In mid 2016, the first episode of a new business podcast was published that set out to address a timely matter facing all of us today: How do you make Big Data less intimidating, more actionable and thus more valuable? That is the question at the heart of the Small Data Forum, an initiative by LexisNexis Business Insight Solutions to listen, learn, share and educate ourselves and others who grapple with the challenges of the information avalanche. The Small Data Forum podcast is a channel to … [Read more...] about Narrative versus Fact – the ‘asymmetric information warfare’
On Monday January 2, I had a blast being a guest co-presenter on the For Immediate Release (FIR) podcast episode 68 with Shel Holtz, CC Chapman and Dan York. Over the course of a lively 97 minutes - FIR podcasts always go for the long listen - we discussed, debated and opined on topical issues that are on the attention-agenda for many communicators. Here's the headline list of what we discussed: The incoming press secretary for President-Elect Donald Trump has warned us not to expect … [Read more...] about Topical issues for business communicators right now
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are two subjects in which I've long had interest, especially as they relate to organizational change, people's behaviours and communication, and the future of work. This keen interest is a prime reason why I joined IBM earlier this year, and has intensified as I've got to know a great deal about cognitive computing and, of course, IBM Watson. They are both areas where I have some clear views on what this means for organizational communication … [Read more...] about A checkpoint conversation on AI and machine learning in PR
A few days ago, I had the privilege of participating in an episode of the CIPR's C-Suite podcast to discuss the topic of podcasting, especially from the point of view of what the medium can mean for brands. I joined host Russell Goldsmith and podcasters Tom Ollerton and Alastair Cole - hosts of The Innovation Ramble, a new UK podcast that's "investigating the world of innovation one podcast at a time" - at the Markettiers4DC studios in London in a 40-minute conversation for episode 13 that … [Read more...] about How brands can get involved with podcasting
On September 7, I co-hosted and recorded the last episode of For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report with my podcasting partner, Shel Holtz. It's a ritual Shel and I have followed every week for the past ten years and nine months since we published the first episode on January 3, 2005. If you're a regular listener of FIR (the show gained that moniker in its early days), you'll know that we announced the ending of this podcast in August serving notice, so to speak, that more than … [Read more...] about FIR is dead. Long live FIR!
Since announcing in FIR #820 last week that I'll be hanging up my FIR podcasting hat (or mic) next month after more than ten years of creating The Hobson and Holtz Report podcast with Shel Holtz each week, I've been humbled and encouraged by the array of messages and comments from fans and friends of FIR across all social networks. My favourite has to be this tweet from Mark Blevis: Scale :) Thank you again one and all. Last week, I sat down across the ether via Skype with Joe … [Read more...] about A chat about podcasting
For the past six months, I've been taking part in a live radio show every other Tuesday as a guest contributor to a morning show on Share Radio UK, a start-up digital radio station broadcasting in London and online. It's huge fun discussing myriad topical stories related to technology with Georgie Frost, presenter of the daily Consuming Issues show, in the segment called #FutureTech. For about 20-25 minutes, Georgie and I talk about issues and topics that matter to consumers, sharing our … [Read more...] about Talking tech on live radio
When we introduced For Immediate Release on January 3, 2005, we had no idea we’d still be podcasting more than a decade later. We didn’t know what the state of podcasting would be, that the scope of FIR would expand, or that podcast networks would be a thing. When we started, we just needed a website for show notes and a home for our audio files. Ten years later, we’re still here, with exactly the same website we started with. While our website hasn’t changed, though, everything else has. … [Read more...] about A new platform for a new network: the FIR Podcast Network is live