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.

[Messages from our sponsors: FIR is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years, www.ragan.com; Save time with the CustomScoop online clipping service: sign up for your free two-week trial, at www.customscoop.com/fir.]

Show notes for September 10, 2007

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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).

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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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Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #273: September 6, 2007

Content summary: When Twitter goes down; Dan York reports on applications for Facebook, changes in Facebook’s privacy policy, new career move; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; GM Europe and Virgin Megastores launch social media newsrooms; Cisco Systems issues social media press release; Orbitz launches Twitter-like service for travelers; David Phillips reports: time for a gear change in PR and time for some real leaders to lift the sights of the profession; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

[Messages from our sponsors: FIR is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years, www.ragan.com; Save time with the CustomScoop online clipping service: sign up for your free two-week trial, at www.customscoop.com/fir.]

Show notes for September 6, 2007

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 58-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

Download the file here (MP3, 26.7MB), 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 Monday September 10…

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Monday, September 03, 2007

FIR Cuts: PayPal’s new logo

Cut from FIR #272: Neville Hobson reports on PayPal’s new logo and various communication issues.

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Download the file here (MP3, 4.93 MB), or sign up for the RSS feed to get this cut segment and all future ones automatically. Length: 10:43

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The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #272: September 3, 2007

Content summary: Vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; a weekend at PodCamp UK; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; study: Facebook in the workplace; pass the Quechup; PR case study: Circuit City and shoplifting; Sallie Goetsch reports on Lee Hopkins at the CommsCafe, Snapkast, Copyright 2.0, designing the perfect podcast player, Read/Write Web on podcasting; discussion: is audio podcasting stagnating?; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

[Messages from our sponsors: FIR is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years, www.ragan.com; Save time with the CustomScoop online clipping service: sign up for your free two-week trial, at www.customscoop.com/fir.]

Show notes for September 3, 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, 27.4MB), 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 6…

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #271: August 30, 2007

Content summary: Dan York reports on the joys of IT self support, video and Facebook application development; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; report: half of Americans visit blogs regularly; the TUC calls for workplace guidelines for Facebook; DMOZ needs to die; verification of identity coming to Second Life; Hewlett-Packard’s CGM printer campaign; HSBC bows to student Facebook pressure over bank charges; PodCamp UK this weekend; listeners’ comments discussion; FIR featured in Podfinder UK; the music; and more.

[Messages from our sponsors: FIR is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years, www.ragan.com; Save time with the CustomScoop online clipping service: sign up for your free two-week trial, at www.customscoop.com/fir.]

Show notes for August 30, 2007

download For Immediate Release podcast

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

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 Monday September 3…

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

FIR makes Podfinder UK list

Neville and I were delighted to learn that FIR was featured on Episode 23 of Podfinder UK. Here’s the entire show, which is nice and short. We’re the fourth of five podcasts reviewed. Thanks to Neil and Josephine!

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