Content summary: New Flash player in show notes; Google continued: China and earnings; Microsoft blog censorship in China; the press release padding trap; Edelman's new podcast; new podcast magazine launches; what the EU needs is effective communication; is citizen journalism dead?; a job ad from the future; listeners' comments discussion (moving to the Bay area, differing roles of PR and marketing, Montreal not Toronto); the music.
Show notes for February 2, 2006
Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 78-minute podcast recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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In This Edition:
- 00:28 Shel introduces the show; what the show’s about; how to give your feedback; show notes
- 02:11 Thanks for your support for voting for FIR on Podcast Alley - now at #3 in the Business category
- 03:11 New Dew Flash player in the show notes - you can just click and listen to each show
News and Commentary:
- 06:02 The heated debates about Google's search-censorship in China continue; Rubber Room Radio's comment to the Daily Source Code #326; hanging Google out to dry over their 'Do No Evil' motto
- 12:51 Google gets a pasting over their earnings announcement; little communication from Google; a BBC reporter's take on what Google's like; is Google just arrogant?
- 20:01 Microsoft's blog-censorship in China also attracts criticism: unlike Google, Microsoft responds with some positive action
- 23:34 Skype to offer audio-conferencing services, and signs a deal with Warner Music to offer music from A-list artists as ring tones
- 28:35 The press release padding trap: don't just copy-and-paste press releases into your blog post, says Performancing's Chris Garrett - add value!
- 33:11 David Murray shouts out
- 33:23 We listen to the first episode of earSHOT, the new podcast from Edelman PR presented by Phil Gomes. So what did we think?
- 39:40 Shel talks about another new PR podcast out of the US, PR/PA Ideas To Use from Novita Issue Communications; Neville wonders when we'll see the first one out of the UK
- 41:29 Podcast User, the first online magazine about podcasting and podcasters, launches
- 43:46 Communications in the European Union are key to every citizen's understanding of the EU, says Philip Borremans, highlighting a new white paper on communications for the EU which is a step in the right direction this time
- 51:43 Is citizen journalism dead? A look at Dan Gillmor's Bayosphere experiment and why he's abandoning it; how the citizen journalism concept can work within organizations
- 57:08 "Candidates must have a Google Page Rank of at least 5. And/or an Alexa Rank of at least 750,000 or better. Candidates with at least 1,000 Google hits on their name are also eligible." Is this what a job ad in the future might look like? Tom Foremski thinks so
Listeners' Comments Discussion:
- 64:58 Jeremy Pepper comments on his being hired by Weber Shandwick - yes, he's moving
- 65:44 David Phillips say the differing roles of PR and marketing is not just a semantic discussion
- 70:50 Julien corrects us about the Cirque du Soleil debut in Canada where bloggers were invited - it was in Montréal, not Toronto
- 71:38 Neville wraps the show; the FIR community on Frappr grows; how and where to send your comments; where to find the show notes
- 74:03 Shel's in Philadelphia next week
- 74:21 Outro podsafe music via the Podsafe Music Network - 143 by Stingray
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So, until Monday February 6...
(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel's and my podcast blog.)