The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #417: January 26, 2009

Content summary: Shel’s returning from Hawaii; congrats to Scott Monty; next FIR Live on Blogtalk Radio on Feb 7; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: journalists say frustration with PR websites kills media stories, scandal over a Belkin employee’s questionable marketing tactics and the impact on Belkin’s reputation, 10 tips for PR and marketing in tough times, is live blogging breaking news a good idea?; listeners’ comments discussion and FIR Friendfeed Room round-up; advance news on planned FIR dine-around at IABC conference in San Francisco in June; music from Rob Szabo; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for January 26, 2009: A 55-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England and almost live from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

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So, until Thursday January 30…

(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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