Content summary: Yahoo! acquires del.icio.us and teams up with Six Apart to offer Movable Type; IABC adds new media categories to Gold Quill Awards; Irish government uses RSS to deliver budget information; the Wikipedia class action lawsuit website; Nokia’s blog relations campaign for the N90 smartphone; listeners’ audio and email comments (from Geneva to Zurich; PR on wealth creation; PR and propaganda; a salute to the music; best HR blog example); when IT controls communication; reaching out to truck drivers: is podcasting the way?; Lee Hopkins’ report; the music.
Show notes for December 12, 2005
Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 76-minute conversation recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Download the file here (MP3, 31MB), or sign up for the RSS feed to get it and future shows automatically. (For automatic synchronization with your iPod or other digital player, you’ll also need a podcatcher such as the free Juice, DopplerRadio, iTunes or Yahoo! Podcasts, or an RSS aggregator that supports podcasts such as FeedDemon).
In this Edition:
- 00:25 Shel introduces the show; what the show’s about; how to contribute your comments
- 02:01 Interview coming up on Tuesday December 13 – Rick Klau, FeedBurner
- 02:52 We’re experimenting with a new format for the show – let us know what you think
- 06:07 Yahoo! acquires del.icio.us and teams up with Six Apart to offer Movable Type blogs for small businesses (plus a rumor that Yahoo! will also be offering WordPress blogs)
- 12:05 IABC adds blogs, wikis and podcasts categories to Gold Quill Awards
- 13:47 Irish government offers multiple ways of getting budget info including via RSS
- 15:43 A class action lawsuit against Wikipedia is under development
- 18:59 Nokia’s blog relations campaign for the N90 smartphone
Listeners’ Comments Discussion
- 25:49 Andrew Marritt says moving from Geneva to Zurich means it’s harder to get to the ski slopes, among other things
- 30:20 David Phillips with more on the role of PR in wealth creation, and on PR and propaganda
- 35:54 An anonymous listener salutes our choice of music for show #85
- 36:43 John Cass says one of the best examples of an HR blog is Microsoft’s Heather Hamilton
- 40:39 Brother Love shouts out!
- 41:23 A sorry tale of how IT controls communication in one organization. Is this still prevalent today?
- 53:51 Reaching out to truck drivers – is podcasting the way?
- 62:19 From Our Correspondent Down Under: Lee Hopkins‘ Report
- 69:44 Neville wraps the show; how and where to send your comments; where to find the show notes
- 71:09 Upcoming interview on Tuesday December 13 with Rick Klau, VP Business Development, FeedBurner
- 71:25 The FIR community progresses on Frappr
- 72:16 Outro podsafe music via the Podsafe Music Network – Ragtop Cadillac by George Fletcher-Bourbon Renewal
Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show are now posted to the FIR Show Links pages at The New PR Wiki. You can contribute – see the home page for info.
If you have comments or questions about this show, or suggestions for our future shows, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Comment Line at +1 206 222 2803. 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 December 15…
(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)