The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #17: March 21, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments: on suggestions for how to comment, video and vlogging trends, differences between internal blogs and bulletin boards; interview – an open conversation with Steve Rubel; discussion about the interview; planned changes in show format for future interviews.

Show notes for March 21, 2005

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 67-minute conversation recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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In this week’s show:


  • 00:29 Shel and Neville on what’s in this week’s show; Steve Rubel interview today; how to give your feedback; show notes
  • 01:24 Comment Line at +1 206 984 0931 for your feedback; Comments from the last show



  • 58:27 Comments and thoughts on the interview with Steve Rubel
  • 60:30 Format change for future interviews
  • 61:17 How to give your feedback; show notes; about the music and the band; outro music

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

Intro – Dan York, Skype, Audacity, Frank Meeuwsen, Captivate, Camtasia, Lee Hopkins, Lee Lefever on bulletin boards, Common Craft, New Communications Forum 2005, SkypeOut.

Feature – Steve Rubel, Council of Public Relations Firms, Fleishman-Hillard, Cluetrain, Boeing blog, PR Week, GM, IBM internal blogs, Hass MS&L Blogworks, Hill & Knowlton, Richard Edelman, CooperKatz, Micro Persuasion, PubSub, Flickr, Feedster, Technorati, Spread Firefox, Robert Scoble, Buzz Bruggeman, Kevin Dugan, GM FastLane Blog, GM Smallblock Engine Blog, Debbie Weil, folksonomies, John Udell,, Media Magazine’s Media 100 list, Tom Murphy, Phil Gomes, Web Pro News, Yahoo, Google, Jay Rosen, Ketchumgate, Cameron Reilly, Mick Stanic.

Outro – Mike Manuel,, Sea Breeze, Verbal Klint, 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, or call the Comment Line at +1 206 984 0931. 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.

So, until Thursday March 24…

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

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