The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #714: July 29, 2013

Intro: FIR Interview with Tony Million of Narrato posted, airPR interview coming soon, IABC update, shoutout to Rachel Miller for AllThingsIC TV episode 1;

Quick News: Was your Instagram account hacked this week?, RIP AdAge Power 150, the world’s first Twitter-themed hotel opens, LinkedIn makes some moves; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: The Council of PR Firms issues report on mobile-social connection for B2B companies; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on how Alibaba’s set-top box points to the Chinese family room as the next battleground for consumers, and more; how to get value from blog lists and rankings; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments via audio and from the FIR Community on Google+; how the Huffington Post has integrated Twitter into its content system; Dan York reports from Berlin; the global PR industry grew 8% in 2012, says Holmes Report survey, with independent PR firms continuing to lead;

Music from Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for July 29, 2013: An 85-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday August 5…

(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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