The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #709: June 24, 2013

FIRIntro: No Shel this week, he’s at the IABC conference in New York; congrats to Shel, Richard Binhammer, Mark Dollins on launching SME2; in memoriam: PRSA Communications Chief Arthur Yann died on June 13; new FIR Interview up (done by Michael Procopio), another FIR Interview coming this week plus a Speakers and Speeches podcast of Neville’s panel at Imperial College London on June 19;

Quick News: What’s the cost today of a decent press release?, Burberry posts entire ‘London Collections: Men’ runway show on Vine, Jimmy Wales asks PR people to “treat Wikipedia with respect”, new DRM changes text of ebooks to catch pirates; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: A look at the Dachis Social Business Summit in London on June 20; Dan York reports on recording FIR with Google+ Hangouts, the technology of Instagram video, and more; Instagram launches video-recording and -sharing feature: the potential for business communication; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments from the FIR Community on Google+; Michael Netzley in Singapore discusses public communications around the haze blanketing Singapore and Malaysia; how the hum of a coffee shop can boost your creativity;

Music by Seventh Epic; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for June 24, 2013: A 67-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday July 1…

(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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