The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #26: April 21, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments (on not knowing what to think about blogs; recording on an iPod; on enjoying open source marketing interview; more on character blogs; screencasting and Camtasia; on IBM intranets and good publicity; suggestions for transcribing interviews; syndicating RSS content; from our Australia correspondent); report on the Blognomics conference; don’t dismiss press releases; […]

Catholic Insider podcasting rig

A special invited guest at yesterday’s Blognomics conference in Amsterdam was Father Rodrick Vonhogen of the Catholic Insider podcast, the one that’s been top of the downloads hit parade on Podcast Alley for some weeks. Father Rodrick couldn’t make it, unfortunately – he’s still in Rome podcasting from the Vatican – so he made a […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #27: April 25, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments (on character blogs, recording with an ipod, our mention in the New Scientists article on Skype, FeedDemon, our review of Yahoo 360 and employer monitoring of employee e-mail and online activity); Les Blogs update; Business Week’s cover story, "Blogs Will Change Your Business," communication strategic planning, executive voice in a CEO […]

Size matters little

Size matters, right? As in “My X is bigger than your X.” So the bigger a thing is the more cool it is and, if you’re male, the more macho you are. Right? Well, how about “My X is smaller than your X”? In Paris this morning, David Tebbutt and I were discussing how devices […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #28: April 28, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments (on featuring FIR, snarkiness by Business Week, having a guest host for the show, archiving and broadcasting audio input, blogs that float in outer space, audio blog summaries, syndicating RSS feeds, yet more on character blogs, doing promos like Adam Curry, searching podcasts by keywords); a broad review of Les Blogs; […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #29: May 2, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments (on communication strategy, measurement, champagne and tea "from our Australian correspondent"; on communication impact of blogs; podcasting at Les Blogs; identifing a blog author; equipment for mobile podcasting); Doc Searls at Les Blogs; Business Week’s cover story on blogs; lots of developments with podcasting; upcoming interviews in May; suggestions for co-hosts […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #30: May 5, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments (on the Paris Hilton podcast, Adam Curry’s and Ron Bloom’s strategy cast, how podcasts can keep you from getting a traffic ticket, saving shows on a dedicated hard disk, the Business Week blogging cover story – from Business Week – and corporate vs. blogs vs. trade media); downloading sound clips from […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #31: May 9, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments (on being talked about at the New York geek dinner, sound clip joke, URL misdirecting to Microsoft home page, making PR accessible, podcasts and Podscope); what Paris Hilton could have done with her podcast; the occasional conflict between corporate communications and marketing; political podcast interviews at the UK general election; retrofitting […]

Podcasting: Adding the human and informal touch

Some say it’s a revolution that will change radio broadcasting and people’s listening habits for ever. Others say it’s a fad that’s of limited appeal and use beyond geeks and enthusiasts. Whatever anyone says, you’d have to admit that something that, in just eight months, has rocketed out of nowhere and today got big companies […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #32: May 12, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments (on US radio stations switching formats; applying to be a host on FIR; driving a communications revolution; good idea to interview Tudor and Angela; how to get politicians on your podcast; on not being able to bookmark a podcast); podcasting much in the news this week; helping hands for PR agencies […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #33: May 16, 2005

Content summary: Solving recent audio problems; listeners’ comments (on improving audio quality; blocking employee access to blogs; tools to create RSS feeds; Nikon’s camera problems and the PR perspective; the media and podcasting; media training movie); readers write to Business Week about their blogging cover story; upcoming communication and blog events in Australia; search engine […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #34: May 19, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments (on IBM’s blogging guidelines; on a great podcast for marketers and PRs who want a tech twist with their communication); the case of the computer lock and the toilet roll; communicators in government and layers of bureaucracy; blogs and creating consumer trust; in communication, as always, the audience is in charge; […]

Podcasting is almost mainstream

Is podcasting really starting to move as a serious business communication tool, never mind it’s entertainment appeal? Yet more signs: 1. iTunes to directly support podcasts Engadget via Charlene Li: Steve Jobs just revealed at the D: All Things Digital Conference that iTunes 4.9 will add support for podcasts. With one click you’ll be able […]

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #35: May 23, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments (on Rush Limbaugh podcasting, building trust for a blog, tech issues with podcasts and iPods, guest hosting FIR, creating an RSS feed for blog comments); Kensington lock hack follow up; a savage view of Naked Conversations; favourite podcasts and how to produce them; Flash-ing round workplace restrictions on browsers and aggregators; […]