The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #731: November 25, 2013

FIRIntro: FIR Listener Survey update; FIR Interview with Andrew Grill coming November 25, with Sharam Fouladgar early December; newest addition to the FIR Podcast Network this week: Episode 1 of “AllthingsIC with Rachel Miller”; FIR Contest: win a copy of ‘Age of Context’ thanks to the CIPR – 5 copies to give away; Shel caught up with Andrea Vascellari, Bryan Person, and Sallie Goetsch at Social Media Breakfast East Bay;

Quick News: BP caught trolling its Facebook critics; The Public Relations Show in London on November 26; you’ve probably never heard of Polyvore, the social network that drives 20% of social commerce; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: If you’re going to change your culture, do it quickly; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: China’s Communist Party will retain its grip on media and propaganda, and more; Unilever launches Project Sunlight, a company-wide social media campaign to promote sustainable living; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio and in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; case study: KLM using social media as a one-stop shop for servicing customer complaints; Dan York’s Tech Report: top-level domains, ICANN, and the evolution of the internet; deep-linking’s possibilities in the mobile world;

Music by The House of Jed; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report for November 25, 2013: An 88-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Monday December 2…

(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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