About Neville Hobson

Neville Hobson: Entrepreneurial Business Communicator.

Neville HobsonWith over 25 years’ experience in public relations, marketing communication, employee, compensation and benefits communication, and investor relations, Neville also brings a decade’s practical experience with digital and social media for business with an extensive presence and influence across the social web.

Neville has diverse international experience from living and working across continental Europe, in the Middle East and in Latin America. In addition to English, he’s a fluent Spanish speaker.

Over the past decade, he has analysed and discussed trends, behaviours and practices in digital communication to help individuals and organizations understand what they mean for people and business (details on LinkedIn). He has worked with organizations of all shapes and sizes; and worked alongside a number of small- to medium-size PR agencies and management consultancies, usually behind the scenes in support of their client communication planning and execution.

He’s a co-founder of new-media start-ups. He co-founded The B2B Huddle series of one-day events in 2009; and co-founded the FIR Podcast Network series of business podcasts including its anchor podcast, “For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report,” a weekly show he has co-presented since January 2005. He is a frequent keynote speaker and presenter at public business conferences and other events in the UK, continental Europe and the USA.

Since February 2014, Neville has spent a majority of his time in an ongoing relationship with global enterprise software vendor IFS, working with them in a wide range of communication areas to support their digital corporate marketing strategy including global social media strategy development and execution.

In November 2014, Cision ranked Neville’s blog the “number 1 PR blog in the UK” for the third year running.

Neville is based in Wokingham, Berkshire, some 35 miles west of London.

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A Few Additional Notes…

UK Social Media Communications Awards 2014In October 2014, I was honoured to receive an award for “Outstanding Contribution to Social Media” at the UK Social Media Awards 2014 in London, presented by Stephen Waddington, President of the CIPR.

My writing and other online content is widely syndicated via services such as Newstex, Demand Media, CIPR Conversation and Web Pro News.

Everything you read here represents my own personal views and has nothing to do with any organization with whom I have a business or professional relationship, unless stated otherwise, and for which I take responsibility. Note, though, that comments on blog posts or submitted to a podcast I present or co-present, are the views and opinions of the commenters for which they take responsibility. See also the terms and conditions of use.

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[Text updated: March 26, 2015.]