The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #181: October 16, 2006

Content summary: Dealing with trackback spam; the value of employee engagement; Lewis PR wins global PR campaign for Second Life; court award for online defamation; Philip Young’s call to action for EuroBlog 2007; PR adoption of new media in the US; teasing the tease in FIR 180: four protagonists speak; listeners’ comments discussion on the Edelman/Wal-Mart fake blog kerfuffle; the music; and more.

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Show notes for October 16, 2006

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So, until Thursday, October 19…

(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.

  1. Drew B's take on tech PR

    “One minute… one minute news”…

    One minute…. One minute news…. one minute… ONE MINUTE NEWS! Yep, that’s the name of the segment in the For Immediate Release PR podcast (which incidentally lasts about 3 minutes) where LEWIS winning the global PR campaign for Second Life…

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