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Circle of Fellows #11 looks at PR's role when CEOs take sides on social issues. With Jim Lukaszewski, Ned Lundquist, and George McGrath. Watch the YouTube video of the broadcast or listen to (and subscribe to) the podcast.

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Three IABC Fellows -- Jim Lukaszewski, Ned Lundquist, and George McGrath -- join host (and Fellow) Shel Holtz to discuss the "social CEO" and the trend of CEOs and their companies taking positions on social issues that could polarize their employees, customers, and other stakeholders. What role do communicators play?Continue Reading →
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The latest FIR Interview features APPrise Mobile CEO Jeff Corbin explaining the origins of a mobile app for Investor Relations and the expansion of his company's offerings to address other corporate communication audiences. Jeff also explores the future of mobile for corporate communications.

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In this FIR interview, Shel Holtz talks with Jeff Corbin, CEO of APPrise Mobile, about the origins of the company, how communicators can use branded communication apps, and what's ahead for mobile communication.Continue Reading →
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A new FIR Interview features Carmen Collins, social media lead for Cisco Systems' Talent Brand team, on how a Snapchat employee takeover program is building Cisco's reputation and attracting recruits.
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Today’s panel features Pure Performance Communications CEO Deirdre Breakenridge; Ron Ploof, Chief Storytelling Officer and Content Strategist for OC New Media; and Cisco Systems Senior Communication and Marketing Manager Brad Whitworth. Our topics this week include a deterioration in accuracy and credibility from organizations of all kinds that could make PR’s job harder, twitter’s deal with CBS to lie-stream the two big political conventions, Second Life’s plans to introduce a new platform for creating VR spaces, Dan York’s tech report and much, much more.
Today's panel features Pure Performance Communications CEO Deirdre Breakenridge; Ron Ploof, Chief Storytelling Officer and Content Strategist for OC New Media; and Cisco Systems Senior Communication and Marketing Manager Brad Whitworth. Our topics this week include a deterioration in accuracy and credibility from organizations of all kinds that could make PR's job harder, twitter's deal with CBS to lie-stream the two big political conventions, Se...
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IBM.com editor-in-chief James Mathewson is the guest on the latest episode of FIR B2B, Co-hosts Paul Gillin and David Strom talk with James about how IBM uses data to better understand how customers think in order to align messages to their explicitly and implicitly stated needs.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/fir/Fir-B2B_45.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:07 — 31.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | Subscription OptionsWe begin with sad news this week: Tech PR veteran Alan Weinkrantz (right) was killed in a freak auto accident in Israel. He was a positive, upbeat guy and one of the great PR reps in... Continue Reading →
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A lively conversation today on the ‪#‎FIR‬ podcast with Kevin Anselmo, Olivier Blanchard, and Shonali Burke. We talked about the Brexit vote (and implications for PR), live streaming video's role during the Congressional sit-in, Pew research showing social media is now a common workplace activity, Gary Vaynerchuk's handling of a crisis while at Cannes Lion, and whether companies should play their podcasts instead of music while customers are on hold. And Dan York reports from Helsinki.

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Today's panel features FIR on Higher Education host and communications consultant Kevin Anselmo, branding and digital integration consultant Olivier Blanchard, and communications consultant Shonali Burke. This week's topics included a discussion about the Brexit vote, new research that shows social media has become a common work activity, live-streaming video's role during the recent Congressional sit-in, Gary Vaynerchuk's crisis communications f...
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FIR #45 features +Chris Abraham +Frank Eliason and +Heidi Sullivan  talking influencer marketing, online publishing, native advertising coming to chatbots, the excessive analysis of Millennials, and more.
Today's panel features digital strategist and technologist Chris Abraham, Zeno Group EVP Frank Eliason, and Cision SVP Heidi Sullivan. Today's discussion topics: Is the PR community going about influencer marketing all wrong? Is it earned or paid media? Medium could be the (or a) future of online publishing. Can we please stop treating Millennials like they're an alien race? No matter how many times lists of transgressions are published, PR pract...
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Shashi Bellamkonda, Mark Blevis, and Geoff Livingston were naturals on today's FIR. They were all first-timers on the panel but you would think they were regular weekly fixtures! We had a great time talking. I hope you have a great time listening.

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A laundry list of news items about Pokémon Go with a direct bearing on communications, including safety issues that weren't well communicated, privacy concerns leading to a Congressional inquiry, how some venues where game-play is inappropriate handled the situation, and the lift the game is ...
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FIR episode 42 was great fun to record with +Augie Ray, +Eden Spodek and +Joseph Thornley. We talked about the perilous times for news (as Facebook pushes news farther down your News Feed, some publications offer pay for political play, and ad-blocking chips away at revenues), commercial drones for marketing, live-streaming with the YouTube app, and more.

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The 10th installment of Circle of Fellows is now available. Priya Bates, Alice Brink, Sheri Rosen and k Schumann joined me for a conversation about how communicators can build their careers.
Four IABC Fellows — including Priya Bates and Alice Brink from the 2016 class of Fellows, along with Sheri Rosen and Mark Schumann — engaged in a wide-ranging discussion on the habits top communication leaders practice to stay relevant, manage their careers, and become trusted and valued advisers to other leaders.Continue Reading →
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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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