Intro: Another new show is coming to the FIR Podcast Network: Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester; we’re interviewed for Inside PR; Shel interviewed for GaggleAmp’s podcast; listener survey update; upcoming FIR Interview podcasts with Andrew Grill, Global Social Business Partner at IBM, formerly CEO of Kred, on defining social business, and with Sharam Fouladgar, founder of AirPR, on his new PR-focused enterprise;
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Recording For Immediate Release when I’m on the road isn’t as easy as using Callburner or some other drop-dead-simple software that records two sides of a Skype call. There’s a lot of third-party audio my podcast partner, Neville Hobson, and I include in the show, such as correspondent reports from Dan York and Michael Netzley, recorded listener comments, and contributions from our sponsors, Ragan Communications and CustomScoop. Neville and I both need to hear these as they’re fed into the audio mix, and none of the Skype call recording software handles that.
We’ve addressed the challenge for years with a “mix-minus” setup, which is Read More »
SoundCloud‘s co-founder Eric Wahlforss sees his company as a social network, with its primary competitors Facebook and Twitter, two of the giants of today’s social web.
Its Wikipedia entry describes SoundCloud as an online audio distribution platform that allows collaboration, promotion and distribution of audio recordings by users. It was founded in 2008 and now has more than 20 million users worldwide, with membership growing by over 1.5 million every month.
Seriously, I’ve done 40 of these wraps? As always, this week’s wrap presents some news from the previous seven days that might have slid by your newsfeeds unseen. I collect links for consideration for the Wrap (as well as my weekly podcast in a link blog at LinksFromShel.tumblr.com”. You’re welcome to subscribe to stay current on even more good stuff that may have been under your radar.
Promoted tweets and native ads “have done the impossible,” according to Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes; they have made advertising a bit more tolerable. The proof is in the numbers, Holmes writes in a Read More »
Eight years ago today - on January 3, 2005 - two communication professionals embarked on a voyage that was all about discovery and experimenting with a new medium: podcasting.
Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz started For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report as part of their keen interest in new communication technologies and platforms, and what impact they may have on organizations and people.
With Shel on the US west coast and Neville in Europe, it offered both of us a great opportunity to get together via Skype to talk about topics of mutual interest at the intersection of business, communication and technology; record our Read More »
Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz co-presented a session on the second day of Ragan Communications’ Public Relations and Social Media Summit at ING House in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on April 12, 2012. The session covered how a podcast can transform independent listeners into an engaged community. The presentation included audio clips of familiar FIR voices including correspondents Dan York and Michael Netzley, as well as other PR podcasters, and explored how the communities these podcasts build can be attained by businesses.
You can listen while following along with the PowerPoint deck below: