At the World Public Relations Forum 2012 in Melbourne, Australia, almost 800 public relations practitioners endorsed the Melbourne Mandate, a call to action of new areas of value for public relations and communication management. It was co-created by 1,000 people from 30 countries over the course of a year. In this FIR Interview, co-hosts Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz discuss this Global Alliance initiative with the two architects of the Melbourne Mandate, Jean Valin and Dan Tisch. The … [Read more...] about FIR Interview: Jean Valin and Dan Tisch on the Melbourne Mandate
Archives for August 2013
IT Industry analysts Gartner announced its 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies on August 19, with an assessment of the tech landscape that visualises its market analysis, concentrating on the evolving relationship between humans and machines. In explaining that relationship focus, Gartner's Jackie Fenn - originator of the hype cycle model - said in the press announcement that she wanted to "encourage enterprises to look beyond the narrow perspective that only sees a future in which … [Read more...] about Foundations for evolving relationships between people and machines
Intro: Bloggade 2013 on Aug 21, FIR Live coming on Google's new link rules, FIR Interviews coming on the Melbourne Mandate with Jean Valin and Dan Tisch and on marketing automation with Craig Jolley; Quick News: AppNet celebrates its first birthday, SNCR launches the Coalition for Secure Digital Media, Slack signs up 8,000 companies in 24 hours, why does YouTube freeze video views at 301?; Ragan promo; News That Fits: Checking the facts with Full Fact Finder; Dan York reports on Google and … [Read more...] about The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #717: August 19, 2013
If you've suffered through meetings where colleagues use PowerPoint decks as their autocues for droning 'presentations,' you'll love this development at two leading companies that could be a model for others to emulate. Author and communicator Eric Bergman reports that two CEOs - Jeff Bezos at Amazon and Jeff Weiner at LinkedIn - have eliminated slide-driven presentations from their meetings. In the case of Amazon, the ban on PowerPoint presentations includes a ban on printed decks as … [Read more...] about Should PowerPoint be banned from meetings?
The map presents a dramatic perspective of the changing fortunes in the desktop browser market.The line graph makes the rise of Google Chrome even clearer over the past five years. I'd say Chrome has a rosy future as the post-PC era develops - I see the mobile Chrome more and more on Android devices. Early days of course, but Google has patience. See also CNET's report "Chrome starts staking out mobile-browsing turf" Reshared post from +The Economist Google’s Chrome browser, which … [Read more...] about Chrome ready for the post-PC era