For Immediate Release 109: CEOs Torturing English

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For Immediate Release 109: CEOs Torturing English
Listening Shel and I recorded the October edition of the monthly Hobson & Holtz Report. This month’s topics:

For Immediate Release 105: Centre Stage for Credible Sources

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For Immediate Release 105: Centre Stage for Credible Sources

Shel and I got together for the September edition of The Hobson & Holtz Report to talk about these topics:

For Immediate Release 96: The crisis that keeps on giving

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For Immediate Release 96: The crisis that keeps on giving
Southern Rail's social media Eddie In the July installment of The Hobson & Holtz Report, Shel and I talked about these topics:

For Immediate Release 92: Marketing failures of the UK’s Conservative Party

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For Immediate Release 92: Marketing failures of the UK’s Conservative Party
Labour won social media election - Guardian front pageWe said we’d do one episode together of the For Immediate Release podcast as a ‘limited return engagement,’ emulating The Hobson and Holtz Report that Shel and I did for ten years. We did do that with episode 84 in April. We enjoyed it so much we decided to do another one, and so we recorded episode 92 yesterday. In keeping with our ‘hefty but good’ slogan, Shel and I enjoyed a conversation over an hour and forty minutes that covered a big agenda:

For Immediate Release 84: the ‘limited return engagement’ episode

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For Immediate Release 84: the ‘limited return engagement’ episode
The Hobson & Holtz Report Recording episode 84 of the For Immediate Release podcast with Shel Holtz yesterday evening was like stepping into a new – but, at the same time, familiar – room to start a friendly conversation. It was The Hobson and Holtz Report again as we discussed a handful of highly-topical issues:
  • Will social media will be a significant factor in the snap election called for by UK Prime Minister Theresa May? We also considered the role of social media in the French presidential election.
  • Social media evidently had a larger-than-apparent impact on advertisers that pulled their commercials from Fox News’s “O’Reilly Factor,” the US cable news network’s biggest show.
  • The Telegraph newspaper in the UK has launched a daily audio show specifically for the Google Home smart speaker/voice appliance.
  • Could Facebook’s AR, VR, add hardware plans spell the end for
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One more time: A new episode of The Hobson and Holtz Report podcast

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One more time: A new episode of The Hobson and Holtz Report podcast
The Hobson and Holtz Report In September 2015, Shel Holtz and I recorded the final episode of The Hobson and Holtz Report, a business podcast we’d presented for more than ten years. What started as a 30ish-minute show twice a week evolved over that decade into a 90-minute weekly talk show – “hefty but good” as we’d say – that then became the anchor in a growing network of podcasts that Shel had big plans for developing further. And so I hung up the microphone after well over 800 episodes. Since then I’ve been a guest on a couple of episodes of Shel’s replacement show, participating as a member of the discussion panel Shel puts together for each show. Next week, Shel and I will once again be at our microphones, but this time recording a special edition of
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FIR is dead. Long live FIR!

FIR: The Hobson & Holtz Report 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 5, 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 a decade of commentary and opinion on all matters at that intersection of business, communication and technology is drawing to a close. In the final episode I touched on the reasons why I decided to stop doing FIR, and you can hear more detail on that in an interview with Joe Thornley I did for the Inside PR podcast last
From FIR to FIR...
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