Monday, January 30, 2006
The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #107: January 30, 2006
Content summary: Windows Live; Google in China; Weber Shandwick hires Jeremy Pepper; BluePulse apologizes and wins; US bloggers get an Amsterdam junket; Cirque du Soleil invites bloggers to Canadian debut; listeners’ comments discussion (paying attention to Technorati); the music.
Show notes for January 30, 2006
Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 73-minute podcast recorded live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Concord, California, USA.
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In This Edition:
- 00:30 Neville intros the show; what the show’s about; how to give your feedback; show notes
- 02:01 Thanks for your support for voting for FIR on Podcast Alley - now at #5 in the Business category
News and Commentary:
- 03:28 Neville’s impressions from the Windows Live preview event in London last week; we talk about mobile-enabled content; Ajax and why communicators should pay attention to this new technology
- 18:44 Is Google compromising its values? Google’s actions in China in censoring search results continue to attract much passionate opinion and commentary; we discuss some of the latest buzz including by Dave Taylor, Steve Crescenzo and Jason Calacanis, and hear critical comment from Tom Raftery
- 38:01 PR blogger Jeremy Pepper gets hired by Weber Shandwick
- 41:56 Brother Love shouts out!
- 42:17 Changing web content will backfire on you when there’s a search engine cache - a cautionary tale about BluePulse which has a positive outcome
- 48:54 Twenty-five US bloggers get an Amsterdam junket in exchange for promoting Amsterdam including ads on their blogs; one blogger, Outside The Beltway, answers criticism about ethics
- 56:48 Howard Harawitz tells us about a Digg item on Cirque du Soleil inviting two bloggers to be at the debut of their Canadian tour, so we discuss blogger outreach
Listeners’ Comments Discussion:
- 62:51 Paul Baker has a tale that highlights why you should pay attention to what’s being said about you on Technorati
- 66:17 A get-well message to Lee Hopkins
- 66:40 Shel wraps the show; how and where to send your comments; where to find the show notes
- 67:27 Outro podsafe music via the Podsafe Music Network - Nobody Else But You by the Mike Andersen Band
Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show are posted to the FIR Show Links pages at The New PR Wiki. You can contribute - see the home page for info.
So, until Thursday February 2…