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Monday, May 19, 2008

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #346: May 19, 2008

Content summary: New FIR Interview published; FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio May 24; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on internet control in China and asks about the business implications; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; marketing Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford on seesmic; IBM and wikis; reflections on Bulldog Reporter’s audio conference on blogger relations; journalism and Twitter: too much PR, says BusinessWeek’s Stephen Baker; listeners’ comments discussion; news about Thursday’s show; feedback from a podsafe band; music from Crush; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for May 19, 2008: A 65-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and almost live from Concord, California, USA.

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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.

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So, until Thursday May 22…

Posted by neville on 05/19 at 03:02 PM
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Friday, May 16, 2008

FIR Interview: Craig Silverman, RegretTheError.com - May 16, 2008

“Regret the error” is a phrase that appears daily in newspapers around the world - the standard admission that something has gone terribly wrong in the reporting, editing or printing of an article. This brief notice is generally accompanied by an equally terse correction.

But Craig Silverman, founder and editor of RegretTheError.com, goes beyond the boilerplate to ask key questions that concern everyone who follows the news, both print, broadcast and online.

In this FIR Interview, Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz joined in conversation with Craig Silverman to discuss some key questions - including: what can be done to minimize mistakes? does a culture of error degrade our media-driven society? - address a key theme of Regret The Error, Craig’s new book, as well as focus on the key question of specific relevance to those of us in journalism and PR: What can we do about it?

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About our Conversation Partner

Craig SilverrmanCraig Silverman is a Montreal journalist and author. In addition to founding and editing RegretTheError.com, he is a columnist and blogger for The Globe and Mail, a national newspaper in Canada, and a columnist for Hour, a Montreal Weekly.

His writing has also appeared in publications including The New York Times, Editor & Publisher online, the Montreal Gazette, and Report on Business magazine, among others.

In November 2007, Regret The Error was published by Union Square Press.

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.

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This FIR Interview is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

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Posted by neville on 05/16 at 10:06 AM
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #345: May 15, 2008

Content summary: Upcoming FIR Interviews and FIR Live call-in shows; discussion: podcast advertising and different approaches; Dan York reports on the disconnects when buying a new home, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; new online tool to measure unconscious emotional reactions to brands; the risk of CGM; journalists live blog their working day; media relations in the age of Twitter; David Philips reports; listeners’ comments discussion; music from Sol-Iss; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for May 15, 2008: A 61-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

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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 show notes 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.

Join the FIR Discussion Forum and extend your conversations with the FIR community. You can also join the FIR Facebook Community and become an FIR friend.

So, until Monday May 19…

Posted by neville on 05/15 at 11:46 AM
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Monday, May 12, 2008

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #344: May 12, 2008

Content summary: UserVoice listener feedback put into action; FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio May 24; FIR Interview with Craig Silverman May 16; upcoming FIR Speakers & Speeches podcast of Neville’s PRII Dublin presentation; OTRO interview with Josh Bernoff available; Shel’s being interviewed on Podcast Junction; discussion: PR spam victims bite back; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; the evolution of the press release according to Brian Solis; ‘Nuts About SouthWest’ relaunches; Michael Netzley reports from Singapore on the Java Jive Challenge taking place in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand; listeners’ comments discussion; music by David Steele; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for May 12, 2008: A 62-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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 show notes 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.

Join the FIR Discussion Forum and extend your conversations with the FIR community. You can also join the FIR Facebook Community and become an FIR friend.

So, until Thursday May 15…

Posted by neville on 05/12 at 10:12 AM
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Thursday, May 08, 2008

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #343: May 8, 2008

Content summary: Dan York reports; One-Minute News: social networking studies, Encyclopaedia Britannica Webshare, Twitterfone, reading on the Web, banks on Twitter; David Phillips reports; listener comments; music from No-Fi Soul Rebellion; and more..

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Show notes for May 8, 2008

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

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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.

Join the FIR Discussion Forum and extend your conversations with the FIR community. You can also join the FIR Facebook Community and become an FIR friend.

So, until Monday, May 12…

Posted by shel on 05/08 at 09:49 AM
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Monday, May 05, 2008

FIR Interview: Jon Iwata, IBM - May 5, 2008

A recent white paper published by the Arthur W Page Society examines the evolving role of the senior communications executive in 21st century business.

The Authentic Enterprise: Relationships, Values and The Evolution of Corporate Communications (PDF) considers the rapidly-changing context for global business and society and the ability of organizations to manage successfully their relationships with customers, investors, partners, employees and other key audiences and stakeholders.

The report also includes the results of a survey the society conducted among the CEOs of 31 U.S. and international companies that have more than $2 billion in revenues, on those CEOs’ perceptions of how their own jobs are being reshaped.

In this FIR Interview, Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz joined in conversation with Jon Iwata, Senior Vice President Communications, IBM Corporation, and Chair of the Authentic Enterprise task force for Page, about the key findings in the white paper including the range of strategic business options for CEOs and communicators; the role of Page Turner, the society’s new blog designed to enable ongoing conversation and dialogue relating to the white paper; and changes in IBM Corporation that led to Jon’s new responsibility as head of an integrated global marketing and communications organization, announced to IBM employees on May 5.

About our Conversation Partner

Jon Iwata, IBMJon Iwata is responsible for worldwide communications for IBM. In May 2008 IBM announced the integration of its global marketing and communications organizations. Jon will become senior vice president, marketing and communications, effective July 1, 2008.

IBM communications manages the company’s relationships with the media, industry analysts and employees. It is responsible for corporate brand strategy and design, and the company’s global intranet, which serves 380,000 employees. The function coordinates IBM’s corporate affairs initiatives and plays a leading role in instilling IBM Values into the company’s practices and culture.

Jon is a member of the IBM Strategy Team, the IBM Performance Team, and the company’s Intellectual Property Policy and Open Standards Advisory Council. He reports to IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano.

He joined the communications function of IBM in 1984 at the company’s Almaden Research Center in Silicon Valley. In 1989, he came to IBM corporate headquarters in Armonk, New York, and held a variety of communications positions, including providing support for the president of the company. He was appointed vice president of corporate communications in 1995 and assumed his current responsibilities as senior vice president, communications, on January 1, 2002. He was named chairman of the IBM Global Marketing Board in April 2008.

Jon is a co-inventor of a U.S. patent for advanced semiconductor lithography technology.

From 2006-2007, he served as chairman of The Seminar, a professional group consisting of chief communications officers of major corporations and institutions. He is a trustee of the Arthur W. Page Society.

Jon holds a B.A. from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, San Jose State University.

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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.

This FIR Interview is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

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Posted by neville on 05/05 at 10:26 PM
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FIR Cut: Nestle’s Marketing Blunder in Azerbaijan

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