The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #291: November 8, 2007

Content summary: A Brand You World 2007 Global Telesummit takes place today; follow up on Wired’s Chris Anderson posting lame PRs email addresses; discussion: allow or ban anonymous commenting on blogs?; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Office Depot deploys mobile online marketing; what happens when Microsoft fires a senior executive in a communication vacuum?; the power of commenting on blogs; Google coming to a filling station near you; Dan York reports on Google’s Open Social initiative, and more; listeners comments discussion; music by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club; and more.

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Show notes for November 8, 2007

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 59-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday November 12…

(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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