Monday, January 14, 2008

The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #310: January 14, 2008

Content summary: Upcoming FIR Interview with Forrester Research; the FIR Discussion Forum heats up; discussion: the different types of communication crises with comment from Michael Allison; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Ogilvy and BzzAgent form alliance; DRM is dead but digital watermarks rise from its ashes; social networking update; Hillary Clinton and young voters; Lee Hopkins reports on Janitor2.0, testing an online business building system, and fear and anger as keys to persuasion; listeners’ comments discussion; the music from Knyght; and more.

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Show notes for January 14, 2008

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So, until Thursday January 17…

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

FIR Cut: The Future and Tribulations of Journalism

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The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #309: January 10, 2008

Content summary: New FIR Interview with ex-FEMA Pat Philbin posted; upcoming FIR Interview with Forrester Research; CIPR event at the House of Lords; update on the FIR Listener Contest; Dan York reports on addressing online attacks on your business and reputation; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; British Airways announces OpenSkies airline and launches blog; video sharing goes mainstream in the US; Eric Schwartzman interviews Jupiter Research analyst Barry Parr; listeners’ comments discussion; the FIR Forum; music by The Black Crowes; and more.

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Show notes for January 10, 2008

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 62-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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, subscribe with iTunes; good podcatchers include Juice and DopplerRadio, and RSS aggregators that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon.)

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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.

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 January 14…

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

FIR Interview: John “Pat” Philbin, former FEMA Communications Director - January 9, 2008

One of the bigger PR news stories of 2007 involved a press conference staged by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in October to address the California wildfires. FEMA’s External Affairs Director John “Pat” Philbin was slated to take a new position as Public Affairs Director for the Director of National Intelligence, but in the wake of the press conference controversy, that offer was withdrawn. In this wide-ranging interview, Philbin discusses the events that occurred leading up to, and the fallout from, the press conference, and offers advice for communicators who may find themselves in a similar position.

About our Conversation Partner

imagePat Philbin brought more than 20 years of experience in strategic communication, public affairs, organization management and business development within government organizations to his position at FEMA, which he began in June 2006. Before joining FEMA, Philbin worked for Anteon/General Dynamics Information Technology as a Technical Director where he served as a consultant in strategic communication to the Department of Defense’s Business Transformation Agency directing and assisting in communication efforts to Congress, the Government Accountability Office, and the general public. He also served as the Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Communications for a private security firm. 

Philbin served 21 years in the U.S. Coast Guard from which he retired as Chief of Public Affairs in 2004. He holds a Doctorate in Communication from the University of Maryland, a Master of Science in Public Relations from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Science in Government from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He also holds an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.

About our Guest Interviewer

Kami HuyseKami Watson Huyse, APR, principal of My PR Pro, an independent agency based in San Antonio, Texas, writes about public relations and communications. She has a background in crisis communication and reputation management, executing social media campaigns, conducting focus group research, and media relations. Kami has been working in public relations since 1994. She blogs at Communication Overtones.

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Monday, January 07, 2008

FIR Cut: Web video revitalizes lunch at your desk

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FIR Cut: Twitter’s productivity cost

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The Hobson & Holtz Report - Podcast #308: January 7, 2008

Content summary: Reminders about FIR Cuts and the FIR Listener Contest; follow-up: intranets 2; the impact of GMnext; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; PR and zoos; PETA and social networks; Lee Hopkins reports on interviews and conferences; listeners’ comments discussion; music by Sylvie Lewis; and more.

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Show notes for January 7, 2008

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 61-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Wokingham, Berkshire, England.

Download the file here (MP3, 27.7MB), or sign up for the RSS feed to get it and future shows automatically. (For automatic synchronization with your iPod, subscribe with iTunes; good podcatchers include Juice and DopplerRadio, and RSS aggregators that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon.)

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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 January 10…

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