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FIR #145: Feel Free to Defame Me and Steal My Photos

For Immediate Release

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

Susan Getgood joined FIR host Shel Holtz to talk about the latest influencer marketing reports, including the Pernod’s wildly successful Malibu Games. Also on this week’s show…

  • An update on the European Parliament’s consideration of draconian copyright protections that could cause the Internet serious damage
  • Instagram will let users add copyright-protected music to their Stories
  • Copyright didn’t help one musician much
  • California’s Supreme Court ruled that Yelp cannot be forced to remove negative posts that a judge has deemed defamatory
  • Another court thinks it’s okay to use… Read More »

FIR #144: The Business Card Just Won’t Die (But LinkedIn Is Trying To Kill It)

For Immediate Release

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

LinkedIn's QR CodeOn this week’s episode of “For Immediate Release,” Shel chats with Gini Dietrich about how companies might handle the flood of negative reviews posted to Yelp and TripAdvisor for political purposes (even to restaurants that share the same name but weren’t involved in the incident that upset those who disagreed) and Jen McClure and Shel talk about whether it’s a good idea (as one article suggested) to create PR about your company’s privacy and security activities. Also on this week’s episode:

  • Google prepares to test Duplex, its talking reservation bot
  • LinkedIn thinks QR codes can… Read More »

The Friday Wrap moves to Nuzzel and goes (mostly) daily

NuzzelThe last time I sent out an HC+T Update was in January. More than six months ago.

It also took me nearly that long to write one single blog post.

Full-time jobs will do that to you.

As many Wrap readers know, since late October last year I have been director of Internal Communications at Webcor, a San Francisco-based commercial contractor. After 21 years on my own, I was ready for a change. I was more than ready. I was jonesing for a change. After eight months, I have decided it was the right change. The culture here is great, the people are wonderful, the industry is fascinating, and the leaders want what I can bring to the… Read More »