Igloo Software joins FIR as our latest sponsor


Please join us in welcoming Igloo Software as the latest FIR Podcast Network sponsor. Igloo, which offers a web-based platform for collaborating at work, will join Ragan Communications and CustomScoop as sponsors of The Hobson and Holtz Report. Through the Igloo platform, employees can share files, get (and share) answers, solve problems, locate information and […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #747: March 17, 2014


Quick News: The top 10 companies in the US doing the most to make their employees happier, Wikipedia considering change to paid-advocate rules, why every employee should be building weak ties at work, pushing back on Arik Hanson’s Digg preference with 21 reasons your boss should pay you to browse Reddit; Ragan promo; News That […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #746: March 10, 2014


Intro: Dan and Neville got together in London on Friday night for a chat, recorded and posted as an FIR Interview; Quick News: Omnicom buys into Instagram paid ad program for $100 million, Greenpeace accuses P&G of organgutan-habitat destruction, the Church of England follows Sweden Twitter example, why Digg and not Reddit is a must-read […]

FIR Interview: Dan York and Neville Hobson in London, March 7, 2014


FIR correspondent Dan York spent the past week in London at IETF 89, the conference of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), in his capacity as senior content strategist at the Internet Society. The IETF is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of internet architecture […]

FIR Interview: Eric Sauve, co-founder and CEO, Foko (think of it as Instagram for the enterprise)


Anything that takes root on the web eventually finds its way into the enterprise. Social visual communication has exploded in the last few years with the success of Instagram, Pinterest and other tools, along with the surge in photo sharing via Facebook and other social networks. Creative internal communicators found ways to take advantage of […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #745: March 3, 2014


Intro: Shel’s back from the IntraTeam conference in Copenhagen; Quick News: Jeremiah Owyang publishes new research report into the collaborative economy, the primary channel to break government news should be Twitter not press releases says head of British government digital communications, another study demonstrates employees using social media have higher productivity, Bayer creates radio station […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #744: February 24, 2014

Quick News: Chevron apologizes for fracking well explosion with free pizza coupons, Virgin Galactic looking for a PR agency, Groupon claims its President’s Day gaffe was intentional, Sprinklr acquires Dachis Group; Ragan promo; News That Fits: Latest CIPR ‘State of the Profession’ survey prompts a challenge to communicators from CIPR President Stephen Waddington; Michael Netzley’s […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #743: February 17, 2014

Intro: We recorded this episode via Zoom.us rather than Skype: let us know what you think of the audio quality; Quick News: “The business of blogging” ebook published by Stephen Waddington with insights from 15 business bloggers; 10,000 racial slurs used daily on Twitter; The Holmes Report describes the top 12 crises of 2013; three […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #742: February 10, 2014


Quick News: Klout now helps you boost your score, Wikimedia seeks projects for Wikimedians in Residence, the future of podcasting, seeing the real-time cost of an item in Bitcoin; Ragan promo; News That Fits: What does your brand sound like?; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: How humour and networks are being used for political struggle in […]