Content summary: Vote for FIR at Podcast Alley; Wal-Mart, Edelman PR, blogger outreach and transparency; new copyright wording challenge to Google Book Search; clueless pitches and the ‘PR die!’ meme; TPG Post sponsors stamp collectors’ blog; John Cass and Toby Bloomberg shoutout; Dan York reports; listeners’ comments discussion (downloads from New Communications Forum; podcasters’ wives; show #116 live; Apple hard drive costs; charity blogging; OTRO-FIR mashup; time-shifting expressions); the music.

Show notes for March 9, 2006

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, an 89-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Content summary: An introduction from our “sponsors”; popular podcasts begin charging in the UK; podcasting growth in Australia; a head start on the podcasting book; charitable blogging and Operation Link Love; Lee Hopkins reports; meeting Sallie Goetsch; Jeremy Wright shouts out; review of the New Communications Forum; the grand tour of Bay area tech stores; Neville’s and Shel’s podcasting book; listeners’ comments discussion (congrats on the book deal; advice for LinkedIn; value opportunities for PR); the music.

Show notes for March 6, 2006

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 69-minute podcast recorded live from San Francisco, California, USA.

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Content summary: Special edition live at the New Communications Forum; Neville and Shel announce a podcasting-book deal with McGraw-Hill; conversations with John Cass, Jeremy Wright, Jory des Jardins, Elisa Camahort, Debbie Weil, Michael Geoghegan, Shel Israel, Philip Young; report from Dan York; Eric Schwartzman in conversation with Phil Gomes; Stephen Turcotte talks to Robert Scoble and Sam Decker; listeners’ comments discussion (e-workplace applications, not coming to Canada, pronunciation guide, Edelman blogging conference in Germany, approvals for internal podcasting); the music; and more.

Show notes for March 2, 2006

Recording show #116 at the New Communications Forum
(Photo by Philip Young)

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, an 81-minute podcast recorded live from the New Communications Forum conference, Palo Alto, California, USA.

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Content summary: New Communications Forum next week; GlaxoSmithKline’s grassroots PR initiative; GM seeks customer input in solving image problem; a report from Dan York; the evolution of the press release; Google launches the Google Page Creator; Neville’s new site launches; listeners’ comments discussion (WELS press release, the origin of ‘synod’, congrats to Neville and Shel, the circular nature of the podcasting world, the ‘rhymes with…’ meme, influence and authority); the music.

Show notes for February 23, 2006

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, an 80-minute podcast recorded live from Memphis, Tennessee, USA, and almost live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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