Tai Anderson & Dana Barrett

Tai Anderson & Dana Barrett

In the guest chair:

Founding member of the 4x Grammy Award-winning band Third Day and Growth Director for Syrup Marketing, Tai Anderson joined Dana in studio this morning to talk “sweet brand clarity and sticky marketing.”

Bogdan Constantin, Co-Founder and CMO of Menguin, phoned in to give an update on his thriving tuxedo rental company which he compared to “Rent the Runway” but for guys!

During hour two of the show, Derek Harp, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at NexDefense was in studio to talk about the cybersecurity challenges for critical infrastructure and defense facilities… and the software NexDefense provides to address their issues.  He also discussed the need for security training at all levels of the industry.

In the national headlines:

  • LinkedIn stock price is not looking good and the execs are taking a bath – at least on paper.
  • According to a story on FoxBusiness.com, Washington is stepping up efforts to prevent cyber attacks on the US power grid.
  • Twitter says that it had suspended over 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 for “threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS.”
  • Dana wasn’t the only one to question some of the Superbowl ads…Quicken’s ‘Rocket Mortgage’ Super Bowl ad has sparked some backlash online.

In the local headlines:

  • After 45 years in Atlanta, Post Properties Inc. is building its first apartment project downtown.
  • The Atlanta Braves could be stepping back from a proposed new spring training complex in St. Petersburg, FL.
  • MARTA’s Board of Directors just approved a resolution to refund $283 million of its bonds.
  • Smart TVs could be getting smarter if Atlanta based Hisense USA has their way.
  • The Social Security Administration is working with Atlanta based Equifax on some identity theft protection efforts.
  • The national non-profit, Girls Who Code, is bringing it’s  Summer Immersion Program to Atlanta for the first time this summer!