The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #712: July 15, 2013

FIRIntro: Shel’s in Ottawa, podcast of Brian Solis’ keynote at the B2B Huddle in London coming, FIR Interviews in planning with Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer (founder, AirPR) and Corey Connors (applied activity stream as internal communications focus);

Quick News: PCWorld magazine exits print and the era of computer magazines ends, newswires still beat Twitter when it comes to breaking news, CIPR launches #CIPRCHAT, object lesson from Bank of America in why not to use a Twitter bot; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: A look at hashtags; Michael Netzley in Singapore asks if PR in Asia has become an irrational industry (eg, deaths linked with overwork, high stress, long hours, and poor ranking of profession); tweets and monkeys: the Porter Novelli recruitment ad kerfuffle; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments; government spying has nothing on what marketers do in secret; Dan York reports from Durban, South Africa, on the ICANN meeting and more; publishers’ paywall experiment: instead of charging readers, they have to watch an advertiser’s video;

Music from Deep Banana Blackout; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for July 15, 2013: A 90-minute podcast recorded live from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday July 22…

(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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