The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #352: June 9, 2008

Content summary: Next FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio: June 11 and June 14; congratulations to John Cass on move to Forrester Research; upcoming FIR Interview podcasts; follow up: CBS News’ Andrew Cohen with more on PR; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Microsoft’s Paolo Tosolini explains the latest development for Academy Mobile; five questions companies ask about social media; instant messaging study; defending a brand: GM and Hummer; US federal agencies and social media; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on blogging in Egypt, Plurk in Singapore, and social networking competition in China; listeners’ comments discussion; music from Rising Conviction; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for June 9, 2008: A 63-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.


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So, until Thursday June 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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