Monday, September 01, 2008

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #376: September 1, 2008

Content summary: Vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; new FIR Interview posted; iTunes download problems; diary date for next FIR Live: Sept 20; PR Week blog contest update; Michael Netzley discusses recommendations for managing Singapore’s internet; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits - trends to help define the future of PR and marketing, latest Pew podcasting report, when form destroys function in connecting people, why and how embargoes work in tech blogging; listeners’ comments discussion and FIR Friendfeed Room round-up; music from Uberbelly; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for September 1, 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.


Share your comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for future shows, in the FIR FriendFeed Room. You can also email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); call the Comment Line at +1 206 222 2803 (North America), +44 20 8133 9844 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments; 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 September 4…

Posted by neville on 09/01 at 12:22 AM
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Friday, August 29, 2008

FIR Interview - Zembly CTO Todd Fast

Sun Microsystems is readying a new online tool that will allow non-programmers to develop social applications in a collaborative manner. Zembly, currently in private beta, will make it easy for those with minimal programming skills to create widgets, Facebook applications, and other tools that can support communication and marketing objectives. Zembly’s CTO, Todd Fast, discusses the project and how communicators might use it.

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imageTodd Fast is the architect and CTO of zembly.com, a service of Sun Microsystems. Zembly is the world’s first cloud-based social application development tool, with which users can create applications for Facebook, OpenSocial, Meebo, and more using a browser and their creativity.

Most recently, Todd was Chief Architect for enterprise Java tools at Sun Microsystems, and lead architect for the NetBeans IDE in the area of SOA/Web services and XML. He also designed and built the world’s first
commercial IDE features for real-time developer collaboration.

Before Sun, Todd held positions as Principal Consultant and Engineer with NetDynamics, where he developed application server runtimes and architected large e-commerce sites for Fortune 500 companies..

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Hobson and Holtz Report - Podcast #375: August 28, 2008

Content summary: PR Week blog contest update; brief discussion of FIR interview with Maggie Fox and Geoff Livingston; discussion of Jason Calacanis’ post about do-it-yourself PR for startup CEOs who should fire their PR agencies; the Media Monitoring Minute from CustomScoop; Dan York’s report and a follow-up discussion about the state of Technorati; the music from Amy MacDonald; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for August 28, 2008: A 64-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.


Share your comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for future shows, in the FIR FriendFeed Room. You can also email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); call the Comment Line at +1 206 222 2803 (North America), +44 20 8133 9844 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments; 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, September 1…

Posted by shel on 08/28 at 09:11 AM
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

FIR Interview - Maggie Fox and Geoff Livingston, Part 2

Maggie Fox and Geoff Livingston announced today that the previously announced acquisition of Livingston Communications by The Social Media Group will not be moving forward. In this brief interview, they address the reasons for calling off the deal and their approach to communicating the decision.

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imageMaggie Fox is the founder of Social Media Group, specializing in social media consulting from its base on Ontario, Canada. Geoff Livingston is founder of Livingston Communications, focusing on social media consulting from Washington, D.C. More detailed biographies are available from our last interview.

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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 shel on 08/27 at 09:39 AM
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Monday, August 25, 2008

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #374: August 25, 2008

Content summary: Reminder of the next FIR Live: Sept 20; PR Week blog contest update; social media focus in latest IABC podcast; Jason Calacanis’ 10 PR tips for CEOs; from Singapore, Michael Netzley discusses India’s internet market; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits - the Christy Blatchford column, how to live the cloud life, Canadian CIOs shun enterprise Web 2.0, to comment or not to comment that is the question; listeners’ comment and FriendFeed FIR round-up; music from Heavenly States; and more.

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For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for August 25, 2008: A 63-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.


Share your comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for future shows, in the FIR FriendFeed Room. You can also email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); call the Comment Line at +1 206 222 2803 (North America), +44 20 8133 9844 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments; 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 August 28…

Posted by neville on 08/25 at 10:07 AM
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Live call-in show postponed to September 20

Due to Shel’s inability to keep his calendar up to date, a scheduling conflict is pushing back the live call-in show to Saturday, September 20. Sorry about that. Times are the same—10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. London. Topic is the same, too: We’ll discuss the question raised on the blog eGov.au: “I’ve often wondered about the strength of the relationship between an organisation’s commitment to internal communications and its commitment to an effective intranet. I have worked in organisations with strong internal comms cultures, but with very poor intranets.” The post came to our attention courtesy of Michael Vanderdonk.

Details here.

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The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #373: August 21, 2008

Content summary: FIR Live postponed until September 20; PR Week blog contest update; Dan York reports on SpeechTEK, Technorati and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; News That Fits - the SEC’s big IDEA, smarter talk about PR’s future, how a PR firm should provide value to clients about social media, Chicago Tribune’s Twitter army; Heidi Miller on the Knight News Challenge; listeners’ comments discussion; music from Munk; and more.

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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.

For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, for August 21, 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.


Share your comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for future shows, in the FIR FriendFeed Room. You can also email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); call the Comment Line at +1 206 222 2803 (North America), +44 20 8133 9844 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments; 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 August 25…

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