The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #113: February 20, 2006

Content summary: Luke Armour’s PR paper download; New Communications Forum 2006; announcing IABC conference podcasts; what we’ve been up to this past week; the Techcrunch party; IABC Communication Commons launches; influential authorities on business blogging – survey; WELS goes to the next level; the Guinness UK marketing blog; Donald Rumsfeld’s call for better US government PR; Robert Scoble shoutout; Lee Hopkins report; listeners’ comments discussion; FIR community on Frappr; the music; and much more.

Show notes for February 20, 2006

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

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In This Edition:


  • 00:28 Shel introduces the show; what the show’s about; how to give your feedback; show notes; what’s in today’s show
  • 02:03 Luke Armour’s PR report available for download (PDF)
  • 02:40 Shel and Neville will be running a workshop on podcasting at the New Communications Forum in Palo Alto from March 1-3
  • 07:00 Announcing IABC conference podcasts – we’ll be producing a series leading up to and during the IABC 2006 International Conference in Vancouver, Canada, from June 4-7
  • 08:51 Our first time back together live for a while: we recap on what we’ve been up to – Shel: travel, client work, Techcrunch party, lunch with Robert Scoble; Neville: travel, client work, Manchester conference, knocked for six, preparing new blog
  • Neville’s writing a review of Naked Conversations for IABC’s Communication World magazine

News and Commentary:

Listeners’ Comments Discussion:


  • 76:44 Neville wraps the show; let us know your views about today’s discussions; how and where to send your comments; where to find the show notes
  • 78:37 The growing FIR community on Frappr
  • 80:09 Only Shel live for next Thursday’s show with recorded contributions from Neville
  • 81:00 Outro podsafe music via the Podasfe Music Network – The Engine Driver by The Decemberists

FIR Show Notes links
Links for the blogs, individuals, companies and organizations we discussed or mentioned in the show are 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 February 23…

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