The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #253: June 28, 2007

Content summary: Road-weary Shel in Dallas; the IABC conference; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Dan York reports; turning address books into social networks: is it time to look at Plaxo again?; social network overload; new intranets take a page from MySpace; an olympic PR challenge for brands at Beijing 2008; Facebook’s potential for marketing; David Phillips reports; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

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Show notes for June 28, 2007

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So, until Monday July 2…

(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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