Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #106: January 26, 2006

Content summary: Search firms’ PR woes, a fake Wikipedia entry, dull Davos, the never-ending press release meme, reports from Eric Schartzman and Dan York, a conversation with Jen McClure, listener comments, the music.

Show notes for January 26, 2006

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 101-minute podcast recorded live in Concord, CA and nearly live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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In this Edition:


  • 00:32 Shel intros the show; how to give your feedback; show notes
  • 01:51 We’re asking for your vote on Podcast Alley

News and commentary:

Listeners’ Comments Discussion:

  • 71:46 Alice Marshall adds to Monday’s discussion about the Washington Post’s blog comment controversy
  • 78:03 Kevin Dugan offers an audio comment on The Bad Pitch Blog
  • 79:58Dan Karleen talks about “rewindability,” “dialing,” and Skype problems
  • 82:12 Clarence Jones talks about how spam may be prompting a new copywriting renaissance
  • 84:50 Luke Armour thanks Neville for advice he used to relaunch his blog; he also talks about whether CEOs should blog
  • 87:21 David Phillips on the future of public relations
  • 90:47 Keith Childs listens to FIR in his car
  • 92:32 Lee Hopkins comments on RSS delivering scents
  • 95:18 Michael Soulier lets us know that Google has finally released Google News from beta


FIR Show Notes links
Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show are now posted to the FIR Show Links pages at The New PR Wiki. You can contribute - see the home page for info.

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So, until Monday January 30…

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