The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #728: November 4, 2013

FIRIntro: FIR On Strategy with Andrea Vascellari #6 is up, as is the FIR Speakers and Speeches podcast of Robert Scoble and Shel Israel in London on Oct 28; results from the FIR 2013 Listener Survey coming later this week;

Quick News: Updated versions of Callburner and Vodburner work fine with Skype, photo and video sharing grow online, Virgin America’s new in-flight safety video is “shockingly fabulous,” PRSA posts 2014 strategic plan online in PDF and video; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Overview of Adobe’s Social Intelligence Report vs Forrester Research’s negative assessment of Facebook; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: the internet brings a conservative Asian culture into tension with the infidelity website Ashley Madison, and more; misinformation, hoaxes, word of mouth and finding facts in the Twitter maelstrom; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio and from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; why is there such a disconnect between what B2B customers want and what B2B marketers communicate?; Dan York reports on International Internet Day, Google+ custom URLs, and more; new survey illustrates the rise and rise of the Corporate Affairs Director in the FTSE 100;

Neville recording solo next week with recorded contributions from Shel; music from Michael Franti and Spearhead; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for November 4, 2013: A 96-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday November 11…

(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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