Monday, July 02, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #254: July 2, 2007

Content summary: The iPhone launch; vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; nominate FIR for the Podcast Awards 2007; new NMRCast is up; FIR interview coming with David Kirkpatrick of Fortune magazine; Shel, Bryan Person, a ballgame and a geek dinner; defining transparency at The New PR wiki; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Lee Hopkins reports; Dell Outlet on Twitter; two more social media white papers available; Creative Commons legal podcasting guide for Canada; GroundReport.tv seeks CC-licensed documentaries and news; staff complaints force law firm Allen & Overy into Facebook U-turn; Canadian government communicates via Facebook; Vancouver police to recruit in Second Life; great lessons on communication and branding from Crowne Plaza launch in Second Life; listeners’ comments discussion including Richard Gatarski’s report on Podcamp Europe; Podcamp UK coming in September; Neville at Chinwag’s Big Summer 07 on July 5; the music; and more.

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Show notes for July 2, 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, 27.6MB), 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:

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 July 5…

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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Call for nominations for Podcast Awards 2007

The Podcast Awards 2007 kick off today.

The contest - the third annual such event - is designed to recognize the best podcasts, as voted by listeners, in 23 different categories.

Today’s first phase is a call for nominations where you can nominate your favourite podcast in each of those categories. Full details on the nomination and voting procedure are in the contest rules.

We - that’s Shel and Neville - would be highly chuffed if you were to nominate our podcast, For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, in the Business category.

Here’s how:

  1. Go to PodcastAwards.com, click on the Nominate Now link and go to the Business box
  2. In the Podcast Name field, type: For Immediate Release
  3. In the Podcast URL field, type: http://www.forimmediaterelease.biz/ (easier: right-click that link, choose ‘copy shortcut’ and then ctrl-V to paste it into the field)
  4. Scroll down the page and complete the ‘Your Details’ section
  5. Click ‘Submit’

You have until 23:59 Hawaii time on July 15 (that’s 09:59 GMT on July 16) to submit all your nominations. Make sure you read and understand the rules.

Following the close of nominations, a 7-10 day review period will take place where every nominated podcast is reviewed by the contest organizers. Once the short lists of nominations have been decided, actual voting will begin. The organizers plan to award all prizes at the third annual Podcast and New Media Expo in September.

Thank you if you do nominate and vote for FIR!

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Saturday, June 30, 2007

NMRCast #16: Shannon Whitley Joins the Conversation

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:Shannon Whitley assumes leadership of the Social Media Release technical specification effort; Hewlett Packard releases a social media release.

Show notes for Jun 30, 2007

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Welcome to NMRCast episode #16, a 19-minute podcast recorded live from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Download the file here (MP3, 8.7 MB), 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:Key reference sites for the Social Media Press Release:

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #253: June 28, 2007

Content summary: Road-weary Shel in Dallas; the IABC conference; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Dan York reports; turning address books into social networks: is it time to look at Plaxo again?; social network overload; new intranets take a page from MySpace; an olympic PR challenge for brands at Beijing 2008; Facebook’s potential for marketing; David Phillips reports; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

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Show notes for June 28, 2007

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 63-minute podcast recorded live from Dallas, Texas, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

Download the file here (MP3, 29.2MB), 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 July 2…

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Monday, June 25, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #252: June 25, 2007

Content summary: Travels, the IABC conference, and social media IT challenges for organizations; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Sallie Goetsch reports from the Podcast Asylum; the kerfuffle between Federated Media and Microsoft; viral Dove video wins top prize at Cannes; the Dix and Eaton e-annual report; how the internet is changing politics; strategies for recruiting Gen-Y workers; younger workers demanding Web 2.0 technologies on the job; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

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Show notes for June 25, 2007

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 62-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and from the IABC 2007 International Conference hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Download the file here (MP3, 28.3MB), 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 June 28…

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #251: June 21, 2007

Content summary: Shel’s in Newfoundland, Neville’s in transit; thanks to the crew for show 251; a leftover comment from Bryan Person; Media Monitoring Minute; Neville on his consulting gig and Shel’s follow-up; the book is out; One-Minute News: IM comes to Myspace, Motorola’s intranet goes Web 2.0, IBM offers intranet social media suites, Flickr protest on Flickr, Whole Foods CEO blogs differences with FTC; listener comments; the music; and more.

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Show notes for June 21, 2007

download For Immediate Release podcast

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 62-minute podcast recorded live from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, and almost live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Download the file here (MP3, 28.5MB), 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 Monday June 25…

Posted by shel on 06/21 at 03:47 PM
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Monday, June 18, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #250: June 18, 2007

Content summary: The community episode without Shel and Neville. Made entirely by Dan York, Sallie Goetsch rhymes with Sketch and Lee Hopkins, and featuring Carmen Van Kerckhove, Luke Armour, Doug Haslam, Francis Wooby, Rob Safuto, Professor Sketch, Alias Fallis and Jones, Anna Farmery, David Phillips, Chip Griffin, CC Chapman, John Wall, Karin Hoegh, Michael Bellina, Donna PepsiCola, Dan York, Mitch Joel, Lord Hopkins. Plus the music and, of course, more.

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Show notes for June 18, 2007

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 56-minute podcast masterminded by that talented Aussie in Adelaide and his cabal of cohorts, and recorded kinda live from all over North America, Australia and the UK.

Download the file here (MP3, 25.5MB), 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 June 21…

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