FIR 196: Speak up, Twitter

The June 2020 episode of The Hobson and Holtz Report features Neville and Shel discussing… Their appearance on Joe Jaffe’s broadcast show A report on the all-virtual IABC World Conference Twitter’s move to let users record and tweet audio (but only on iOS for now) Three new blockchain developments of interest to communicators Flipboard’s new Storyboard feature A user email that prompted Merriam-Webster to update a dictionary definition How Wikipedia became a battleground for racial justice Facebook’s news tab and…

FIR 192: The latest employee revolt

The February episode of “The Hobson & Holtz Report” features Neville and Shel discussing these topics: The Houston Astros’ owner hosts a clinic on how not to deliver an organizational apology Oracle workers are the latest to engage in employee activism Facebook has way more users than Instagram but Instagram is number one in some important metrics An IPO filing lists the company’s influencers as a potential threat How brands should handle communications during the coronavirus epidemic Twitter has changed…

FIR 190: Digital vs analogue behaviour in the UK general election

For the December edition of The Hobson & Holtz Report – aka episode 190 of the For Immediate Release podcast – Shel and I picked an eclectic list of topics to talk about. As a European and, specifically, a Brit, my hot one was about the result of the General Election that took place here in the UK on December 12 – the result was a landslide win for Boris Johnson and the Conservative party – and the role social…

FIR 185: Hey Google, play me some content marketing

The July 2019 edition of “The Hobson and Holtz Report” features Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz discussing these stories: Have we hit “peak podcast”? Google’s trying social media again These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2019 Communicators need to explore new channels for their messages You downloaded FaceApp. Here’s what you’ve just done to  your privacy Consumers are less attentive to news on mobile devices Dan York reports on interoperability, the new Twitter interface, Twitter’s “Live Cut” app/service,…

SDF Podcast 27: When April Fool’s meets Groundhog Day

So this is the episode when the three stooges of the SmallDataForum were meant to reflect wistfully on what was Great Britain exiting Greater Europe. The irony of recording this on April Fool’s Day wasn’t lost on us. Brexit Fool’s day is every day, these days. Our resident classicist Sam even managed to squeeze in Juvenal’s Satire VI, and even though the reference was in regard to another April Fool’s – Facebook regulation, haha – Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes might just as…

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