The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #727: October 28, 2013

FIRIntro: Thank you for participating in the FIR Listener Survey 2013, results report soon; Episode 5 of FIR On Strategy with Andrea Vascellari is up; Neville and Bryan Person at the UK Social Media Communications Awards 2013 in London last week; Neville in discussion with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel about the age of context at a CIPR event in London on Oct 28, recording coming as an FIR Speakers and Speeches podcast;

Quick News: The role of news on Facebook, Ryanair looks serious about its U-turn on customer service, native advertising draws attention of BBB’s National Advertising Division, Twitter keeps IPO communication in-house; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Knight Frank and #LostMyGiggle: real-time learning from ignoring the conversation then joining it; the power of a good logo; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio and from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; the decline of Wikipedia: how can communicators help?; Dan York reports on GTLDs, the open internet, and more; why aren’t brands, marketers and communicators planning for mobile messaging apps?;

Music from Night’s Bright Colors; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for October 28, 2013: An 86-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday November 4…

(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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