The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #723: September 30, 2013

FIRIntro: First episode of FIR On Strategy with Andrea Vascellari published, new FIR Speakers & Speeches podcast posted with Shel Holtz on social visual communication, FIR Interview with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel on ‘Age of Context’ coming on October 1, FIR mobile app available on 3 platforms: iOS, Android and Windows 8/Windows Phone;

Quick News: Pinterest introduces Article pins, self-publishing could become a $52 billion business, Klout introduces Cinch, Lloyd’s List to become a digital-only newspaper; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: 6 lessons for content marketers from digital-first magazine leaders; Michael Netzley’s Asia report: will Chinese companies begin to build global brands?; marketers lack confidence in their own digital abilities according to Adobe’s ‘Digital Distress’ survey; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments via audio and from the FIR Community on Google+; defining ‘brand journalism’ and assessing Ideas Lab: owned by GE but run by  Atlantic Media; Dan York reports from Krakow, Poland, on NSA citizen surveillance, and more; results of Wave 7, the world’s largest and longest-running social media survey;

Music from KA Morton; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for September 30, 2013: A 92-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday October 7…

(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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