The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #492: October 15, 2009

Content summary: Shel’s in Las Vegas for BlogWorld and New Media Expo; follow-up: Pepsi apologizes over sexist iPhone app; Shel’s update on a Boston hospital that jerks its knees and blocks employee access to social media sites; Dan York goes up a mountain and reports on blogs as spokespeople, business avatars, and more; FIR experiments with Google Wave; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: gagging the Guardian applies analog law in a digital age and how Twitter saved the day, interesting results in US PRWeek’s social media survey, HSBC Bank launches website that highlights customer opinion, streams and feeds are a mess so ensuring email’s continued relevance; listener comments discussion; news about next week’s shows; music from The Gentlemen Callers; and more.

Get FIR:

Messages from our sponsors: FIR is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years, www.ragan.com; Save time with the CustomScoop online clipping service: sign up for your free two-week trial, at www.customscoop.com/fir.

For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for October 15, 2009: A 64-minute podcast recorded live from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.


Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show are posted to the FIR Show Links pages at The New PR Wiki. You can contribute – see the show notes home page for info.

FIR on Friendfeed

Share your comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for future shows, in the FIR FriendFeed Room. You can also email us at fircomments@gmail.com; call the Comment Line at +1 206 222 2803 (North America), +44 20 8133 9844 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments; comment at Twitter: twitter.com/FIR, or at Jaiku: fir.jaiku.com. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

Join the FIR Discussion Forum and extend your conversations with the FIR community. You can also join the FIR Facebook Community and become an FIR friend.

To stay informed about occasional FIR events (eg, FIR Live), sign up for FIR Update email news.

So, until Monday October 19…

(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.

Comments are closed.
Close