The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #652: May 21, 2012

Content summary: Michael Netzley in Singapore still without voice; FIR Speakers & Speeches podcast of Neville’s PRII conference presentation is up; next FIR Live on influence marketing set for June 16; Neville speaking at Like Minds conference in Exeter this week: discount price for FIR listeners; GaggleAmp update; News That Fits: high-growth companies in Europe embrace social media says Google-sponsored survey; GM ends Facebook advertising but Ford doesn’t; Ragan promo; Dan York reports on integrating Soundcloud and Flipboard (with added comment about Player FM), an internship opportunity with the Internet Society, and more; listener comments; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; CIPR’s call to action for feedback on PR guidelines about Wikipedia engagement; TemboSocial promo; is it time for a C-level social media executive?; music from The Eisenhowers; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for May 21, 2012: A 73-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday May 28…

(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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