The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #627: November 28, 2011

Content summary: FIR Interview with Ragy Thomas postponed; update on PRSA’s #PRDefined campaign; News That Fits: US military takes to social media to rebut extremists; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on foreign direct investment in Indonesia, the Olympus scandal in Japan, Qantas Twitter kerfuffle; Ragan promo; what companies can learn from TripAdvisor blackmails; listener comments; mobile and QR codes are the latest trends in recruiting; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Dan York reports on SOPA, the formal death of…

Touching the BBC

I was taking a look through the beta version of the BBC’s new website when it occurred to me that what I was interacting with was a web presence that’s geared to touch and feel more than to point and click. The overall layout that extends left and right off the visible screen area, prominent navigation arrows left and right, big visual and touchable content areas… all elements you currently see on touch-screen tablets like the iPad when accessing some…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #626: November 21, 2011

Content summary: On this day in 1980; good result for Tony Loftis (FIR Interview last week): his missing daughter Allie found safe; two FIR Interviews coming: Peter Espersen of Lego and Sprinklr Founder/CEO Ragy Thomas; Speakers & Speeches from the Dell B2B Huddle at Google coming soon (if you have time and audio-editing skills, we’d love some volunteer help); GaggleAmp update; News That Fits: Have your say in redefining public relations in the age of social media, an initiative from…

Have your say in redefining public relations for the modern age

Updated on November 23, 2011 What’s your definition of the term “public relations”? Does it match that of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA): Public relations helps an organization and its publicsadapt mutually to each other. Or in the UK, that of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR): […] Public relations is the discipline which looks after reputation, with the aim of earning understanding and support and influencing opinion and behaviour. It is the planned and sustained effort…

Getting to know the Galaxy S II

I got a new smartphone a few days ago, a Samsung model, as my evolution from the HTC Desire, the phone I’ve had for the past eighteen months. It’s not the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus that launched in the UK (and across Europe) on November 17, the Android phone I’d sort of decided upon when I heard it announced a month or so ago. No, the phone I went with is the Samsung Galaxy S II you see pictured here.…

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