Content summary: The IAOC/PRSA keynote presentation; Allan Jenkins’ latest on Mobitype; followup on South West Airlines; Windows Vista “isn’t people-ready”; Microsoft employee bloggers: credibility vs. authority; exoneration/whitewash of The Lincoln Group; Eric Schwartzman interviews Jakob Nielsen; RICO lawsuit against Skype: PR and IR implications; David Phillips reports; listeners’ comments discussion (Flash-enabled websites; calendar of events; tips for subscribing via iTunes); the music.
Show notes for March 27, 2006
Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 91-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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In This Edition:
- 00:28 Shel introduces the show; what the show’s about; what’s in this edition; how to give your feedback; show notes
News and Commentary:
- 02:40 The IAOC/PRSA keynote – podcast and PowerPoint presentation available for download
- 06:46 Allan Jenkins places Mobitype on double-secret probation
- 10:07 South West Airlines and gaming the online check-in system – what the PR implications could have been
- 14:29 Windows Vista “isn’t people-ready,” says Forbes magazine (via Mike Soulier)
- 16:10 Microsoft and employee bloggers: the delay in the launch of Windows Vista, allegations of code rewrites, blogger denials, weekend blog discussions, and the regulatory and financial framework – are Microsoft employee bloggers official spokepeople? They may have credibility but do they speak with authority on behalf of the company to represent official views? And how ready is blogging to assume a primary role in organizational communication?
- 42:30 Exoneration of The Lincoln Group – whitewash, says Paul Holmes
- 48:32 From the Spinfluencer in LA – Eric Schwartzman talks to web usability guru Jakob Nielsen
- 62:03 RICO lawsuit filed against Skype, reports Andy Abramson; summary of the key issues; Skype is blowing it from the PR point of view, says Jeremy Pepper; a look at the PR and IR implications
- 71:44 Josh Hallett shouts out!
- 72:05 David Phillips reports from Wiltshire, England – Why are publishers so bad at providing new media conferences? Is it because they no longer have the asset of well-informed, finger-on-the-pulse journalists? Did the baby go out with the MBA’s bathwater?
Listeners’ Comments Discussion:
- 76:42 Mike Soulier has more on Windows Vista – the public perception is anything but confident in this upcoming release
- 77:27 Warren Allan Johnson on a good Flash-enabled website (show #119)
- 69:29 Justin Hunt’s $0.02 on adding info about upcoming events and presentations
- 80:32 Tips for Craig Coleman on subscribing to FIR via iTunes from Fred Zelders and Sebastian Keil
- 82:19 Neville 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
- 84:22 Either Neville or Shel will be doing the next three shows solo
- 85:13 Outro podsafe music from the Podsafe Music Network – The Enron Song: Where Dat Money Go? by David Ippolito
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So, until Thursday March 30…
(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)