The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #605: June 27, 2011

Content summary: Donna Papacosta’s IABC presentation and FIR Interview with Brian Solis posted; a quick note on AVEs; listener comments from the FIR Room on Friendfeed; Ragan promo; News That Fits: Marriott introduces Facebook game for recruiting, Dan York reports from the EComm Show in Burlingame CA on "voice 3.0" and more, the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop, new private podcasting service Cinchcast looks great but price is terrible, Donna Papacosta reports from Toronto on workers fired after Vancouver riots, Pollstream promo, Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on Twittamentary and more, 12 tips for engaging in a tweet chat, Geoff Barbaro in Australia reports on Australia’s "plain cigarette package" legislation; there will be a July 4 show; music from Annex; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for June 27, 2011: A 68-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday July 4…

(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.