The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #123: March 27, 2006

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:

Listeners’ Comments Discussion:


  • 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.)

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