Neville Hobson

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #685: January 7, 2013

Intro: Beginning our 8th year of podcasting and thanks to your warm words on the anniversary, FIR Interview with Ekaterina Walter interview is up, interview coming with Francis Ingham and Fiona McBride;

Quick News: Brands have started experimenting with ‘sexting’ services; Hawaii Five-0 lets viewers choose episode ending in real time; social media use is on the rise among doctors; a father hires in-game ‘hitmen’ to deter son from playing; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: The state of PR in 2013 – taking over the world?; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on media relations in India and China; highlights from Nielsen’s 2012 social media report; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments; how to add value to LinkedIn endorsements; Dan York reports on anniversaries of FIR and the internet, platforms and more; can you (or should you) avoid Google+?;

Music from Sound Tribe Sector 9; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for January 7, 2013: An 81-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday January 14…

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

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