The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #763: July 7, 2014

FIRIntro: CustomScoop’s “Media Bullseye Roundtable” joining the FIR Podcast Network, changes in how to subscribe to “TV @ Work”;

Quick News: Will robots write your client’s next press release?, e-voting experiments end in Norway, Morgan Stanley allows brokers to tweet original messages, Getty offers catalogue of 45,000 royalty-free music tracks; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: The future of the workforce may be part-time says Google; Dan York’s Tech Report: goodbye Orkut, Skype ends developer program, and more; the rise of social professional networks; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio and from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; British firms lose £46K ($78K) per year due to negative online content; Igloo Software promo; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; language matters in the customer experience;

Music by City and Colour; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for July 7, 2014: A 90-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday July 14…

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

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #762: June 30, 2014

FIRIntro: ‘Mobile Mind Shift’ book review actually coming this week;

Quick News: How to look at your website the way Google does, GE expands online content presence with policy hub designed to promote discourse, how to setup Twitter Cards for a WordPress blog, Google drops profile photos and circle count from authorship in search results, Technorati drops blog rank tool; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: The truth about Facebook’s organic reach; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: how QR code functionality is helping to boost the economic fortunes of a Japanese village, and more; PR pitching from PR Hacker: spamming on an industrial scale?; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio and from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; can attention replace the pageview?; Dan York’s Tech Report recorded in Windsor, England; Igloo Software promo; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; drawing the legal line on the right to resell ebooks; diary reminder: Neville speaking on July 7 at House of Commons debate on the ethics of wearable technology;

Music from Assembly of Dust; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for June 30, 2014: A 93-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday July 7…

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

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #761: June 23, 2014

FIRIntro: Mobile Mind Shift FIR Book Review coming;

Quick News: FDA proposes new rules for pharma use of social media, LinkedIn notifications blitz annoys users, Wikipedia strengthens rules against undisclosed editing, forthcoming debate ‘Wearable Technology is an ethical nightmare for the communications, marketing and PR professions’ at the House of Commons in London on July 7; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Wikipedia and PR: How Edelman enforces best-practice usage compliance among employees and clients; should podcasters read sponsor spots?; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Dan York’s Tech Report: ICANN conference in London, and more; listener comments from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; the caveats on paid promotions in Facebook: Harry Hawk explains; Igloo Software promo; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; iBeacon and Nearby signal era of proximity-aware communication;

Music from Eli Uno; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for June 2, 2014: A 90-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday June 30…

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

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #760: June 16, 2014

FIRIntro: #FutureComms14 in London on June 18, Neville leading a panel discussion; Shel speaking at IABC Columbus on June 25; FIR Book Review of Mobile Mind Shift coming this week;

Quick News: Kit Kat gives rail passengers in Japan a break, global PR agencies issue joint statement endorsing Wikipedia policies and practices, Jaguar XF owner’s novel protest at poor service makes an ass out of dealer (and the brand), BBC economics editor Robert Peston vs Public Relations; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: New York Times debuts the “Snowfall” of native ads; advice for adaptive storytelling from the Washington Post; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; Dan York’s Tech Report: what major change is Soundcloud about to make to their mobile apps, ICANN London conference, and more; FleishmanHillard releases 2014 Authenticity Report; Igloo Software promo; what’s new in the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; Salesforce and others bet the business world is ready for wearables;

Music from Tab Spencer; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for June 16, 2014: An 89-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday June 23…

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

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #759: June 9, 2014

FIRShel’s at the IABC conference in Toronto so Neville’s the solo live host for this episode;

Quick News: The CIA joins Twitter, IABC names Carlos Fulcher its new executive director, thoughts about UK Podcasters meeting at Skype in London, BreatheRight shows how to do real-time marketing well; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: US meeting brings PR reps, Wikipedians together; Dan York’s Tech Report: IPv6 anniversary, and more; six myths of social sharing; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; concerns about social media compliance ease up in the financial industry; what’s new in the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: Twitter anticipates future growth will come from Asia; Igloo Software promo; Facebook discussion from Harry Hawk;

Music by Seventh Epic; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for June 9, 2014: A 73-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday June 16…

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

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #758: June 2, 2014

FIRNeville speaking at Social Business Sessions in London on June 4;

Quick News: Lookout launches ‘theftie’ alerts to combat smartphone theft, Google got 12,000 requests to be forgotten on first day of EU ruling, handy guide to creating a WordPress multisite installation, Zappos kills job posting in favour of a social network; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Stop stressing about bad reviews: they’re good for you; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: Thailand’s military leaders consider censoring individual social media accounts, and more; CIPR updates Wikipedia guidance for public relations; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; NPR gets huge boost in Twitter traffic and engagement by switch from a bot to a human; eight shows in the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; Dan York’s Tech Report: thoughts about Djibouti, internet trends, and more; Igloo Software promo; does native advertising really perform as well as editorial?;

Neville recording solo next week while Shel’s at the IABC World Conference in Toronto; music from Mother Redcap; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report for June 2, 2014: A 92-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday June 9…

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