In this edition of For Immediate Release podcast interviews, Shel enjoyed a 23-minute conversation with Ron Bloom, co-founder (with Adam Curry) and CEO of Podshow, a media company specializing in the distribution of independently-produced podcasts. Our conversation focuses on business […]
Content summary: Terry Fallis of Thornley-Fallis is guest co-host while Neville’s in New York. One-minute news items include a look at a Canadian Internet usage survey, NOAA’s new presence in Second Life, ESPN’s decision to work with a Canadian interview […]
I arrived in New York City late Sunday afternoon where I’ll be for the next few days on client business. Flew in on the direct KLM flight from Amsterdam. As this was my first trip back to the US since […]
Dee Rambeau presents a depressing workplace scenario that, in my experience, was all too common ten to twelve years ago as everyone began discovering the web as a business tool.
The scenario is broadly to do with who makes decisions in the workplace regarding websites. Is it the IT department, which owns the infrastructure, or is it the communicators, who own the content?
Ten years ago, the worst case was where one of the two believed they owned all of it – infrastructure and content – and that believer was typically IT. What’s more, they generally got away with it.
As a communicator, I have direct experience of that kind of environment plus the battle scars to prove it.
Fast-forward ten years and what’s changed?
A great deal. In my experience, what’s now typical is a collaborative relationship between IT and others in the organization regarding the deployment of technology tools.
For a good example of how an organization listens to informal feedback to help them quickly understand the potential benefits of a new-media tool like podcasting, take a look at what swimwear brand Speedo is now doing. Six weeks ago, […]
A UK travel agent is turning a new page in its history, the BBC reports, opening branches which do not stock holiday brochures: The First Choice outlets will instead feature internet terminals where customers can be guided through their holiday […]
If you use the StatCounter.com website visitor stats/analysis service, there is a brand new feature that is very cool indeed – view your recent visitors on a Google Map. Here’s a screenshot of some recent visitors to my blog, with […]
This post I’m writing in Windows Live Writer should publish with the correct date and time this time. My first attempt with Microsoft’s new beta blog editor resulted in the post I wrote being published with the wrong date – […]
Do you Google? Everyone does, but Google would prefer that you didn’t use their trademarked name as a verb: Search engine giant Google, known for its mantra “don’t be evil”, has fired off a series of legal letters to media […]
When you like a particular software application or business service, it’s good to see when others like the same things. Makes you think that you made a good choice when you see overwhelmingly good opinions about that application or service. […]
Veteran Irish PR blogger Tom Murphy has opened a new shop with a brand new blog – Murphy’s Law: […] Iâ€™m putting PR Opinions in mothballs and moving to a shiny new blog which will continue to discuss the finer […]
Content summary: Listener feedback on the 2006 Podcast Awards; Apple’s cease-and-desist orders concerning use of the iPod name; employee at UK telco Orange suspended for racial post on political blog; blogs, wikis and forums sway consumer opinion; podcast transcription and […]