CIPR offers new qualification in internal communication

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the PR industry body in the UK, has launched the Internal Communication Certificate, a professional qualification aimed at those in the first few years of their internal communication career, those considering a career in internal communication, or those working in a related field (media relations, for instance, or event management, CSR or public affairs), as well as any practitioner interested in knowing more about this area. In explaining why it’s offering this course,…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #393: October 30, 2008

Content summary: Next FIR Live on Blogtalk Radio on November 7; new FIR interview coming with Jack Flack, New York Times; update: listeners’ thoughts on selecting podcasts; Dan York reports on Yammer, LinkedIn apps, and more; discussion: answering questions from Georgetown University students; listeners’ comments discussion and FIR Friendfeed Room round-up; news about next Monday’s show; music from Aloud; and more. Listen to FIR now: [display_podcast] Get FIR: Download the MP3 file (28.7Mb, 62:48) Subscribe to the RSS feed Get…

Googlephone is the bees knees

Updated on September 24, 2021 Could the Googlephone from T-Mobile be the best-kept secret in the UK today? I ask that slightly rhetorical question as I’ve seen very little online buzz for this mobile device – more formally known as the T-Mobile G1 – which launches in the UK today, either in the mainstream media or in blogs. Even T-Mobile’s UK website doesn’t highlight the phone in a way I would have expected on launch day, instead still talking about…

Brand and Ross: Their publics may be their downfall

The hot news today isn’t the global financial crisis. Nor is it the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not even the US presidential election. No, hot news in the UK this morning is the kerfuffle surrounding entertainers Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand who find themselves embroiled in mounting criticism over crude phone calls the pair made during Brand’s BBC radio show on October 18 to veteran actor Andrews Sachs (best known for his role as Manuel in Fawlty Towers). The…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #392: October 27, 2008

Content summary: FIR Speakers & Speeches podcast published; new IABC Cafe2Go podcast published; new social media category in IABC Gold Quill Awards; discussion: how to pick podcasts and avoid information overload; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Knight News Challenge Blogger Update with Heidi Miller; News That Fits – statistics update: online demographics and fastest-growing social media tools, Guardian.co.uk starts offering full-content RSS feeds, Steelcase study: companies not harnassing power of social media, communicating in uncertain times: resources from IABC;…

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