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Episode 63 - The One That's Musical.ly to your ears

Why I Social

Release Date: 11/13/2017

Episode 162 - Chris Episode 162 - Chris "Sully" Sully (@CSSully)

Why I Social

Chris Sully (@CSSully) is Marketing Manager at Funko. He's also the co-owner of Nerd FU. He is the host/co-host of multiple podcasts including Funko's Funkast. His journey to Funko (his number one job) is one that will inspire many to chase their dreams. 

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Episode 161 - Alesia Hendley (@TheSmoothFactor)  show art Episode 161 - Alesia Hendley (@TheSmoothFactor)

Why I Social

Alesia Hendley (@TheSmoothFactor on Twitter) is an audio-visual operator and multi-media journalist. She is a co-host for the Social Slice (learn more at socialslice.io) and has a passion for technology (especially audio-visual). Alesia was also recommended to the podcast by alum Brad Parler. 

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Episode 160 - Social Good and Influence for Good (Special Episode) show art Episode 160 - Social Good and Influence for Good (Special Episode)

Why I Social

Taking a break from the usual conversations taking place on Why I Social - this episode looks at the power of social media to do social good. It also calls back to the work of many of the alumni of the podcast who are doing good things and providing positive social influence to inform and educate others on important global conversations. 

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Episode 159 - Amy Jauman (@Amyjauman) show art Episode 159 - Amy Jauman (@Amyjauman)

Why I Social

Amy Jauman is the Chief Learning Officer at the National Institute for Social Media. Additionally, she serves as an adjunct professor in business and marketing at St. Catherine University and owns Remotely Smart. She has extensive experience with instruction from early-childhood education to adult education. 

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Episode 158 - Rob Zaleski (@Robzie_) show art Episode 158 - Rob Zaleski (@Robzie_)

Why I Social

Rob Zaleski is a Digital Content Marketer at ShippingEasy in Austin. In addition, he's the host of a new podcast, Keep Marketing Weird. Previous experiences also include time as Marketing Manager for Marketing Profs and Content Marketing Associate for Main Street Hub. 

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Episode 157 - Ryan Farrell (@Ryan_Farrell6) show art Episode 157 - Ryan Farrell (@Ryan_Farrell6)

Why I Social

Ryan Farrell is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Purdue University. He has been working in marketing since 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is the also proud father of three children. 

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Episode 156 - Tess Kaytmaz (@tessmeonit)  show art Episode 156 - Tess Kaytmaz (@tessmeonit)

Why I Social

Tess Kaytmaz currently works at Cross Fit Virtuosity in Brooklyn and is one of the most passionate people I've had the pleasure of meeting through social media (and previous guests, members of #SMUN). She has a background in social media - which she most recently has used to take on the challenge of mental health awareness. 

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Episode 155 - Casie Shimansky Returns (@TheNameisCasie) show art Episode 155 - Casie Shimansky Returns (@TheNameisCasie)

Why I Social

Casie Shimansky is an award-winning social media strategist for Cisco's talent brand team. She is a previous guest on the show and the first to return as an alum for a regular episode of the podcast. It's also possible you follow her dog on Instagram. 

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Episode 154 - Katie Santo (@HeyJustKatie) show art Episode 154 - Katie Santo (@HeyJustKatie)

Why I Social

Katie Santo is Web Training and Content Support Specialist at New York University. She has previously worked at Apple as an in-store guest/trainer expert. She joins the show with an engaging Twitter presence that is both educational and embraces pop culture.

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Sessions - Episode 8 (Twitter's New Bookmark Feature)  show art Sessions - Episode 8 (Twitter's New Bookmark Feature)

Why I Social

Welcome to the eighth episode of Why I Social Sessions - where we bring you short discussions focused on one singular topic. This is not your standard Why I Social episode where we learn about a guest - but instead - we focus on important topics impacting the social media space today.

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On this week's episode, Amir admits he's never watched, Harry Potter.  Also, Sean Parker is at it (again). 

This week's Five Favorites: 

1. Sean Parker unloads on Facebook: “God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains” [Axios]

2. The Magic of Harry Potter is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You   [NianticLabs]

3. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel is redesigning Snapchat because it’s too hard to use [Recode]

4. Disney Lays Down the Law for Theaters on “Star Wars - The Last Jedi” [WSJ]

5. (Hot Topic) China’s Toutiao is buying Musical.ly in a deal worth $800M-$1B [TechCrunch]

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