The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #683: December 24, 2012

firlogo100Intro: FIR Interview with Dell’s Cy Jervis is up, Ekaterina Walter interview is coming in the New Year; FIR Android app is now in the Amazon app store, not the Google Play store;

Quick News: New York Times points a way to enhanced digital storytelling, 18 British government departments publish their digital strategies, study shows quality content leads to word-of-mouth marketing, anonymous social network Social Number launches; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Is this the time for the social media press release with template version 2.0?; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on the Great Firewall of China, political charm offensive in China, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; IABC update: key issues that have provoked considerable online discussion without IABC participation or engagement; listener comments; TemboSocial promo; Dan York reports on the Mayan apocalypse that didn’t happen, PSY’s Gangnam Style became the first YouTube video with one billion views, the Instagram kerfuffle, and more;

Music from The Mighty Whispers; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for December 24, 2012: An 82-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.


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So, until Monday December 31…

(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+.