influencer marketing

041 | MATTERS OF CYBER SECURITY. FEATURING KRISTINA LIBBY, EXPERT AND “THREAT MATRIX” PODCAST HOST.

In this episode of the Social Currency podcast, we interview “Threat Matrix” podcast host, former Microsoft PR lead and now NYU professor, Kristina Libby. Prepare for war. We hit on hidden agendas, the AI war, the responsibility of social platforms to combat fake news, and the line between PR and propaganda.  
In our discussion with Kristina, we touch on:

  • Cyber security and what we should all be doing now to protect ourselves

  • The responsibility of social platforms to combat fake news

  • The line between PR and propaganda

  • Winning the AI war

  • The future of social media

Links we reference in the show are below:

Where to find Kristina:

https://twitter.com/matrix_threat

https://twitter.com/KristinaLibby

Books Referenced in this Episode:

Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth: https://amzn.to/2JfgD7s

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media: https://amzn.to/2xnSPIY

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy: https://amzn.to/2IWjxiG

Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon: https://amzn.to/2FFBHTy

Forums & Sites Referenced in this Episode:

Nancy Pelosi Doctored Video: https://www.reddit.com/r/TechNewsToday/comments/bta9e0/a_doctored_video_of_nancy_pelosi_shows_social/

Twitterbots: Anatomy of a Propaganda Campaign: https://www.symantec.com/blogs/threat-intelligence/twitterbots-propaganda-disinformation

The Beginners Guide to Not Getting Hacked: https://www.dontclickonthat.com/

040 | INTERVIEW WITH THE QUEEN OF GEEK CULTURE, TRISHA HERSHBERGER, PART 2

We took a quick interlude to get you the quick update on WWDC from Apple, but back with Part 2 on Trisha Hershberger's take on the influencer lifestyle.

As a refresher, we had the honor of spending an hour with social influencer, content creator, digital producer, entrepreneur and queen of geek culture - Trisha Hershberger. She tells us her origin story back when YouTube was a place for creators and it wasn’t yet cool to be a geek. This is part 2 of that conversation.

We hit on a variety of topics including:

The digital content production process - how do things get made? Collaborations with brands and what it looks like when brands don’t do it right. The evolution of YouTube from ye olden days to today and what it means for creators and brands. Why the word “influencer” is so loaded and that ultimately it’s about respecting the creator. Geek culture and its metamorphosis over the past twenty years.

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Links we reference in the show are below:

https://www.trishahershberger.com/

https://www.youtube.com/trishahershberger

https://twitter.com/thatgrltrish

https://www.instagram.com/thatgrltrish/

https://www.twitch.tv/trishahershberger

https://www.facebook.com/thatgrltrish/

https://contently.com/strategist/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revenge_of_the_Nerds

https://www.amazon.com/Fables-Vol-2-Animal-Farm/dp/140120077X

038 | INTERVIEW WITH THE QUEEN OF GEEK CULTURE, TRISHA HERSHBERGER, PART 1

We had the honor of spending an hour with social influencer, content creator, digital producer, entrepreneur and queen of geek culture- Trisha Hershberger. She tells us her origin story back when YouTube was a place for creators and it wasn’t yet cool to be a geek. We also cover a variety of topics including:

  1. The digital content production process- how do things get made?

  2. Collaborations with brands and what it looks like when brands don’t do it right.

  3. The evolution of YouTube from ye olden days to today and what it means for creators and brands.

  4. Why the word “influencer” is so loaded and that ultimately it’s about respecting the creator

  5. Geek culture and its metamorphosis over the past twenty years

Listen on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/OgXbHERCyoM

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Links we reference in the show are below:

https://www.trishahershberger.com/

https://www.youtube.com/trishahershberger

https://twitter.com/thatgrltrish

https://www.instagram.com/thatgrltrish/

https://www.twitch.tv/trishahershberger

https://www.facebook.com/thatgrltrish/

https://contently.com/strategist/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revenge_of_the_Nerds

https://www.amazon.com/Fables-Vol-2-Animal-Farm/dp/140120077X



035 | 7 STEPS TO BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND

Developing your personal brand online is easier than you think and more important than ever. We outline the 7 steps to do just this in episode #35 of the Social Currency podcast.

  1. What is a personal brand?

  2. Why you need variations of your stump speech.

  3. Your point of view is what differentiates you.

  4. Focus on those you’re trying to attract. Forget the rest

  5. Partner with others and co-create content that adds value to others.

  6. There are lots of (free) tools. How to think about them in stages.

  7. Maintain even when you don’t “need” anything. Table touching.

Links we reference in the show are below:

Feedly news aggregator: https://feedly.com/i/welcome

Google alerts: https://www.google.com/alerts

How to Build a Personal Brand in 5 Steps (and Why Everyone Messes Up on Number 1): https://www.inc.com/nicolas-cole/how-to-build-a-personal-brand-in-5-steps-and-why-everyone-messes-up-on-number-1.html

5 Steps to Building Your Personal Brand From Scratch: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/298513

034 | THE RISE OF SOCIAL SHOPPING - INSTAGRAM LAUNCHES CHECKOUT, PINTEREST SHOPPABLE PINS

In episode 034 of the Social Currency marketing podcast, we jump on the rise of social shopping. With the introduction of Instagram Checkout and the growth of Pinterest Shoppable Pins, has the age of contextual commerce arrived?

The concept of social shopping has been around since early 2000s, but with the launch of new capabilities like Instagram Checkout and the ease of setting up Pinterest Shoppable Pins, it's easy to see the natural connection between social, influencers, and the consumers interested in what's new, cool, and next. Social shopping is interest-based: Native, natural, and now easy, because it's seamless and in context of the content you are already enjoying.

This is contextual commerce. Now that the platforms are enabling the power to access consumers in a new way, with clear attribution models and integrated e-commerce capabilities, why wouldn't you use social to sell...and shop?