The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #585: February 7, 2011

Content summary: Vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; communications-related Pollstream poll now on FIR site; diary reminder for next FIR Live on Feb 19; two new FIR Book Review podcasts posted; upcoming FIR Interview with Laura Thomas of Dell about #tradesecrets; congratulations to Pete Blackshaw who joins Nestlé as Global Digital Chief; good luck to Claire Thompson with her new venture, SEO PR Training; listener comments discussion; News That Fits: will AOL and Huffington Post become a ‘next-generation American media company’?, Dan York reports on AOL and content strategy and more, the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, is Kenneth Cole’s ‘Egypt’ tweet a calculated ploy or an inconsequential mistake or a reputation crisis?, Pollstream promo, Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on the Year of the Rabbit and more; music from Stalling Dawn; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for February 7, 2011: A 61-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Monday February 14…

(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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