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Show #152 - July 6, 2006

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  • RSS feeds and direct MP3 download links in the (link coming) podcast blog entry for this edition.
  • For show notes for editions 1 through 74 of For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, please visit the podcast blog:

Content summary

Eric Schwartzman is guest co-host; Amanda Congdon departs Rocketboom; Gawker Media lays off staff and closes two blogs; a report from Dan York; the impact of customer service complaints on blogs; a report from Neville Hobson; listener comments; the music; and more.


0:58 Call in number: +1 2062222803 | +44 2081339844


5:55 What Eric Does
8:52 LA Podcast association
9:08 Amanda Congdon leaving Rocketboom
... Gawker Media lays off staff and closes two blogs
20:21 Interactive cinema
25:40 Dan York
Missed opportunity; Group blogs; Free Sound Project; Blubrry; Get ID3? tags right
32:30 Blubrry
34:56 Star spangled banner and other slim pickings
40:43 Bad customer service
... Podcast advertising
1:00:56 Neville's week away
BBC to offer personalized radio; Safety advice; Alan Shearer; Protecting media

Listener Comments Discussion

1:14:30 David Philips on Prime Ministers following FIR
1:15:50 Carl Long's customers on fire
1:16:27 Martin Davies on Cadbury
1:17:42 Neuno's audio comment on Jupiter
1:22:12 Eric on firing clients and dancing in leather
1:23:05 James Foster on Cadbury
1:25:52 Wrapup

1:28:27 Music - Quantum soul "Lies, spin and truth"


Dan York's report:

VOIPSA group blog:
The Free Sound Project:

Contributors to show notes for show #152 (add your name here):

  • Shel Holtz
  • Michael Vanderdonk
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