The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #790: January 12, 2015

Updated on January 26, 2015 Quick News: A “deeply personal” picture of every consumer could be grabbed by futuristic smart gadgets says the FTC, executives expect to spend more on corporate citizenship, Intel CEO’s diversity promise, a dramatic rise in video content on Facebook; Ragan promo; News That Fits: Failure to disclose grows as a PR issue; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: Has social media finally turned the spotlight on Asia’s classic anonymous CEO? and more; Cluetrain updated; the Media Monitoring…

Cluetrain evolved

Updated on January 26, 2015 Nearly sixteen years ago, a manifesto was published that has had a profound influence on many people’s thinking and, indeed, behaviours when it comes to business communication and marketing. That publication was The Cluetrain Manifesto, a collection of 95 separate theses written by Christopher Locke, David Weinberger, Doc Searls and Rick Levine, and published online in April 1999 (a book followed in 2000). The manifesto’s strapline – The End of Business As Usual – provides the powerful clue that this…

Here’s the proof, @EE

Updated on January 15, 2015 I bought a new data SIM card from mobile operator EE a few days ago, to use in my Fujitsu Stylistic Q704 Windows Ultrabook. With the deal came an Alcatel One Touch Pop 7S Android tablet. Nice! It’s a good deal. I’d like to use that tablet but first it needs charging. And it won’t. When I plug it in to the mains power using the supplied charger, it shows the battery on-screen as is common…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #789: January 5, 2015

Marking the first episode of our 11th year; some reflection on the first 10 years; listener audio comments sprinkled throughout the show; Quick News: American workers still addicted to email, Swiss luxury brands Montblanc and Tag Heuer reportedly have big plans for smartwatches, it doesn’t pay for brands to try to sound too hip, Barclays Bank launches the first face-to-face video banking service in the UK; Ragan promo; News That Fits: Five social trends you can expect to see in…

The FIR podcast and a foundational decade

Today is a special day for my podcasting partner, Shel Holtz, and I as we mark a milestone – January 3, 2005 to January 3, 2015 – that is ten years to the day since we started For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report, a business podcast that has grown in ways in which we didn’t imagine back in 2004 when we were planning it. I’ve talked and mused about FIR – as the show has become known over the…

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