Monday, December 24, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #304: December 24, 2007

FIR ChristmasContent summary: New NMRCast is up; discussion: frozen peas and the power of grassroots support for a cause; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Lee Hopkins reports; discussion: the final entry in Jonathan Crow’s great social experiment; IBM’s been busy; the British Royal Family launches YouTube channel; David Phillips reports; listeners’ comments including discussion on employee bloggers prompted by Kris Gallagher and on social networks prompted by Mitch Joel; music by Natalie Brown; and more.

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Show notes for December 24, 2007

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So, until Thursday December 27…

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

NMRCast #17 - 12/22/07 - Pre-spec working document released

The New Media Release Podcast, episode can be downloaded here, heard directly from this page, or subscribed to via the NMRCast feed. Also, the Apple iTunes subscription is now available here or by searching for NMRCast at the Apple iTunes store under “podcasts.” If you subscribe to the FIR “everything” feed, however, this podcast will not be included.

Content summary:The usual suspects: Chris Heuer, Shel Holtz, Tom Foremski, Brian Solis and Shannon Whitley. Shannon runs down the recently-released pre-specification working document, which needs your input. The group discusses the flurry of posts taking pro and con positions about the social media release.

Show notes for December 22, 2007

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Welcome to NMRCast episode #17, a 33-minute podcast recorded live from the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City.
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In This Edition:Key reference sites for the Social Media Press Release:

Blog posts referenced in this podcast:

Social media release resources:

Posted by shel on 12/22 at 08:31 AM
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Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #303: December 20, 2007

Content summary: Discussion: should brands join social networks?; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Dan York reports on the Web Awards, Blognation, offline blog editors for Mac; follow-up and discussion on Jonathan Crow’s Great Social Experiment; David Phillips reports on recessions and PR; listeners’ comments including discussion on social networks prompted by Mitch Joel; the music; and more.

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Show notes for December 20, 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, 27.4MB), or sign up for the RSS feed to get it and future shows automatically. (For automatic synchronization with your iPod, subscribe with iTunes; good podcatchers include Juice and DopplerRadio, and RSS aggregators that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon.)

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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 December 24…

Posted by neville on 12/20 at 01:43 PM
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Seasoned FIR reporter Dan York in action

Have you ever wondered how the fearless band of For Immediate Release podcast reporters actually records their contributions to the twice-weekly show?

Wonder no more as Dan York, FIR’s correspondent in Burlington, Vermont, USA, shows how it’s done.

The report Dan’s recording in this seesmic video is included in FIR #303.

Nice work, Dan!

[Later] Dan’s also posted about his video recording experience.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

FIR Cut: PR Tips for Recessions

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Posted by neville on 12/17 at 02:54 PM
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FIR Cut: WalMart’s Panty Gaffe

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Posted by neville on 12/17 at 02:51 PM
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The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #302: December 17, 2007

Content summary: Discussion: the social media experiment; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; digital footprint study from Pew; you own dot-org but what about dot-com?; social networks deliver product recommendations; BBC readies new user-customizable website; Lee Hopkins reports on Second Life now that the goldrush is over, the Australian Federal Police and paedophiles, and on why he disagrees with Chip Griffin; listeners’ comments discussion; new version of Audacity released; FIR editions over Christmas and New Year; music from Bernie Goldbach: the Wyclef Jean Mashup; and more.

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Show notes for December 17, 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.

Download the file here (MP3, 27.3MB), or sign up for the RSS feed to get it and future shows automatically. (For automatic synchronization with your iPod, subscribe with iTunes; good podcatchers include Juice and DopplerRadio, and RSS aggregators 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 December 20…

Posted by neville on 12/17 at 02:17 PM
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