Just like many other people, I watched Tiger Woods on live TV on Friday as he made his public apology for the revelations that emerged about his sex addiction following the car crash he was involved in outside his house last November. I didnâ€™t see all of the eight minutes or so that he spent speaking in front of a controlled audience and the hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of people tuned in to live TV broadcasts around the world, just a few minutes of it in the middle as I watched … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods: an apology for the YouTube era
Archives for February 2010
Content summary: Three Canadian PR grads launch the Coming Up PR podcast; FIR Interview with Marc Wright is coming; Dan York reports on Facebook, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Eric Schwartzman reports from Los Angeles on social media and the US military; News That Fits: Kevin Smith's Twitter kerfuffle with Southwest Airlines moves up a level, 'Please Rob Me' and location-based networks; Marko Minka reports from London on Jupik, a virtual world that eliminates barriers … [Read more...] about The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #527: February 18, 2010
If you have an interest in how the mainstream media is evolving and how it hopes to remain relevant to consumers, as I do, there is some new reporting and metrics on what 30 publishers in the USA, Canada, the UK and continental Europe are doing in the key areas of charging for online content or consumption and implementing paywalls and subscription services. Alastair Bruce, content manager for MSN UK, has produced this analysis that considers bundling, micropayments, metered systems, freemium … [Read more...] about How 30 publishers are charging for online content
Content summary: HAPPO is this Friday; FIR Interview with Marc Wright coming soon; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on the Year of the Tiger, and a Rio Tinto update; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits: you really do need a Facebook page, confessions of a real-life Twitter squatter and HJ Heinz, Inc 500 social media use 2009, Southwest Airlines and Paperchase embroiled in Twitter kerfuffles, PRSA Advisory on expropriation of intellectual property; listener comment … [Read more...] about The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #526: February 15, 2010
One business story that seems to be a permanent feature in the news headlines around the world is the crisis confronting Toyota and the car makerâ€™s product recalls. The assault on Toyotaâ€™s reputation is undoubtedly a matter of grave concern to the companyâ€™s leadership, although some critical analysis of how Toyota is dealing with this suggests deep-seated Japanese business/cultural behaviours and traditions may not be helping Toyota at a time where transparency and nimble actions, among … [Read more...] about Can Toyota survive?