Do you remember that old Apple iPhone commercial with the famous catchphrase “There’s an app for that”. Now the question is, have you ever wanted to combine high definition photos, text, and videos in a digital magazine format? Well, now, there’s an app for that. Joining Joe this week are the founders of Magma, Jake Warner and Joey Chowaiki. Jake and Joey discuss how Magma blends mobile blogging and social media publishing and allows users to publish their content in the form of a digital magazine.
About Jake Warner:
He is born and raised in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas, CA. He attended FIDM in Los Angeles where he earned degree in Design & Manufacturing as well as a Bachelor’s in international Business Management. His earlier years were spent working in the apparel industry as a manufacturing and design expert and after college he worked as a photographer and media manager for brands such as Red Bull, GoPro as well as a writer for a number of publications.
While working in media he developed the concept for the Magma platform after he personally needed better on-the-go publishing software while working in the field and with his team.
“Everything was either too social or too professional. I needed a tool where I could create and publish stories and galleries as quick and aesthetically pleasing as possible. One day it dawned on me that if everyone could create their own digital magazine directly from their phone it would be a game changer for a lot of industries.”
In his free time Warner is an avid surfer and extreme sports enthusiast and is always armed with a camera.
About Joey Chowaiki:
Being born and raised in Los Angeles exposed Chowaiki to a lot of emerging opportunities in Media.
In 2013 not long after instagram launched, Chowaiki saw the potential market of Influenced advertisements on social media. He co-founded Open Influence and set out to master brand and product awareness through creators.
In 2017 he joined the Magma in it’s infancy stage to help carve out the target market and distribution tactics for the first of its kind platform. His heavy experience and knowledge of the social and creator spaces has allowed him to work hand in hand with some of the world’s top influencers to implement their needs into Magma.
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