Shel Israel To Join Robert Scoble at FastCompany.tv

Tech geek blogger Robert Scoble recently posted about advertising and hiring, and it didn’t take him long to add to his team at the soon to be launched FastCompany.tv.

PRNewser received a press release today announcing that Shel Israel’s GlobalNeighbourhoods TV (GNTV) will launch on March 3rd, along with Scoble TV. The show will focus on, “social media’s impact on business and culture.” Shel also blogs about the move. Read below for the full release.


Shel Israel Joins Robert Scoble at FastCompany.TV

NEW YORK, January 28, 2008 – Mansueto Digital President Edward Sussman today announced that Shel Israel, co-author, with Robert Scoble, of Naked Conversations, the best-selling business blogging book, will be joining the lineup of shows scheduled to debut on the new FastCompany.TV when it launches on March 3. Israel will join Scoble who was named Managing Director of the online video network earlier this month.

Primarily a daily interview show, Israel’s program, GlobalNeighbourhoods TV (GNTV), will focus on social media’s impact on business and culture. While the majority of his programs will deal with businesses and the social media issues that impact them, he will also cover social media’s impact on other institutions such as government, education and media.

Israel is a prominent member of the social media community. He speaks regularly to public and corporate audiences in the Americas and Europe. A former journalist and newsroom editor, he is co-founder of Conferenza Premium Reports, an e-newsletter that has transformed into a blog. For more than 20 years he consulted with Silicon Valley startups on communications issues, then social media strategy.
“For me, this is a wonderful return to my journalistic roots at a time when the actual definition of journalism is changing,” said Israel. “I am thankful to Scoble for bringing me in to FastCompany.TV and to them for giving me this chance.”

Israel will continue to publish GlobalNeighbourhoods.net as an independent text-based blog. According to Ad Age, GlobalNeighbourhoods is among the 50 top marketing blogs.
According to Sussman, “We expect Shel’s show will bring an audience of highly influential marketing and technology professionals to FastCompany.TV. We’re pleased he will be bringing his show to our site.”

Mansueto Digital operates an expanding network of sites, which include FastCompany.com, Inc.com, IncBizNet.com, IncTechnology.com and Scobleizer.com. The latest is FastCompany.TV, which according to Sussman, “will debut several programs over the course of 2008.” A joint program featuring both Israel and Scoble is being discussed.

About FastCompany.com:
Fastcompany.com is a leading website for business people passionate about ideas. Topics include the impact of design in business, digital media, fast-moving technology, fragmenting markets, demanding customers, environmental peril, and geopolitical turmoil. In addition to its award-winning staff-written daily blog, FC Now, the site features video content, podcasts, slideshows, and Web-exclusive interviews and features. Visit www.FastCompany.com/scoble to see Robert Scoble’s latest video podcast on internet trends.