The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #477: August 24, 2009

Content summary: FIR Live #16 posted; Would you attend an FIR conference? Take the poll; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore with mobile stats from across SE Asia; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: E-book on social media and recruitment law, Reverb PR hires interns to post fake reviews for at least one client, Pew survey says web video more prominent than social networking, Kodak’s ‘name the camera’ contest via Twitter, Facebook jumps the walled garden to Twitter, Cooliris could breathe life into the banner ad; listener comments discussion; music from Roadside Attraction; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for August 24, 2009: A 64-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Thursday August 27…

Posted by neville on 08/24 at 11:45 AM
  1. Shel & Neville,

    I found the PEW survey you reported on in One Minute News very interesting. That online video watching is now more popular than social networking is a big deal that communicators should take note of. That can be difficult to do considering that here is so much literature and attention given to the role that PR can play in social media but very little about online video. In my role as a corporate communicator, I spend a fair amount of time in social networks, but very little with online video. I’m always on the lookout for video content that we can capture and put up on YouTube and Facebook, but that’s about the extent of it and I’m sure there’s much more I could be doing. Perhaps this would be a good subject for FIR to tackle in the future. Keep up the good work.

    Posted by Nathan Schock  on  08/24  at  08:40 PM






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