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Social Sound Bite: New Instagram Features Challenge Twitter

On this week’s Social Sound Bite – recorded live at the  studios in Iowa City – Jay and I discussed several new Instagram features. These updates to the fun, photo-filtering social network are noteworthy as they inch Instagram even…

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Un-Branding with Scott Stratten

 has been called the Henry Rollins of marketing. Recently, this analogy came to life at Copyblogger’s Authority Rainmaker event where Scott had the honor of preceding Rollins onstage. We talked about all of this and what so many businesses are…

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Social Sound Bite: Jeb! (And Other Social Campaign Updates)

On this week’s Social Sound Bite – recorded live at the  studios in Iowa City – Jay and I discussed … JEB! Kidding aside, we discussed Jeb Bush’s recent campaign announcement which included a logo with a lot of … excitement (!)…

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Talking Points #36 – 6/18/15

Podcasting is easy, right? Arik and Kevin reflect on one year of producing shows, the lessons they’ve learned and the overall state of podcasting today. Also, how Coca-Cola made the most of a Mad Men finale connection, a surprising study about customer service on social media, a new way for Facebook to serve up more…

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The Threat of Eroding Relevance with Martha Pease

“The threat of irrelevance has probably never been greater for any company.” As a consultant, investor, and industry thought leader,  has spent her career focused on helping companies solidify their relevance and create value for their…

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How Thought Leadership Builds Brands with Ian Greenleigh

“Your brand is the tiny moments. Not the the things case studies are written about.”  has spent his career understanding how tiny moments and shifts in access and influence can do big things. He’s used these shifts to his advantage and…

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Social Sound Bite: Snapchat + Millennials, #SocialBrand15 Update

On this week’s Social Sound Bite – recorded live at the  studios in Iowa City – Jay and I discussed some new data on Snapchat use that reinforces why this is a social network we’re spending more and more time talking…

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Talking Points #35 – 6/4/15

Everybody’s talking about Mary Meeker’s latest Internet Trends Report, so Arik and Kevin are too – they share a few highlights and the takeaways. Also, KFC’s Colonel heads to Twitter, journalists still think PR pros lie for a living, what gives? Plus, native advertising comes to TV newscasts, and the importance of crisis planning in…

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The Human Side of Digital Branding with Steven Van Belleghem

“Instead of focusing on big data, we should be focusing on big relevance.”  is a thought leader known for his mind stretching books and keynotes. His latest book, When Digital Becomes Human, explores the sometimes conflicting poles…

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Social Sound Bite: Facebook Adds Critics’ Reviews for Restaurants

On this week’s Social Sound Bite – recorded live at the  studios in Iowa City – we discussed the latest update to Facebook — and it’s one that many small businesses will like. That’s because the social social giant announced…

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