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So what do you think of this press release? I find it offensive, but maybe I'm just overly sensitive. 
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Classic. Insurance is such a dry topic and they approach this in a logical, factual way and seem to think that is enough to qualify as 'useful'. It utterly lacks any compassion.
A simple recognition of the tragedy would have allowed them to explain how this horrifying event then had knock on effects and implications for millions of ordinary travellers.
Then they could have explained each scenario from the point of such affected passengers and it may have worked.
However, as well as being insensitive it's just not particularly well-explained, which is almost as profound a failing.
It reads like a typical insurance document - which in my experience means designed to confound, block and negate.
Add that to the lack of empathy and that is why the reader feels sullied. Ee-ew indeed.
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The Wall Street Journal polls an eclectic assortment of mini-celebrities about what podcasts they listen to, noting that "Podcast discovery is still pretty fundamentally broken," and that this is at least one way to turn up new gems. 
Top authors, comedians, chefs and meteorologists recommend their favorite podcasts so you can get in on the action. Plus: the best apps and docks for podcast lovers
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Nice selection and reasonable prices. Good for do-it-yourselfers.
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Clammr just released a big research study of podcasters. It found that podcasting is enjoying rapid growth, but audience development and lack of financial returns frustrate independents. There's also evidence that podcasts need the support of major media channels to be successful. Basically, it's still a labor of love for independents, but a potentially lucrative new channel for media companies. 

Do you think podcasters can be financially successful without help from media companies? 
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Congrats on a great lineup. 
Eventcrowd announced today Social Media Week Miami 2015 “Upwardly Mobile: The Rise of The Connected Class” at the Miami Ad School (MAS), September 14-18.
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Since two of the Inside PR co-hosts are Canadian, I thought I'd send you this graphic that came via email to me from Cyberimpact, an e-mail marketing firm, regarding Bill C-28. I honestly had never even heard of this anti-spam legislation, but they say it's hurting Canadian e-mail marketers: 

--Almost half believe Bill C-28 has hurt their competitiveness against US businesses;
--39% of SMBs say that Bill C-28 has spoiled their promotional efforts;
--62% also believe the CRTC did not do a proper job or raising awareness. 

 

As a result of the new bill, 10% of businesses have completely ceased sending marketing emails, and 30% have reduced the number of contacts in their distributions. In addition, according to the clients surveyed, Cyberimpact has observed a decrease in e-mails sent of 12% year-to-year.
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The evolution you've outlined fits perfectly with the rapid development of the network. As great as the show has been for the past 10 years, the greatest contribution you guys may have made is to get so many other people into (or back into) podcasting. Your new format leverages the network you've built. It makes total sense. I'll be only too happy to join you whenever I can contribute. 
Close one door and another opens. With the final episode of The Hobson & Holtz Report scheduled for September 7, a new show -- For Immediate Release -- is taking shape. With a stable of participants including an A-list of thought leaders along with hosts from other FIR Podcast Network shows, For Immediate Release will quickly become your Monday must-listen.Continue Reading →
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Related to Shel and Neville's discussion in #822 of re-posting old content, Buffer Social tried going a full month without posting new material, instead devoting its attention to updating previous content and re-purposing it in new formats and for new platforms.

The result: Traffic fell only four percent for the month and Buffer gained significant numbers of new followers and registrations in other channels.

Kevan Lee has a lengthy analysis of the results broken down by platform. It's well worth reading if you are looking at ways to get more mileage out of existing material.
How taking a break from publishing to your blog led to some great findings with blog strategies and repurposing. Learn our top tips and what worked best.
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I've been struggling to understand why social media feels so different today than it did a few years ago. This excellent piece in Vox clarified things a log. It argues that social media success now favors content that is snackable, titillating and that says something about the people who share it. Being controversial is no longer rewarded because it doesn't generate visibility. 

"The future belongs to the fleet, to the fast, to the instantly assembled hot take," writes Todd VanDerWerff. "Thoughtfulness is almost beside the point, in many cases, if you can produce something enough people will want to associate with the curation of their core beings."

It's kind of a massive dumbing-down that works against people who have something original to say, VanDerWerff argues. But that's what made social media so appealing in the first place. 

Sentence that stopped me in my tracks: "The internet of 10 years ago has become the old media it railed against."

I'd be curious to know what you think. 
The old blogosphere is being eaten alive by the rise of social media and the mobile web.
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FIR B2B #30 is live. We go inside paid digital marketing Greg Johns. Digital agencies know an amazing amount about you, he says. Make wise choices. +Eric Schwartzman 
Greg Johns of Initiative shares some insider details about how digital marketing agencies enable targeting without intrusion.
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Can a 130-year-old industrial giant get social? You bet! Sam Sova of Johnson Controls tells the story about a $42B B2B company whose CEO is a Twitter personality.
You won’t find many 140-year-old companies with a CEO on Twitter and 75,000 fans on Facebook, but Johnson Controls isn’t like most venerable industrial companies. Hear how this $42 billion giant is remaking itself for the Web.Continue Reading →
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In episode 27 of FIR B2B, Josh Bernoff tells of his new mission to rid business communications of clichés and doublespeak. Entertaining interview!
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Loved this episode.
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Speaker, writer, trainer, social media strategist
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Writer, speaker and online marketing consultant specializing in social media and the application of personal publishing to brand awareness and business marketing. I'm a veteran technology journalist with more than 25 years of editorial leadership experience. 

My award-winning book, The New Influencerswas published in 2007. It was followed by Secrets of Social Media Marketing (2008), The Joy of Geocaching (2010), Social Marketing to the Business Customer (with Eric Schwartzman, 2011) and Attack of the Customers (with Greg Gianforte, 2013).

I write regularly for BtoB magazine as well as for The CMO Site and others who ask me. In addition, I've maintained my own blog since 2004, focusing on social media and the open enterprise. I also blog about the reinvention of journalism at Newspaper Death Watch.

I do a lot of speaking and training. My clients have run the gamut from Disney, Cisco and Walmart to mom-and-pop companies and individual bloggers. I like to share my passion for the power that social platforms confer upon individuals and to help people understand how to put these tools to work.
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I have four kids, born in 1988, 1992 and 2011 (twins). I'm married to the incredible Dana Gillin. I love to cook, tinker with technology, golf, ski and scuba dive.
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  • Babson College
  • Arlington High School
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