The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #441: April 20, 2009

Content summary: A look at initial results from the 2009 FIR Listener Survey; next FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio on April 25; still time to enter the FIR Listener Contest; update discussion: lessons and opinions about the Domino’s Pizza crisis; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: ‘Smeargate’ highlights the demise of command-and-control communication and how the rules have changed in UK politics; listeners’ comments discussion; news about Thursday’s show; music from The Minions; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for April 20, 2009: A 65-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.


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So, until Thursday April 23…

(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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