The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #669: September 17, 2012

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Intro: We’ve changed FIR’s Twitter handle to @FIRpodcast; FIR Book Review coming on Guy Kawasaki’s “What The Plus!”;

Quick News: Dr. Pepper vs creationists on Facebook; James Bond trades Martini for Heineken; FCC chairman blows tweetchat; ‘kerfuffle’ the best word ever; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Social media’s delicate role in diplomacy; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on Chinese executives’ fight-back against Citron Research’s coverage of tech companies; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Deloitte follows McKinsey with social technologies report; listener comments; welcome to the #SocialEra; TemboSocial promo; Dan York reports on Terry Fallis’ new book, “Up And Down”, IPv4 exhaustion in Europe, and has a rant on PR staff not doing basic targeting and expecting you to do their work for them; what makes content marketing succeed;

Music from The Revivalists; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for September 17, 2012: A 72-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday September 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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