The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #633: January 9, 2012

Content summary: New FIR Book Review (The Like Economy) and FIR Video Interview via Google+ Hangout (Eric Schwartzman) are up; interviews with John Clemons, Bob Fine coming; inaugural FIR Book Club conversation with guest author Christopher Barger set for January 27; discount for FIR listeners signing up for Social Media Monitoring Training in London with Marshall Sponder on January 26; announcing free FIR/GaggleAmp webinar on January 31; News That Fits: PR effort to find a solution for Wikipedia restrictions and the CREWE initiative; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on the shark’s fin soup controversy heading into Chinese new year, and more; Ragan promo; London Olympics 2012 organizers clamp down on social media; listener comments; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; long-term benefits to short-term social media campaigns; Dan York reports on augmented reality, the Consumer Electronics Show, and more; TemboSocial promo; is HR behind the curve on virtual work?; music from John Kadlecik; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for January 9, 2012: A 70-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Monday January 16…

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

About Neville Hobson

Entrepreneurial business communicator with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Co-host of the weekly business podcast For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report. Also an occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.