The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #314: January 28, 2008

Updated on January 28, 2008 Content summary: The FIR t-shirt SMS number; judging of entries begins on FIR Listener Contest; FIR live on BlogTalk Radio Feb 9; upcoming FIR Interviews; Lee Hopkins reports on a new portable digital recorder for podcasters, Dave Fleet’s Social Media Training wiki and the real meaning of Twitter; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; learn to love social networks; the problem with statistics; Lancia to launch new car in Second Life; newspapers use YouTube previews…

The percolating effect of the Davos Conversation

Updated on January 27, 2008 The 2008 meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, wraps up today. One of the most interesting aspects of the meeting has been The Davos Question, the YouTube channel where a single question was posed: What one thing do you think that countries, companies or individuals must do to make the world a better place in 2008? Anyone could respond with a video of their own ideas on this question. A few hundred…

Politics is such a load of blah

Updated on January 27, 2008 I don’t write about politics in this blog even though it has a category/tag called Politics. Yet I’m becoming increasingly tempted to do so because there has been so much going on in just the past six months that prompts a wide sway of feelings, from disbelief to outright anger. Perhaps I ought to be clearer in my labels. I’m really talking about politicians rather than politics. Self-serving, patronizing and arrogant are words that spring…

Social media and PR from the digital immigrant perspective

Updated on January 26, 2008 Over the next few months, I’m leading a couple of half-day workshops for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) as part of their CIPR Masterclass training programme. The first of these takes place on February 26 at the CIPR’s headquarters in central London. Under the catchy heading of "New Media for Old Hands," this workshop is designed to help more experienced PR practitioners (which I’d venture to describe, broadly, as the digital immigrant crowd)…

The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #313: January 24, 2008

Updated on January 25, 2008 Content summary: FIR Listener Contest closes Jan 25; FIR live on BlogTalk Radio Feb 9; Shel travels; Neville speaking today at Bulldog Reporter audio conference; Dan York reports on data portability, OpenID, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; UPS blog monitoring; headline findings from Edelman’s 2008 Trust Barometer survey; recession 2.0; Apple discourages employee blogging; PR disasters; David Philips reports; listeners’ comments discussion; news about next week’s shows; music from Sophia Ramos; and…

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