The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #621: October 17, 2011

Content summary: New Pollstream poll and results of last poll; listener survey results are coming, really; News That Fits: the global BlackBerry outage and communication: what now for RIM?; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on opacity in a global PR deal in Malaysia, and more; Ragan promo; it’s time to think about social media training; listener comments; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Dan York reports on iOS 5, the end of Jaiku, and more; corporate reputations are more vulnerable than ever; PR’s thin skin; Pollstream promo; GaggleAmp update; music from Crooked Saint; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for October 17, 2011: A 74-minute podcast recorded live from Rochester, Minnesota, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.


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So, until Monday October 24…

(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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