Content summary: FIR Live on August 22: email marketing; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore with an update on the Rio Tinto ‘commercial bribery’ case and Western media depictions of China; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: social news with the Huffington Post and Facebook, Twitter study reveals usage habits and trends in the US, is your business ready for the expected increase in swine flu cases?, how Best Buy and Crowne Plaza Hotels addressed a pricing error; Angelo Fernando’s question about preparing for FIR; music from The Weaklings; and more.
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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for June 22, 2009: A 60-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.
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So, until Thursday August 20…
(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)