The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #529: February 25, 2010

Content summary: Neville’s in Belgium (Ghent, to be specific), so Mark Story, who handles New Media for the US Securities and Exchange Commission, is filling in as guest co-host. Shel and Mark talk about Mark’s role at the SEC and his hopes for this episode of FIR. Deloitte and SHIFT Communications are both hiring communicators. Dan York reports from Orlando, Florida. Jen Zingsheim offers CustomScoop’s Media Monitoring Minute with a look at Google Goggles. News That Fits: new perspectives on Toyota’s recall crisis, studies reveal the depth of social media engagement by the Fortune 500 and the Global 100. Listener comments. A country music track from 77 South. And, as always, more.

markstory Regarding the photo at left, captured from Mark’s Skype video during recording, Mark wishes to point out that Skype video automatically adds 10 pounds to one’s appearance.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for February 25, 2010: A 70-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Kensington, Maryland, USA.

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So, until Monday March 1…

(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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