The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #111: February 13, 2006

Content summary: Low ethics pay-for-placement PR; Luke Armour’s PR paper; RSS software converts content into spam blogs; Eric Schwartzman interviews The New Yorker Magazine’s Ken Auletta; Coca-Cola sends bloggers to Torino; NBC’s The Office character blog; Lee Hopkins report; are there libel concerns with using coComment?; listeners’ comments discussion; preview: potential new FIR intro music; the pros and cons of IABC and PRSA; the music and much more.

Show notes for February 13, 2006

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Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 91-minute podcast recorded live from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and almost live from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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In This Edition:

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Content start points guide –
– Intro 00:28
– News and Commentary 04:08
– Listeners’ Comments Discussion 59:52
– Outro 83:36

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So, until Thursday February 16…

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