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Neville Hobson

Communicator, blogger, podcaster based in the UK.

Neville Hobson is an IABC-accredited communicator, blogger and podcaster based in Wokingham, England, one of the leading European early adopters, opinion-leaders and influencers in social media communication for business. He is a frequent speaker on digital media trends that matter to organisations.

He is an entrepreneur, early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with digital technologies including social media, risk-assessing their impacts, roles and potential in organisational communication. He’s also an occasional test pilot of shiny new objects.

Neville is a founding Senior Research Fellow and Advisory Board member of the Society for New Communications Research, a California-based non-profit think tank. SNCR is dedicated to the advanced study of new communications tools, technologies and emerging modes of communication, and their effect on traditional media, professional communications, business, culture and society.

His involvement in volunteerism leadership with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) since 1989 includes serving as Regional Director in Europe and Member of the Executive Board and Executive Committee.

Neville blogs at, at the intersection of business, communication and technology. He started blogging in 2002. He is co-presenter with Shel Holtz of the For Immediate Release podcast series including the weekly "For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report," the communication profession’s first business podcast started in January 2005.

Connect with Neville on Twitter: @jangles

Getting to Grips With the Social Web

With all the talk you hear about Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and other social places online - you name it, people talk about them when they mention social media - it wouldn't be too much of a surprise to think that social media is all about Facebook, Twitter and the others.
26/07/2012 07:29 BST

One Solution to the Copyright Dilemma is Here Right Now

The broad area of intellectual property, protecting people's rights and copyright law in particular is hugely complex to most people. Centuries of tradition and common law lie behind what is in place today in the UK with the geographically-based rules and regulations -- hardly a good fit when much content today is digital, and certainly not based on physical geography.
09/07/2011 08:13 BST