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Friday, September 07, 2007

FIR Interview - Peter Brill, RadiFIR Interview - Peter Brill, Radio Salaam Shalom: September 7, 2007

Encouraging dialogue and understanding between Muslim and Jewish communities is the ambitious goal of Radio Salaam Shalom, an internet radio station based in Bristol, England. Broadcasting a mixture of music and speech and focus on the many aspects of Jewish and Muslim life, the station helps two cultures which have been linked for thousands of years to talk together and share their experiences.

Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz spoke to Peter Brill, Radio Salaam Shalom’s driving force, about the goals of the Salaam Shalom project, getting started, communication challenges, user-generated content and plans for the future.

About our Conversation Partner

Peter BrillPeter Brill founded Net.Mentor in 2001 to develop a new website concept called Audio Navigation. On leaving RAC Motoring Services in 2002, Peter realised that his skills developed through a career in journalism and PR linked to the education experience of his partner, Sheila, provided a unique combination and Net.Mentor Ltd became a strategic communications consultancy.

Peter is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association.  He is also a Trustee of Sense, the Deafblind and Rubella Association. He holds a BA (Hons) in Politics from York University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Radio Journalism from City University, London.

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #273: September 6, 2007

Content summary: When Twitter goes down; Dan York reports on applications for Facebook, changes in Facebook’s privacy policy, new career move; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; GM Europe and Virgin Megastores launch social media newsrooms; Cisco Systems issues social media press release; Orbitz launches Twitter-like service for travelers; David Phillips reports: time for a gear change in PR and time for some real leaders to lift the sights of the profession; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

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Show notes for September 6, 2007

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So, until Monday September 10…

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Monday, September 03, 2007

FIR Cuts: PayPal’s new logo

Cut from FIR #272: Neville Hobson reports on PayPal’s new logo and various communication issues.

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The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #272: September 3, 2007

Content summary: Vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; a weekend at PodCamp UK; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; study: Facebook in the workplace; pass the Quechup; PR case study: Circuit City and shoplifting; Sallie Goetsch reports on Lee Hopkins at the CommsCafe, Snapkast, Copyright 2.0, designing the perfect podcast player, Read/Write Web on podcasting; discussion: is audio podcasting stagnating?; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

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Show notes for September 3, 2007

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 60-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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So, until Thursday September 6…

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #271: August 30, 2007

Content summary: Dan York reports on the joys of IT self support, video and Facebook application development; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; report: half of Americans visit blogs regularly; the TUC calls for workplace guidelines for Facebook; DMOZ needs to die; verification of identity coming to Second Life; Hewlett-Packard’s CGM printer campaign; HSBC bows to student Facebook pressure over bank charges; PodCamp UK this weekend; listeners’ comments discussion; FIR featured in Podfinder UK; the music; and more.

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Show notes for August 30, 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; or comment at Twitter: twitter.com/FIR; or at Jaiku: fir.jaiku.com. 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 September 3…

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Monday, August 27, 2007

FIR Book Review: Killer Web Content

imageIn this edition of For Immediate Release book reviews, Kurt Sorensen reviews Killer Web Content by Gerry McGovern.

The book, according to the Amazon listing, “provides the strategies and practical techniques you need to get the very best out of your web content. The book helps readers to: provide visitors to their website with the right content at the right time, write compelling web content that users respond to and want more of, make sure their website has the best possible chance of getting into the first page of search results, and understand the benefits of blogs, RSS, and e-mail newsletters.”

Kurt Sorensen, an FIR listener, contributed the book review. Kurt is a Denmark-based professional who manages IntraTeam.

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Killer Web Content by Gerry McGovern
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Paperback, 224 pages
Published in September 2007
ISBN: 071367704X
Available now from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and other outlets.

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The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #270: August 27, 2007

Content summary: Libsyn download difficulties with the previous show; FIR Book Review by Kurt Sorenson coming; SaveNet Radio agreement; Yahoo says it benefited from Skype outage; UK PR agencies and the Wikipedia Scanner; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Sallie Goetsch reports; PR pitching bloggers: Tom Coates won’t be prostituted; Dow, social computing and recruitment; graduates use Facebook to vent anger at HSBC banking costs; Pete Blackshaw’s formula for calculating the value of brand fanatics; Eric Schwartzman interviews Joe Weber, BusinessWeek’s chief of correspondents; listeners’ comments discussion; FIR is podcast of the week at Jay Berkowitz’ 10 Golden Rules; the music; and more.

[Messages from our sponsors: FIR is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years, www.ragan.com; Save time with the CustomScoop online clipping service: sign up for your free two-week trial, at www.customscoop.com/fir.]

Show notes for August 27, 2007

download For Immediate Release podcast

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 60-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

Download the file here (MP3, 27.5MB), 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; or comment at Twitter: twitter.com/FIR; or at Jaiku: fir.jaiku.com. 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 August 30…

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