Geekout with Matt Navarra

Geekout with Matt Navarra

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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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/geekoutmattnavarra/support


13. Coronavirus edition with Sara Fischer (Axios) and John Saroff (Chartbeat)
Apr 7 • 45 min
In the first of a series of special episodes looking at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we look at how the world of digital media and the big social platforms have been affected. We’re joined by Sara Fischer, media reporter at Axios, and John…
12. Snap’s Ed Couchman on why Snapchat matters in 2020
Feb 13 • 48 min
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…
11. Digitas’ James Whatley on the evolution of social media
Feb 6 • 80 min
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…
10. Chartbeat’s John Saroff on social analytics and the future of online publishing
Jan 30 • 59 min
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…
9. Vix Meldrew on the influencer industry in 2020
Jan 23 • 58 min
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…
8. Instagram’s Vishal Shah
Jan 16 • 58 min
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…
7. The New York Times’ Taylor Lorenz
Jan 9 • 58 min
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…
6. Hashtag inventor (and much more) Chris Messina
Oct 10, 2019 • 92 min
Chris Messina is the inventor of the hashtag, but he’s been asked about that far too many times for us to bring it up much here. Good thing that he’s a deep thinker about products, platforms, and social engagement, and has lots to say about topics we love…
5. Pinterest’s Colleen Stauffer
Oct 3, 2019 • 58 min
Colleen Stauffer is Pinterest’s Director of Global Business Marketing. She joins Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant to discuss this often misunderstood platform, how it can help digital marketers and social media managers, and she shares her views on the…
4. Facebook’s Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth
Sep 26, 2019 • 57 min
Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth is Facebook’s VP responsible for VR and AR. He joins Matt Navarra and Martin ‘SFP’ Bryant moments after stepping off the stage at Oculus Connect 6, Facebook’s latest VR developer conference. He talks us through some of the biggest…
3. UK Parliament’s Damian Collins
Sep 19, 2019 • 60 min
Damian Collins has social media regulation in his sights, and as chair of UK Parliament’s DCMS select committee, he’s got strong opinions on how to whip the tech companies into shape. Here he joins Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant to explain why tech…
2. CNN’s Kerry Flynn
Sep 12, 2019 • 64 min
CNN media reporter Kerry Flynn joins Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant to discuss the future of social media. Is there room for new platforms to break through? Is Facebook doomed to be associated with data misuse forever? What will tech look like in 10…
1. Twitter’s Sara Haider
Sep 5, 2019 • 60 min
Twitter’s Director, Product Management, Sara Haider chats to hosts Matt Navarra and Martin SFP Bryant. We find out the latest on the much-requested edit button; the state of play with Twitter’s verification program; how product design can aid positive…
Coming soon
Aug 30, 2019 • 0 min
Introducing Geekout with Matt Navarra. We’ll meet the people building your favourite social media apps, opinionated journalists, and even headstrong politicians who are shaping the future of tech. Launching early September, 2019, hosted by Matt Navarra…