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Friday, January 13, 2012

FIR Interview: Stuart Bruce and Phil Gomes on PR and Wikipedia

FIR co-hosts Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz host a Google+ Hangout with Stuart Bruce, principal, Stuart Bruce Associates, and Phil Gomes, Sr. VP, Edelman Digital, to discuss efforts to improve the ability of corporate representatives to make ethical, transparent, disclosed and factual revisions that are independently verifiable to Wikipedia entries.

Currently, a host of communication professionals report having revised entries to reflect accurate financial numbers, spellings of executive names, new or departing board members, employee headcounts and the like. Yet because they are identified as “paid editors” without a neutral point of view, their revisions are often reversed and many are banned from the site. Gomes posted an open letter to Jimmy Wales on his blog at the same time Stuart Bruce Stuart Bruce post on his. Within days, the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) CIPR announcementit would engage in talks with UK Wikimedia representatives. At John Cass’ urging, Gomes created a Facebook group to host a conversation on the subject.

In this interview, Gomes and Bruce discuss the various dimensions of the subject and potential outcomes of the discussion.

Connect with Phil at @PhilGomes; reach Stuart Bruce at @StuartBruce.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

FIR Video Panel Discussion: Le Web 2011

imageLe Web brings together the most influential audience in the Internet ecosystem. Top industry entrepreneurs, executives, investors, senior press and bloggers gather for two days in Paris each December to focus on the key issues and opportunities in the web marketplace. This year, three FIR regulars were among the attendees. Co-hosts Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz recorded a Google+ Hangout with Tac Anderson, Chris Heuer and Eric Schwartzman to discuss their key takeaways from this year’s event.

  • Anderson is vice president and head of digital strategies for Waggener Edstrom. He’s based in London. Reach Tac on Twitter at @TacAnderson.
  • Chris Heuer is specialist leader for social media at Deloitte Consulting and one of the founders of the Social Media Club. Reach Chris on Twitter at @ChrisHeuer.
  • Eric Schwartzman runs Schwartzman & Associates and founded iPressRoom. Reach Eric on Twitter at @EricSchwartzman.

 

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Thursday, July 07, 2011

FIR Plus: A test drive of Google+ Hangout

FIR co-hosts Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz were joined by friends of FIR Kami Watson Huyse (of Zoetica), Lionel Menchaca (chief blogger for Dell) and Bryan Person (of LiveWorld) for a test drive of Google+ Hangout, the social network’s video conferencing service. The experience was far from perfect and this video has been edited heavily so you don’t have to sit through the gaps and gaffes. Thanks to Bryan Person for capturing the screencast.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

FIR Interview: BlogDash Co-Creator David Spinks

David Spinks, co-founder of BlogDash—a new resource to aid in blogger outreach—conducts a brief video demo of the site during BlogWorld and New Media Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday, October 15, 2010.

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imageAccording to his blog, David Spinks is—in addition to co-founder of BlogDash, Community Manager for Scribnia (where readers can review and discover online authors and bloggers), co-moderator of the #u30pro chat, an athlete, a gamer, an artist “and many other things depending on who you ask.”  Spinks is also a frequent guest writer for Mashable. You can find Spinks on Twitter at twitter.com/davidspinks.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

FIR Videos: PR Disasters - December 24, 2009

Using VodBurner, we have produced our first FIR video, a Skype call between FIR’s co-hosts. We’ll work on improving the quality, adding visuals and the like, as time goes on, but for our first effort on Christmas Eve, we opted to just use the VodBurner output as is. We’ll also look at adding these videos to the “everything” RSS feed but, for now, we’re just embedding it here. We’re anxious to hear what you think!

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