Mainstream media provides the fodder for many blogs as bloggers comment on and link to stories on newspaper and other news sites. Sensing a link between what they cover and how bloggers react to it has provided weekly news magazine Newsweek with a new feature, a page on its website listing the stories from the past seven days that generated the most conversation in the blogosphere. The results come (no surprise here) from Technorati. The current top stories deal with US presidential adviser Karl Rove, pornographic podcasts, the US Supreme Court nominee and Iraq, among other topics.
Content summary: Listeners’ comments discussion (on winning credibility in the blogosphere); Land Rover campaign update; road testing BlogPulse Profiles; Fast Company’s blog jam; talent and innovation depart Ford and Hewlett-Packard; an interview with Intelliseek about BlogPulse and BrandPulse; new data from Pew; AdCandy’s open approach; pledge for digital rights in Europe; PodcastCon UK; CNET podcasts; Mike Manuel and clear thinking; BBC Backstage innovates; Yahoo snaps up Konfabulator.
Show notes for July 25, 2005
Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 70-minute conversation recorded live from Amsterdam, Read More »
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Content summary: Listeners’ comments discussion (on videocasting; success with iTunes; codes of ethics; blogging about Dell and Land Rover; concerns about Technorati); Canon’s new tool; Blinkx TV and Smartfeed; BlogPulse relaunched website; Global Blog8Live launches; helping Shari Kerzrok; Land Rover customer dissatisfaction campaign; PR Week on podcasting; report from the Spinfluencer; RSS advertising in Europe; Podcast Awards.
Show notes for July 21, 2005
Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 77-minute conversation recorded live from Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Liver Transplant is Needed
Shari Kurzrok, a 31-year-old VP at Ogilvy PR Worldwide, will die within days if she does not receive a liver transplant.
She was admitted to New York University Medical Center last weekend, and was told she needs an immediate liver transplant to save her life. Her illness is unexplained.
Ogilvy is reaching out to the PR industry on Kurzrok’s behalf.
The Great Neck, N.Y. native is to be married in October. She led Ogilvy’s “Save-a-Life-Tour” to raise the awareness of the need for Read More »
On his blog, Yahoo’s Jeremy Zawodny of Yahoo asks for an email blacklist of tech-oriented PR agencies. “I get so damned much spam (I mean “pitches”) that I’m starting to think that life would be better if I just blocked email from all the big names in Tech PR,” Zawodny complains. He doesn’t even want to omit the domains of PR agencies Yahoo works with, like Voce. Most of the comments offer advice on how to set up such a list. One journalist commented that he wouldn’t mind taking advantage of it and offers a short list as a starter.
It may seem, at first blush, that Zawodny is joining the anti-PR meme spreading through the blogosphere Read More »