Chris even knew it! 

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

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Interested in being a part of the Why I Social family? Why I Social is currently considering sponsors - inquire at @WhyISocial@gmail.com for additional information. 

 

Sep 12, 2017

Brett Pucino is a Brand Strategist and Career Brand Consultant at Breakthrough Career Coaching. In addition to his work as career services professional, he also works as a ghostwriter. He has been interested in writing since he was young and has proven to be a skilled one both digitally and in-print (though you may not have even known you've read this work!). 

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

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Interested in being a part of the Why I Social family? Why I Social is currently considering sponsors - inquire at @WhyISocial@gmail.com for additional information. 

 

Sep 5, 2017

Jennifer Patel is Senior Director (of Community Development) for Union Health (LLC). With a current professional focus on training and community, I had the pleasure of running into Jenn at Innocon in New York City. In addition to her time in community development, Patel has also worked at St. John's and Hofstra University. 

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

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If you know someone who deserves their story told, let me know! Tweet me at @CBarrows or @WhyISocial using #WhyISocialGuest 

Interested in being a part of the Why I Social family? Why I Social is currently considering sponsors - inquire at @WhyISocial@gmail.com for additional information. 

 

Aug 29, 2017

Jackie Vetrano is the Social Media Coordinator for Skidmore College. In addition to being a member of host Chris Barrows' eduWeb team this year, she has also served as Customer Service Manager (for Merit Inc.) and has worked in social media since 2013.

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

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Connect with Jackie 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 22, 2017

Cat Trestini is a freelance social media strategist living in the Orlando area. Cat's New Jersey roots remain strong - including her time at Rutgers - and has made a major impact on her career.  She also recently returned from Joel Renner (Episode 29)'s latest Social Roadtrip. 

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

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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. Learn more at Zoomph.com

 

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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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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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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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?! 

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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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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
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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
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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
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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

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