Quick News: The fewer likes your Facebook page has the better its organic reach, NHL bans media from using Periscope and Meerkat, explosion of mobile messaging apps continues, Twitter sells sports tickets in tweets; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop;
News That Fits: Twitter begins to embrace its role as a destination for people who will never be active tweeters; Dan York’s Tech Report; the sudden interest in mobile video streaming apps; listener comments in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; Igloo Software promo; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: video advocating a day of rest for domestic workers ruffles feathers in Singapore; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; what journalists have to say about pitches; Music from Motorama; and more.
Intro: New FIR website goes live (and a hint of more to come), FIR’s new Pinterest account – and a board for sharing books for young communicators;
Quick News: How T-Mobile blew $200K on a campaign against Verizon, Domino’s to roll out tweet-a-pizza in the US, the town in Spain that runs on Twitter, gay-themed traffic lights get Vienna in the mood for the Eurovision Song Contest; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop;
News That Fits: How digital leaders outperform their peers; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: Singapore’s media authorities enforce new internet content provider guidelines to shut down a political blog; where are the videos in corporate newsrooms?; listener comments in audio and in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; seven top futurists’ surprising predictions about what the next decade will bring; Igloo Software promo; Dan York’s Tech Report: with Bryan Person in Keene, New Hampshire; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network;
Music from KA Morton; and more.
Intro: Boston experiences, ‘Geeks Bearing Gifts’ book review is up, Harry Hawk interview with Clammr CEO Parviz Parvizi is coming;
Quick News: There’s nothing fair about fair use at Soundcloud, forgotten wonders of the digital world: Second Life, new data on native advertising’s disclosure issues, more than one million click “I’m a voter” button on Facebook as opinion polls suffer major credibility crisis in UK general election; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop;
News That Fits: Every company is a media company, part 32,556: Uber looks for an editorial director; big moves in content marketing; listener comments in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; Dan York’s Tech Report: the power of Soundcloud, developments at Ello, and more; how Snapchat made QR codes cool again; the past week in the FIR Podcast Network; Igloo Software promo; catching up with Glenn Gaudet and GaggleAMP;
Music from Guster; and more.
Quick News: Converse knows how to work with fans, bad tweets from the Houston Rockets and the City of Cleveland prompt different apologies, Johns Hopkins University students will no longer eat chicken, a change to Promoted Tweets gives more ammunition to native advertising’s critics; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop;
News That Fits: Bud Light promotes misogyny, Virtual Reality is coming to journalism, listener comments discussion, Walmart laid off employees and then provided well-being health advice to them, Igloo Software promo, Dan York’s Tech Report (including ISOC support for Nepal earthquake victims, how to test your website, certificate pinning, WebRTC voice chat web app, and Soundcloud as a podcast platform), the last week on the FIR Podcast Network, PR needs more SEO (and vice versa).
Reminder: Neville away for May 4 episode, Gini Dietrich will guest host with Shel;
Quick News: 40 organizations lead the world in employee engagement says Gallup, US federal government workers get social media guidelines, to speak Millennial use email, holograms protest gag law in Spain; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop;
News That Fits: Some podcasting updates including Podcast.com from Dave Winer, inside NPR’s podcast strategy, Spotify plans, and more; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: China’s Great Firewall is now armed with a cannon; being a full-stack employee: a viable model?; listener comments in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; engagement gains importance as companies look to employees for social media advocacy; Igloo Software promo; Dan York’s Tech Report: recently-patched Windows flaw, WhatsApp hits 800K users, #Mobilegeddon, and more; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; five reasons why Google+ died;
Music from Holly Benton; and more.
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.