The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #118: March 9, 2006

Content summary: Vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; Wal-Mart, Edelman PR, blogger outreach and transparency; new copyright wording challenge to Google Book Search; clueless pitches and the ‘PR die!’ meme; TPG Post sponsors stamp collectors’ blog; John Cass and Toby Bloomberg shoutout; Dan York reports; listeners’ comments discussion (downloads from New Communications Forum; podcasters’ wives; show #116 live; Apple hard drive costs; charity blogging; OTRO-FIR mashup; time-shifting expressions); the music.

Show notes for March 9, 2006

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, an 89-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; how to give your feedback; show notes
  • 02:51 Vote for FIR on Podcast Alley!

News and Commentary:

Listeners’ Comments Discussion:


  • 83:00 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
  • 85:11 Outro podsafe music from the Podsafe Music Network – Hey, Hey Sister by Laura Clapp

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.

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So, until Monday March 13…

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.