The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #730: November 18, 2013

FIRIntro: Another new show is coming to the FIR Podcast Network: Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester; we’re interviewed for Inside PR; Shel interviewed for GaggleAmp’s podcast; listener survey update; upcoming FIR Interview podcasts with Andrew Grill, Global Social Business Partner at IBM, formerly CEO of Kred, on defining social business, and with Sharam Fouladgar, founder of AirPR, on his new PR-focused enterprise;

Quick News: How Twitter’s new Custom Timelines can be used for brands, have you added mobile to your monitoring program?, Google wins legal fight over plan to scan the world’s books, study finds mobile-text charitable donations are impulse decisions; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: It was a busy week last week for branding gaffes: JP Morgan, Home Depot, Charmin, Kellogg’s; Dan York’s Tech Report: commentary about the FIR podcast network… and “FIR On Technology”, Google+ new cover photo feature, .sexy and .tattoo now live in DNS; what every company should learn from the latest Twitter hashtag kerfuffle #AskJPM surrounding JP Morgan; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio and in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; social media is part of the entire customer life process, so how do you sustain relationships at the bottom of the funnel?; is blogging “just people showing off”?;

Music from Persian Claws; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for November 11, 2013: An 80-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Monday November 25…

(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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