FIR 184: An Incomprehensible Disaster

The June 2019 edition of “The Hobson and Holtz Report,” aka FIR 184, features Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz talking about these stories:

  • Boeing’s Max 737 crisis is a textbook case of ignoring standards of crisis communication
  • Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report has a lot of meat for communicators
  • Privacy policies are an incomprehensible disaster
  • North Face and its ad agency thought it was clever gaming Wikipedia. Now they’re sorry.
  • A privacy issue with precise-location tagging led Twitter to remove the feature despite some noble uses for it.
  • Is voice overhyped…even as an Alexa Skill takes home a big prize at Cannes Lions?
  • Dan York’s Tech Report from WordCamp Europe 2019

Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.

Links from This Week’s Episode

Links from Dan York’s Report

The next episode of For Immediate Release will be posted on Monday, July 22.

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.