The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #331: March 27, 2008

Content summary: New FIR Book Review and FIR Interview podcasts coming in April; next FIR Live on BlogTalk Radio in planning; discussion: pros and cons of social media for small/medium business; Dan York reports on FriendFeed, the dark side of the internet, and more; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop; lawsuit filed against Cisco for employee blogger posts; bad PR practice isn’t about new media training; Bell Canada’s internal ‘blog jams’; advertising: URLs out, search boxes in; listeners’ comments discussion; music from Mike O’Hara; and more.

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Show notes for March 27, 2008

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

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In This Edition:


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So, until Monday March 31…

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)


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