Content summary: One Minute News: Getting up-to-date Google data, San Jose State University could shut off Skype on campus, Lincoln Groups wins a $13-million contract, Vocus and Business Wire enter a joint venture, WOMMA explores social media disclosure, Jupiter supports Google News, Pew issues a report on the future of the Net; a report from Dan York; Shel and Neville talk about business use of online video; listener comments; the music; and a bit more. Show notes for September 28, … [Read more...] about The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #176: September 28, 2006
Archives for September 2006
The day is looming for temporary online shutdown as I finalize preparations for our move back to the UK. The movers come tomorrow to take our stuff away. Things have been topsy-turvy for much of the past week as we sort and pack everything to be ready for them. If you've done your own packing-up before, you'll know the complete disruption it means especially if you're trying to work at the same time. I'll be largely offline from tomorrow until about October 4 after we're in our new home in the … [Read more...] about Best broadband service in the UK?
Content summary: Dates announced for New Communications Forum 2007; Bitacle blog content theft scam; a brewing kerfuffle surrounds the director-general of the CIPR; Text 100 video on Second Life; Cingular deal with YouTube; iPod FM transmitters in the UK; Lee Hopkins reports on Apple's cluelessness, interviews with communicators, Heidi Miller opens herself up to pictorial scrutiny, research questions; audio introductions from the Toronto geek dinner; David Phillips reports on ratatouille and … [Read more...] about The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #175: September 25, 2006
I was in the UK at the weekend to organize a couple of things re my move there next week. As I mentioned in FIR #173 last week, I'm returning to the UK after seven years in Amsterdam. New thinking, new ideas, new ventures. More about that later. Things here are a bit upside down side this week, packing cases and boxes everywhere as we finalize packing for the movers later in the week. I won't be online here much as I take care of such things. Anyway, driving back to Amsterdam yesterday, I … [Read more...] about Cool listening and podcasting’s third anniversary
Today is OneWebDay - a day which, according to its Wikipedia entry, is "a day when users of the World Wide Web are encouraged to show how the Internet affects their lives. The purpose of the event is to globally celebrate online life." Today is the first OneWebDay and is being marked by events and activities in many places around the world. Bloggers are encouraged to post about it, as I am, and to add their thoughts on what the web has meant to them: [...] Because the web runs on machines, … [Read more...] about Where were you when the web began?
If you've been trying to understand social media and what it can do for your communication, a new e-book by Fard Johnmar will enlighten you and help you understand the role of social media as part of an effective communication strategy. Fard, who writes the excellent HealthCareVox blog on healthcare communications and marketing, has published From Command & Control To Engage & Encourage: A New Healthcare Communications Strategy For A Social Media World which is available on free … [Read more...] about How to develop a social media communication strategy
Content summary: A short show - Neville couldn't make it at the last minute; One-Minute News: marketers aren't prepared to address security breaches even though it's a top consumer concern, PR Week is launching free blogs, former Rocketboom anchor Amanda Congdon is back, NewAssignment.net gets $100K from Reuters; a brief review of Monday's likely commentary topic: corporate use of online video in the YouTube era; listener comments; Donna Papacosta will co-host the show while Neville moves to the … [Read more...] about The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #174: September 21, 2006
This will surely catch on enormously, both for business and personal use - Flickr MiniCards. A simple idea and very well executed by UK company MOO - you select photos from your Flickr photo collection and have them printed as highly-personal and visual mini presentation cards. MOO's ordering system is very easy and works a charm. Go to their site, let the site log you in to your Flickr account (works via the Flickr API), choose from your own photos (note they must already be tagged with a … [Read more...] about Business cards to make you ooh and aah