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

FIRIntro: 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 via fiction?, fake Twitter followers and a dirty marketing secret, new examples of smart use of QR codes; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Concise report on the Socialbakers Engage 2013 conference and FT Digital Media Conference 2013, both in London; Dan York’s report includes a reply to Norbert Mayer-Whittmann re domain names, changing categories in Google+ Communities, Google+ mobile app usage, FCC request for comments about changing US phone numbers to no longer be connected to geographies; Neville with Stephen Waddington on the Associated Press’ Twitter account hack and the implications for trust and security, should British politicians take notes from Barack Obama’s campaign team?, and Stephen’s perspectives on the international challenges for the PR profession; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on Gengo’s crowd-sourced translation services in Japan and a new McKinsey report on Indonesia’s consumers; listener comments and FIR Google+ Community round-up;

Music from Mother Redcap; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for April 29, 2013: A 90-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday May 6…

(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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