The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #200: December 21, 2006

Content summary: The ‘5 Things’ tag game; five social media trends that will impact PR; Southwest Airlines’ consumer-generated media competition; the TechCrunch war of words gets serious; reports from Dan York and David Phillips; Shel and Neville look back over 2 years of FIR with clips from show milestones 1 (Jan 3, 2005), 25 (April 18, 2005), 50 (July 14, 2005), 75 (Oct 10, 2005), 100 (Jan 5, 2006), 125 (April 3, 2006), 150 (June 29, 2006), 175 (Sept 25, 2006) plus listeners’ comments; FIR interview with Alex Laats posted; upcoming interview with Steve Rubel on Dec 22; no FIR on Christmas Day; the music; and more.

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Show notes for December 20, 2006

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So, until Thursday December 28…

(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.