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The Voice #108: Goal setting and collaboration within a team
IABC Ottawa has a strong focus on professional development for our community, our members and our volunteers and our board members are some of our most dedicated volunteers. Catherine Fair, a business coach from Rhapsody Strategies, visited a recent board meeting for a short session on goal setting and collaboration, two key areas for the  Continue Reading → The post The Voice #108: Goal setting and collaboration within a team appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg in Imperfect is Perfect
If you’re Steve Jobs, you can wait for your product to be perfect. But there are almost no Steve Jobs’ in the world. For the rest of us, If you’re not embarrassed by your first product release, you’ve released it too late. Imperfect is perfect. Why? Because your assumptions about what people want are never exactly right. Most entrepreneurs create great products through a tight feedback loop with real customers using a real product. So don’t fear imperfections; they won’t make or break your company. What will make or break you is speed. And no one knows this better than Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. He shares the origin story of his famous mantra, “move fast and break things” and how this ethos applied as Facebook evolved from student project to tech giant.
DIGITAL INDIA #102 : GET YOURSELF THROUGH A SLOW JOB MARKET
The 102nd episode of Digital India Podcast on FIR Podcast Network is brought to you by staff and students of  Web Marketing Academy How I survived during uncertainty? You can too - Suresh babu Continue Reading → The post DIGITAL INDIA #102 : GET YOURSELF THROUGH A SLOW JOB MARKET appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
For Immediate Release #88: Learning Nothing at Penn State
Richard Binhammer and Gerard Braud join host Shel Holtz for a conversation about Penn State's latest crisis (which they're handling much like the last crisis), a rise in the number of CEOs being fired over ethical lapses, Twitter founder Ev Williams' assertion that the Internet is broken, a study that finds consumers aren't in love with brands being snarky on their social media accounts, and how online data is being used (and the problem with governments deleting it from their websites). Dan York reports on changes to Facebook pages for nonprofit organizations, Biz Stone's return to Twitter, and audio versions of articles coming to Medium paid subscribers.Continue Reading → The post FIR #88: Learning Nothing at Penn State appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Inside PR 474: Don’t touch those slides
Good times for PR at PRSA Counselors Academy. No-slide presentations! Better tools for Facebook Groups. WordPress joins Hacker One and offers a bounty on bugs. Quartz has an Obsession with propaganda. Gini Dietrich, Martin Waxman and Joseph Thornley are together for another episode of the Inside PR podcast. The post Inside PR 474: Don’t touch those slides appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
How to lead internally in a crisis – with Andy Gilman
Lessons we can learn from United, J&J, Steve Harvey (and others) Andy Gilman has had a busy spring. He has been a frequently-quoted source by journalists covering the recent crises, including United, Uber, the Oscars and American Airlines, and most recently, Steve Harvey’s internal note to employees, among others. As president, CEO and founder of CommCore, Andy and his team have helped senior executives, officials and spokespersons achieve their organization’s communications goals and often help them respond to a crisis.Continue Reading → The post How to lead internally in a crisis – with Andy Gilman appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Instagram copies Snap again and Greycroft's Ellie Wheeler on cybersecurity and self-driving cars
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This week we pulled off our very first live episode, taping the session during the last day of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017. For our inaugural public show, Ellie Wheeler of Greycroft joined our merry band of nerds: Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm. In honor of the venue and time, we kept the format the exact same, focusing this time around on Apple’s double $200 million dosh disbursements, the Lyft-Waymo tie up and all its irony, Facebook’s recent Snap Xerox and Crowdstrike’s neat $100 million round.
Circle of Fellows #21: Planning for Measurement
In this month's Circle of Fellows episode, FIR host Shel Holtz joins four of his IABC Fellow colleagues -- Mary Hills, George McGrath, Angela Sinickas, and Brad Whitworth -- to discuss the various ways communicators can build measurement into their communication plans and prepare to measure, including identifying the right metrics and measurement tools.Continue Reading → The post Circle of Fellows #21: Planning for Measurement appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Are You Teachable and Willing to Change?
In this episode, Mitchell Levy, the AHA Guy, introduces his co-host for the month, #ThoughtLeader Brett Labit, Chief Empowerment Officer of WEVO Global (http://www.wevoglobal.com). This month’s TLL episodes will focus on shifting from the old paradigm to the new paradigm and how success can be achieved by learning, by being teachable, and by practicing one’s willingness to change.Continue Reading → The post #130: Are You Teachable and Willing to Change? appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Beauty of A Bad Idea — with Walker & Company's Tristan Walker
The best business ideas often seem laughable at first glance. So if you’re hearing a chorus of “No’s” it may actually be a good sign… Google, Facebook, LInkedIn, Airbnb — they all sounded crazy before they scaled spectacularly. So don’t be discouraged by rejection. Instead, learn to hear the nuance between the different kinds of “no.” That’s what Tristan Walker did. After stints at two successful startups, he launched out on his own with Walker & Company, makers of the Bevel razor — and learned to navigate the entrepreneurial minefield of investors who may or may not share your vision.
For Immediate Release Interview: Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer on PR Analytics
In this third FIR Interview, Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer discusses insights he has gained from four years of assessing PR efforts, including a "potential customer number." He discusses the dramatic changes PR has experienced in the last four years and the increased demand on practitioners to deliver meaningful metrics, as well as the integration of PR with web analytics to track actions and behaviors following a communication. Sharam also talked with FIR Interviews host Shel Holtz about the pointlessness of impressions and advertising value equivalencies as PR metrics and the role Artificial Intelligence will play (and the roles it most likely won't play) in PR and PR measurement.Continue Reading → The post FIR Interview: Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer on PR Analytics appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
FIR on Higher Ed #65: Perhaps It’s Time to Revamp Your Bio?
An academic, researcher or expert’s bio is important real estate that often times is neglected. A compelling bio can go a long way towards supporting strategic goals, both at the individual and organizational levels. On episode 65 of FIR on Higher Education, I highlight common mistakes to avoid and interesting examples to consider. Links highlighted  Continue Reading → The post FIR on Higher Ed #65: Perhaps It’s Time to Revamp Your Bio? appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
DIGITAL INDIA #101 : TIPS TO FIND THE RIGHT DIGITAL MARKETING AGENCY IN INDIA
What is the current state of Digital Marketing Agency in India? What makes a Good Digital Marketing agency? Identifying and short listing a digital marketing agency. This and much more discussed in this weeks episode.Continue Reading → The post DIGITAL INDIA #101 : TIPS TO FIND THE RIGHT DIGITAL MARKETING AGENCY IN INDIA appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
FIR B2B #72: WannaCry Newsjacking and a tribute to Walt Mossberg
Last week the WannaCry ransomware raged around the world. David goes into some of the specifics, and has more on his blog if you want links to the exact operations of the malware who has been hurt by its attack. There are several great stories from the media about how one British researcher accidentally tripped  Continue Reading → The post FIR B2B #72: WannaCry Newsjacking and a tribute to Walt Mossberg appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Inside PR 473: Yik has Yakked
Twitter hooks up with Bloomberg. Feedly features mute filters. Sysomos integrates its services as stacks in a single platform. And Yik Yak throws in the towel. Gini Dietrich, Martin Waxman and Joseph Thornley are together for another episode of the Inside PR podcast. The post Inside PR 473: Yik has Yakked appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Interview with Sunhera Cariappa, Founder of The Ultimate Toolkit
Welcome to a new episode of The Entrepreneur Podcast, today we chat with Sunhera Cariappa, Founder at The Ultimate Toolkit from Hong Kong and Owner & Principal Designer at Feel Good Design.     Sunhera The post Chat with Sunhera Cariappa, Founder at The Ultimate Toolkit from Hong Kong. appeared first on The Entrepreneur Podcast Network.
For Immediate Release #87: Gray Hair on the Digital Team
Jennifer Stauss and Mark Story join Shel Holtz for an in-depth discussion about experience and ageism in digital and social media and throughout the public relations industry.Continue Reading → The post FIR #87: Gray Hair on the Digital Team appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Inside P2 004: Working with Indigenous Peoples
In this episode of the Inside P2 podcast, respected corporate trainer Bob Joseph talks with Joseph Thornley about working effectively with indigenous peoples. The post Inside P2 004: Working with Indigenous Peoples appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Inside PR 472: When good media go to the wrong place
The NY Times is on Snapchat Discover. You’re probably not on Mastadon. But is that really important? Consolidation on the Internet. Facebook and augmented reality. Let’s go Inside PR. It’s just Martin Waxman and Joe Thornley this week. But we cover a lot of ground. Gini Dietrich will return next week. Hurrah! The post Inside PR 472: When good media go to the wrong place appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Revisiting: Entrepreneur, Author Kashyap Deorah
Last year, we published the interview of bestselling author, angel investor and entrepreneur Kashyap Deorah. We re-visit his interview, where he talks about his writing process, marketing and finding a publisher for his book.
Where did Snap's market cap go, and why does Josh Elman like grammar?
Equity TechCrunch
access_time13 days ago
We talk Snap's dramatic share price decline following its first-quarter earnings. The report, its first as a public company, missed on revenue, profit, and active users. And we hit on the rest of the week's troubled waters, detailing what happened to Yelp's own share price, and why Pandora is telling the market to buy it now or wait a moment. On a happier note, we touched on a profitable company's recent mega-raise.
CWC #16: Patrick Rogan on Strategies to Hire and Retain Talent in the PR Industry
This week’s episode of Chats with Chip featured a conversation with Patrick Rogan, founder of IgnitionHR, about talent acquisition and retention in the PR industry. Their discussion covers strategies to find and keep talent, the changing workplace and hiring trends, and challenges facing PR agencies.Continue Reading → The post CWC #16: Patrick Rogan on Strategies to Hire and Retain Talent in the PR Industry appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Forbes India Cover Story # 170: Flipkart being battle ready
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With a fresh billion in the bank, a big ticket acquisition in the works, CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy and team are arming Indias biggest etailer to take on rival amazon in a fight to the finish. Podcast produced in association with theindicast.com
Forbes India Cover Story # 171: 8th Anniversary Special Issue
Inside Forbes India Forbes India
access_time14 days ago
From cloud computing disruptors to cement makers, and etailers to entertainers, our 8th Anniversary special issue brings you some enterprising innovators and value creators. Podcast produced in association with theindicast.com
The Money Episode — with Minted's Mariam Naficy
Think you've raised enough money for your startup? Think again. You have to run through a minefield of unexpected expenses as an entrepreneur. And you never know where the big opportunity will come from. So always, always raise more money than you think you need. Mariam Naficy shares her white-knuckle experiences founding startups that survived two financial crashes — online cosmetic company Eve.com in the 90s, and founder and designer boutique Minted.com today.
DIGITAL INDIA #100 : PODCAST 100th EPISODE OF DIGITAL INDIA SHOW
Digital India Podcast for FIR podcast 100th episode. In this show, we discussed How we got into the podcast and reached 100th episode. Bharani and Suresh discuss the journey, challenges, mistakes we made on the way. The opportunity we got from Shel & Nevelle. The 100th episode of Digital India Podcast on FIR Podcast Network is brought to you by  staff and students of  Web Marketing Academy  A huge thank you to all our listeners, FIR Podcast Network community, staff, students and all participants for Digital India show. Continue Reading → The post DIGITAL INDIA #100 : PODCAST 100th EPISODE OF DIGITAL INDIA SHOW appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
For Immediate Release #86: The Executives on Rug Row
Steve Crescenzo and Kathy Klotz-Guest were Shel Holtz's guest co-hosts this week. The conversation companies where a quarter of employees don't know who the CEO is, the value of town halls (and how to fix them), workplace conversations and arguments about politics, the latest branded content entry from GE, and how companies should react when they are featured in online memes. Dan York reports on the importance of encryption to a trusted Internet and more.Continue Reading → The post FIR #86: The Executives on Rug Row appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Material Design for YouTube
YouTube is testing a new "Material Design" look for YouTube and you can check it out at YouTube.com/new - It is a progressive web app, built with the Polymer 2.0 framework. It brings a simplified look to YouTube, and introduces the Dark Theme as an accessible feature (rather than as a Easter egg-like hack).Continue Reading → The post Material Design for YouTube appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Betting against Elon Musk, and Sequoia's Roelof Botha owns how many Teslas?
Equity TechCrunch
access_time20 days ago
Celebrating the continuing earnings fête thrown by the various public tech companies, we dug into Tesla's results and ensuing (modest) correction, Facebook's big quarter and its rivalry with Snap, Square's own financial tally, and recent IPOs Cloudera -- which after its conservative pricing has had a solid run -- and Carvana, which has mostly fallen apart since its debut.
Handcrafted — with Airbnb's Brian Chesky
If you want your company to truly scale, you first have to do things that don't scale. Handcraft the core experience. Get your hands dirty. Serve your customers one-by-one. And don't stop until you know exactly what they want. That's what Brian Chesky did. As CEO of Airbnb, Brian’s early work was more akin to a traveling salesman. He takes us back to his lean years – when he went door-to-door, meeting Airbnb hosts in person – and shares the imaginative route to crafting what he calls an "11-star experience.”
DIGITAL INDIA #099 : MOVIES AND TV SHOWS EVERY DIGITAL MARKETERS SHOULD WATCH
Movies, Documentaries and TV shows every digital marketer should watch ..including 'American Playboy' series .. The 99th episode of Digital India Podcast on FIR Podcast Network is brought to you by staff and students of  Web Marketing Academy  Continue Reading → The post DIGITAL INDIA #099 : MOVIES AND TV SHOWS EVERY DIGITAL MARKETERS SHOULD WATCH appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
For Immediate Release podcast #85: Could You Pick Your CEO Out of a Lineup?
Deirdre Breakenridge and Ken Jacobs were Shel Holtz's guest co-hosts this week. The conversation covered the FTC's warning letters to 90 influencers and the brands that pay them, a report revealing that 40% of companies want to replace their communications agency this year, a study that found nearly a quarter of employees can't name their CEO or even pick him 0r her out of a lineup, what it will take to banish CEO hubris, and the impact of the media bubble on public relations. Dan York reports on Mastodon's growth to half a million users, Turkey's decision to block all versions of Wikipedia, an algorithm for detecting fake news in real time, the Internet Society's paper on Artificial Intelligence, and Amazon's Echo Look.Continue Reading → The post FIR #85: Could You Pick Your CEO Out of a Lineup? appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Inside PR 471: You can’t say that anymore
Changes to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat underline how competitive the social media platforms are. Plus we get onside with changing norms in acceptable language. And Spin Sucks surveys PR pros.Continue Reading → The post Inside PR 471: You can’t say that anymore appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
The Voice #107: Canada’s 150: Driving Communications Excellence
IABC Ottawa held an event at which representatives from six Canadian organizations talked about how they were planning to celebrate Canada’s 150th. Each speaker presented a short case study on the national campaign they were responsible for and then went into detail about how they were building creative heritage campaigns, how they came up with  Continue Reading → The post The Voice #107: Canada’s 150: Driving Communications Excellence appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Earnings clown car and the profitable-ish Dropbox with Hunter Walk
Equity TechCrunch
access_time27 days ago
This week has been a delightful clown car of technology earnings, so we dove into Twitter’s surprisingly strong report that drove its share price higher, Alphabet’s results -- largely from a Google-focused perspective -- Amazon’s stellar cloud incomes, and Dropbox’s improving financial performance. Whether the Dropbox drip of released financial data points to an IPO was our main question. Place your bets now.
CWC #15: Joe Thornley on Evolution of the PR Business
The newest episode of Chats with Chip featured a conversation with Joe Thornley, the CEO of Thornley Fallis Communications. Chip and Joe discussed the business side of communications, as well as how the changing landscape of digital transformation and workplace trends affects the communications industry.Continue Reading → The post CWC #15: Joe Thornley on Evolution of the PR Business appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
DIGITAL INDIA #98 : WHY YOU MUST TRY INSTAGRAM & SNAPCHAT
While people have become familiar with the social network oldies - Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin - Instagram and Snapchat are still shrouded in mystery, especially Snapchat. The 98th episode of Digital India Podcast on FIR Podcast Network is brought to you by staff and students of  Web Marketing AcademyContinue Reading → The post DIGITAL INDIA #98 : WHY YOU MUST TRY INSTAGRAM & SNAPCHAT appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
For Immediate Release #84: The O'Reilly (Social Media) Factor
Neville Hobson returns for the first episode of The Hobson & Holtz Report in 18 months. Today's topics include social media's role in the upcoming UK snap election and in the ouster of Bill O'Reilly from Fox News, The Telegraph's new afternoon audio news show for the Google Home smart speaker, whether Facebook's vision of the future will spell the end of smartphones (and any other hardware with a screen), and Google's plans to add ad-blocking to its market-leading Chrome browser. Dan York reports on multiple topics, including Mastodon's growth andContinue Reading → The post FIR #84: The O’Reilly (Social Media) Factor appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Episode #17: Chatbots will change the way you communicate to your employees. Are you ready?
“Mark my words,” Shel Holtz said in a 2016 blog, “Bots are coming to the workplace, to media relations, to public relations. They are coming just as surely as the web was going to completely disrupt the way communications was done a quarter century ago.” When we read that, Sharon and I knew we wanted to know more about chatbots – and how they will affect employee communications. Soon after, we met Chris McGrath, and knew we wanted to discuss chatbots. Chris is a veteran digital workplace consultant with extensive experience designing delightful enterprise software — like Tangowork, which he founded, and ThoughtFarmer, which he co-founded. Tangowork is his new company dedicated to chatbots for internal communications.Continue Reading → The post Episode #17: Chatbots will change the way you communicate to your employees. Are you ready? appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Inside PR 470: 3 liberals struggle to cross the perspective chasm
We celebrate a big award win for Maureen Judge (read on to learn of her connection to the podcast), test Instagram Hyperlapse and struggle with bridging the perspective chasm that seems to support fake news.Continue Reading → The post Inside PR 470: 3 liberals struggle to cross the perspective chasm appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Uber’s losses, Cloudera’s IPO, and the market’s tight squeeze on Juicero
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This episode Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself were joined by Ethan Kurzweil of Bessemer Venture Partners for a lively-as-heck conversation covering the biggest financial news of the week. First up was Uber’s newly disclosed financials. The company has a history of leaks and losses, but this time around we read corporate-approved numbers detailing quickly growing revenue (expected), stiff losses (expected), and some interesting accounting results (unexpected) that skew the company’s profile slightly as 2016 came to a close.
Circle of Fellows #20: Strategic Storytelling
In this month’s Circle of Fellows episode, FIR host Shel Holtz joins four of his IABC Fellow colleagues — James Lukaszewski, Barbara Puffer, Jim Shaffer, and Jennifer Wah — to explore why storytelling beats a rational explanation any time, how to tease stories out of other people, why leaders need to tell stories, which models make sense, how to spread stories through an organization, and a variety of other storytelling-related topics.Continue Reading → The post Circle of Fellows #20: Strategic Storytelling appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
FIR B2B #71: Repairing Trust in News, Celebrating High School Journos, That United Mess and YouTube Woes
A new $40 million initiative attends to combat declining trust in the news media…High school students in Kansas set an example for pro journalists by ripping the cover off fraudulent behavior by their principal…Why do executives have such a hard time saying they’re sorry? We’re looking at you, United Airlines… Advertisers want no part of objectionable content on YouTube. What should Google do?Continue Reading → The post FIR B2B #71: Repairing Trust in News, Celebrating High School Journos, That United Mess and YouTube Woes appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
DIGITAL INDIA #097 : 2017 DIGITAL MARKETING JOB INTERVIEW TIPS FROM JD
How to Prepare for an Ideal Digital Marketing Job Interview in 2017 (Resources Included) The 97th episode of Digital India Podcast on FIR Podcast Network is brought to you by staff and students of  Web Marketing Academy Continue Reading → The post DIGITAL INDIA #097 : 2017 DIGITAL MARKETING JOB INTERVIEW TIPS FROM JD appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Coming Soon: Masters of Scale
Coming May 3rd, Reid Hoffman, legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, explains how famous founders take their companies from zero to a gazillion. In this trailer for Season One, a taste of this straight-from-Silicon Valley podcast.
For Immediate Release Interview: Jacob Morgan on Creating the Employee Experience
In this FIR Interview, host Shel Holtz spent 30 minutes talking with "The Employee Experience Advantage" author Jacob Morgan about what it takes to deliver a great work experience to employees, some of the misconceptions about the idea, and the connection between experience and engagement, among other topics.Continue Reading → The post FIR Interview: Jacob Morgan on Creating the Employee Experience appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Inside PR 469: The communications channels we rely on
An open Web. Respect for our privacy. Boaty McBoatface, eh? And the communications channels we rely on.Continue Reading → The post Inside PR 469: The communications channels we rely on appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
For Immediate Release #83: The Problem with Magical Thinking
Chris Abraham and Frank Eliason join Shel Holtz for this week's episode, commenting on the ongoing United Airlines crisis, continued interest in the new federated Mastodon social network, how PR would look without Twitter, Burger King's subversive commercial that hacked Google Home and Wikipedia, and Burston-Marsteller's ombudsman answer to fake news.Continue Reading → The post FIR #83: The Problem with Magical Thinking appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Inside P2: Farewell Open.Gov
On this week’s Inside P2, we talk about the shutdown of open.gov, the opening of the Canada School of Public Service armchair sessions to the general public, the IAP2 North American Conference agenda, and P2 learning opportunities you can participate in. It’s your turn Inside P2 is produced by Joseph Thornley. I’d love to know what you  Continue Reading → The post Inside P2: Farewell Open.Gov appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Coachella Live | Youtubular Conversations
A discussion about YouTube's exclusive live streaming relationship with the music event known as Coachella. I talk about the robust user experience YouTube/Coachella created and how this experience would be valuable for Communicators & their clients.Continue Reading → The post Coachella Live | Youtubular Conversations appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.