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HC+T Update: CEOs Get Social

Sent October 20th 2017

HCT Briefing ef October 20, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collect the stories from which I choose the contents of the HC+T Briefing. News *Richard Edelman calls for industrywide ethics principles* -- In the wake of the Bell Pottinger scandal in the UK, Edelman CEO Richard Edelman "called for the PR industry to adopt a new set of ethics principles superseding those of trade associations." Edelman called out the Arthur W. Pag...

HC+T Briefing: Tortured English and Falling Stock Prices

Sent October 13th 2017

HCT Briefing October 13, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collect the stories from which I choose the contents of the HC+T Briefing. News *AOL is shutting down Instant Messenger* -- Two decades ago, it revolutionized online communication: You could actually chat with someone else without using email. Twenty years later, AOL is permanently closing AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). /The takeaway: The mourning of AIM's passing is mostly nostalg...

HC+T Update: Good news, everyone! Harvey Weinstein is our new client!

Sent October 6th 2017

HCT Briefing October 6, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collect the stories from which I choose the contents of the HC+T Briefing. News *LVPD applauded for online response to massacre* -- While a torrent of fake news accompanied the horrific shooting in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Police Department was able to ensure accurate information was available by posting timely announcements and press conferences across its various social media p...

HC+T Update: Whatever shall we do with all those extra characters?

Sent September 29th 2017

HCT Briefing September 29, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collect the stories from which I choose the contents of the HC+T Briefing. News *Twitter expands to 280 characters* -- Twitter's 140-character limit will soon be a thing of the past. The company is expanding the limit on posts to 280 characters. Only some users have access (though several people have published tricks to get access to the expanded limit, including using Tweetde...

HC+T Briefing: A Second Life for QR Codes

Sent September 22nd 2017

HCT Briefing September 22, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collect the stories from which I choose the contents of the HC+T Briefing. Two quick notes So I got a note from a colleague and reader who asked why I dropped "The Takeaway" from this weekly update. I explained that I was putting the stories about which I had a point of view in the top section, "The Big Stories." Not good enough, he said; "The Takeaway&...

HC+T Briefing: The Camera As Keyboard

Sent September 15th 2017

HCT Briefing September 15, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. /You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collect the stories from which I choose the contents of the HC+T Briefing./ The Big Stories *Unleash your superhero with AI* -- "Every PR person who manages to surf the new AI wave will get instant superpowers, including the ability to predict the future," according to this VentureBeat piece. The article gives a big shout-out to Shift Communications for using "...

HC+T Briefing: Equif**ked

Sent September 8th 2017

HCT Briefing September 8, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collect the stories from which I choose the contents of the HC+T Briefing. The Big Stories *Equifax is the latest company to botch its crisis communication* -- Equifax learned a month ago that 143 million customers may have been compromised by a breach of its network, including Social Security numbers, mother's maiden names, and other highly sensitive information. The company t...

HC+T Update: Hey, Cortana, this is Alexa. How're things?

Sent September 1st 2017

HCT Briefing September 1, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click here. You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collect the stories from which I choose the contents of the HC+T Briefing. Got 5 Minutes? The Society for New Communication Research (SNCR) -- part of The Conference Board and of which I am a Founding Fellow -- has undertaken an initiative to determine how people in the communication industry can help tackle the increasingly significant problem of fake news. (I'm part of the ta...

HC+T Briefing: Down with Killer Robots

Sent August 25th 2017

HCT Briefing August 25, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click Read more: http://mail.holtz.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/u/hct/user/example.com/">here. You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collect the stories from which I choose the contents of the HC+T Briefing. The Big Stories *Aetna in crisis mode after mailing reveals customer HIV statuses* -- A routine mailing has Aetna doing damage control, with the plastic window on the envelope showing the patient's name and address alon...

HC+T Briefing: Is This News or Opinion?

Sent August 18th 2017

HCT Briefing -- August 18, 2017 Want to unsubscribe from this newsletter? Click Read more: http://mail.holtz.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/u/hct/user/example.com/">here. /You're welcome to follow my link blog, which is where I collect the stories from which I choose the contents of the HC+T Briefing./ The Big Stories *Facebook shuts down anonymous employee discussion group* -- During my consulting gig with the Asian Development Bank in Manila this week, the issue of anonymous employee contributions came up. It's...

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