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Monday, March 12, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #222: March 12, 2007

Content summary: Shel’s recap of New Communications Forum; with Lee Hopkins taking a sabattical, we’re looking for guest reporters; Reuters sign in Times Square to feature PR Newswire photos; YouTube, Viacom and the removal of videos; Second Life: the taxman cometh; win at blogging by promoting your rivals; Microsoft customers irate over US daylight saving time woes; the perils of monitoring employee online activities; discussion: Twitter and its potential in business; listeners’ comments discussion; news about Thursday’s show; the music; and more.

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Show notes for March 12, 2007

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So, until Thursday March 15…

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #221: March 8, 2007

Content summary: Shel at New Communications Forum; Chip Griffin’s new podcast; Best Buy and Celebrity Big Brother follow-ups; UK government to warn illegal immigrants by text messaging; Sony launches virtual community for PS3 gamers; virtual worlds set for shake-up; Microsoft predicts VoIP call charges will plummet; business cards for your Second Life avatar; Dan York reports on SlideShare, Skype Prime and Twitter; join the FIR Twitter community; commentary: bum rush the charts; listeners’ comments discussion; upcoming conferences; the music; and more.

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Show notes for March 8, 2007

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 51-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and almost live from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Download the file here (MP3, 23MB), or sign up for the RSS feed to get it and future shows automatically. (For automatic synchronization with your iPod or other digital player, you’ll also need a podcatcher such as Juice, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

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In This Edition:

FIR Show Notes links
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.

If you have comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for our future shows, email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); or call the Comment Line at +1 206 222 2803 (North America) or +44 20 8133 9844 (Europe); or Skype: fircomments. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Monday March 12…

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Monday, March 05, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #220: March 5, 2007

Content summary: Best Buy confirms it has secret intranet website; moves in Second Life: Danish Saxo Bank to offer trading, venture funding for property developer Ansche Chung, SL Bounty to make job hunting easier, European Union to open office; despised companies perform better than admired companies; Reuters to start financial MySpace; Wired magazine games Digg; a new wiki for US patents; Lee Hopkins reports: how do you join the conversation when you are incredibly busy?, Australia’s broadband disgrace and campaign, call an influential communicator today; discussion: the ROI of PR; listeners’ comments discussion; Shel at the New Communication Forum this week and news about Thursday’s show; Neville guest hosts TPN Rock podcast; the music; and more.

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Show notes for March 5, 2007

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 59:49-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

Download the file here (MP3, 27.4MB), or sign up for the RSS feed to get it and future shows automatically. (For automatic synchronization with your iPod or other digital player, you’ll also need a podcatcher such as Juice, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

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In This Edition:

FIR Show Notes links
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.

If you have comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for our future shows, email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); or call the Comment Line at +1 206 222 2803 (North America) or +44 20 8133 9844 (Europe); or Skype: fircomments. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Thursday March 8…

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #219: March 1, 2007

Content summary: Vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; come to the New Communications Forum in Las Vegas next week; still time to take the SNCR survey; Dan York reports from the O’Reilly Emerging Telephony conference; PR Junction podcast debuts; the arrogance of JetBlue’s communicators; IBM in the news: offering corporate jamming, piping Google gadgets into company websites, innovation in Second Life; real speech coming to Second Life; Forrester study in marketing agency integration; David Phillips reports; Tech Tip: RSS good practice for video embedding from Nick Bradbury; listeners’ comments discussion including Max Hansen’s e-book “Unfashionably Late: Why Every Book About Blogging Written Before 2009 Is Already Obsolete”; the music; and more.

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Show notes for March 1, 2007

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 59:49-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

Download the file here (MP3, 27MB), or sign up for the RSS feed to get it and future shows automatically. (For automatic synchronization with your iPod or other digital player, you’ll also need a podcatcher such as Juice, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

Listen to this podcast now:

In This Edition:

FIR Show Notes links
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.

If you have comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for our future shows, email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); or call the Comment Line at +1 206 222 2803 (North America) or +44 20 8133 9844 (Europe); or Skype: fircomments. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Monday March 5…

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Monday, February 26, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #218: February 26, 2007

Content summary: A bad marketing stunt in Boston for Dr Pepper produces apologies from Cadbury-Schweppes; MP3 file format under threat if Microsoft pays Alcatel-Lucent in lawsuit; Steve Rubel’s guide on how to turn Gmail into a personal nerve center; OpenID update; rent instant hot friends at FakeYourSpace; Bryan Person reports: TMP in Second Life, Twitter, Podcamp Toronto; memo to DreamHost: communicating in a crisis can be more about quantity not quality; listeners’ comments discussion; come to New Communications Forum in March; the music; and more.

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Show notes for February 26, 2007

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 57-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and almost live from Concord, California, USA.

Download the file here (MP3, 26MB), or sign up for the RSS feed to get it and future shows automatically. (For automatic synchronization with your iPod or other digital player, you’ll also need a podcatcher such as Juice, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

Listen to this podcast now:

In This Edition:

FIR Show Notes links
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.

If you have comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for our future shows, email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); or call the Comment Line at +1 206 222 2803 (North America) or +44 20 8133 9844 (Europe); or Skype: fircomments. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Thursday March 1…

Posted by neville on 02/26 at 03:03 PM
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Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #217: February 22, 2007

Content summary: Come to the New Communications Forum next month; Dan York clarifies identity versus authentication with OpenID; Skype 3.1 beta, SkypeFind and Skype Pro upgrade; CIPR publishes social media guidelines; getting teams to use wikis; Google launches hosted business applications in direct competition with Microsoft; Lee Hopkins reports; discussion: blogging is a complete waste of time, says Dee Rambeau - would you agree?; listeners’ comments discussion; news about next Monday’s show; the music; and more.

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Show notes for February 22, 2007

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 58:32-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

Download the file here (MP3, 27MB), or sign up for the RSS feed to get it and future shows automatically. (For automatic synchronization with your iPod or other digital player, you’ll also need a podcatcher such as Juice, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

Listen to this podcast now:

In This Edition:

FIR Show Notes links
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.

If you have comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for our future shows, email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); or call the Comment Line at +1 206 222 2803 (North America) or +44 20 8133 9844 (Europe); or Skype: fircomments. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Monday February 26…

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Monday, February 19, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #216: February 19, 2007

Content summary: Google loses its copyright case in Belgium; 7 branding lessons from the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty; employees take complaint with employer to YouTube; Mercedes-Benz and other Second Life stories; David Phillips’ reports on traditonal web sites going nowhere as social media takes the prize, and what is to happen to PR practice; discussion: why you should pay attention to OpenID; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

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Show notes for February 19, 2007

download For Immediate Release podcast

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 59-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

Download the file here (MP3, 27MB), or sign up for the RSS feed to get it and future shows automatically. (For automatic synchronization with your iPod or other digital player, you’ll also need a podcatcher such as Juice, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

Listen to this podcast now:

In This Edition:

FIR Show Notes links
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.

If you have comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for our future shows, email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); or call the Comment Line at +1 206 222 2803 (North America) or +44 20 8133 9844 (Europe); or Skype: fircomments. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Thursday February 22…

Posted by neville on 02/19 at 02:27 PM
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