The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #119: March 13, 2006

Content summary: An introduction from our “sponsors”; more podcasting for the IABC conference; podcast listener measurement and advertising; should all PR pros blog?; update on Wal-Mart, Edelman PR, transparency and disclosure; the role of Flash and Ajax in online communication; Lee Hopkins reports; listeners’ comments discussion (Macfan and Heidi Miller’s hard drive; social media and non-profits: NetSquared, the Boomer Esiason Foundation and the Cystic Fribrosis Podcast; downloads from the New Communications Forum); the FIR Frappr community; the music.

Show notes for March 13, 2006

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 90-minute podcast recorded live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Concord, California, USA.

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In This Edition:


  • 00:30 A special introduction from “the sponsors”
  • 01:30 Neville introduces the show; what the show’s about; how to give your feedback; show notes

News and Commentary:

Listeners’ Comments Discussion:


  • 84:17 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
  • 85:15 The growing FIR Frappr community – add yourself!
  • 86:09 Outro podsafe music from PodcastNYC – Rhyme & Reason by Olivia Greer

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, 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 March 16…

(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.

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