Yesterday on a London trip, I met up with Bruno Amaral and Kelly Pereira. I've known Lisbon-based Bruno for some years so it was great to catch up with him on his London visit. Over a coffee and some great conversation, the names of three cities came into our discussion: Barcelona, Melbourne and Stockholm. Cities well known to almost anyone, who could readily tell you in which countries they're located. (For the geographically challenged - yes, there are some - they're in Spain, Australia and … [Read more...] about What do Barcelona, Melbourne and Stockholm mean to PRs?
Archives for April 2013
On April 22, 2013, Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz published the 700th episode of The Hobson and Holtz Report, the weekly business podcast covering the intersection of business, communication and technology that the pair started in January 2005. To mark the milestone episode Canadian podcaster, FIR friend and long-time listener Donna Papacosta interviewed Shel and Neville a few days before the 700th episode. The idea for such an interview originated in the Google+ FIR Community when Max … [Read more...] about FIR Interview: Professional insights with Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz
Intro: 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 … [Read more...] about The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #700: April 22, 2013
Hot on the heels of the Boston marathon bombings last weekend comes another frightening event in the United States, this time a fatal shooting at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in neighbouring Cambridge late on Thursday night US time. As I write this, it's still very much a breaking news story with sketchy reporting in the mainstream media, certainly here in the UK. Yet social media is a mass of reporting from individuals on the ground. Citizen journalists all even … [Read more...] about Unfiltered social reporting from Boston
One of the easiest content management systems to set up and use is WordPress, the largest self-hosted blogging platform in the world, powering more than 60 million websites worldwide. That fact may be a key reason why WordPress is in the news right now as the subject of a large-scale attack from a huge number of computers from across the internet - known as an automated botnet attack - attempting to take over servers that run WordPress. Some are saying that this current attack is the … [Read more...] about How to secure your WordPress site against hacker attacks