The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #103: January 16, 2006

Content summary: Podcast print magazine to launch; Dutch publisher to publish newspaper with blog content; Power PR makes accountability "guarantee"; gaining first impressions about websites in the blink of an eye; Wikipedia reveals plagiarism by journalist; Lee Hopkins’ report; the pros and cons of offline blog editors; listeners’ comments discussion (the rescue of advertising; meeting up at the IABC conference); Eric Schwartzman’s views from CES and his Spinfluencer interview with Joe Hayashi of Yahoo! Podcasts; the music.

Show notes for January 16, 2006

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 62-minute conversation recorded live from Concord, California, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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In this Edition:


  • 00:31 Shel intros the show; what the show’s about; how to give your feedback; show notes

News Briefs:

From Our Correspondent Down Under:

  • 23:17 Lee Hopkins reports – on leaving the serene Adelaide Hills for the harsh dangers of Arabian deserts and 5-star hotels; do you ecto?; and dost thou understand me, thou young rapscallion?


Listeners’ Comments Discussion:

The Spinfluencer:


  • 55:45 Neville wraps the show; how and where to send your comments; where to find the show notes; Shel will be solo on this Thursday’s show with recorded contribution from Neville
  • 57:56 Outro podsafe music via the Podsafe Music Network – Rock ‘n Roll Queen by The Subways

FIR Show Notes links
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.

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So, until Thursday January 19…

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

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