The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #575: November 29, 2010

Content summary: Kristin Brandt from Manic Mommies is guest co-host; FIR Live on BP Gulf oil spill set for December 11; listener comments; Ragan promo on Corporate Editors and Writers Conference; Kristin and Shel discuss mommy blogging; News That Fits: major retailers offer holiday deals on social networks, Neville’s commentary on PR spam, Michael Netzley’s Asia report, Media Monitoring Minute from CustomScoop, new data on employee brand evangelists, Pollstream, Dan York’s report; music from Matthew Ebel. Get FIR: Download the…

The role of media in the WikiLeaks revelations

Among the many news events vying for our attention in today’s media – mainstream and social – arguably the revelations from WikiLeaks about confidential communications between US embassies around the world and Washington will capture a majority of that attention in many countries. You can read all about it – just Google for wikileaks cables: that will get you thousands of results. Another aspect of it presents an intriguing question – what is the role of the mainstream media (especially…

Cision updates top 10 UK PR blogs list

Updated on November 30, 2010 Cision UK has published an updated list of what the business intelligence and communication firm ranks as the top ten PR blogs in the UK: NevilleHobson.com Drew B’s take on Tech PR Wadd’s PR and Media blog A PR Guy’s Musings – Stuart Bruce PR Studies PR Media Blog The Red Rocket Mediations SimonWakeman IanGreen.com I’m flattered to again see my blog ranked as the #1 PR blog in the UK. [Update 30/11: the #10…

FIR Live on December 11: BP oil spill communications

FIR Live #20 Saturday, December 11, 2010 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm GMT Participate or listen in The next episode of FIR Live will look at the communication efforts surrounding the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year – the worst in US history. Our guests are: Gerald Baron, who authors the Crisisblogger blog and wrote Now is Too Late 2, one of the best books available on crisis communication…

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