The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #734: December 16, 2013

FIRIntro: A great week for FIR content – 3 new interviews posted, new interview coming, book reviews coming; FIR Podcast Network News: Chuck Hester’s second episode posted, new podcast “FIR Presents Thought Leadership with Mitchell and Michael” soon with Mitchell Levy and Michael Procopio; we’ll be re-booting the FIR presence on the social web as we begin our 10th year in January 2014: more news soon;

Quick News: Millions of books and images going digital and online: what the National Library of Norway and the British Library are doing; Internet of Things devices will dwarf number of PCs, tablets and smartphones; bots now ‘account for 61% of web traffic’ says research report; Instagram direct messaging holds opportunities for brands; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Four rules for handling a public safety crisis situation (and others); Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: two thought-provoking campaigns about language and stereotypes, and more; do you have a mobile recruitment strategy?; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio and from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; is Facebook screwing social marketers again?; Dan York’s Tech Report on Jetpack, Instagram direct messaging, and more; what did WestJet get from its ‘Christmas Miracle’?;

Music from Night Bright Colors; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for December 16, 2013: A 91-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday December 23…

(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+.