The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #665: August 20, 2012

Content summary: FIR Interview with Giovanni Rodriguez coming; Mitch Joel to guest co-host FIR on Oct 8; Mark Story has a new job; listen to the Online Marketing and Communications podcast from Jon Buscall in Sweden; is anybody having problems seeing the FIR logo in the iTunes podcast app?; Quick News: Cinch.fm closes down; podcast apps make their way back to iTunes; WalMart censors Thomas Hawk’s Facebook comments about wife mugged in front of store; Ragan promo; News That Fits: the Progressive Insurance kerfuffle; Michael Netzley’s Asia report from Singapore; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; if you’re hiring for a social media management role, here’s how to define your candidate skills profile says Olivier Blanchard; listener comments; TemboSocial promo; Dan York reports on App.net, and more; FastCompany is crowdsourcing “The Rules of Social Media”: add your perspective; music from The Felice Brothers; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for August 20, 2012: A 78-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.


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So, until Monday August 27…

(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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