The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #676: November 5, 2012

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Intro: FIR Interview with Lee LeFever is up; SNCR Symposium is this week; update on Apple’s court-mandated ‘apology ad’ in the UK;

Quick News: IPR launches free online research center for social media science, Facebook tests free wifi hotspots in exchange for check-ins, CIPR to list all members, IABC reboots the international Gold Quill Awards for 2013; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Should PR professionals be guided by their ‘innate morality’ and not any code of professional ethics?; Dan York reports on Superstorm Sandy and the fragility of the internet, National Blog Posting Month or NaBloPoMo, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Tumblr, animated GIFs and the future of media; listener comments; Channel 4 News’ photos prompt different perspectives on the value of a Creative Commons copyright license; TemboSocial promo; an FIR Interview with Accenture coming from Michael Netzley in Singapore; location marketing poised to take off;

Music from Geoff Smith; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for November 5, 2012: A 79-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday November 12…

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

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