The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #83: November 7, 2005

Content summary: How we recorded today’s show; views on Hawaii; listeners’ comments; RSS discussion; The Spinfluencer interviews Alex Ben Block; the ousting of the Financial Times’ editor; US Democrats defeat blogger immunity bill; new survey on employee communication; how market researchers can use blogs; Lee Hopkins’ report; and more.

Show notes for November 7, 2005

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, an 86-minute conversation recorded live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and from Hawaii, USA.

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In this Edition:

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So, until Thursday November 10…

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