Intro: Episode 4 of FIR On Strategy with Andrea Vascellari is up, please help us improve FIR with the FIR Listener Survey: open until Oct 23, eight GAP study on communication best practices now open for input;
Quick News: 40% of YouTube traffic now mobile, Twitter’s new DM feature and what it can mean to you (personally and as a communicator), FT employs more journalists than ever before following shift to digital, Dreamhost publishes an annual employee yearbook in print; Ragan promo;
News That Fits: Publishers’ war with Flipboard; Dan York reports on Google Media Tools, FIR On Tech, and more; Twitter as an online engagement tool: lessons from the contrasting experiences for British Gas and the Bank of England (and we wonder how Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary will fare this week); the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio (including the first movie review on FIR) and from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; sorting out the benefits of using hashtags; consumers will reward you for honesty and transparency says Cohn and Wolfe global study;
Neville and Bryan Person will be at the UK Social Media Communication Awards in London on Oct 24; daylight savings time ends soon; music from Ghosts of Jupiter; and more.
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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for October 21, 2013: A 93-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.
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So, until Monday October 28…
(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)