The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #539: April 1, 2010

Content summary: Donna Papacosta is guest co-host in Neville’s absence; please vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; if you’re using the FIR widget, it’s time to take it down; Dan York reports on a Facebook gaffe; Media Monitoring Minute from CustomScoop; News That Fits: Facebook plans to let you "like" a page rather than become a "fan," launch of Unvarnished is one more signal that you don’t own your personal brand, Neville reports on a motor industry conference focused on social media, Toronto transportation union reacts to critical social media coverage with in-person town hall meetings, location-based services like FourSquare will inevitably become enterprise tools; a roundup of comments in the FIR FriendFeed room; music from Jean Synodinos; and more.

About our guest co-host:

donnapapacosta Donna Papacosta‘s early career was in systems analysis, but she soon realized she preferred the communications aspect of the job over the techie part. She left the world of systems behind in 1985 to study journalism and to start her own business, Trafalgar Communications. Soon after, Donna was writing for trade journals, then consumer magazines, and finally corporate clients. These days, most of her writing involves internal communications for $1B+ corporations. She also does marketing communications for medium and large companies. In the last few years, Donna has developed a penchant for communicating via social media and multimedia.

Since September 2005 Donna has been producing the Trafcom News Podcast, which is a show for "people who care about communicating." She also develops videos and podcasts for organizations; produces conference podcasts (as well as the Conference Success Podcast); and leads seminars, workshops and webinars on communications, podcasting and social media. Donna blogs at the Trafcom News blog.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for March 1, 2010: A 67-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

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So, until Monday April 5…

(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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