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Monday, June 02, 2014

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #758: June 2, 2014

FIRNeville speaking at Social Business Sessions in London on June 4;

Quick News: Lookout launches ‘theftie’ alerts to combat smartphone theft, Google got 12,000 requests to be forgotten on first day of EU ruling, handy guide to creating a WordPress multisite installation, Zappos kills job posting in favor of a social network; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Stop stressing about bad reviews: they’re good for you; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: Thailand’s military leaders consider censoring individual social media accounts, and more; CIPR updates Wikipedia guidance for public relations; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; NPR gets huge boost in Twitter traffic and engagement by switch from a bot to a human; eight shows in the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; Dan York’s Tech Report: thoughts about Djibouti, internet trends, and more; Igloo Software promo; does native advertising really perform as well as editorial?;

Neville recording solo next week while Shel’s at the IABC World Conference in Toronto; music from Mother Redcap; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for June 2, 2014: A 92-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

Links to websites, blog posts and other content we discuss in the show are posted as Delicious bookmarks to facilitate your connection with the discussions and sharing of that content.

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

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So, until Monday June 9…

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Monday, May 26, 2014

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #757: May 26, 2014

FIRIntro: Two FIR interviews coming this week: with Micha Weinblatt, CEO of Betterific; and with Scott Monty, ex-Ford Global Digital and Multimedia Communications Manager;

Quick News: The public is mostly okay with content marketing, L’Oreal targets ads based on hair color in online photos, Simon & Schuster creates book line for YouTube stars; ten things we learned from Deloitte’s latest report into the media habits of UK consumers; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: The evolution of virtual worlds, from Second Life to High Fidelity; Dan York’s Tech Report: A discussion about the various ‘attention lenses’ we use to find news… and the power - and danger - of some of the user-driven sites; the state of social media; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; is it time up for the independent PR blogger?; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; Igloo Software promo; how GE uses social media to support its digital strategy;

Music from Holly Benton; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for May 26, 2014: A 91-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

Links to websites, blog posts and other content we discuss in the show are posted as Delicious bookmarks to facilitate your connection with the discussions and sharing of that content.

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

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So, until Monday June 2…

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Monday, May 19, 2014

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #756: May 19, 2014

FIRIntro: A big shout-out to new business podcaster, Stephen Waddington; Shel moderating a WOMMA webinar on May 20;

Quick News: Welcome to Heathrow’s "Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5", Target’s CMO responds on LinkedIn to employee rant published to Gawker, Wired and Cisco collaborate on crowd sourced tablet magazine, the drawbacks to publicity; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: The persuasive pressure of peer rankings; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: Coca-Cola uses drones to deliver drinks and appreciation to migrant workers in Singapore; the benefits and risks of hiring people with social influence; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; is the marketing funnel dead?; six new shows during the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; Dan York’s Tech Report: the FCC ruling on Net Neutrality, the EU’s "right to be forgotten" ruling against Google, and more; Igloo Software promo; should companies monitor their employees’ social media?;

Music from Mario Tomic; and more.

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Messages from our sponsors: FIR is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years, www.ragan.com; Save time with the CustomScoop online clipping service: sign up for your free two-week trial, at www.customscoop.com/fir; Igloo Software, providers of an intranet you’ll actually like, delivered securely with our cloud platform: learn more at www.igloosoftware.com/fir.

For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for May 19, 2014: An 92-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

Links to websites, blog posts and other content we discuss in the show are posted as Delicious bookmarks to facilitate your connection with the discussions and sharing of that content.

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

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So, until Monday May 26…

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Monday, May 12, 2014

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #755: May 12, 2014

FIRIntro: FIR Book Review coming: ‘The Mobile Mind Shift’ by Ted Schadler, Josh Bernoff and Julie Ask from Forrester;

Quick News: Marketing executives call PR an underutilized strategy; ready or not, the new Twitter profile will roll out to all on May 28; Twitter adds social recruiting to the mix; easyJet’s aviation first with drones, augmented reality, bespoke apps and more; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Tips for creating a meaningful social media analytics report; Dan York’s Tech Report: FCC network neutrality vote coming up this week, and more; getting hashtags right; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio and in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; the dire state of the print-news business where the digital cavalry is no saviour; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: the rise of "Chinglish" on social media, and more; Igloo Software promo; why Vine’s new website is a big deal for marketers;

Music from Col. Bruce Hampton and Aquarium Rescue Unit; and more.

Get FIR:

Messages from our sponsors: FIR is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years, www.ragan.com; Save time with the CustomScoop online clipping service: sign up for your free two-week trial, at www.customscoop.com/fir; Igloo Software, providers of an intranet you’ll actually like, delivered securely with our cloud platform: learn more at http://www.igloosoftware.com/fir.

For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for May 12, 2014: An 89-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

Links to websites, blog posts and other content we discuss in the show are posted as Delicious bookmarks to facilitate your connection with the discussions and sharing of that content.

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

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So, until Monday May 19…

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Monday, May 05, 2014

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #754: May 5, 2014

FIRQuick News: Consequences from a lack of common sense on Twitter, Fleishman Hillard launched "Native Newsroom" powered by LinkedIn, Twist Image acquired by WPP, more problems for employee social media policies; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Are we undergoing the biggest transformation of social media ever?; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: Can LinkedIn overcome culture differences and succeed in China?, and more; the fashion industry and Instagram: a case study for visual-based brand building; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; revisiting print again; Dan York’s Tech Report: Amazon, Twitter, privacy, and more; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network: an FIR Interview with DomainSkate, and more network shows; Igloo Software promo; wearable technology: has its time come for business?;

Music from Groove Carnival; and more.

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Messages from our sponsors: FIR is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years, www.ragan.com; Save time with the CustomScoop online clipping service: sign up for your free two-week trial, at www.customscoop.com/fir; Igloo Software, providers of an intranet you’ll actually like, delivered securely with our cloud platform: learn more at http://www.igloosoftware.com/fir.

For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for May 5, 2014: An 90-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

Links to websites, blog posts and other content we discuss in the show are posted as Delicious bookmarks to facilitate your connection with the discussions and sharing of that content.

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

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So, until Monday May 12…

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Monday, April 28, 2014

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #753: April 28, 2014

FIRIntro: New FIR Interview coming with Howard Greenstein and David Mitnick of DomainSkate;

Quick News: SEC issues guidance on use of social media in offerings and proxy fights, 3D printers print ten houses in 24 hours, two NFL teams post their 2014 schedules on Snapchat, the LinkedIn crowd decoded; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: The rise of the mobile addict (and the wearable early-adopter); Dan York’s Tech Report: the "Google+ ghost town", TypePad’s response to downtime; Vic Gundotra’s departure fuels speculation that it’s all over for Google+; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio and in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; branded content with "good enough" writing will sink native; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; Igloo Software promo; is post-action analytics a better approach to calculating ROI?;

Music from Among Criminals; and more.

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Messages from our sponsors: FIR is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years, www.ragan.com; Save time with the CustomScoop online clipping service: sign up for your free two-week trial, at www.customscoop.com/fir; Igloo Software, providers of an intranet you’ll actually like, delivered securely with our cloud platform: learn more at http://www.igloosoftware.com/fir.

For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for April 28, 2014: An 89-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

Links to websites, blog posts and other content we discuss in the show are posted as Delicious bookmarks to facilitate your connection with the discussions and sharing of that content.

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

To receive all podcasts in the FIR Podcast Network, subscribe to the "everything" RSS feed. To stay informed about occasional FIR events (eg, FIR Live), sign up for FIR Update email news.

So, until Monday May 5…

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Monday, April 21, 2014

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #752: April 21, 2014

FIRNew FIR Interview posted;

Quick News: US court says blogs are not only media they’re also an important source of news and commentary, General Mills’ terms of service could prevent people from liking its brands’ Facebook pages, LinkedIn releases Android app for Slideshare, the American view of technological progress in the next 50 years; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: The US Airways tweet (and the employee who sent it who didn’t get fired); Dan York’s Tech Report: new WordPress version, IPv6 two years on; monetizing your content: new models from Stratechery and Patreon; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio and in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; how advertisers and marketers are using mobile messaging apps; what’s new in the FIR Podcast Network; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: the latest internet statistics from China; Igloo Software promo; enterprise social networks and assimilation: resistance is futile, says Philip Sheldrake;

Music from Plastic Sky; and more.

Get FIR:

Messages from our sponsors: FIR is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years, www.ragan.com; Save time with the CustomScoop online clipping service: sign up for your free two-week trial, at www.customscoop.com/fir; Igloo Software, providers of an intranet you’ll actually like, delivered securely with our cloud platform: learn more at http://www.igloosoftware.com/fir.

For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for April 21, 2014: A 90-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

Links to websites, blog posts and other content we discuss in the show are posted as Delicious bookmarks to facilitate your connection with the discussions and sharing of that content.

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

To receive all podcasts in the FIR Podcast Network, subscribe to the "everything" RSS feed. To stay informed about occasional FIR events (eg, FIR Live), sign up for FIR Update email news.

So, until Monday April 28…

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