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In addition to the usual rundown of B2B news, hosts Paul Gillin and Eric Schwartzman talk with Naomi Oreskes on the latest episode of FIR B2B. Oreskes is co-author of "Merchants of Doubt," the book that inspired the currently-screening documentary about companies employing PR to cast doubt on science. It's well-worth your time.

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On AMP Up Your Social Media #48, host Glenn Gaudet interviews Tony Zayas for the second time in the series. The topic this time around: prospecting using social media.

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On Inside PR 404, Gini, Joe, and Martin talk about the GigaOm shutdown and the live-streaming app, Meerkat.

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AMP Up Your Social Media #46 features an interview with Lew Sabbag, who runs social media and community for the American Marketing Association.

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HR problems in PR are on the agenda for Gini, Joe, and Martin on Inside PR #403. They're talking about lower pay for women (whom dominate the industry) and the lack of digital competencies at the most senior levels.

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FIR Presents Inside PR #403: PR has an HR problem. FIR Presents Inside PR Yes, PR has an HR problem. There are two things at play: A recent Bloom & Gross study shows there still is a salary gap between men and women in the PR industry…sometimes as much as $42000 per year.
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Episode 25 of Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester features tips on arching data and using the Publishing platform on LinkedIn. Chuck also interviews FIR co-host Shel Holtz on a post he wrote recently on the lack of digital/social competencies at the senior levels of PR in both agency and corporate settings.

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In a special FIR interview, long-time FIR supporter Bryan Person chats with social media author, speaker, and consultant Jon Burkhart. The two caught up at South by Southwest Interactive and discussed (among other things) Burkhart's work helping organizations avoid embarrassing themselves in social channels.

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The 800th episode of FIR is up! In this week's milestone-number show:

Quick News: Ryanair’s next stop is not New York, SHIFT becomes a Google Analytics Certified Partner, American Airlines is playing better music onboard thanks to passengers’ Twitter complaints, business use of social media by front-line employees increases; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Starbucks’ #RaceTogether campaign: right or wrong?; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: reflections on Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew; latest Pew research on internet usage in emerging and developing countries shows text messaging and social media big in many countries; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in audio and in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; as PR rises and journalism falls, PR seems to be dropping the ball; Dan York’s Tech Report: 800th episode, eh?, Internet Society, the BBC’s new responsive website, Meerkat, and more; Igloo software promo; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network;

Music by Ex Norwegian; and more.
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On the heels of AMP Up Your Social Media #46, we're pleased to offer episode 47, with Triberr CEO Dino Dogan talking about content marketing on social media.

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Here's the rundown for FIR 799:

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Quick News: External CEO engagement is now a mandate, Facebook is shutting down FriendFeed, Netflix releases another awesome native ad, Quartz experiments with shades of grey to distinguish facts from hearsay; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Apple Watch will usher in the ‘reimagining’ of content marketing, say agencies; Dan York’s Tech Report: NTEN and Bryan Person, Meerkat, and more; the brand potential of live-streaming apps like Meerkat; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in the FIR Community on Google+; using Apple Watch in the enterprise workplace: Salesforce has an app for that; Igloo Software promo; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; a multilingual approach to social media may be necessary for multinational companies;

Neville will be at WordCamp London next weekend; music from Two Gallants; and more.
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FIR 798 is up! In this week's show:

Quick News: Vodafone offers 16 week maternity leave globally, Google+ will uncouple photos and communication from streams, Sprinklr introduces Content Lifecycle Management, podcasts are the next frontier for PR says Richard Edelman; Ragan promo;

News That Fits: Experience marketing is the new normal; Michael Netzley's Asia Report: leading documentaries come under censorship orders across Asia, and more; the evolving role of PR - and what are you going to do about it?; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; listener comments in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; should marketing departments join the war on ISIS, and what do we understand about ISIS and social media?; Igloo Software promo; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network;

Music by Pretty Visitors; and more.
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The future of Google+ -- based on an interview with Sundar Pichai and a post by Bradley Horowitz -- looks to include an uncoupling of streams, photos, and communication. Joe, Gini, and Martin talk about the news and its implications for PR on InsidePR episode 402.

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Weekly commentary (and more) on public relations and technology from Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz
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For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report is the weekly podcast of Neville Hobson, ABC, and Shel Holtz, ABC, a pair of communication professionals who think they have something to say.

Hobson is based in Wokingham, Berkshire, England, while Holtz is located in Concord, California, in the United States.

Their podcast is updated every Monday.

In addition to the weekly Hobson and Holtz Report, FIR features interviews, book reviews, recordings of speeches and panel discussions, and more.

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