The Hobson & Holtz Report #818: Do we really have to take emoji seriously?

The Hobson & Holtz Report

Intro: New FIR Podcast Network show: The Fellows Circle debuts live on July 30;

Quick News: Twitter deletes tweets on DCMA grounds; consolidation in the social media space; Residence Inns lures Millennials with booze, food trucks, and augmented reality; LinkedIn adds lead-generation tool to SlideShare; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop;

News That Fits: Do we really have to take emoji seriously?; Dan York’s Tech Report; Edward Snowden’s message to the IETF, Instagram brings search to the web, using Facebook author tags to grow your audience, and more; listener comments; do you need guidance on how to use Twitter such… Read More »

The Hobson & Holtz Report #817: Sarcasm poses a challenge in sentiment analysis

The Hobson & Holtz ReportQuick News:Facebook and Twitter are increasingly sources of news for US users, why newsrooms should care about virtual reality, are videos going vertical (thanks to Snapchat)?, Apple Pay launches in the UK with 250K stores and 8 banks participating; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop;

News That Fits: Sarcasm poses a challenge for computer algorithms in sentiment analysis; listener comments; social by design: how Ogilvy leveraged the Chinese obsession for naming; Igloo Software promo; Dan York’s Tech Report: IETF93, the future of podcasting; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network;

Music by Diablo Swing Orchestra; and… Read More »

The Hobson & Holtz Report #816: How Reddit and Subway have handled their crises

The Hobson & Holtz ReportQuick News: The Apple Watch and the rise of the personal cloud, chat apps continue to grow: New York Times delivers Papal visit news via WhatsApp; BBC considers move to make news channel online only, ALS plans to bring back the Ice Bucket Challenge; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop;

News That Fits: How Reddit and Subway have handled their crises; Dan York’s Tech Report: Pan Am Games and linking, Reddit, Facebook news feeds, Internet Society’s latest Global Internet Report; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; listener comments; the corporate mission statement and Microsoft’s communication of theirs: hit or miss?;… Read More »

The Hobson & Holtz Report #815: Windows 10 and challenges for Microsoft

The Hobson & Holtz ReportIntro: Neville’s back in the co-hosting chair, listener survey in the works;

Quick News: Meerkat partners with Discovery for Shark Week, selfies to replace passwords in MasterCard online payments trial, US Postal Service to debut digital mail, new business podcast series launches in Ireland; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop;

News That Fits: The challenges for Microsoft as it prepares to roll out Windows 10; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network; human curation and the art of content discovery; listener comments; Dan York’s Tech Report: Ello bill of rights, IPv4 exhaustion, InterCommunity2015 and Ottawa; PR in a… Read More »

The Hobson & Holtz Report #813: Periscope in PR, news, and politics

The Hobson & Holtz ReportIntro: Welcome to Higher Education host Kevin Anselmo, who takes over the co-hosting chair while Neville enjoys his month-long hiatus.

Quick News: FIFA’s communications director resigns as the crisis continues, Google will spotlight sites that load slowly in its mobile search results, UK campaign to raise awareness of the need for blood donations deletes blood types from signs and storefronts, Australia’s Sky News experiments with selfie-sticks for field reporting; Media Monitoring Minute from CustomScoop.

News That Fits: An in-depth conversation about communicating on behalf of universities and colleges (the focus on Kevin’s… Read More »

FIR Interview: 2015-16 IABC Chair Michael Ambjorn on the state of IABC and the year ahead

FIR InterviewsThe International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) held its 2015 World Conference in San Francisco this week. Amidst the IABC logokeynote talks, breakout sessions, receptions, and a host of other events, 2014-15 Chair Russell Grossman passed the gavel to 2015-16 Chair Michael Ambjorn. Ambjorn takes over the lead volunteer role as the association continues to recover from some turbulence. In this FIR interview, conducted moments after the conference officially wrapped up, I chatted with Ambjorn about the state of IABC, his goals for the next year, how the association can remain relevant, how communicators can benefit from… Read More »

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