The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #245: May 31, 2007

Content summary: Join the FIR Facebook community; FIR #250 is soon; a bunch of ‘FIR Interview’ podcasts coming; IABC ConferenceCasts get underway; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; a social media job description; Bruce Willis joins the conversation; the FanLib.com kerfuffle; the Melcrum Communicators’ Network debuts; it’s that time again: more dissing of PR; Google Gears blurs online and offline; Dan York reports on Mashable, the Melcrum Communicators’ Network, Facebook platform, Twitter ‘replies’ tab, new Windows Live Writer beta; listeners’ comments discussion; conferences next week: Delivering The New PR 2.0 and Engagement, Social Media and the Internal Communication Revolution; news about next week’s shows; the music; and more.

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Show notes for May 31, 2007

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 60-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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In This Edition:


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So, until Monday June 4…

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

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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