The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #324: March 3, 2008

Content summary: New FIR Interview; news about Thursday’s show; vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; David Phillips reports on YouTube live video and other disrupters; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; summary of surveys about mainstream media and the web; Prince Harry in Afghanistan: are media embargoes still valid today?; Ford’s social media initiative in Canada; social media survey says agencies “don’t get it”, another survey says UK businesses slow to take up social media; Lee Hopkins reports on I Want Sandy, pimps a new social media newsletter, and more; listeners’ comments discussion; and more.

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Show notes for March 3, 2008

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So, until Thursday March 6…

Posted by neville on 03/03 at 01:52 AM
  1. Please remind the folks at Ragan that they need to introduce themselves before they start their spiel. (E.g. “Hi, I’m _______ from Ragan Communications.”) It’s jarring to have an unidentified voice, and the introduction will also help make it clearer that what we’re about to hear from one of the show’s sponsors.

    Posted by Sallie Goetsch (rhymes with "sketch")  on  03/03  at  05:49 AM
  2. P.S. As Stefan pointed out to me, any online poll is going to be skewed in favor of the Internet as a source of news.

    Posted by Sallie Goetsch (rhymes with "sketch")  on  03/03  at  06:26 AM
  3. Sallie, I’m writing a blog post to that very point right now. I made some additional points in a comment to Stowe Boyd’s blog, but neglected to include that one.

    Posted by Shel Holtz  on  03/03  at  02:25 PM
  4. Hi Shel, hi Neville,

    As promised here is my new comment.

    This time, I would like to inform you that I posted an interview about WELCOM, the upcoming social network of the World Economic Forum.

    I know that, in the past weeks, you talked about “davos conversations”, and the “davos questions” campaign in your show.

    I hope you may find this interesting.

    Once again, congratulations for your great work!

    Take care…

    Posted by Matteo  on  03/06  at  07:45 AM






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