Content summary: FPRA Blog Week begins; IABC conference blog launches today; update on the FIR listener survey; GM’s grassroots ad campaign for the Chevy Tahoe; the consequences of being quick on the draw in blogging press releases; David Phillips reports; BBC blog network launched; Lee Hopkins reports about nobodies; listeners’ comments discussion (FIR on social media, women PR bloggers, bloggers breaking stories); the music.
Show notes for April 10, 2006
Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 74-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; show notes
- 01:37 FPRA Blog Week 2006 starts today
- 03:15 The IABC 2006 international conference – the first podcast is available from the new conference blog which launches today
- 08:07 An update on the FIR listener survey – a tremendous response so far
News and Commentary:
- 13:21 GM’s grassroots ad campaign for the Chevy Tahoe – with lots of views, who’s got the best take and what does GM say?
- 23:04 Steve Rubel was quick on the draw – the consequences of rapid posting a press release
- 28:18 David Phillips reports from Wiltshire, England – in PR we don’t spend much time surrounded by our peers with an
opportunity to let the conversation go where it will: a shame because the rewards are stunning
- 33:21 The BBC launches a blog network – find and talk to the BBC’s bloggers
- 42:38 David Murray shouts out!
- 42:58 From Our Correspondent Down Under: Lee Hopkins – the nobodies: how to create a global project management tool in 72 hours (illustrating the very essence of social networking, says Linda Zimmer)
Listeners’ Comments Discussion:
- 54:03 Marcel de Ruiter has an idea for a FIR episode about social media
- 58:01 Kami Huyse on the under-representation of women PR bloggers
- 62:57 Olivier Blanchard says if a blogger breaks a story before mainstream media, there’s a PR firm somewhere that isn’t doing its job
- 66:29 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
- 69:23 Outro podsafe music from Podsafeaudio.com – Daydream by Robin Stine
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So, until Thursday April 13…
(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)