Monday, September 24, 2007

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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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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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).

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In This Edition:

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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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Monday, September 17, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #276: September 17, 2007

Content summary: Report on new UK business blogging survey; upcoming FIR interview with Forrester Research analysts; the crayon brouhaha; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; IDC survey: bosses warm up to social networking on company time; missing Madeleine: the McCanns up the communication stakes, gain influential support for legal fund; Ogilvy PR’s blogger outreach code of ethics; addressing a real crisis at Northern Rock; Lee Hopkins reports; news about Thursday’s show; the music; and more.

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Show notes for September 17, 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, 27.7MB), 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 Thursday September 20…

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #275: September 13, 2007

Content summary: Shel’s on his own while Neville is at a speaking engagement. Neville discusses a new (and ridiculous) study claiming Facebook causes productivity loss; Shel follows up with a post Daniel Cornwall shared and some of his own observations. The Media Monitoring Minute focuses on the A&P grocery store kerfuffle. Shel talks about college students’ use of social media based on his visit to Towson University in Baltimore. Dan York reports. Wachovia Bank is introducing an internal social network. Listener comments. The music is Cielo Sin Sol by The Influence, from the Podsafe Music Network.

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Show notes for September 13, 2007

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

Download the file here (MP3, 26.9MB), 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
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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 17…

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Monday, September 10, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #274: September 10, 2007

Content summary: Shel’s in DC; new FIR Interview posted; more warnings about Quechup; Lee Hopkins reports on Windows Live Writer beta 3, Foldershare; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Cogenz releases API; enterprise social networking is taking off; social web users’ bill of rights proposed; the increasing influence of social networks on brand owners; discussion on podcasting: tips when starting out, how to find good podcasts; listeners’ comments discussion including AMD and press embargoes; news about next Thursday’s show; the music; and more.

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Show notes for September 10, 2007

download For Immediate Release podcast

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 59-minute podcast recorded live from Washington, DC, 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; 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 13…

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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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Download the 29-minute conversation here (MP3, 13.4 MB), or sign up for the Interviews RSS feed to get it and future interviews automatically. For automatic synchronization with your iPod or other digital player, you’ll also need a such as the free Juice, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon. To receive all For Immediate Release podcasts including the twice-weekly Hobson & Holtz Report, sign up for the full RSS feed.

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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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