The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #718: August 26, 2013

FIRIntro: FIR Interview with Jean Valin and Dan Tisch about the Melbourne Mandate is up; interview with Craig Jolley on marketing automation coming; reflections on Bloggade 2013;

Quick News: Volkswagen’s #SmileDrive “the first social app to maximize fun on every drive”, Ford and Boing Boing partner for their first live event in a vehicle-focused hackathon, Huffington Post to end anonymous commenting, upbeat content gets the most traction online; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Catching up with Vine; Dan York reports on learning French, communal storytelling, and more; an idiot’s guide to PR – lessons for SEO and digital marketing; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments from the FIR Community on Google+; MOOCs as a communication channel?; Ari Herzog explains “why I killed 61% of my LinkedIn friends”;

Music from King Pug; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for August 26, 2013: An 80-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday September 2…

(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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