social media

045 | FACEBOOK AND THE FUTURE. INTERVIEW WITH MARI SMITH, THE “QUEEN OF FACEBOOK.”

In this episode of the Social Currency podcast, we interview Facebook Queen, Mari Smith.

Mari is one of the world's leading social media thought leaders, consulting, speaking and offering online training to countless digital marketers.

Fast Company described Mari as, “A veritable engine of personal branding, a relationship marketing whiz and the Pied Piper of the Online World.” Forbes named Mari as one of the top ten Social Media Influencers three years in a row.


We discuss:

  • Is Facebook only for old people?

  • What does “the future is private” actually mean?

  • 5G and AI’s impact on digital marketing.

  • Instagram hiding likes. What this means for Social Influencers.

  • How to weave organic, paid and retargeting together into a 1, 2, 3 punch on Facebook.

  • China and Tik Tok.

  • Is all of this the fault of the platform? Or is it us?

Links we reference in the show:

044 | MARY MEEKER'S FUTURE OF THE INTERNET - 2019 EDITION

In this episode of the Social Currency podcast, we discuss the infamous Mary Meeker Internet Trends Report.

Mary has become a staple at the annual Code Conference, running through insane amounts of data and research about the internet and technology adoption in rapid succession, PechaKucha (Machu Picchu?) Style (Japanese form of storytelling where you only speak for 20 seconds per slide with heavy use of visuals).

Who is Mary Meeker? She is an American venture capitalist and former Wall Street securities analyst. Her primary work is on Internet and new technologies and famously said “the internet has lots of upside.” She was a partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins until last year when she formed her own company, Bond Capital. In 2014, she was listed as the 77th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. She has been producing the “Future of the Internet” reports since 1995.

We discuss:

  • Global internet user base. 

  • Subscription vs. free trial. 

  • Power of recommendation. 

  • Podcasting growth. 

  • Voice growth. 

  • eSports and social gaming. 

  • Data as the killer app. 

  • Splinternet. 

  • Cybersecurity and technology’s impact on healthcare. 

So. Much. Goodness.

Links we reference in the show are below:

Mary’s Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_dwZB5h56E

Full Report: https://www.bondcap.com/#view/1

Recode Summary: https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/6/11/18651010/mary-meeker-internet-trends-report-slides-2019

043 | POWERING POSITIVE TRANSFORMATION THROUGH DISRUPTION. INTERVIEW WITH LINDSEY ROY, VP AND CMO OF HALLMARK.

On this episode of the Social Currency marketing podcast, we are joined by special guest, Lindsey Roy, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Hallmark Greetings. We spend time talking through her powerful story, how she views personal and business transformation, the power of authenticity for a brand, how emotion can be a competitive advantage, and how Hallmark is maximizing social media to connect with true humanity. The power of positive can create change. Traditional businesses can stay true to who they are while going digital at the same time.

Find Lindsey Roy at:

https://www.instagram.com/lindseyroy26/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindseyroyofficial

http://www.lindseyroy.com


Learn more about Hallmark

https://www.hallmark.com

042 | CONNECTING ON LINKEDIN - AN INTERVIEW WITH AMANDA ROST OF LINKEDIN

Amanda Rost joined the Social Currency show and shared her insights on working at the social media, job hunting juggernaut: LinkedIn. We discuss the platform’s mission to raise global GDP and create economic opportunity for everyone. We also touch on how LinkedIn has been successful because of its purposeful steady growth, unreliance on ads for revenue and higher order mission. Could this be the last frontier of “safe” social media spaces? Check out our discussion in episode #42 of Social Currency.

Links we reference in the show are below:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandarost/

https://twitter.com/amanda_rost

https://airtable.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/leelasrinivasan/

Books we reference in the show are below:

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

https://amzn.to/2L5TYxZ

The Order of Time

https://amzn.to/2XzcPrR

Tools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology

https://amzn.to/2L7jbb7

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/