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Airtime Rivals Skype and Google Hangouts

Spin Sucks

This time with a video chat service that is said to rival Skype and Google Hangouts. I’m not sure it’s better than either of those services, but it’s Justin Timberlake’s alter ego so we have to talk about it, right?! Social Media Video airtime google hangouts sean parker shawn fanning skype video chat video conferencingThe Airtime Story. think not).

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How to Podcast: A Two-Part Series

Spin Sucks

Communication Content audacity call recorder camtasia deirdre breakenridge garageband inside pr joe thornley libsyn martin waxman podcast microphone PRSA prsa conference Shonali Burke shure mv5 skype zoomDuring the PRSA International conference, Gini Dietrich co-hosted a panel discussion with Shonali Burke and Deirdre Breakenridge on how to podcast.

How to Stay on Top of Online Marketing While Traveling

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The Three Productivity Tools to Jumpstart Your 2016

Spin Sucks

We’ve tried Skype and Google Hangouts. We started out by using the professional version of Skype. 12 Days of Christmas Communication asana Basecamp dropbox evernote Google Docs google hangouts skype slack zoomBy Gini Dietrich. On the third day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you….three That’s right, boys and girls! We’ve tried Asana and Basecamp. Seriously.

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Real-Time Translation Software: Will it Change Marketing?

Spin Sucks

By Tom Roswell Nerds have been raving about the Skype real-time translation software since last summer, but we are now finding out how it actually performs. Real-Time Translation Technology The new real-time translation technology from Skype presents myriad opportunities to innovative marketers. For decades the world has dreamt of the kind of technology depicted in Star Trek.

The Power of Storytelling in PR


In late 2015, Microsoft rolled out Skype Translator. It had been a goal of Skype to break down language barriers and connect people all over the globe. Skype Translator introduced six voice languages‒English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish‒and 50 messaging languages into the Skype for Windows desktop app. “We are bombarded with information. Why stories?

Mega’s New Audio and Video chat: What does it mean for Skype and related services?

Ron Torossian

He said that in the coming years, the new company would expand to include, among other things, The post Mega’s New Audio and Video chat: What does it mean for Skype and related services? In February 2013, cloud-storage guru and founder of the now defunct MegaUpload Kim Dotcom began dropping hints that his new venture, Mega, was destined to be much more than a successor to MegaUpload. appeared first on Ronn Torossian 5W Public Relations CEO Blog. Brand PR News Ronn Torossian BRANDING

Successful Team Involvement in Content Creation

Spin Sucks

Next she provided the following examples of some key topic areas for them to focus on: One topic we are talking about is Migrating to Skype for Business. We wrote one blog already and are looking for the following: Financial implications to migrating to Skype for Business . Gotchas with migrating to Skype fo r Business. Unknown advantages of migrating to Skype for Business.

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The Worst PR Advice We’ve Ever Heard

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As we gear up for whatever public relations challenges we face in the new year, it seemed a good time to make sure we “do this and not that” when it comes to strategic communications. The old notion that “any PR is good PR” does not apply in today’s climate, if it ever did; a public mistake will sully a reputation quicker than you can say negative virality.

A Quick Guide to Social Chat Channels for Businesses


Google Hangouts / Skype. Google Hangouts and Skype are more or less extensions of traditional customer service. While Google Hangouts remains inextricably tied to Google Plus instead of Google Contacts, customer-initiated Hangouts and Skype calls leverage the video and/or call platform rather than gleaning any social benefit. This difference is not insignificant. Twitter.

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Five Things I Didn’t Realize About Working from Home

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Why isn’t Skype working? underestimated the amount of time I would spend talking via Skype , Google Hangouts , and FaceTime. By Eleanor Pierce. think there are some misconceptions and surprises about working from home that not everyone considers before they make the transition. You Won’t Get More Housework Done Just Because You’re Working from Home. Call tech support.

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FIR #1: Does social media marketing need a reboot?

Holtz Communication + Technology

Dan York’s Tech Report covers the release of the Wirecast Go beta, Skype’s outage and implications for business, and a broader discussion of the “messaging wars.” Welcome to the first episode of For Immediate Release, the successor podcast to The Hobson & Holtz Report. Was this a PR move or is there substance behind the policy? Is this a sustainable model for other companies?

Free webcast: Increase engagement with cutting-edge collaborative communications

PR Daily

You’ll learn: · The Skype for Business journey—today and the future. · The extended capabilities of Skype for Business—an inclusive approach to communications. Skype Meeting Broadcast video and the importance of the connected executive. · The changes that drive new expectations for executive transparency and employee engagement. Central time. Feb. 9 at 7 a.m. Central time.

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So, You Wanna Be a Crisis Management Professional. Here’s What You Should Know.

Melissa Agnes

And when you meet people on social, after a while, connect with them in person over coffee or on Skype. He wowed me so much that I decided to spend twenty minutes chatting with him on Skype. Each week, I get approached by a handful of university students and young professionals seeking my advice on how they can kick-start their careers in crisis management. Learn, learn, learn.

Six Tips for Using Google+ Now

Spin Sucks

Hangouts is like video Skype on crack because you can have up to 20 people, well, hanging out via video.  We used to just call each other using  Skype, but now we can see each other’s faces, which makes for a completely different experience, both for us and our listeners. Well, much to my chagrin, I just saw that PRNews is offering  Google+ training for $329. So I give in.

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Friday Wrap #149: Foursquare for sale, GE on TV, a hologram protest, brand emojis, fake reviews

Holtz Communication + Technology

You can engage in video calls with Skype and Facetime, among other tools. Skype for Business rolls out —Microsoft is rolling out its Skype for Business product to the public. The tool incorporates the familiar Skype design and adds features from Lynch, such as online meetings, emhanced security, and control tools for use by IT departments. Read more. Read more.

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Podcast: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at a Popular PR Show

Spin Sucks

On Sunday, I spent a little more than an hour recording a podcast with Shel Holtz on Skype. From a technical standpoint, we were on Skype and both recorded our tracks. I use a Zoom H4N recorder and I wear my Bose noise canceling headphones so I’m not distracted by noises (such as Jack Bauer barking at the neighbors walking by our house). By Gini Dietrich. The FIR Format. Outro.

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Structured Meetings Make for Better Internal Communications

Spin Sucks

We’ve talked about the tools we use to stay connected  with one another and how Laura Petrolino conjures up some fake scenario every time I ask if she has a couple of minutes to Skype (which makes me want to make her wait as long as possible before calling her). “Surprise” Skype calls : Other than the staff meeting, I don’t see/talk to everyone weekly.

If you have a #PR “To Do” List, Then You May Also Need a PR “Don’t Do” List

PR Expanded

Although it’s impossible to help everyone, all of the time, try your best to make time each week to answer questions, whether it’s via email, Skype or through your social media channels. Most professionals I know have a running To Do list. It always feels so good to check off each item one by one, just to add one more. What have PR professionals and their companies done right lately?

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Which Tools Should You Choose for Podcasting Success?


Well, besides adding the ability to record more than one person at a time, they allow you to incorporate other sounds into your recording, like music or Skype calls, and simplify and provide better control over the post-production process. Podcasting has garnered a lot of attention lately and for good reason. Microphones. Headphones. Mixers. What will a mixer do for your podcast? Software.

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4 tips for killer interviews in the modern media world

PR Daily

Journalists today conduct interviews using Skype, Twitter and FaceTime. For Skype interviews, conduct a test run prior to your appearance and check for adequate lighting. These technologies help news professionals to be more nimble, which means your company’s experts should always be ready for an interview at a moment’s notice. Here are the four tips to interview like a star: 1.

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Pros and Cons of Changing the Name of Your Blog

Spin Sucks

And special thanks to John Falchetto for helping me figure out how to record the darn thing. I’m no longer a Skype recording virgin! And we’re back! I’m not sure our being dark yesterday had any effect, but we made a statement darn it! Plus, I got a day off of writing. Which, I have to admit, made me a little off kilter. No Spin Sucks to check multiple times a day.

A Peek Inside Internal Communications at Arment Dietrich

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Skype. Related Related is Skype. This is used mainly for one-on-one conversations and Lindsay kinda prefers the Skype IM mechanism over iMessage. By Clay Morgan As we discuss internal communications, I thought some people might be interested in learning more about the systems we have in place at Arment Dietrich. We are a small—and entirely virtual—company. Google Hangouts. Next

Friday Wrap #174: Flash is toast, beacons are hot, influencers are necessary, search is mobile

Holtz Communication + Technology

Skype adds URLs to make invitations easier —Skype users know what a hassle it can be to start a call, especially with someone you haven’t connected with before. Now you can invite anyone to a conversation with a URL, and the people you invite don’t even need to has Skype installed or own an account. Renee Elmers’ Wikipedia page. Read more. disagree.

The next big communication thing is plain text

Holtz Communication + Technology

Microsoft is weaving Cortana into Skype , which will broker conversations with third-party bots. The next big organizational communication frontier could be plain text, with an occasional emoji thrown in. Chatbots—or just bots—are the technology behind these text missives that may— and should —become part of any company’s communication toolkit.

The Hobson & Holtz Report #809: Amtrak, Thomas Cook failures in communication and leadership

Holtz Communication + Technology

Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. Get FIR: Download the MP3 file (35.9Mb, 89:13). Subscribe to the Hobson and Holtz Report RSS feed. Get the show at iTunes. Get the FIR app for your mobile device - Android | iPhone | Windows Phone | Windows 8 and 8.1. FIR #807 bookmarks on Delicious. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast.

Friday Wrap #132: LinkedIn simplifies home page, mobile changes everything, computers rule video

Holtz Communication + Technology

Skype releases real-time translator preview —Microsoft’s Skype now allows you to have a instant-messaging conversation in English on one side and Spanish on the other, with the software providing near-real-time translation on both ends. The Skype Translator preview works on Windows 8.1 Read more. Read more. Read more. Read more. Read more. Read more. Read more.

Five Easy Ways to Use Google+

Spin Sucks

What we didn’t expect is a Skype competitor or an incredible driver of search (though that should have been obvious). Last summer, when Google+ launched in beta to the uber-geeky technology crowd, the industry was all a flutter. Was this an answer to Facebook? Did we finally have a way around the famous opt-out process the giant social network uses? But it’s not a social network.

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The Relationships You Must Commit to for Content Marketing Success


What would happen to your marketing, Andy asked, if you met with like-minded, noncompetitive marketers once per month via Skype, Slack, etc. With just one statistic, Joe Pulizzi delivered a stark wake-up call to this year’s Content Marketing World attendees. Only 20 percent. To the other 80 percent who are partially committed, he had the following recommendation: Be all in or get all out.

FIR Interview: Red E App CEO Jonathan Erwin on employee communication trends and challenges

Holtz Communication + Technology

Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. A special report on trends and challenges facing internal communicators drew on the observations of nine internal communications experts, including Peter Shankman, gini Dietrich, Susan Cellura, Steve Kaus, and FIR co-host Shel Holtz. Get the show on iTunes.

Media Bullseye Roundtable 2016.11 with Paul Gillin

Media Bullseye

For some reason Skype used my laptop microphone rather than my fancy-pants audio setup.). In this week’s episode of the Media Bullseye Radio Roundtable, I’m joined by Paul Gillin of the content marketing firm Gillin + Laberis. In addition, Paul is the author of several books on social media marketing. And my apologies for my own audio quality. link].

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Caught in the Busy Trap: Is it Making Us Less Productive?

Spin Sucks

We gave up the fancy and trendy River North office space and the Gini Dietrich cafeteria (four-star and James Beard award-winning restaurant, Naha ) in favor of staff meetings via Skype, treadmill and bike desks, wearing workout clothes all day, and doing laundry while working. By Gini Dietrich. couple of years ago, the  The New York Times had a great OpEd about how busy we are. danced.

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The Hobson & Holtz Report #824: Is SEO really dead?

Holtz Communication + Technology

Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. Welcome to the final episode of ‘The Hobson and Holtz Report’; a quick note about ‘For Immediate Release’ beginning on September 21; Quick News: Hundreds of Wikipedia editors banned for secretly promoting brands, Barcelona Principles 2.0 Get the show at iTunes.

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5 Digital Trends That Affect PR in 2016

The Proactive Report

Line is going after disenchanted Facebookers as much as it’s hoping to woo Skype-calling addicts.  Traditional and Digital PR are rapidly converging. A new Holmes report lays out five areas where digital changes are likely to intersect with, and have an impact on, Public Relations this year. 1. ” Disclosure now has to be above the content.  Then we have live-streaming video. 

Friday Wrap #152: CFO takes over Twitter marketing, Reddit opens video unit, search goes mobile

Holtz Communication + Technology

Can you tell Sky from Skype? —Europeans are apparently too stupid to tell the difference between Sky, the TV network, and Skype, Microsoft’s calling service. The court banned Microsoft from registering a trademark for the Skype name and logo in Europe. These are stories that may have been lost in the flood of headline news stories. It can’t end well. Trends.

How to Electrify Your Resume

PR Job Coach

You can accomplish both tasks using the video function on your smart phone or other tools such as Skype for the desk top or Google+. Even while channels proliferate to communicate your passions, position and career preferences, the resume remains firm as your calling card and one of the essential documents that helps you define who you are, what you do and the value you bring to the table.

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #802: April 6, 2015

Holtz Communication + Technology

Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: Gushcloud controversy and smear campaigns conducted by blogging cartels; would you use Periscope for employee communication as one CEO did?; Get FIR: Download the MP3 file (35.2Mb, 87:21). Subscribe to the Hobson and Holtz Report RSS feed.

FIR Interview: Steve Rubel on Storytelling in the Age of Social News Consumption

Holtz Communication + Technology

Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. Among the hundreds of thousands of news items distributed online every day, a precious few gain traction and spread across social networks (mostly Facebook, but even including “dark social” channels like messaging apps and email). NewsWhip. MuckRack.

One Hundred Content Ideas in Thirty Minutes

Spin Sucks

And Google Hangout or Skype if you’re working remote. By Frederik Vincx. To produce good content, you must first produce good content ideas. Recently, my team found a geeky approach that gives us a ton of content ideas in record time. Not only is it effective, it’s a lot of fun, and a great way to encourage collaboration and team work. Brainstorm Content Ideas Collaboratively. timer.

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If you have a #PR “To Do” List, Then You May Also Need a PR “Don’t Do” List

PR Expanded

Although it’s impossible to help everyone, all of the time, try your best to make time each week to answer questions, whether it’s via email, Skype or through your social media channels. Most professionals I know have a running To Do list. It always feels so good to check off each item one by one, just to add one more. What have PR professionals and their companies done right lately?

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