The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #445: May 4, 2009

Content summary: Shel’s NewComm Forum presentation on crisis communication posted as an FIR Speakers & Speeches episode; please vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; win a free ticket to Somesso London 09 in the FIR Listener Contest; highlights from the results of the 2009 FIR Listener Survey, to be published this week; Michael Netzley interviews Jeremy Woolf, head of social media at Text 100 about the agency’s global blogger survey; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: New Zealand plans to rewrite its copyright law from scratch, PR and SEO, Cision ranks the top 50 UK blogs, company blogging update including the new BlackBerry Blog from RIM; listeners’ comments discussion; news about Thursday’s show; music from Astronauts of Antiquity; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for May 4, 2009: A 62-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.


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So, until Thursday May 7…

(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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