The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #25: April 18, 2005

Content summary: Listeners’ comments (on syndicating your RSS feeds and what a church is doing; Technorati search on your name can turn up unknown aggregated content; on keeping up the good work; more on professional journalists vs bloggers; thanks for the mention and the cool show; considering joining IABC and is MyComm any good?); intranets, […]

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; […]

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 […]

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 […]

IABC features new communication technologies

If you’re an IABC member, the May edition of CW Bulletin is a must-read for getting some excellent insight into all the primary new communication technologies – blogs, wikis, RSS and podcasts – and their relevance to organizational communicators. CW Bulletin is an online supplement to Communication World magazine. Published monthly, it features timely articles […]

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 […]

IBM publishes guidelines for employee bloggers

The news last Friday that IBM is introducing a large-scale corporate blogging initiative has attracted plenty of attention, both in the blogosphere and by mainstream media. Today, IBM published on its employee intranet its draft guidelines for corporate blogging. James Snell, a member of IBM’s Software Standards Strategy Group, has posted those guidelines on his […]

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; […]

Blogging the IABC conference

Incoming IABC Chair Warren Bickford has issued a call to action for communicators attending IABC’s annual international conference in Washington, DC, next month to blog the conference sessions: […] Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to become a roving Café reporter and post “reviews” of the sessions you attend or comment […]