The panel is set for the premiere episode of “For Immediate Release,” the weekly podcast that replaces “The Hobson & Holtz Report.”
Joining me for conversation about the news, trends, issues, and reports that surfaced during the previous week will be…
- Gini Dietrch — Gini is founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communication firm based in Chicago. Gini’s experience as a Managing Supervisor with global PR agency Fleishman-Hillard, along with other PR agency jobs, prepared her for the challenges of running her own agency. She also founded the blog, Spin Sucks, along with Spin Sucks Pro, a professional development site for people working in PR and marketing. She co-authored “Marketing in the Round” with Geoff Livingston. Gini co-hosts the weekly FIR Podcast Network show, Inside PR.
- Frank Eliason — Frank was a support manager at Comcast when he set up a Twitter account called @ComcastCares and started responding to complaints about the cable company with offer of help. The success of @ComcastCares led to a ton of media coverage, an expanded team, and a new title: Director of Digital Care. Frank moved to Citi as Senior Vice President of Social Media, then Director of Global Social Media. He was Global Director of the Client Experience Team at Citi when he left the company last month. Frank wrote the book, @YourService, published in 2012 by Wiley.
- Kami Watson Huyse — Kami is founder and CEO of Zoetica Media, a Houston-based PR agency whose primary client base includes nonprofit causes and foundations. She is is also the cofounder and organizer of the Social Media Breakfast Houston. Her ideas and work in social media have been featured in several books including The New Rules of Marketing and PR, and Now is Gone. She was recognized for a Social Media award by the Austin-American Statesman. Additionally, she was named the Public Relations Professional of the Year by the Public Relations Association of America San Antonio.”
For Immediate Release” will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor show, “The Hobson & Holtz Report,” recording and publishing every Monday. The hour-long (or so) show will also include reports from correspondents Dan York on technology and Michael Netzley on communications news and issues in Asia. Dan’s and Michael’s segments were regular features of “Hobson & Holtz.”