The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #121: March 20, 2006

Content summary: Judging the IABC Gold Quill Awards; is Google Juice the ultimate measure of success?; the rise of memetrackers; Glenfiddich starts a blog; Warren Bickford shouts out; Lee Hopkins reports; listeners’ comments discussion (flying above the radar; Bugmenot; the last word on Wal-Mart/Edelman?; Apple customer service policy); the FIR Frappr community; PRSA/IAOC conference; the music; and more.

Show notes for March 20, 2006

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, an 87-minute podcast recorded live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Concord, California, USA.

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In This Edition:


  • 00:29 Neville introduces the show; what the show’s about; how to give your feedback; show notes
  • 02:02 Congratulations to Lee Hopkins – celebrating one year in the blogosphere

News and Commentary:

Listeners’ Comments Discussion:


  • 79:07 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; Neville’s solo on Thursday’s show
  • 81:23 The growing FIR Frappr community
  • 81:56 Shel’s presenting a keynote at a PRSA/IAOC conference in Philadelphia on Friday, with Neville joining in via Skype plus video
  • 83:11 Outro podsafe music from the Podcast Music Network – Perfect Design by Laura Cheadle

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 23…

(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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