Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #279: September 27, 2007

Content summary: Shel’s in Chicago; Neville’s getting ready for PodCamp Ireland, Shel for PME and UK trip; update on FIR Geek Dinner plans; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Shel reports on the Ragan unconference; Armani opens store in Second Life; new global corporate climate change reports from the Carbon Disclosure Project; Nintendo fires employee for blogging; Yahoo to close podcasting site; Carefree Dan York reports from the AstriCon conference; listeners’ comments discussion; news about next week’s shows; music from Brother Love; and more.

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Show notes for September 27, 2007

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

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So, until Monday October 1…

Posted by neville on 09/27 at 08:15 AM
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Monday, September 24, 2007

FIR Geek Dinner in Windsor Oct 5

Shel and Neville will be presenting two FIR episodes together next week during Shel’s UK visit.

Not only that, we’re planning an FIR Geek Dinner on Friday October 5. Both our wives will be there, too.

The dinner will be in Windsor starting at about 7.30pm. Venue not yet fixed - we’ll have it confirmed by the end of this week - but it will be within easy reach of the two train stations as well as by car.

If you’d like to join us for an informal and relaxed evening of good company and conversation, let us know. Or if you’re a member of the FIR Group on Facebook, just reply to the invitation sent to all members.

Hope to see you in Windsor on October 5!

Posted by neville on 09/24 at 11:46 PM
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FIR Cut: Open-source software is the great disruptor

Cut from FIR #278: Gartner declared open-source software the biggest disruptor the software industry has ever seen and postulated it will eventually result in cheaper software and new business models. Neville reports.

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FIR Cut: Fired and laid off by email

Cut from FIR #278: American workers may want to think a second before opening emails from their manager. According to a new national survey by the Marlin Company, 10% of employees say their company has fired or laid off employees by email. To avoid the discomfort of a face to face conversation, emails are becoming the chosen method of communication. Shel reports.

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The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #278: September 24, 2007

Content summary: New IABC Cafe2Go podcast; new FIR Interview podcast with Forrester Research analysts; Shel’s in the UK next week: join us at the FIR Geek Dinner in Windsor on October 5; take a Society for New Communications Research survey; Neville’s impressions from the Conference Board meeting in Zurich; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Facebook, breast feeding and PR; what does the end of pay-for-content by the New York Times mean for the media and the consumer?; Lee Hopkins reports; listeners’ comments discussion; news about Thursday’s show; podcasting book signings this weekend at the Podcast & New Media Expo in California and at PodCamp Ireland; music from Matthew Ebel; and more.

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Show notes for September 24, 2007

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

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 September 27…

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Friday, September 21, 2007

FIR Interview - Forrester Research Analysts Rob Koplowitz and G. Oliver Young - 09/21/07

Forrester Research has issued two important studies for those interested in implementing Web 2.0 strategies for internal communication and knowledge purposes. G. Oliver Young, along with Eric G. Brown and April Lawson, authored ‘Passionage Employees: The Gateway to Enterprise Web 2.0 Sales,” which notes that employees are beginning to use Web 2.0 tools in their day-to-day lives, often without the sanction of the company. Young co-authored “Web 2.0 Social Computing Dresses Up for Business” with Rob Koplowitz, suggesting that social computing has a clear place in the enterprise. In this interview, Koplowitz and Young talk about the studies and the issues associated with implementing social media on intranets.

About our Conversation Partners

imageRob Koplowitz is a principal analyst, leading FOrrester’s research in the areas of basic content management, instant messaging, blogs and wikis as they relate to enterprise usage, as well as the emerging trend of using Microsoft Office as a front-end for line-of-business information a processes. Before joining Forrester, Rob was director of product management with MIcrosoft. He also had stints with Oracle and Lotus/IBM. He holds a B.A. in economics fru the UC Davis.

Oliver Young, a Forrester analyst, contributes to Forrester’s offerings for teh Technology Marketing professional, and is a frequent contributor to the Strategy and Marketing Research professional. Responsible for Web 2.0 and Social Computing technologies, he regularly helps technology vendors refine product concepts, segment markets, and target their messaging. His research focuses on blogs, wikis, RSS, social networking, podcasting, mashups and the impcat of emerging technologies on technology vendors and their customers. Oliver is a graduate of Kalamazoo College with a B.A. in econmics and English. He has also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The research is available to Forrester customers; others can use the “contact us” feature of the Forrester website to request copies; a follow-up call from Forrester’s sales staff is likely.

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If you have comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future interviews, 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.

Podsafe intro music - On A Podcast Intrumental Mix (MP3, 5Mb) by Cruisebox.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #277: September 20, 2007

Content summary: Shel’s in Dallas, Neville’s at the Conference Board Europe meeting in Zurich, the Chatham House Rule, employee-generated media, Media Monitoring Minute, StopBlocking.org campaign, Dan York reports, David Phillips reports, listener comments, the music, and more.

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Show notes for September 20, 2007

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 62-minute podcast recorded live from Dallas, Texas, USA, and almost live from Zurich, Switzerland.

Download the file here (MP3, 28.7MB), 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 24…

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