The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #719: September 2, 2013

FIRIntro: Craig Jolley interview on marketing automation this week; CIPR and Precise to host London event with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel next month to discuss their new book Age of Context, with Neville as discussion moderator;

Quick News: News from WordPress, Twitter and Facebook, brands engaging in social media banter, study reveals dramatic increase in multiple Twitter accounts, Google working on enterprise version of Hangouts video chat service; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: When bad comments happen to good websites, and can brands make customers more civil on social channels?; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on how the Fonterra milk scare in China was based on false test results, and observations from China; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments; where’s the fine line between “monitoring social media for safety” and “surveillance”?; Dan York reports on Skype’s tenth anniversary, Kevin Spacey’s look at where online video and television is at right now, and Pluscasts; brands are spending money to amplify positive earned media;

Music from Reggae Far East; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for September 2, 2013: An 89-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday September 9…

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