The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #705: May 27, 2013

FIRIntro: The final B2B Huddle keynote podcast coming, a number of FIR Book Reviews in the pipeline, congratulations to Stephen Waddington elected CIPR President for 2014, congratulations to Eric Schwartzman on the launch of his new business;

Quick News: Mercedes-Benz plan will put QR codes on cars, World Nutella Day de-kerfuffled, Speaker’s wife Sally Bercow confronts the consequences of a libellous tweet, Annenberg School and the Global Alliance join forces for PR study; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: As Pinterest exposes a business model, the rise of social visual communication is clear; Michael Netzley’s Asia report describes changing mobile preferences in Japan; the new data-focused CMOs and their CIO counterparts; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; will Google News kill sponsored content?; listener comments from the FIR Community on Google+; Dan York reports on Google Voice and Google Hangouts, and more; Google’s new “conversational search” is a bold leap forward; Dan York notes a brewing kerfuffle over a Crest 3D White Memorial Day ad on Facebook;

Music from Human Face; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for May 27, 2013: An 84-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Monday June 3…

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