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Aug 2016

How will Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn affect users?

August 18, 2016


This topic was inspired by a post Randy Milanovic wrote on his blog. 26 Billion Reasons You May Consider Linking Out He says, "It’s not hard to envision a scenario in which LinkedIn users have to sign in via Live. Here’s hoping it’s the other way around." Well, Greg Cooper, as a leading LinkedIn coach in the UK is quite interested in discussing these possibilities. It will affect many users and possibly the entire platform we've come to rely on as a true business social network. Join them and host, Susan Finch.
After recording this show, we have to rename it:
HEY MICROSOFT! Don't screw up LinkedIn! The first half we discussed what LinkedIn has been doing right and our concerns about Microsoft purchasing the platform. The second half is a wishlist directed at Microsoft - what would we want them to do or NOT do as they "improve" their purchase?

Randy Milanovic, CEO, KAYAK Online Marketing |
Randy is an author and principal of KAYAK Online Marketing. He has worked extensively with more than 400 companies and organizations just like yours. He truly understands the goals of marketing managers and businesses to generate high quality leads and build their businesses.

His online marketing books, Findability: Why Search Optimization is Dying + 21 New Rules of Content Marketing (May 2013), and Building a Better Business Website: 10 Crucial Strategies for Turning Your Online Presence Into Something Your Company Can Actually Use (Oct 2013) are both available on Amazon Kindle (12 languages) and in Paperback (English). And recently, leading the collaborative ebook: Disruption: How Successful People are Using Social for Business (June 2015).
Randy has been featured, guest blogged, or mentioned in a variety of online media, including:, steamfeed.comsocialmediatoday.comfinancial,, the Calgary Herald, Rogers Connect and more. 

Greg Cooper, Front of Mind Coaching|LinkedIn Coaching|LinkedIn Training|LinkedIn Consulting |
Greg Cooper says, "For 20 years I ran an award winning B2B tech marketing agency working for clients like IBM, Microsoft and SAP, generating leads and gathering marketing intelligence. I sold this business in 2011. Today I work as an independent LinkedIn consultant and trainer with a focus on business development.My clients are small and medium sized businesses and business units of larger enterprises. 

He regularly runs highly regarded public courses in Bristol aimed at individuals, business owners, and sales and marketing teams. Workshops are limited to 8 people to allow a personalised experience. The standard Master Class workshops can also be run in-house across the UK or as a live online option. For more details follow this link:

Muamer Mujević - Creative Director at Iconis Agency
It was a pleasure meeting him for this episode. He tells us a bit about himself and Iconis, "I'm the Creative Director at Iconis Agency and I work with clients in various industries in Croatia and UK. Over the years my team and I created many successful marketing and social media campaigns, launched new brands, re-branded old ones, and designed high quality web sites and e-commerce platforms. Most of all I love building brands, from simple concepts, brand language, visual identity to brand strategy. For me, brands are about people, emotions and stories, so creating them is truly satisfying.

My other passion is strategic marketing consulting, where I guide entrepreneurs and companies in digital marketing, branding and social media."
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