The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #161: August 7, 2006

Content summary: Pimping for Podcast Awards votes; Neville’s traveling but Mitch Joel is filling in; One-Minute News: Chrysler’s Dr. Z campaign gets slammed and Chrysler responds on its Firehouse blog, a videoblogger is jailed for contempt of court when he refuses to turn over his tape to a grand jury, citizen media is producing new stars of the web, instant and text messaging is actually improving kids’ language skills; Starwood debuts a new hotel brand in Second Life; the fallout over “The Long Tail” begins; how companies need to take risks and act small to succeed in the new-media space; a report from Lee Hopkins; blogs and podcasts are lead generation tactics for b-to-b marketers; listeners’ comments; the music; and more.

Show notes for August 7, 2006

Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, an 88-minute podcast recorded live from West Hills, California, USA, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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In This Edition:


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So, until Thursday, August 10…

(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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