Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #78: October 20, 2005

Content summary: Splogs and Blogspot, questionable observations from IABC’s Canada conference, an intimidating panel, a new publisher lawsuit against Google, LA Podcasters’ Freeway Series, Dan York’s contribution, a fake Harriet Miers blog, two blogging studies, listener comments, and more.

Show notes for October 20, 2005

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 65-minute discussion recorded live from Chicago, Illinois, USA, and almost live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Download the file here (MP3, 26.3MB), 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 the free iPodder, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

Sorry, no OPML show outline this week…perhaps we’ll get to them later.

In this Edition:

Intro:

  • 00:00 A shoutout from Christopher Bennett
  • 00:49 Shel introduces the show; what’s in this edition; how to give your feedback; show notes

Listeners’ comments discussion:

  • 02:53 Dave Traynor on the FIR logo (it’s not appearing for him, or us either) and the Google/Blogger.com/Blogspot.com splot controversy
  • 04:56 Lee Hopkins likes our new blog banner
  • 05:04 Sallie Goetch comments on the word “digitalization” (say it three times fast)
  • 06:24 Dan York also has thoughts on “digitalization”
  • 06:52 Sallie’s back with thoughts on “disintermediation”
  • 07:35 Lee Hopkins is glad Sallie Goetch is here
  • 07:44 Glenn Slaven with an idea for transcribing FIR on a wiki
  • 08:53 Fred Zelders updates on the OPML search engine
  • 09:22 Lloyd Grosse on Aussie references

News:

  • 11:03 Neville fills us in on why he’s in Brussels
  • 14:05 Neville on splogs and Blogspot.com
  • 18:56 Shel defends Neville’s 17-minute segment
  • 19:30 Comments from speakers at the IABC Canada conference
  • 28:37 Big-time publishers sue to stop Google Print
  • 31:44 Eric Schwartzman and LA Podcasters plan “live” podcast event

Features:

Outro:

  • 57:19 Shel reminds you about comments, show notes, and upcoming programming on FIR
  • 58:27 Shel intros the podsafe music via Podshow.com - Round One from Evan Tate

FIR Show Notes links
Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show are now 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 +1 206 984 0931. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Monday, October 24…

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Monday, October 17, 2005

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #77: October 17, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments discussion (more on, and from, the anonymous Publix blogger; loving the new FIR logo; transcribing show notes; proactive vs. reactive again); IABC’s new website; software to help eliminate jargon from writing; Technorati’s latest state of the blogosphere; Lee Hopkins’ report; The Conference Board Europe’s communications meeting; no podosphere PR yet; PR Week’s media trends to watch; Dan York’s report; upcoming FIR interviews and book reviews.

Show notes for October 17, 2005

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 90-minute conversation recorded live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Download the file here (MP3, 38MB), 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 the free iPodder, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

OPML
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In this Edition:

Intro:

  • 00:28 Neville introduces the show; what’s in this edition; how to give your feedback; show notes
  • 01:56 Last Thursday’s show recorded on Wednesday - an unexpected change for some listeners
  • 03:31 A correction for Robin Good about Neville’s and Shel’s profession - what ‘ABC’ means

Listeners’ comments discussion:

  • 08:17 Robert French says Josh Hallett’s post on the Marcom blog about the anonymous Publix blogger is a good lesson for his PR students
  • 11:48 We hear from the anonymous Publix blogger who wants to clear up some misconceptions about his/her beliefs and anonymity
  • 18:35 Michael Bellina loves the new FIR logo and wants to help with the show anyway he can (thanks, Michael!)
  • 19:16 Chris Thilk also loves the new FIR logo, and the new place for show note links on The New PR Wiki
  • 19:47 Ted Graham asks if we’ve considered working with a transcription service to get full text show notes
  • 21:43 Sally Goetsch provides the definitive analysis of the ‘proactive’ word topic that’s been commented on in recent shows

News:

Features:

  • 47:27 From Our Correspondent Down Under: Lee Hopkins - on kahvi.org’s pop-up problem; Sir Daniel of Prius and Sir Eric of Spinfluence; personalising one’s laptop; SiteSell hosting and RSS integration; IABC Malaysia interviews me on podcasting; Berlo’s S-M-C-R model of communication - interactive or transactional process? and finally, Vegemite and why kiwis consume more of the stuff.
  • 56:12 Neville presented at a meeting in Germany last week of The Conference Board’s European Council on Corporate Communications - some thoughts and impressions
  • 62:13 Podosphere PR? Not yet, says Mike Manuel, and has a poll to prove it. When will podcasting get on the PR pitching radar?
  • 67:07 PR Week’s 10 media trends worth watching
  • 73:53 Dan York‘s Report (with recordings of sheep in Vermont) - on another Skype phone; other wiki projects from Wikimedia.org; loves the new FIR logo; the new way to read the blogosphere with Memeorandum; on unethical ways to boost search engine rankings; publicizing your RSS feed with FeedBurner’s PingShot; more on the ‘proactive’ word; and sheep do jump

Outro:

  • 82:14 Shel outros the show; Shel’s solo on this Thursday’s show as Neville’s speaking at a conference in Brussels; both Shel and Neville back together live as usual for next Monday’s show
  • 83:19 Upcoming FIR interviews - Jonathan Mast, Sedgwick CMS, on Monday October 24; Vicki Warker, Sprint, date being fixed
  • 84:38 Upcoming book reviews - The Virtual Handshake; Naked Conversations
  • 85:26 How to give your feedback; show notes
  • 86:22 Shel intros the podsafe music via Podshow.com - 10p Mix from Amplifico

FIR Show Notes links
Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show are now 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 +1 206 984 0931. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Thursday October 20…

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #76: October 12, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments, Emerce Eday in Amsterdam, RSS use study, Microsoft’s proposed RSS logos, Skype cordless handset, Microsoft and Yahoo link IM clients, Google Library project update, The Spinfluencer interviews Ron Bloom, reactive vs. proactive communication, Apple launches video iPod, the anonymous Publix employee blogger, and more.

Show notes for October 12, 2005

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, an 84-minute conversation recorded live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and almost live from Springfield, Missouri, USA.

Download the file here (MP3, 34MB), 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 the free iPodder, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

OPMLShow notes OPML: Get the show notes on your own PC, Mac, PDA or other device. To use this file, we suggest trying Dave Winer’s OPML Editor (for Windows).

In this Edition:

  • Show notes to come.

FIR Show Notes linksLinks for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show are now posted to the FIR Show Links page at The New PR Wiki. You can contribute - see the 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 +1 206 984 0931. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Monday October 17…

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Monday, October 10, 2005

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #75: October 10, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments discussion (employee engagement; bad PR gimmick with a fake blog; how to stimulate blog comments); Cillit Bang PR debacle update; helping victims of the Pakistan earthquake; US court ruling on not identifying an anonymous blogger; Yahoo! Podcasts launches; Google’s RSS reader; CBC employee lockout follow-up; Lee Hopkins’ report; the new FIR logo; changes with FIR show notes.

Show notes for October 10, 2005

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 78-minute conversation recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Download the file here (MP3, 32MB), 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 the free iPodder, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

OPMLShow notes OPML: Get the show notes on your own PC, Mac, PDA or other device. To use this file, we suggest trying Dave Winer’s OPML Editor (for Windows).

In this Edition:

Intro:

  • 00:31 Shel introduces the show; what’s in this edition; how to give your feedback; recording issues; new logo; show notes

Listeners’ comments discussion:

  • 04:19 Donna Papacosta likes Shel’s Towers Perrin interview (MP3, on employee engagement for The Conference Board
  • 07:12 Thomas Goetz feels informed, motivated and entertained by FIR; talks about the consequences a bad PR gimmick like the Cillit Bang debacle can have; and asks if we have recommendations for stimulating comments to a blog

News and Features:

  • 12:30 The Cillit Bang PR debacle (explained in show #74) - update on Tom Coates’ story; an ethical issue; TV advertising
  • 16:07 Hurricane Katrina PSA; helping the victims of the Pakistan earthquake tragedy; the role blogs will play in such a tragedy
  • 18:33 A US court ruling on an ISP not identifying an anonymous blogger in an alleged defamation case has big implications for freedom of speech
  • 24:17 Yahoo! launches a podcast directory - Yahoo Podcasts will drive mainstream podcasting growth; buy music online through Yahoo Music Unlimited; open standards to encourage podcast listings and subscriptions; the announcement was made in a podcast by John Ferrier interviewing Geoff Ralston of Yahoo
  • 30:51 Google’s new RSS reader - is it confusing or do we like it?
  • 32:56 A follow up on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation employee lockout (first discussed in show #61) - employees have to remove negative comments from blogs before they can go back to work; it looks like not everyone will erase history
  • 38:52 A shoutout for FIR; IABC’s and Ragan’s moves in conferencing
  • 40:01 From Our Correspondent Down Under: Lee Hopkins - on a salutory lesson learnt; offering congratulations to one of our sisters; memoing you about memos; announcing a blog experiment for me that may bring wealth beyond the dreams of avarice; and divulging the secret that so many FIR loyal listeners ...well, one at least… have been begging me on digitally bended knee to tell
  • 49:14 Discussion on points raised by Lee
  • 61:38 The new FIR logo - we’ve chosen the terrific design from Effective Edge Communications that you see at the top of this page: David Becker and team - we thank you!
  • 65:24 FIR show notes - links will continue on a new page on The New PR Wiki: if you’d like to contribute, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for the editing password

Outro:

  • 68:05 Neville outros the show; why Thursday’s show will be recorded late Wednesday; both Shel and Neville back together as usual for next Monday’s show
  • 71:13 How to give your feedback; show notes
  • 72:32 Shel intros the podsafe music - There She Goes from Brother Love

FIR Show Notes linksLinks for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show are now posted to the FIR Show Links page at The New PR Wiki. You can contribute - see the 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 +1 206 984 0931. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Thursday October 13…

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Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #74: October 6, 2005

Content summary:Edelman/Technorati survey results, AOL’s instant messenger hits the blogosphere, a threat to Microsoft Office, Apple’s upcoming announcement, a new communications podcast, the Conference Board podcasts, a report from Dan York, a cautionary tale of comment spam and fake blogs, listener comments, and way, way more.

Show notes for October 6, 2005

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 77-minute podcast recorded in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Download the file here (MP3, 31MB), 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 the free iPodder, DopplerRadio or iTunes, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

OPMLShow notes OPML: Get the show notes on your own PC, Mac, PDA or other device. To use this file, we suggest trying Dave Winer’s OPML Editor (for Windows).

In this Edition:

Intro:

  • 00:31 Shel introduces the show; Shel’s in Chicago at an IABC/Ragan Communications writing program and Neville’s on the road in France, thanks to Michael Bellina for an FIR logo

Listeners’ comments discussion:

News and Features:

  • 18:56 Results of Edelman Public Relations and Technorati survey of bloggers and how they relate to companies and public relations representatives
  • 23:02 America Online links its instant messaging product so bloggers and ecommerce sites can add running man icon to their sites so users can start an IM conversation with you
  • 25:16 Neville on Sun and Google offering OpenOffice product as part of an alliance that could threaten Microsoft’s dominance of the office productivity market
  • 33:30 Neville on speculation that Apple will release a video iPod
  • 37:15 Trafcom News (by Donna Papacosta) podcast exploding the myths about corporate podcasting
  • 38:45 Shel on the Apple announcement and the Trafcom News podcast
  • 39:56 Shel on The Conference Board’s podcasts from the Communication and Technology conference
  • 41:57 Sample podcast from The Conference Board with Charlie Watts from Towers Perrin
  • 46:05 Pridelands podcast public service announcement for donations to the Red Cross in the wake of Hurricane Katrina (from the Relief page of the Podsafe Music Network)
  • 30:25 Dan York’s report begins with Steve Lubetkin’s podcast with the executive vice president of Subaru US
  • 49:00 Dan talks about the Prius hybrid car and a special from a Mendocino, California inn
  • 49:46 Dan on conference previews; he questions the value of a special feed versus previews in an existing podcast feed
  • 50:45 Dan on setting up local IABC gatherings
  • 51:07 Dan on the Nano, its problems and the BBSpot satire site
  • 51:40 Dan on the FIR interview with Charles Pizzo
  • 52:01 Dan on a pet peeve: reacting or “proacting”
  • 52:32 Shel briefly responds to Dan’s note on “proactive;” we’ll talk more about it on Monday
  • 53:16 Neville on the sorry tale of a character blog introduced as part of a marketing campaign and its link to a new breed of comment spam
  • 1:10:28 Shel adds his two cents to the discussion of character blogs

Outro:

Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show:

Listeners’ comments discussion - The New PR, Constantin Basturea, NPR’s “On the Media,” Google Mail (GMail), Google.

News and Features - Steve Crescenzo, Kevin Dugan’s Strategic PR blog, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Java, Wikipedia, Robert Scoble, the iPod Nano, Reuter’s report on Apple’s refusal to comment on its upcoming announcement, PC World’s TechLog, Harry McCracken, Burson Marstellar, PR Newswire, PR Newswire’s blogs, Dan Gillmor, Lee Hopkins, Little River Inn, Jeff Pulver, Von, BBSpot, IABC, Roger D’Aprix, Cillit Bang, Reckitt Benckiser, Tom Coates’ PlasticBag.org, BBC Radio, Barry Scott, Young and Rubicam, Reckitt Benckiser’s code of business conduct, Blogspotting, Stephen Baker’s post on comment spam, Captcha, Shel Israel’s post on Barry Scott

Outro - Cameron Ember, Podsafe Music Network

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 +1 206 984 0931. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Monday, October 10…

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Monday, October 03, 2005

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #73: October 3, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments discussion; changes to podcast show notes; PR waking up to social media; Neilsen survey on RSS subscribers; Wikipedia article posted on Wikipedia; book publishers using podcasts; blog spam forces a blog to close; Lee Hopkins report; Yahoo! to start digitizing books; US GAO publishes Ketchumgate findings; podcasting at The Conference Board.

Show notes for October 3, 2005

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 68-minute conversation recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Download the file here (MP3, 28MB), 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 the free iPodder, DopplerRadio or iTunes, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

OPMLShow notes OPML: Get the show notes on your own PC, Mac, PDA or other device. To use this file, we suggest trying Dave Winer’s OPML Editor (for Windows).

In this Edition:

Show notes to come.

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 +1 206 984 0931. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Thursday October 6…

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Thursday, September 29, 2005

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #72: September 29, 2005

Content summary:Listeners’ comments, an update on the iPod nano, Wikimedia’s open-source textbook project, more on soundvertising, Neville’s cheese sandwich, a great quote for making the employee blogging case, Whirlpool starts a podcast, a business podcasting white paper, Neville’s new mixer.

Show notes for September 29, 2005

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 74-minute conversation recorded live from New York.

Download the file here (MP3, 33MB), 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 the free iPodder, DopplerRadio or iTunes, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

Detailed show notes are coming soon.

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 +1 206 984 0931. You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

So, until Monday, October 3…

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