Inside PR 2.48 – A big week for Salesforce and Radian6, Google +1 and April Fools!

Martin Waxman, Gini Dietrich and I are back for another episode of Inside PR.

This week, we talk about the implications of the Radian6 acquisition by Salesforce.com and the launch of Google +1.

Oh. And April Fools didn’t pass us by either. Gini gives a big shoutout to HootSuite ‘s  Angry Owls prank and Martin is looking forward to connecting with Ernest Hemingway on LinkedIn. And along the way, Joe gets reorganized into a spare office – if one is available.

The big news this week was the announcement that Salesforce.com would pay $323 million to acquire social media analytics company Radian6. This is an interesting acquisition for the valuation, of course. But even more-so for what it may signal about the evolution of social media monitoring and analysis services. We take a close look at the implications of the Salesforce-Radian6 deal.

Finally, Gini kicks off our discussion of Google +1 with the question, “What does it feel like to be a me-too product when you used to be ruler of the world?” Fighting words?

Do you have comments? Send us an email or an audio comment to insideprcomments@gmail.com, join the Inside PR Facebook group, leave us a comment here, message us @inside_pr on Twitter, or connect with Gini Dietrich, Joe Thornley, and Martin Waxman on Twitter.

Our theme music was created by Damon de Szegheo; Roger Dey is our announcer.

And a BIG WELCOME to the new producer of Inside PR: Kristine Simpson. You’re a brave person Kristine. :-)

UPDATE: I’ve written a longer post on ProPR.ca about the implications of the Radian6-Salesforce, Finally, a means of measuring the ROI of social media?

Inside PR 2.26 – Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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This week on Inside PR, Gini and Joe talk about monitoring comments and how that may effect the conversation.

0:29 Joe opens the show.

2:00 Joe talks about this week’s topic: comment moderation. It was inspired by Shel Holtz wondering if moderation is worthwhile?

2:52 Gini doesn’t agree that comments should be moderated. She tells us why.

6:00 Joe explains how self-promotion and the creation of a personality effects conversation.

6:50 Joe believes that his readers expect him to curate the comments on his blog for quality. He wonders how it can be done without moderation?

7:50 Gini doesn’t want to moderate comments and likes that readers engage in conversation with one another in the comments.

10:50 Joe says that comments are what a discussion is all about and they should be stimulated and tended to at times.

11:16 Joe addresses the municipal elections that took place in Ontario on Monday night and Twitter’s negative reaction to Toronto’s new mayor.

14:52 Joe quotes Dave Jones’ tweet and says that the popular opinion on social media networks isn’t necessarily representative of everyone.

15:11 Gini adds to this point by referencing the Gap logo scenario where there was uproar about their new logo online, but a survey showed that only 17% of their customers were actually aware of this logo change.

15:59 People on social media are very vocal but they’re not necessarily representative of the majority.

16:18 Joe 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 2.19 – Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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This week on Inside PR, MartinGini and Joe discuss Terry Fallis‘ new book, The High Road, why measurement matters to Third Tuesday and how to deal when employees leave.

0:24 Martin opens the show.

1:00 Martin announces that Terry’s new book, The High Road, will be launching today!

1:44 Joe adds that if you pick it up, to do so in the e-book form.

4:33 Third Tuesday Toronto is kicking off it’s 5th season will a full-day conference, Third Tuesday Measurement Matters.

7:03 Gini mentions she recently saw Tony Hsieh from Zappos speak.

8:20 Martin introduces this week’s topic: how to deal with an employee leaving. He shares his story about his business partner, Louise Armstrong, making an exit from PR.

12:03: Joe asks Gini if she’s lost a main partner before.

13:40: Joe shares his perspective.

23:19 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 #179 – Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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This week on Inside PR Terry Fallis and David Jones have an in-depth discussion about media measurement.

00:26 Dave opens the show.

00:41 Terry talks about IPR’s brand new theme music, written by Damon de Szegheo.

03:00 This week’s topic was “ripped from the headlines,” as Dave says.  Terry and Dave have a discussion about media measurement sparked by a story Terry read covering Guy Laliberte’s trip to the moon.

20:02 Terry introduces this week’s -30- segment.

21:49 Terry closes the show.

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

This week’s episode was produced by Sarah Laister.

Inside PR #167 – Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This week on Inside PR Terry Fallis and David Jones discuss how public relations changes during the summer season and welcome a listener comment.  Martin Waxman reports from Vancouver.

00:26 Terry opens the show.

02:25 Dave mentions the now famous Billy Bob Thornton interview with Jian Ghomeshi.

03:11 Terry welcomes a comment from Felipe Mangabeira of FirstCom Communications in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

04:30 Terry opens a discussion about how public/media relations changes during the summer season.

13:00 Terry introduces Martin, reporting from the CPRS conference in Vancouver.

15:11 After a brief run-down of some of the events at the conference, Martin introduces the interview segments with Julie Szabo and Darren Barefoot of Capulet Communications, Terry Flynn of McMaster University and Paul Mylrea of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management.

28:40 Terry closes the show.

Our theme music is Streetwalker by Cjacks and is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network; Roger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Sarah Laister.

Inside PR #152 – Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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This week on Inside PR Terry Fallis, David Jones and Martin Waxman are podcasting live from Podcamp Toronto at Ryerson University and host the show as a Q & A session with their live audience.

00:29 Terry opens the show.

00:49 Terry reminds us that Inside PR is being recorded live at Podcamp Toronto which is held at Ryerson University.

00:57 Terry tells us the show topic will be determined by audience questions this week, with some focus on the role of social media within public relations.

01:42 Maureen McBride asks Terry, Dave and Martin for their opinion regarding the balance between traditional media and social media and how that balance is changing within the public relations field.

10:04 Dave asks the audience, specifically those who work in PR, what their biggest fear is when it comes to working within the social media space.

10:20 An audience member asks whether or not PR agencies understand the time sensitivity involved in engaging with social media, as opposed to the time allowances of working with traditional media.

15:16 Diana Spremo, an independent PR practitioner, asks Terry, Dave and Martin to define the social media press release.

16:18 Dave tells the audience that that Boris Spremo, Diana’s father, is a legendary photojournalist, who has worked for such publications as the Toronto Star.

19:48 Audience member Danny Brown asks if it might be time for PR to have a regulatory body.

25:05 Heather Robinson asks Terry, Dave and Martin as PR practitioners how they convince their clients to give social media a try.

31:53 Michelle Sullivan asks everyone what they think the future of traditional media might hold.

33:52 Terry closes the show.

Our theme music is Streetwalker by Cjacks and is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network; Roger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Sarah Laister.

Inside PR #148 – Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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This week on Inside PR Terry Fallis and Martin Waxman discuss the social media efforts of the Globe and Mail in light of the unveiling of the federal budget and welcome comments from Jody Koehler and Erick Bauer.

00:26 Terry opens the show

01:24 Terry notes that Guy Skipworth has started a blog called “The Big Canadian Picture”.

01:40 Martin mentions that his business partner, Louise Armstrong, who is a certified etiquette expert has launched a blog called “A Call for Class”  which deals with etiquette in communications and in your everyday business life.

02:33 Martin explains that Louise is certified by the Protocol school of Washington.

04:49 Terry mentions that Podcamp Toronto is coming up on Feb 21st and 22nd at Ryerson University and that Inside PR will be doing another live recording there.

05:57 Terry mentions that Donna Papacosta of Trafcom news podcast left a comment.

06:41 Terry reads a comment left by Jody Koehler in Holland.

07:43 Martin introduces a question from Erick Bauer about how to go about building a social network as a student while still respecting the busy schedules of the professionals you’re approaching.

08:56 Martin says, as Joe Thornley mentioned at Talk is Cheap, one thing to do is engage them in the social media space, for example, commenting on their blog.

10:04 Terry discusses engaging in the social media space, but also the importance of meeting them face to face.

12:37 Terry introduces the major topic for the show: The social media efforts of the Globe and Mail in light of the unveiling of the federal budget.

24:28 Terry closes the show.

Our theme music is Streetwalker by Cjacks and is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network; Roger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Janna Guberman.

Inside PR #146 – Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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This week on Inside PR Terry Fallis, David Jones, and Martin Waxman discuss the next steps for journalists who have been laid off and how these layoffs will affect the PR profession and welcome a comment from Steve Mullen.

Show Notes:

00:27 Terry opens the show.

00:54 Terry and Dave introduce a comment from Steve Mullen of EndGame PR in Richmond, Virginia.

01:29 Steve Mullen comments on the proper length for podcasts.

02:42 Terry discusses his thoughts on the length of podcasts.

03:51 Martin discusses length of podcasts.

04:31 Dave talks to length of podcasts.

10:07 Terry introduces the discussion topic for the show: How will the layoff of journalists affect those in the PR profession and the journalists themselves.

11:52 Martin discusses the question of where journalists will go.

14:20 Terry talks about journalists crossing over to PR.

15:20 Dave discusses journalists crossing over to PR.

18:23 Terry discusses what life will be like for the journalists who are left at their companies.

22:16 Dave discusses how this changes everything in the PR world.

22:05 Martin discusses how this changes things in the PR profession in terms of things moving online.

29:56 Terry closes the show.

30:10 Terry mentions that next week there may be an interview with Guy Skipworth.

Our theme music is Streetwalker by Cjacks and is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network; Roger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Janna Guberman.

Inside PR # 137 – Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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This week on Inside PR Terry Fallis, David Jones, Martin Waxman and Julie Rusciolelli record a live episode of Inside PR at Talk is Cheap, Centennial College‘s unconference, and discuss comments and questions from several individuals including Louise Armstrong, Joe Thornley, Dave Fleet, Doug Walker and Guy Skipworth.

Show Notes:

00:23 Terry opens the show.

02:10 Question from Louise Armstrong of Palette PR on tips for how to counsel clients on getting started in social media.

08:12 Question from Joe Thornley of Thornley Fallis Communications on if, with the current state of the economy, there are any trends on whether social media is surviving because it is relatively cheap or whether it is the first to be cut because it is unproven.

12:50 Question from Dave Fleet of Thornley Fallis Communications on ghost blogging.

18:24 Question from Doug Walker of Social Media Group on the difference between what the internal perception of the company is compared to what the individuals are embracing.

24:20 Question from Guy Skipworth of Mediaco on whether you can shape the conversation in the blog world like you can in media.

28:04 Question on how students just starting out can get noticed in the world of social media.

34:23 Terry closes the show.

Our theme music is Streetwalker by Cjacks and is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network; Roger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Janna Guberman.

Inside PR #128 – Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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This week on Inside PR Terry, Martin and Julie discuss the tools they use for time tracking, media monitoring, media list development, project management, subscriptions and podcasts and welcome a comment from Volodymyr Dehtyarov of Nords PR Ukraine in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Show Notes

00:28 Terry opens the show.

01:25 Terry introduces a comment from Volodymyr Dehtyarov.

02:58 Volodymyr Dehtyarov comments on how Inside PR should discuss the topic of the tools PR agencies use to manage their time and bill their clients.

05:09 Terry introduces the show topic: The tools PR agencies use for time tracking, media monitoring, media list development, project management, subscriptions and podcasts.

06:16 Martin discusses the first category; time tracking.

08:56 Julie talks to time tracking.

11:42 Terry talks to time tracking.

18:50 Terry introduces the next category; media monitoring tools.

19:07 Julie discusses her preferred tools for media monitoring.
1. Google
2. Infomart
3. Cision

21:28 Martin talks to media monitoring.

25:19 Terry introduces the third category; media list development tools such as MediaNetCentral.

26:10 Martin talks to media list tools.

28:22 Julie talks to media list tools.

29:39 Martin discusses subscription tools including Media Relations Rating Points.

30:58 Julie talks to project management tools she uses.

32:35 Terry discusses the tools used to produce Inside PR such as Audacity and Libsyn.

34:13 Terry closes the show.

Our theme music is Streetwalker by Cjacks and is courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network; Roger Dey is our announcer.

This week’s episode was produced by Janna Guberman.