The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #449: May 18, 2009

Content summary: Thanks to Dan York and Sallie Goetsch for an outstanding FIR #448; Somesso London 09: no entries for the FIR Listener Contest but Neville was there; new FIR Interview posted; FIR listener dinner at the IABC conference in San Francisco planned for June 7; Shel’s presentation at IABC; best wishes to Ben McConnell; Eric Schwartzman interviews Danny Sullivan, Editor of Search Engine Land; News That Fits: kidney surgeries on Twitter: healthcare social media and what communication means, UK government appoints Director of Digital Engagement, Jennifer Leggio’s second social PR survey results, BusinessWeek special report: an executive guide to social media; Michael Netzley interviews Kelly Choo, Co-Founder and Product Development Director at Brandtology; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listeners’ comments discussion; music from My Little Radio; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for May 18, 2009: A 63-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Thursday May 21…

(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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