The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #254: July 2, 2007

Content summary: The iPhone launch; vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; nominate FIR for the Podcast Awards 2007; new NMRCast is up; FIR interview coming with David Kirkpatrick of Fortune magazine; Shel, Bryan Person, a ballgame and a geek dinner; defining transparency at The New PR wiki; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; Lee Hopkins reports; Dell Outlet on Twitter; two more social media white papers available; Creative Commons legal podcasting guide for Canada; seeks CC-licensed documentaries and news; staff complaints force law firm Allen & Overy into Facebook U-turn; Canadian government communicates via Facebook; Vancouver police to recruit in Second Life; great lessons on communication and branding from Crowne Plaza launch in Second Life; listeners’ comments discussion including Richard Gatarski’s report on Podcamp Europe; Podcamp UK coming in September; Neville at Chinwag’s Big Summer 07 on July 5; the music; and more.

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Show notes for July 2, 2007

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 60-minute podcast recorded live from Wokingham, Berkshire, England, and Concord, California, USA.

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So, until Thursday July 5…

(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.