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Where some digital media loving dude from Akron named Kevin Lockett talks to cool tech savvy people across the country about social media, pop culture and life. Visit my blogs at and and reach out to me @KevinLockett on...

Where some digital media loving dude from Akron named Kevin Lockett talks to cool tech savvy people across the country about social media, pop culture and life. Visit my blogs at and and reach out to me @KevinLockett on...
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Where some digital media loving dude from Akron named Kevin Lockett talks to cool tech savvy people across the country about social media, pop culture and life. Visit my blogs at and and reach out to me @KevinLockett on...




John Kosko: @PFF 2018 Mock Draft, Cleveland Browns & Baker Mayfield at #1

John Kosko from PFF stops by the Digital Life and talks to Kevin Lockett about his Cleveland Browns picks from the Pro Football Focus Mock Draft, which includes Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield at #1, FSU safety Derwin James at #4, multiple trades and a surprising move at running back.. The show ends with John discussing what its like to work at PFF, which is lot more like being a NFL scout than your may think. You can follow John Kosko @PFF_JohnKosko on Twitter and be sure to visit...


Emmelie De La Cruz: How to Perfect Your Branding Strategy

On today's episode, Kevin talks to millennial branding expert Emmilee De La Cruz on the different aspects of branding, proper ways on doing an elevator pitch, the genius of the Straight Outta Compton meme generator, Beyonce as a brand, does Emmilee ever have non-tech days as well as places to eat in NYC, her love for Regina TV and Drake. You can more branding tips from Emmilee at (@EmmelieDeLaCruz on Twitter) . Also check out Closing song: Ashley & Alexis...


Gillian Zoe Segal, Author: Getting There, A Book of Mentors

On today's episode, Kevin talks to author, Gillian Zoe Segal on her book "Getting There," which Warren Buffet, Craig Venter, Muhammad Younis, Anderson Cooper and others discover their path to success ( one of my favorite stories on how Billy Joel and New York Comic-Con played a role for Jeff Kinney's success for "Diary of the Wimpy Kid."). Also during the convo, Gillian discusses how working on her photography heavy first book "New York Characters" prepared her for her content heavy turn...


Caroline Kawashima: Building Diversity in Tech PR

On this episode, Kevin chats with Babel PR's Caroline Kawashima as she discusses her blog post "Focusing on Diversity as the Next Tech PR "as well as The importance of mentoring for minorities in PR. The apps she uses as a baseball mom. How she describes her PR job to her parents. The food scene in San Francisco and the impact the positive aspect the TV show "Scandal" has on future communications professionals. You can follow Caroline on Twitter @ckawa. Show Sponsor: Ending...


Pete Nischt: How to To Use Kickstarter to Build Akron Civic Pride with #LoveThe Wall

On this episode , Kevin talks to Summit Country Democratic Party Executive Director, Pete Nischt about how young professionals in Akron raised 14K for the "Love The Wall," mural which was located by the Akron Metro bus terminal. Also, Pete discussed public education, his transition music to politics, what great city Akron is and if his first open mic performance was scarier that proposing to his wife. You can follow Pete @PeteNischt on Twitter and Facebook. Check out the #LoveTheWall...


Arestia Rosenberg: Content Marketing Strategies From The Daily Beast

On part two the CMWORLD series, Kevin Lockett talks to Arestia Rosenberg on handling Brand Beast for the Daily Beast. What she learned from working with producer, Devon Franklin in Hollywood. Being a co-founder of Boston Content and the Bostonian tech scene and her love for Gene Wilder. Make sure to follow her @ArestiaR on Twitter and download the Daily Beast App. Also download Kevin's ebook, "So You Think You Know Content Marketing: 23 Inspiring Quotes, Links and Tips From Today's Digital...


Jeff Rohrs: How To Build and Grow Audiences with Content Marketing

On this three part series inspired by the Content Market World Conference, Kevin Lockett talks to Yext's Jeff Rohr's on his book "Audience", commuting between Cleveland and New York, assembling a team, best places to eat in NYC , how is first job being a host in a restaurant helped his career in marketing, and his love for Saturday Night Live.. Be sure to check out and follow Jeff at @JKRohrs on Twitter. Also to download Kevin Lockett's Kindle book, So You Think you Know Content...


Rand Fishkin: Content Marketing Advice and Depression

On the final part of the Content Marketing World series, Kevin Lockett talks to Moz' s Rand Fishikin on the do's and don't o content marketing. How he he took SEO Moz from 500K to the multi million dollar business known as MOZ. The tech scene in Australia. A never before heard story on his 2007 Superbowl marriage proposal. His openness about his depression and the stigma that comes with it and his never before heard before story on his 2007 Superbowl marriage proposal for now wife Geraldine,...


Brent Wesley: Kickstarter Tips From The Akron Honey Company

On today's episode, kevin Lockett talks to Brent Wesley about becoming an apriast (bee keeper), using Kickstarter to help build the AkronHoney Company, how honey has different tastes like wine as well as balancing family and a bee business, while fronting a successful retro soul band (Wesley Brights and the Hi-Lites). You can learn more about the Akron Honey Company at and @AkronTwitter on Twitter and follow Wesley Bright on The Hi-lites at...


Social Media Golf Strategy from The Bridgestone Invitational in Akron

On today's podcast, Kevin Lockett hits the digital links with Kirsten Sabia is Vice President of Marketing Services for the PGA, Tour along with Courtney Boroff, Manager, Digital Marketing Services and Preston McClellan, ‎Digital Communications Manager to discuss social media, mobile engagement and digital strategies for the 2015 WGC Birdgestone Invitational in Akron , Ohio and the PGA Tour.


Joddy Eric Matthews: Crowfunding Film Tips From #50Fathers

On this episode, Kevin Lockett talks to Cleveland, Ohio director on his new indie film "#50Fathers, which focuses on fatherhood, high school sports and social media. During the interviews , Joddy talks about the difference between filming commercials vs a film, the influence of Martin Scorsese, crowding funding and how Digital Life guest Maurice Martin was a major assist to the films's social media & music. Check out the movie at and use the code "DigitalLife" and get a...


Jesal Trivedi: How To Build a Virtual Team, The Phat Startup & Tech 808 Conferences

On today's show, Kevin Lockett talks to Phat's Start ups' Jesal Trevdi on what it takes to build a virtual team as well as this year's Tech 808 conferences in Washington DC,Oakland and New York , the beginnings of The Phat Startup and fashion tips for you techies out here. You can learn more about the tech 808 Conference at, The Phat Startup at and follow Jesal Trivedi @jesaltriv on Twitter Platforms mentioned on today's podcast: Slack Dropbox Trello Skype Uber...


Maya Schenwar: How Prisons, Data Policing & House Arrests Are Destroying Lives and Building Profits

On today's show, Kevin Lockett talks to "Locked Down, Locked Out" author Maya Schewar on her blog post, "Your Home is Your Prison" as she examines the Marissa Alexander case in Florida and how companies profits from house arrests. How police and government agencies are using data and algorithms ( Predative Policing) to target African-Americans and Muslims in the U.S. as well as her thoughts on The Beyond The Bars conference, John Legend speaking about the prison industrial complex at this...


Dane Brugler: 2015 NFL Draft: Bryce Petty, Garrett Grayson, Cleveland Browns & Jerry Jones

On this bonus Digial Life NFL draft podcast, Kevin Lockett talks to Senior NFL Draft Analyst Dane Brugler (@DPBrugler) from NFL Draft Scout to discover QB's Bryce Petty, Garrett Grayson, Brent Hundely & Sean Mannion, WR's DeVante Parker & Devin Smith, what the Browns should focus on their first few draft picks , hanging out with Jerry Jones and how he went from Mount Union college in Ohio to becoming a draft guru at . Be sure to Download Dane's draft guide at...


Brent Sobleski: 2015 NFL Draft: Marcus Mariota, Landon Collins, Malcolm Brown, Tyler Lockett & The Cleveland Browns

On part two of the Digital Life NFL draft series, Kevin Lockett talks to Bleacher Report's Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) about the Cleveland Brown's upcoming draft and his thoughts on, Marcus Mariota, RB's Toddy Gurley, Melvin Gordon & Jay Ajayi , TE Jeff Heuerman , WR's Devante Parker & Tyler Lockett, OL Brandon Scherff, La'el Collins & Ali Marpet, why he rates Malcolm Brown higher than Danny Shelton and how Josh Gordon's issues impacts Randy Gregory & Dorial Green-Beckham as well as the...


Montel Hardy: 2015 NFL Draft: Brett Hundley, Kevin White, Amari Cooper, Shaq Thompson, Bears, The Cleveland Browns

On this three part NFL Draft series, Kevin Lockett talks to lead draft analyst, Montel Hardy (@MontelNFL) from about Cleveland's upcoming draft: During the podcast Hardy gives his take on WR's Nelson Agholor Amari Cooper & Tyler Lockett, LB Benardrick McKinney, Johnny Manziel, Browns coach Mike Pettine as well as his thoughts on his beloved Chicago Bears including the the Brandon Marshall trade and if the Bears would trade Jay Cutler for Marcus Mariota and how he became a...


Matt Waldman: 2015 NFL Draft: Jameis Winston, Bud Dupree, Ameer Abdullah & The Cleveland Browns

On the final part of the the Digital Life NFL draft series, Kevin Locket talks to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio's Matt Waldman (@MattWaldman) on how he scout players for the NFL draft, Jameis Winston, why he thinks Ameer Abdullah is the second best RB in the draft, Bud Dupree vs. Shane Ray, WR Kenny Stills & Justin Hardy as well as his thoughts on Brown's GM Ray Farmer's selections of Johnny Manziel, Justin Gilbert & Isiah Crowell, if Marcus Mariota is underrated or overrated and how he got...


Kelly Amis: How To Hack The Silicon Valley with Teached & Code Oakland

On today's episode, Kevin Lockett talks to Loudspeaker Films director, Kelly Amis on her Kickstarter backed documentary "Code Oakland" which examines the evolution of Oakland through the eyes of social entrepreneurs (Kalimah Priforce (Qeyno), Kimberly Bryant (Black Girls Code), Van Jones (Yes We Code) as her journey from Omaha to dedicated teacher in South Central, L.A. to being a filmmaker focusing on urban issues. Check out Kelly' Amis'' Teached Volume series of films at &...


Keith Carmack: Kickstarter & The Pete Hill Negro Leagues Documentary

On today's episode, Kevin Lockett talks to musician/filmamaker Keith Carmack, who launched a Kickstarter campaign to complete his documentary, "Is This Heaven", the unsung story on negro leagues baseball pioneer Pete Hill. Follow Keith @KeithChaos on Twitter and see the trailer for the film at To back the film, search on Kickstarter under "Keith Carmack" and "Is This Heaven" or go to Listen to past shows at...


Mel McGee: How "We Can Code" is Bridging The Tech Diversity Gap

On today's episode, Kevin Lockett talks to Mel McGee (@MelKMcGee) from the Cleveland based organization "We Can Code it' which trains women and minorities as well as kids, the art of computer coding to level the technology landscape For more information go to or follow them on Twitter @WeCanCodeIT .(The first boot camp for women is free if you sign up by March 1st). You can reach out to Kevin at or @KevinLockett for show ideas and sponsorships.