Monday, April 10, 2006

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #127: April 10, 2006

Content summary: FPRA Blog Week begins; IABC conference blog launches today; update on the FIR listener survey; GM’s grassroots ad campaign for the Chevy Tahoe; the consequences of being quick on the draw in blogging press releases; David Phillips reports; BBC blog network launched; Lee Hopkins reports about nobodies; listeners’ comments discussion (FIR on social media, women PR bloggers, bloggers breaking stories); the music.

Show notes for April 10, 2006

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 74-minute podcast recorded live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Concord, California, USA.

Download the file here (MP3, 30MB), 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 Juice, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

Listen to this podcast now:

In This Edition:

Intro:

News and Commentary:

Listeners’ Comments Discussion:

  • 54:03 Marcel de Ruiter has an idea for a FIR episode about social media
  • 58:01 Kami Huyse on the under-representation of women PR bloggers
  • 62:57 Olivier Blanchard says if a blogger breaks a story before mainstream media, there’s a PR firm somewhere that isn’t doing its job

Outro:

  • 66:29 Shel wraps the show; let us know your views about today’s discussions; how and where to send your comments; where to find the show notes
  • 69:23 Outro podsafe music from Podsafeaudio.com - Daydream by Robin Stine

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. 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 April 13…

Posted by neville on 04/10 at 09:14 AM
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Thursday, April 06, 2006

IABC ConferenceCast debuts

As reported earlier, Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz are co-hosting and co-producing the official podcast of the 2006 IABC international conference. The podcast—ConferenceCast —debuted today and is available for download, audio stream, and RSS subscription over at the conference blog, In Session.

The blog will launch officially on Monday but is open now for the podcast (the podcast is the only post there at this point). ConferenceCast #1 features interviews with members of the IABC Gold Quill Blue Ribbon panel, which convened over a Friday and Saturday in March to decide which entries would receive honors. The Gold Quill Awards are presented at a gala evening on Monday at the conference. I’m actually pretty pleased with the editing job, which was the most complex I’ve ever undertaken.

ConferenceCast will feature interviews with speakers, conference planners, members of staff, members of the IABC executive board, and individuals who plan on attending. Once the conference starts, we’ll conduct on-site interviews. We hope to podcast a few complete sessions, as well, although that’s up in the air at this point.

Grab a listen to ConferenceCast and let us know what you think by leaving a comment on the “In Session” blog.

Posted by shel on 04/06 at 02:38 PM
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Interview - Andy Abramson on bloggers breaking news ahead of the media - April 6, 2006

In this edition of For Immediate Release podcast interviews, Shel enjoyed a 28-minute conversation with Andy Abramson, CEO of Comunicano, who used his VOIP-focused blog to break the story of RICO charges filed against Skye well ahead of the mainstream news media.”

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Download the conversation here (MP3, 11.5 MB), or sign up for the Interviews RSS feed to get it and our future interviews automatically. For automatic synchronization with your iPod or other digital player, you’ll also need a podcatcher 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.

About our Conversation Partner:

Andy Abramson is the founder of Comunicano, Inc., a boutique marketing consultancy geared to providing clients with a full service agency, senior advising and marketer-in-residence services to start-ups, companies in transition and established brands with regard to marketing, advertising, public relations, promotion, events and reputation management. He is also co-founder, President and Senior Strategy Officer of The Next Box, Inc, a virtual marketing service agency.

A veteran of the marketing and public relations industry, Andy has over 31 years of experience in all facets of marketing and corporate communications. In addition to his daily marketing and public relations activities Andy also co-hosts “The World Technology Round Up,” a daily technology webcast that is heard via KenRadio.com and its syndication partners, by more than 200,000 daily listeners around the globe. He has also served as the BBC’s Consumer Electronics Market analyst in the USA at CES, and was seen in 46 countries and 45 PBS stations, by more than 11 million people. Along with Rutkowski, Abramson co-hosts the annual San Diego Telecom Council’s GadgetFest, each fall, a preview event of the newest and coolest consumer technology products around.

Often quoted both in the consumer and industry press, Andy authors VoIPWatch, a daily weblog.

Listen to this podcast now:

Podsafe intro music - On A Podcast Intrumental Mix (MP3, 5Mb) by Cruisebox.

Posted by shel on 04/06 at 12:20 PM
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The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #126: April 6, 2006

Content summary: Survey update; a deal for listeners; a new FIR interview; Neville rants about travel; IABC’s ConferenceCast; Forrester’s podcast report; David Phillips on blogs and relationships; the death of email mailing lists; Neville on Rellatio and other blog-related issues; reports from Dan York, David Phillips and Eric Schwartzman; listener comments (including podsafe music for podcasters); the music; and more.

Show notes for April 6, 2006

download For Immediate Release podcast

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, an 74-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, and nearly live from the UK.

Download the file here (MP3, 30MB), 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 Juice, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

Listen to this podcast now:

In This Edition:

  • Detailed show notes to come.

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. 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, April 10…

Posted by shel on 04/06 at 10:04 AM
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Monday, April 03, 2006

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #125: April 3, 2006

Content summary: Vote at Podcast Alley; podcast reviews at iTunes; take the FIR listener survey; Kami Huyse and the PR powerwomen; where should employee communications report?; how Mercedes-Benz is redeeming its reputation; David Phillips reports; one more contribution to the employee blogger credibility vs authority debate; Inside PR podcast launches; Strumpette very briefly; April Fool’s Day gags; the FIR mashup with Across The Sound; listeners’ comments discussion; music from Rob Safuto at PodcastNYC; and more.

Show notes for April 3, 2006

download For Immediate Release podcast

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, an 84-minute podcast recorded live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and nearly live from Concord, California, USA.

Download the file here (MP3, 39MB), 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 Juice, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

Listen to this podcast now:

In This Edition:

  • Detailed show notes to come.

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. 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, April 6…

Posted by neville on 04/03 at 12:22 PM
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First FIR listener survey opens

FIR Listener SurveyWe get a great kick out of producing For Immediate Release. Twice a week talking about some of the things we’re passionate about in communication, technology and business - how better can it get?

Many of you who listen to our twice-weekly podcast contribute to the overall richness of the conversations and debates, and we’d like to thank everyone who has been part of our show since we started in January 2005, 15 months and 124 editions ago.

What’s next? Well, we have some great ideas to make it even better. But now’s the time to be a bit more scientific about where we currently are with FIR, what people think about it, likes and dislikes, suggestions, etc.

In other words, a listener survey!

We’d like you to tell us your opinions. So we’ve put together a short survey which would take you about 15 minutes or less to complete. Please help us develop FIR into something that we want to be of even greater interest and value for all of us.

So please go to the survey and complete it. The survey is open from today until midnight GMT on April 30. We’ll be publishing the results here during May as well talking about them as in an episode of FIR.

Thanks for your help and support.

Posted by neville on 04/03 at 06:29 AM
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Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #124: March 30, 2006

Content summary: Social tagging as an enterprise tactic; a look at the eyebrow-raising Strumpette blog; an update on our discussion of employee bloggers as authoritative sources; the CEO’s changing responsibilities: the example of Procter & Gamble; a new PR trade weekly in the UK; Dan York reports; listeners’ comments discussion (double-act via Skype; sharing FIR; the power of podcasting; Windows Vista communication; Flash websites); the music.

Show notes for March 30, 2006

download For Immediate Release podcast

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, an 80-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and nearly live from Manchester, UK.

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 Juice, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).

Listen to this podcast now:

In This Edition:

Intro:

  • 00:29 Shel introduces the show; what the show’s about; how to give your feedback; show notes

News and Commentary:

Listeners’ Comments Discussion:

  • 52:19 Sallie Goetsch likes the double-act via Skype with the IAOC presentation and suggests a webcam; an iPod nano just for podcasts
  • 54:42 Steve Fielding shares FIR listening with his colleagues; thinks Sparklines is a great tip (show #122); and has suggestions for the potential new intro music
  • 56:54 Clarence Jones muses on the power of podcasting to get one’s voice out there; authority is the key issue for Microsoft on the Windows Vista communication issue; and likes the potential new intro music
  • 61:33 Sebastian Keil is confused about the Windows Vista code rewrite issue
  • 62:10 Bryan Person was impressed overall with the Flash website discussed in show #122, but has some caveats; and wonders why we don’t record the show together a day early if one of us is travelling

Outro:

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. 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, April 3…

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