FIR listener dinner set for June 7

There’s a full continent and ocean between Neville and Shel, so they don’t get together in the real world often. The last time was in London in October 2007. The next will be at the IABC World Conference in San Francisco next month. We’ve made a reservation for 20 at Town Hall, a well-reviewed San Francisco institution. The dinner is set for 9pm on Sunday, June 7, 2009. The opening reception begins at 7:30 and runs until 9:30, but we’ll…

PR and lawyers next on FIR Live

Updated on May 23, 2009 It’s not unusual for communicators to feel stifled by corporate attorneys whose counsel, often viewed as contrary to the organization’s reputational interests, is rubber-stamped by CEOs. In the next FIR Live on Blogtalk Radio, Neville and Shel will look at communicators’ perceptions of lawyers (the myths and the realities), explore ways legal and communications can work together, and discuss whether attorneys’ judgments are always best for the company. Our special guests include Helio Fred Garcia,…

Krishna De: Best business podcaster in Ireland

I’d like to join the voices of many who have congratulated Krishna De for winning the award of Best Business Podcaster in the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Awards 2009, announced in Dublin last night. And a handsome trophy it is! Krishna presents BizGrowthLive on BlogTalk Radio where she interviews leading authorities in branding, marketing, social media and leadership. With he co-presenter Jon Ingham, she hosts Talking HR on BlogTalk Radio. That’s not all she does with podcasting, though. Along with…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #450: May 21, 2009

Content summary: Next FIR Live on Blogtalk Radio on May 26; FIR Listener Dinner during the IABC World Conference in San Francisco on June 7; thanks to Dan York for starting an FIR entry on Wikipedia; Dan York reports on podcasting, video, Amazon Kindle, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: should it be left to a company’s marketing department to tweet?, Wall Street Journal’s social media rules, GlaxoSmithKline USA launches corporate blog and joins Twitter,…

Collaborative book reviews on Twitter

Hmm, wonder if this idea would work with the kind of books I’m currently reading, and have queued up to read, for doing reviews. IT Pro reports that TV and radio celeb Jonathan Ross has launched WossyBookClub on Twitter where he has over 270K followers. […] His first choice, Jon Ronson’s non-fiction title, ‘The Man Who Stare at Goats’, is climbing up impressively at the bestsellers chart. The Amazon sales of the book rose incredibly by 7000 percent, after it…

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