FIR Interview: Eric Wahlforss, Co-Founder and CTO, SoundCloud

SoundCloud‘s co-founder Eric Wahlforss sees his company as a social network, with its primary competitors Facebook and Twitter, two of the giants of today’s social web. Its Wikipedia entry describes SoundCloud as an online audio distribution platform that allows collaboration, promotion and distribution of audio recordings by users. It was founded in 2008 and now has more than 20 million users worldwide, with membership growing by over 1.5 million every month. In this FIR Interview, co-host Neville Hobson met with…

Number 10 hands out Twitter exclusives to favoured journalists

Updated on September 28, 2022 A discussion topic in episode 701 of the FIR podcast, published today, looks at a question asked in the Metro newspaper last week: should British politicians take notes from Barack Obama’s campaign team? The Metro’s excellent report looked at the key role social media played  – especially Twitter – in both of the US president’s election campaigns in 2008 and 2012 in enabling direct engagement with reporters and opinion-makers as well as with voters in…

FIR Cut: Developing global consensus for the PR profession

Overflow from FIR #701 on April 29, 2013. Discussion references: NevilleHobson.com: What do Barcelona, Melbourne and Stockholm mean to PRs? Global Alliance: The World Public Relations Forum: Melbourne’s Mandate for PR Barcelona Declaration of Measurement Principles The Melbourne Mandate Stockholm Accords Listen Now: Download this podcast (5.39Mb, 11:16) If you want to automatically receive FIR Cuts as they’re published, subscribe to the RSS feed. (What are FIR Cuts?)

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #701: April 29, 2013

Intro: No Shel live this week (we have contributions), Stephen Waddington joins Neville in a guest segment; Bob LeDrew’s FIR Book Review of Peter Shankman’s Nice Companies Finish First is up, review coming soon from Eric Schwartzman of Brian Solis’ What’s the Future of Business?; FIR Interview with Eric Wahlforss, co-founder and CTO of SoundCloud, coming on April 30; The B2B Huddle is on May 2 and keynote speeches will be FIR podcasts; Quick News: Can communicators convey company messages…

FIR Book Review: Nice Companies Finish First, by Peter Shankman with Karen Kelly

Peter Shankman applied his skills as a communicator and businessman to create Help A Reporter Out (HARO), an email service that connected journalists looking for people to interview with individuals with the experience or insights to meet the journalist’s needs. The free service was based on sharing and collaboration, principles Shankman brings to the fore in his new book, Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management is Over – and Collaboration is In. What does a “nice” company do? In…

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