Content summary: Social tagging as an enterprise tactic; a look at the eyebrow-raising Strumpette blog; an update on our discussion of employee bloggers as authoritative sources; the CEO’s changing responsibilities: the example of Procter & Gamble; a new PR trade weekly in the UK; Dan York reports; listeners’ comments discussion (double-act via Skype; sharing FIR; the power of podcasting; Windows Vista communication; Flash websites); the music.
Show notes for March 30, 2006
Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, an 80-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and nearly live from Manchester, UK.
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In This Edition:
- 00:29 Shel introduces the show; what the show’s about; how to give your feedback; show notes
News and Commentary:
- 03:08 Neville in Manchester, England, reports on the Melcrum workshop he’s co-presenting on March 30 about intranets and social media
- 06:43 Strumpette raises quite a few eyebrows in the PR community and beyond – is it a refreshing satire of the PR industry or a collection of offensive cheap shots? Or something else? And who is Strumpette (Amanda Chapel) anyway?
- 20:24 An update on the question of whether employee bloggers are authoritative sources – it only looks like ‘maybe’ at Microsoft; comment on a report of a Watson Wyatt survey on the bottom-line benefit of effective communication
- 33:18 Dan York reports – clarity about spam (report in show #118); dates as well as show numbers; companies’ blocking RSS; upcoming National Association of Broadcasters conference; the IAOC presentation; speaking at upcoming Yankee IABC Chapter conference
- 39:30 The spam problem: unauthorized use of content from blogs and now podcasts – this will become a big issue
- 41:35 Robert Scoble shouts out!
- 41:57 The CEO’s changing responsibilities – the example of Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley
- 50:10 First PR Week and now PR Business – a new PR trade weekly hits the UK newsstands this month
Listeners’ Comments Discussion:
- 52:19 Sallie Goetsch likes the double-act via Skype with the IAOC presentation and suggests a webcam; an iPod nano just for podcasts
- 54:42 Steve Fielding shares FIR listening with his colleagues; thinks Sparklines is a great tip (show #122); and has suggestions for the potential new intro music
- 56:54 Clarence Jones muses on the power of podcasting to get one’s voice out there; authority is the key issue for Microsoft on the Windows Vista communication issue; and likes the potential new intro music
- 61:33 Sebastian Keil is confused about the Windows Vista code rewrite issue
- 62:10 Bryan Person was impressed overall with the Flash website discussed in show #122, but has some caveats; and wonders why we don’t record the show together a day early if one of us is travelling
- 68:27 A special episode of the show coming up soon – a mashup between FIR and Across The Sound with Joseph Jaffe
- 69:26 The growing FIR Frappr community – why not join?
- 70:45 Thanks for voting for FIR at Podcast Alley
- 71:17 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
- 75:01 Outro podsafe music from the Podsafe Music Network – Wasted by Kevin Reeves
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So, until Monday, April 3…
(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)