The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #258: July 16, 2007

Content summary: Shel travelling this week; SouthWest Airlines and social media communication; Lee Hopkins reports on his email experiment, an interview with Bill Sweetman, more on Windows Live Writer, this wonderful world; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; internet radio saved for now; disrupting the music industry: the Prince album giveaway by a UK newspaper; Nielsen change; stealth advertising: marketing creeps into the evening news; marketing has no impact on company performance, study shows; listeners’ comments discussion; the music; and more.

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Show notes for July 16, 2007

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So, until Thursday July 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.

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