The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #7: February 14, 2005

Show notes for February 14, 2005.

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 46:43-minute conversation recorded live via Skype from Concord, California, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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In this week’s show:


  • 00:30 Shel and Neville on what’s in this week’s show; how to give your feedback; show notes

Short Takes Part 1:

  • 01:46 Podcasting – the General Motors podcasts; developments with podcasting


  • 11:02 Interview – a conversation with Loïc Le Meur, Executive Vice President Europe, Six Apart

Short Takes Part 2:

  • 30:42 Eason Jordan, CNN – controversy, the blogosphere and PR management
  • 32:38 Email and posted comments from last week’s show
  • 35:34 Two audio questions from Auburn University


  • 42:43 Next show’s planned interview – Steve Rubel, Vice President Client Services, CooperKatz, and author of the Micro Persuasion blog
  • 43:12 Show now bi-weekly; show notes; how to give your feedback; about the music and the band; outro music

Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show:

Short Takes – GM Fastlane Blog, Technorati, Autoblog, Volvo, Christopher Carfi, Dave Winer, FeedBurner, SmartCast, Web Pro News, G’Day World, The Podcast Network, Jeremy Wright, Jeff Risely, New Communications Forum 2005, Alexander Schneider, iTunes, Trevor Cook, Steven Phenix, Robert French, Frank Meeuwsen, Auburn University, Nicole Klein, Josh Hallett, Erica Elliott, Jeremy Pepper, New York Times, RIAA.

Feature – Loïc Le Meur, Six Apart, TypePad, Movable Type, LiveJournal, UBlog, Le Monde, The Guardian, Libération, Business Week, Le Figaro, Langue Sauce Piquante, VNU, Photoways, La Fraise, PR Planet, Gullaume du Gardier, CEO Bloggers Club,, Yahoo, Bloglines, Ask Jeeves, World Economic Forum blog, CNN, Eason Jordan, Dan Rather.

Outro – Steve Rubel, CooperKatz,, For Immediate Release, A Shel of My Former Self, NevOn.

If you have comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for our future shows, email us at You can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments, if you wish (max. 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

Now bi-weekly: From this week, we’ll be doing two shows a week.

So, until Thursday February 17…

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