The November installment of the Hobson & Holtz Report includes reports on these stories:
- A spoof airline fooled a lot of people. Experts say it had some good ideas.
- A look at some technological behaviors adopted during the pandemic but that are likely to outlast it.
- Twitter is the source of some remarkable PR pitch fails.
- Digital-only financial services startups are turning to influencers to help build their brands.
- Retailers and other brands are pressuring employees to become TikTok influencers for them.
- What happened when humans stopped managing social media content? (It wasn’t pretty.)
- Dan York’s Tech Report explores Twitter “Fleets,” Google search results and “page experience,” and Google’s new webinars and its partnership with PRX.
Our FIR recording sessions are now being streamed live, because why not? We already stream it in order to capture a backup recording on YouTube; we’ve just been making these restricted streams. We have decided to make them public so you can watch and comment. Our next recording is Saturday, December 19 at noon ET. You’ll see our pre-recording conversation as well as seeing how the sausage gets made. Watch here.
We are hosting an FIR Communicators Coffee Break on Zoom each Thursday during the stay-at-home period at 1 p.m. ET (though not on Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.). For credentials, contact Shel or Neville directly or request the credentials in our Facebook group or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Spread the word to your communications community.
Special thanks to Jay Moonah for the opening and closing music.
Links from This Month’s Episode
- Minimizing email overload for remote teams
- The spoof airline that could actually predict the future of travel
- New technological behaviors will outlast the pandemic
- The Workplace is Dead. Long Live the Workplace.
- 10 embarrassing PR fails that show how not to pitch
- The “Fin-influencer” boom: Why Instagram and TikTok are the new battlegrounds for digital banks
- Retailers are pushing their employees to become TikTok influencers
- What happened when humans stopped managing social media content
- Coronavirus: Facebook accused of forcing staff back to offices
Links from Dan York’s Report