The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #160: August 3, 2006

Content summary: Regular monthly pimp for votes on Podcast Alley and for the Podcast Awards 2006; about the out-takes in show #159; Pew Internet study on newspapers and other news sources vs. blogs; Newspaper Association of America report on how newspapers can attract and retain young readers; AOL to offer free email access; Windows Live Spaces launches; PR podcasts in directory; 150 free Windows programs from Microsoft; pitches for Subway via YouTube; David Phillips interviews Colin Farrington, Director-General of the CIPR; Cadbury’s brand reputation takes a dent following salmonella scare, but profits and share price up; Dan York reports from Las Vegas; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

Show notes for August 3, 2006

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So, until Monday August 7…

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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.