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FIR #163: Not A News Anchor But An Incredible Facsimile

For Immediate Release

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

On this week’s episode of “For Immediate Release,” host Shel Holtz reports on the following stories:

  • A lot is changing at Google in the wake of 20,000 employees walking out, but not enough to satisfy the walkout organizers
  • Social media is putting CEOs under increased scrutiny
  • Helping you create better Stories is a million-dollar industry
  • In China, an Artifical Intelligence news anchor is standing by to read news 24/7
  • A chain of newsletters in the U.S. Southeast is showing how to attract younger readers
  • Voice texting has become a thing, but some people absolutely hate it
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FIR #162: A Paucity of Social CEOs

For Immediate Release

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

All Things IC’s Rachel Miller shares her perspectives on a damning Wall Street Journal report that contradicts years of glowing reviews for Netflix’s corporate culture. Also in this week’s episode:

  • Can marketing maintain human connections while scaling up in social media?
  • Mark Zuckerberg told analysts sharing is shifting away from the Facebook news feed to messaging apps and Stories
  • A year after doubling its character count, Twitter finds tweets are getting shorter
  • Fewer and fewer CEOs are maintaining a social media presence
  • Google.org is looking to nonprofits to innovate… Read More »

FIR #161: Spooky, Dark Social

For Immediate Release

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

In this week’s episode, Trust Insights co-founder Christopher S. Penn joins host Shel Holtz to talk about Dark Social and how communicators can take advantage of it. Also in this week’s show:

  • IABC is missing in action in a coalition of 43 organizations calling for an investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
  • It’s possible (and necessary) to build and maintain customer trust when using Artificial Intelligence
  • Podcasting is evolving into a different way to tell a journalistic story—and journalists are figuring out how to do it
  • SoundCloud lets you share audio in… Read More »