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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. Social Media Video airtime google hangouts sean parker shawn fanning skype video chat video conferencing

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Lessons for PR pros from the BBC Skype interview dad

PR Daily

For media relations experts, nothing produces more anxiety than an interview on live TV. An anchor can pivot from a previously discussed line of questioning, leaving your executive hung out to dry in front of thousands or even millions of viewers.

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How to Podcast: A Two-Part Series

Spin Sucks

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How to Stay on Top of Online Marketing While Traveling

Spin Sucks

Modern technology means marketing has gone mobile, and so have the marketers. You can do your job with little more than a smartphone, a laptop, and an internet connection. This new era has opened up the opportunity to live a life of excitement, travel, and adventure.

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.

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Skype means business!

The Blueballroom

Lync, Microsoft’s unified communications product, will next year become known as Skype for Business. Anyone currently using Lync will not lose any of the current functionality – voice, video, instant messaging and video conferences – but will get the Skype look and feel. In fact, the insertion of Skype into the business desktop has the potential to deliver highly competitive international call rates and plans… so watch this space! The post Skype means business!

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. Check out Skype’s English-German translation in action in this live demo: A few more storytelling tips….

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.

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 .

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The Worst PR Advice We’ve Ever Heard

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

We find a combination of judicious use of media exclusives, in-person or Skype product demos and informed and well-prepared spokespeople can often achieve better results more cost-effectively.

Five Things I Didn’t Realize About Working from Home

Spin Sucks

Why isn’t Skype working? I underestimated the amount of time I would spend talking via Skype , Google Hangouts , and FaceTime. By Eleanor Pierce. After reading Reed Parker ’s hilarious Spin Sucks contribution about open offices , I started thinking more about working from home.

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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. Both do have embed codes so that customers can initiate calls from a third-party site: Google+ “Hangout” button and the Skype “Contact Me” button.

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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.

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.

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.

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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. ·

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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. Flickr photo courtesy of Michael Coghlan.

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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).

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. By Gini Dietrich.

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Truth! 11 Rituals for the Best Social PR Year Ever

Social PR Chat

We are bombarded with approximately 126 emails a day , spend about 35 percent of time in meetings, or Skype calls and live in an era where practically everything is in real-time. It’s hard to imagine slowing down when the digital world is moving faster than the speed of light.

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.

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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.

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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.

Pros and Cons of Changing the Name of Your Blog

Spin Sucks

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.

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.

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A Peek Inside Internal Communications at Arment Dietrich

Spin Sucks

Skype. Related is Skype. This is used mainly for one-on-one conversations and Lindsay kinda prefers the Skype IM mechanism over iMessage.

Break These PR “Rules of Engagement”

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Arrange to meet in person, or at least by Skype to see what kind of chemistry exists. Want your public relations to rule? Then be prepared to break some rules. Face it, the typical client-agency relationship can sink into a routine that, over time, becomes a little too comfortable.

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. Skype users click the ‘+New’ button on the latest versions (for Windows, Mac, or the Web).

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?

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

Holtz Communication + Technology

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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 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.

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

Holtz Communication + Technology

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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.

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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.

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

Holtz Communication + Technology

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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.

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+.

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.

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

Holtz Communication + Technology

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