The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #700: April 22, 2013

FIRIntro: Donna’s FIR Interview with Shel and Neville coming, Google Voice call-in line notifications, one week until Viral Video Summit, The B2B Huddle on May 2 and keynote speeches will be FIR podcasts;

Quick News: UK PR agencies investigated for use of unpaid interns, free career advice for Millennials that’s worth a fortune from Todd Defren and Steve Earl, Qantas gives up on Twitter for PR purposes, the top 100 banks on social media; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Donna Papacosta’s interview with Neville and Shel: a clip from the 50-minute interview (to be published on April 23); Michael Netzley reports from Singapore with news from Asia and a China e-tail report from McKinsey; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments; copyright and online content licensing: Meltwater and PRCA win UK legal judgement as Supreme Court refers case to European Court of Justice; Dan York reports with musings on 700 shows, loving the trend of posting photos in the G+ community, G+ comments to Blogger, WordPress security, SIPNO; the Boston Marathon Bombing and the debate over business social media;

Shel’s in New Orleans during FIR 701 next week: Neville will be joined for a show segment by Stephen Waddington; music from Cruisebox; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for April 22, 2013: A 101-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday April 29…

(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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