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Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant explore the world of social media, talking to big names and chewing over the latest news. Sponsored by Pinterest.

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Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant explore the world of social media, talking to big names and chewing over the latest news. Sponsored by Pinterest.

    12. Snap's Ed Couchman on why Snapchat matters in 2020

    12. Snap's Ed Couchman on why Snapchat matters in 2020

    Ed Couchman is general manager for Snap in the UK, overseeing the business growth of the company there..

    Ed joins Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant to talk how Snapchat is evolving, the features people don’t necessarily make the most of, how marketers can make more of the platform, how Snap’s Spectacles might evolve in the future, and more.

    Meanwhile, Matt and Martin talk over the week’s news, share the latest tests and tools you need to know about, and they ponder the peculiarities of train travel.

    Geekout with Matt Navarra is sponsored by Pinterest. Inspire your audience and grow your company on Pinterest with a free business account. Learn more at business.pinterest.com.

    News stories:

    Instagram prototypes letting IGTV creators monetize with ads

    Facebook Dating launch blocked in Europe

    UK names its pick for social media ‘harms’ watchdog

    The show is taking a break after this episode, but worry not —we’ll be back very soon!

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    11. Digitas' James Whatley on the evolution of social media

    11. Digitas' James Whatley on the evolution of social media

    James Whatley has been a social media geek so long he practically invented the term. These days he's a strategy partner at Digitas, where he helps brands make the most of digital platforms.

    James joins Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant to talk about how social media has evolved over the past 15 years, how brands use it well, whether TikTok is a flash in the pan, Facebook’s PR slip-ups, why it’s so hard to respect modern political marketing online, and more, as we kick back for a less formal interview than usual.

    Meanwhile, Matt and Martin talk over the week’s news, share the latest tests and tools you need to know about, and Martin tries to get Matt into BoJack Horseman.

    Geekout with Matt Navarra is sponsored by Pinterest. Inspire your audience and grow your company on Pinterest with a free business account. Learn more at business.pinterest.com.

    News stories:

    YouTube is a $15 billion-a-year business, Google reveals for the first time

    Instagram Brings In More Than a Quarter of Facebook Sales

    Instagram's Search Results For Vaccines Are A Public Health Nightmare

    Twitter Just Released Its Plan To Deal With Deep Fakes

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    10. Chartbeat's John Saroff on social analytics and the future of online publishing

    10. Chartbeat's John Saroff on social analytics and the future of online publishing

    Ask staff at many of the world’s leading newsrooms what software they rely on the most and Chartbeat will be near the top of the list. John Saroff is CEO of Chartbeat, which means he has plenty of insights into the way online publishers — and their audiences —are evolving.

    John joins Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant to talk about the changing habits of online publishers, the best ways to use social media to drive traffic and engagement to online brands, tips for smaller bloggers and publishers, and the future of Facebook’s often rocky relationship with the news industry.

    Meanwhile, Matt and Martin talk over the week’s news, share the latest tests and tools you need to know about, and Matt gets grumpy about the Martin’s attempts to sledgehammer Aretha Franklin and Sylvester lyrics into the end of the show.

    Geekout with Matt Navarra is sponsored by Pinterest. Inspire your audience and grow your company on Pinterest with a free business account. Learn more at business.pinterest.com.

    News stories:

    Damian Collins is replaced as chair of the UK Parliament DCMS select committee

    Vine reboot Byte officially launches

    Starting the Decade by Giving You More Control Over Your Privacy (and why it doesn’t do what it says it does)

    In Quick Hits, we mention Instagram Addresses Questions on Algorithm, Comment Pods and Verification [Infographic]

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    • 59 min
    9. Vix Meldrew on the influencer industry in 2020

    9. Vix Meldrew on the influencer industry in 2020

    Vix Meldrew is a content creator and the founder of Grow & Glow, a community for creators who want to build sustainable storytelling businesses.

    Vix talks to Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant about how the influencer industry is evolving from simple paid endorsements to more involved forms of storytelling. She discusses making the leap from school teacher to full-time online creator, the challenges of what many people consider a glamorous life, and how she helps others to develop the kind of career she has.

    How can the influencer industry become more transparent and inclusive? Vix shares her thoughts. She also discusses her relationship with Pinterest, how the platform supports her work, and her tips for how influencers can make the most to fit.

    Meanwhile, Matt and Martin talk over the week’s news, share the latest tests and tools you need to know about, and Martin extols the virtues of a 4G-enabled iPad when traveling.

    Geekout with Matt Navarra is sponsored by Pinterest. Inspire your audience and grow your company on Pinterest with a free business account. Learn more at business.pinterest.com.

    News stories:

    The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

    Facebook backs off plan to plaster ads all over WhatsApp

    Snap founder says TikTok could dethrone Instagram

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    • 58 min
    8. Instagram's Vishal Shah

    8. Instagram's Vishal Shah

    Vishal Shah is Instagram’s head of product, and he joins us to explain how he’s thinking about the world’s most popular visual sharing app as a new year begins.

    Vishal talks to Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant about how Instagram decides what to add to — and take away from — the app, how messaging app Threads is developing, why DMs are coming to the web now after so long, an insider’s view on the end of like counts, changes to IGTV, and much more. He answers a bunch of listener’s questions, too.

    Meanwhile, Matt and Martin talk over the week’s news, share the latest tests and tools you need to know about, and share the joy of wearing makeup for the day after you’ve been on breakfast TV.

    Geekout with Matt Navarra is sponsored by Pinterest. Inspire your audience and grow your company on Pinterest with a free business account. Learn more at business.pinterest.com.

    News stories:

    Twitter’s Jack Dorsey on edit button: ‘We’ll probably never do it’

    TikTok explores curated content feed to lure advertisers [paywalled]

    A Facebook bug exposed anonymous admins of Pages

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    • 58 min
    7. The New York Times' Taylor Lorenz

    7. The New York Times' Taylor Lorenz

    Taylor Lorenz of The New York Times has carved out a niche for herself as the journalist who explains youth culture online to the rest of us. Whether it’s Google Docs as a social network or party invites via Instagram, she understands the trends many of us would never hear of without her stories.

    Taylor joins Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant to discuss the rise of TikTok, the future of influencers, and why it’s better not to make predictions about the future. Oh, and Martin and Taylor have a heated disagreement over whether it’s Twitter or its users who need to change.

    Meanwhile, Matt and Martin talk over the week’s news and share the latest tests and tools you need to know about.

    Geekout with Matt Navarra is sponsored by Pinterest. Inspire your audience and grow your company on Pinterest with a free business account. Learn more at business.pinterest.com.

    News stories:

    ByteDance & TikTok have secretly built a deepfakes maker

    Facebook bans deepfake videos ahead of the 2020 election

    Snapchat quietly acquired AI Factory, the company behind its new Cameos feature, for $166M

    Instagram failing to attract older people as user growth set to flatline



    Some must-read stories by Taylor Lorenz:

    The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is … Google Docs

    Instagram Is the New Evite

    How Twitter Became The Number One Social Network For Nudists

    How the Pineapple Became the Icon of I.V.F.

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    • 58 min

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