Inside PR 2.34 – Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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This week on Inside PR, Martin, Gini and Joe finish discussing the trends of 2010 in their final episode of the year.

0:30 Martin opens the show.

1:36 Joe continues on the discussion by talking about his next trend, the social networking darlings: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

3:32 Gini references a chart by Business Insider that demonstrates how Twitter is being used.

4:00 Joe cites two Canadian examples of how Twitter is being used as a newswire of sorts.

6:16 Gini brings up the next trend: The PR industry talks about measurement a lot but we don’t really seem to know how to do it.

7:31 Joe mentions a post by Jeremiah Owyang on the subject that he recommends checking out.

8:35 Martin doesn’t think algorithims can explain it all. We need a human perspective.

9:00 Martin talks about a new trend: Too many PR practitioners are focusing too much on broadcasting and not enough on building relationships.

10:06 Joe talks about his final trend for 2010: The drop-off of unique, interesting voices in the blogosphere. He mentions a blog post by Brian Solis on the state of the blogosphere in 2010 on the importance of blogging.

13:26 Gini fears another dot-com burst with all the Google-Groupon type deals taking place.

16:05 Martin announces the last trend of the episode: The reemergence of Wikis.

19:40 Martin recaps the trends discussed in this week’s episode.

20:35 Martin closes the show.

Our theme music was created by Damon de SzegheoRoger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Yasmine Kashefi.

Inside PR 2.33 – Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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This week on Inside PR, Martin, Gini and Joe discuss the top trends in 2010 in part one of a two part episode.

0:26 Martin opens the show.

0:57 Martin announces this week’s topic: a look at trends in 2010.

1:36 Martin shares some listener comments. The first comes from Lisa Gerber.

2:35 The second comments comes from Marike Timmermans, who thanks Martin, Gini and Joe for sharing their perspectives on pitching to the media and “PR spam”.

6:30 Joe brings up a “trend” that never caught on – 3D TVs.

8:30 Joe talks about a trend that particularly stood out to him – the emergence of tablets and the evolution of cellphones and mobile media devices.

9:42 Martin notes that he’s not a Mac or Apple person, but he picked up an iPad and felt like it was something that worked.

10:20 Gini’s husband, who was resistant to the idea of an iPad at first, eventually saw the value in one.

11:15 Joe brings up another trend for 2010: content that is fluid across all devices.

11:30 Gini has seen a big shift toward the clients with respect to web content and materials for many businesses.

12:40 Martin agrees and says it’s reminiscent of an older approach to customer service.

14:02 Martin shares a trend he’s noticed: the number of people embracing social networks. He mentions how the Library of Congress is set to acquire Twitter’s entire archive.

17:11 Martin closes the show and notes that they’ll carry on the discussion in next week’s episode.

Our theme music was created by Damon de SzegheoRoger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Yasmine Kashefi.

Inside PR 2.32 – Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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This week on Inside PR, Martin, Gini and Joe discuss PR, bloggers and blogola.

0:25 Martin opens the show.

1:48 Martin thanks Mary from Buzz4biz.ca for commenting on episode 2.28 and sharing what she would have changed in her career and Katie Stambeck, a PR student, weighs in on what made sense to her in terms of engagement on her blog.

3:32 Joe feels that when people comment on Inside PR topics of discussion and continue the conversation on their blogs, it validates what they do every week.

5:28 Gini announces this week’s topic, inspired by a blog post by Danny Brown. An anonymous blogger, “Sarah”, shares why she thinks PR people get paid and bloggers don’t. Gini disagrees with “Sarah” and tells us why.

8:55 Martin is surprised by Sarah’s comments and thinks she’s missing some of the main points of the social media landscape and networking.

10:05 Joe thinks Sarah’s post is actually tongue-in-cheek.

13:30 Gini asks Joe how he determined that Sarah’s post was supposed to be humourous and Joe explains.

14:00 Joe doesn’t understand why Sarah is writing anonymously.

15:30 Martin agrees and notes that your opinion doesn’t have much value if you don’t have the guts to stand behind it.

16:20 Joe brings up some good points on the topic of social media “A-Listers”.

18:25 Gini agrees and points out it makes more sense to pitch someone who is an influencer in their niche community than an “A-Lister”.

20:02 Joe mentions that Terry Fallis’ book, The Best Laid Plans, has been selected as one of the final five short-list candidates for the Canada Reads Most Essential Canadian Novel of the Decade. Congratulations, Terry!

21:32 Joe recommends that everyone check out Mitch Joel’s interview with Neville Hobson on Mitch’s Six Pixels podcast.

22:40 Martin closes the show.

Our theme music was created by Damon de SzegheoRoger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Yasmine Kashefi.

Inside PR 2.31 – Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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This week on Inside PR, Martin, Gini and Joe discuss PR spam and the difference between community and engagement.

0:25 Martin opens the show.

0:48 Martin announces this week’s topic, based on a suggestion from Petya Georgieva about PR spam. Petya asks what is social media PR spam and how does it differ from press release spam?

1:59 Gini points out that we talk about how bad it is to pitch to people to journalist and bloggers we don’t have relationships with, but many professionals still do it. Why?

3:55 Joe feels that hand built lists should be used whenever possible, but that’s not always possible depending on circumstances.

5:12 Gini shares an example of an unsolicited pitch she received from a vice-president at a global agency.

6:15 Martin doesn’t see any harm in asking if someone wants to receive information first. It helps build relationships.

8:03 Joe really likes Martin’s approach.

9:15 Joe believes a lot of junior practitioners don’t realize a small number of quality hits is a success.

10:20 Martin shares an approach to media relations developed by one of the VPs at energi pr, Lindsay Peterson.

11:15 Martin asks Gini about audience is on her blog, Spin Sucks, who are really engaged.

12:38 Gini differentiates between engagement and community.

14:48 Joe commends Gini on how she’s brought together a community on her various social channels.

16:30 Martin closes the show.

Our theme music was created by Damon de SzegheoRoger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Yasmine Kashefi.