The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #444: April 30, 2009

Content summary: Win a free ticket to Somesso London 09 in the FIR Listener Contest; FIR Interview with Jeremiah Owyang of Forrester Research coming; FIR Listener Survey closes tomorrow May 1; welcome to the world, Cassie Sophia York!; Eric Schwartzman interviews CC Chapman on how brands can leverage Facebook; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: communication with social media and swine flu (or is that H1N1?), the Twitter abandon rate, the world’s best headlines are on BBC News says Jakob Nielsen; listeners’ comments discussion; music from New Leaf; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for April 30, 2009: A 64-minute podcast recorded live from Aspen, Colorado, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.


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So, until Monday May 4…

(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.

  1. Alex Redmond

    It’s the first time I have listened to one of your podcasts (although I do subscribe to your feed) and I have to say how pleasing it is to hear the exciteable American and the dulcid English tones…strange but they do compliment each other. I like the content and overall, the presentation is the most professional of any podcast I have evr listened to.

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