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FIR #160: Mmm Mmm Uh-Oh

For Immediate Release

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz got together for the monthly “Hobson & Holtz Report” to talk about…

  • The change management implications of Artificial Intelligence
  • The content management tactics being employed by critics of organizations
  • The rise of drone journalism
  • A study that found social sentiment analysis doesn’t line up with what your customers really think
  • What to expect from Facebook’s new head of communications, former UK Deputy Minister Nick Clegg
  • The wariness consumers have of social media chatbots

Dan York’s Tech Report covers what’s new in Gutenberg, Twitter… Read More »

A New Model for Employee Communication, Part 18: Organizational Integrity

Organizational Integrity

This is the latest installment in a series of posts exploring a new model of employee communication, designed to deliver measurable results that demonstrate the impact on the organization in ways that matter to leaders.

Revised Employee Communication Model


The series:
Part 1: Introduction Part 10: Values
Part 2: Overview Part 11: Practices
Part 3: Alignment Part 12: People
Part 4: Listening Part 13: People
Part 5: Consultation Part 14: Engagement
Part 6: Branding Part 15: The Strategic Narrative
Part 7: Channels Part 16: Engaging Managers
Part 8: Culture Part 17: Employee Voice
Part 9: Vision/Mission

The four overlapping circles… Read More »

FIR #159: How Long Will You Remember This Episode

For Immediate Release

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

There’s no conversation with a subject matter expert this week, just host Shel Holtz nattering on about…

  • Whether a brand voice should remain consistent across multiple social channels
  • The BBC’s new communication metric: long-term memory
  • How evolving business response to disasters is changing how communities deal with them
  • Making managers a discrete audience as a core part of the Employee Experience
  • The long, slow demise of Google+
  • A human-like Artificial Intelligence that could appear in your room to answer your questions—assuming you bought the right AR headset
  • Amazon’s… Read More »