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Shel Holtz

Really Great PR Podcasts

One of my loyal blog readers, Nicole Ouellette, who is author of her own blog called Breaking Even, asked me earlier this week what podcasts I listen to. I heartily recommend that you subscribe to Shel Holtz’s For Immediate Release podcasts. Continue reading “Really Great PR Podcasts” »

The beauty of radio and podcasting

I had a nice chat with Anne Ravana last week at Maine Public Broadcasting in Lewiston. The occasion was a meeting where Kristin Majeska of Common Good Ventures was giving a presentation about her organization to a group of local business people. Continue reading “The beauty of radio and podcasting” »

Playing with my new toys

I’ve been away from my blog for over a week…shame on me. I do have an excuse, however. I’ve been playing with my new toys.

First of all, I ordered a new iPod. My old one was nice, but it was full and had no more hard drive space for me to download podcasts. My new one is the new pink Nano, with 8 Gigs of space for all my stuff. I’ve grown to really love listening to podcasts. My favorite is FIR, which stands for For Immediate Release, is all about PR and social media. The hosts are Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson. Continue reading “Playing with my new toys” »

PR People Need to be Technically Savvy

I’m listening to a podcast from Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson on their “For Immediate Release” blog (go to the March 22 edition of the podcast: is PR One Way or Two Way?)  It’s about the need for companies and organizations to call on outside help to monitor the blogosphere in order to track their reputations. Their discussion ties back into the conversation that is taking place on AdRants about whether Social Media belongs to the Marketers or the PR people. One comment on AdRants indicated that most PR people don’t have the technical skills to adequately manage Social Media. Continue reading “PR People Need to be Technically Savvy” »