The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #668: September 10, 2012

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Intro: FIR Speakers and Speeches of the #TAGtribe panel discussion in London is up; IABC’s CW Bulletin focuses on Wikipedia;

Quick News: Connectify gets its Kickstart(er), and then some; Kred rolls out Kred for CRM; WordPress live-blogging plugin released (but with a critical bug); content marketing budgets rise, social media dominates; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Information overload was a myth all along; Dan York reports on video and hashtags at US political conventions, a trip to Montenegro, Nokia’s apologies, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; the forthcoming PR war over fracking; listener comments; communications planning has to account for two screens says new report from Google; TemboSocial promo; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore with a request to action by FIR listeners on social media and recruiting, reports on Samsung’s blogger relations fiasco and tools for automatic cross-posting to Western and Chinese social media platforms; BBC guidance on headline-writing for SEO valid for every online writer not only journalists;

Music from Annie Stevenson; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for September 10, 2012: An 80-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.


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So, until Monday September 17…

(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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