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The Lubetkin Media Companies

At the Lubetkin Media Companies, we tell our clients' stories in sound and images.

Our Professional Podcasts division produces award-winning, broadcast-quality audio and video program content for the Web.

Steve Lubetkin Photography produces dramatic and artistic corporate, event, documentary and lifestyle photography.

Our Elevator Pitch Videos unit creates economical entry-level videos for organizations and individuals for use as video résumés or for inclusion on their websites.

State Broadcast News is an audio, video, and photojournalism news service that produces our own original news coverage content for other news organizations and for our own branding.

We are members of the Professional Photographers of America, the American Society of Media Photographers, the National Press Photographers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Online News Association, the Radio and Television Digital News Association, and the Guild of Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley.

Steve is a Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS) based on examination by the National Court Reporters Association and has been commissioned as a Notary Public for the State of New Jersey.

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Oct 20, 2008

In June, the International Association of Online Communicators (IAOC) held its international conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. In October, the Icelandic economy collapsed, the three largest banks were nationalized, and tens of thousands of Icelanders found themselves unable to withdraw money from their savings accounts to pay for ordinary expenses. Mortgages and car loans written in foreign currencies became impossibly expensive, and the country's government went hat in hand to the International Monetary Fund and even to Russia for foreign aid.

Reykjavik, Iceland, 2008In the forthcoming Fall issue of Attitudes, the semi-annual color magazine of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (on newsstands in early November), I'll have an article about Iceland as a travel destination. In this podcast conversation with Hjörtur Smárason, we update the economic situation in Iceland and talk about how Icelanders are coping with their changed status. Hjortur is an Icelandic social media and marketing consultant who also authors several blogs in Icelandic, and one, Marketing Safari, in English. Recently, he's focused some of his blogging on the emotional and economic impact of the credit crunch on Iceland.

Photo taken at Hotel Holt, Reykjavik. From left: Steve Lubetkin, Belgian blogger Luc Van Braekel, Hjörtur Smárason.

Download the podcast file here (19.3 mb stereo MP3 file, 00:14:02 length).

Keywords: compuschmooze, lubetkin, cherry hill, jewish, voice, iceland, iaoc, reykjavik, attitudes, smarason, hjortur

Produced in the studios of Professional Podcasts LLC, Cherry Hill, NJ

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