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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:

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/

036 | FACEBOOK’S FUTURE PLANS REVEALED! EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM F8

Facebook just held its annual developer conference, F8. Mark Zuckerberg made some radical announcements about the changing face of the largest social media platform on the planet, changes that will impact our personal and professional lives online.

We cover the six principles Zuck shares in this week’s episode as well as our feedback on their true impact to your business strategy. The six principles include:

  1. Private interactions

  2. Encryption

  3. Reduced permanence

  4. Safety

  5. Interoperability

  6. Secure data storage

Also, announced were a few sexy upgrades to Instagram and we end with a touch on VR, with the new Oculus Quest, vs AR, and where we think these technologies are useful in the near future.

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Links we reference in the show are below:

https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/02/everything-facebook-announced-at-f8-2019/

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/02/takeaways-from-f8-and-facebooks-next-phase/

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/30/18524068/facebook-f8-2019-keynote-highlights-summary-news-feed-messenger-instagram-oculus

032 | ALL THINGS FACEBOOK. IS IT THE NEXT WECHAT? LIVE FROM PEPPERDINE GRAZIADIO IN IRVINE, CALIFORNIA.

Recording together from our alma mater, Pepperdine University, in episode 032, we jump in on the latest news from our old friend, Facebook. This time around, it’s all about PRIVACY.  Zuckerberg says they want to move from a town square format to a smaller, living room scenario. This will have huge implications for the newsfeed, Facebook Messenger, and even Instagram Stories. With more scrutiny than ever from regulators in Washington D.C., security breaches and the never-ending pressure to reinvent, Facebook is pivoting fast.

Also, what’s all of this have to do with massive Chinese-based social platform, WeChat? Is Zuckerberg looking overseas for domination inspiration? We think Facebook is positioning itself to be the next super app by tying its messaging platforms together as they let slip a couple weeks back. Now, it is just a matter of time before this is monetized. These are signals to watch and Facebook is giving all the clues to what they are going to be next.

If you aren’t yet on Facebook or Instagram, this is the time to get involved: B2B, B2C, services, products, global, domestic - the next wave of innovation is coming and you want to be ready.

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Links we reference in the show:

https://www.wired.com/story/zuckerberg-privacy-manifesto-questions/

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/07/zuckerberg-doesnt-know-yet-how-facebook-will-monetize-new-strategy.html

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/7/18254717/facebook-instagram-whatsapp-regulation-antitrust-mark-zuckerberg-klobuchar-hawley-blumenthal

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/7/18253547/facebook-zuckerberg-future-blog-post-redefining-reputation

https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/facebook-privacy-pivot-a-china-type-move-trying-to-corner-the-free-world-cyber-guy

https://www.businessinsider.com/future-of-facebook-looks-like-china-wechat-2019-3

https://web.wechat.com/

031 | LIVE FROM THE 2019 SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING WORLD CONFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Just when we think we’ve got social media dialed, it changes on us. Unlike the internet, which often feels like a utility, social media platforms are living, breathing entities. They are run by people, respond to market changes, and are constantly evolving their functionality and algorithms. The Social Media Marketing World conference, held in San Diego, California, brings together over 100 social and digital marketing experts and really punched above its weight this year. In this podcast, we riff on what we learned AND the patterns we’re hearing. So much good stuff!

Our key takeaways:

  • Less than half of marketers report they’re using live video or Instagram/ Facebook stories in their content strategy, yet this is where organic reach and engagement are still alive and well. Do video now. Ephemeral is the new black! Huge opportunity here.

  • Vanity metrics are meaningless. Stop counting likes. Start listening (and participating) in conversations about your brand and focus on your core KPIs.

  • Show, don’t tell. Demonstrate your product or service visually. Then let your audience tell the story - on your behalf. Everyone is a reporter now. The power is in the hands of your customers. Make it easy.

  • Relationships are marketing. Focus on “micro-interactions.” Less is more, if it is meaningful. We explain the CARE model.

  • Craft your LinkedIn profile for the reader, not you. Don’t be myopic. What are you and/or your brand offering your audience?

  • Lastly, no one gave us an operating manualfor how to live in the era we do. This digital era. Experiment. Don’t be afraid to start today. It’s not too late. We are all figuring it out together!

Links  and people we reference in the show:

https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/smmworld/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDHIyrfMl_U

https://twitter.com/mike_stelzner

https://twitter.com/briansolis

https://twitter.com/jessikaphillips

https://twitter.com/nicknimmin

https://twitter.com/eringarganking

https://twitter.com/derraleves

https://twitter.com/theadstrategist

https://twitter.com/greenarrowdigit

https://twitter.com/JohnNemoPR