The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #452: May 28, 2009

Updated on June 28, 2009 Content summary: Neville was virtually at the IABC Brussels conference this afternoon; FIR Live #14 posted; first half of Hobson & Holtz interview up on Luke Armour’s podcast; Dan York reports on amazing crazy times with bots, IM and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: some interesting launches, Domino’s Pizza 40 days after Those Videos, more signs of social networking’s ubiquity, how to be a Sky News iPhone reporter; Eric Schwartzman…

How to be a Sky News iPhone reporter

European satellite TV company Sky News has launched an iPhone app that enables you to receive the broadcaster’s news and information content on your iPhone or iPod Touch. The free app offers a rich array of content including news, sport, business, weather and more in words, pictures and video. You can sign up to get SMS alerts to your iPhone – each alert you receive will cost you £0.25 – enabling you to keep in touch with events that interest…

Projecting to Brussels for IABC

Tomorrow afternoon, May 28, I’m going to be speaking at an event in Brussels organized by IABC Belgium. “Web 2 EU: Publication 2 Participation” is a half-day conference taking place at the Boston University in Brussels. I’ll be joining Charles Crouch, Helen Dunnett, Philip Weiss and Mathew Lowry to address a range of topics related to Web 2.0 and how to gain influence through wider engagement with people online. Nothing out of the ordinary with that, you will likely be…

FIR Live #14, May 26, 2009: PR and lawyers

Content Summary: Communicators are often frustrated in their efforts to protect or restore an organization’s reputation by attorneys who simply block any communication at all, or minimize the response. In today’s FIR Live, attorney Jim Golden and crisis expert Helio Fred Garcia discuss the relationship between attorneys and communicators and how it should change. Discussion participants were FIR co-hosts Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz. In addition, we were joined by the following guests: Jim Golden negotiates early reasonable settlements in…

Audio sharing and growing pains

The Guardian had a good story yesterday about Audioboo, the audio-sharing service (and social network) that I started using in March. Audioboo is primarily an iPhone app where you record up to five minutes of audio that the app uploads to your space on the Audioboo website and publishes it online. Since starting in March, Audioboo has been adding social/sharing elements to the website including a means to follow other users, and be followed, and indicate your follow/followed status in…

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