Well, we had a quite the adventure recording IPR #7 this weekend. Normally we record late on Friday nights and this week was no exception. But for some reason the Skype phantoms were in a foul mood and the sound quality was just not up to our listeners’ exacting standards. So we packed it in and tried it again on Saturday night. I won’t go into the painful details, but after actually doing the show twice on Saturday, but failing each time to get a complete recording, courtesy of low batteries in our trusty iRiver digital recorder, we once again shut down for the night. Finally, Sunday night we made it happen. Everything worked… on the fourth try. It’s been quite a long weekend.
00:30 Terry opens the show
1:00 Dave notes that we recorded over Skype again from two separate locations. He also announces that six weeks after launching IPR, we’ve surpassed 100 subscribers according to Libsyn.
04:48 Dave and Terry discuss C.C. Chapman‘s new marketing podcast, Managing the Gray, and plans for the first Inside PR-Managing the Gray mashup to be recorded when Terry and C.C. are together in Kingston for the Podcasters Across Borders conference June 23-24.
8:10 Dave talks about Student PR blogger Chris Clarke and Terry announces that Thornley Fallis has hired Chris as an Account Coordinator starting on June 5th. Dave mentions that Joe Thornley has blogged about it on ProPR. Congrats Chris!
12:12 Dave notes that he’ll be speaking at the Toronto mesh conference on Tuesday, May 16th.
13:42 Dave apologizes for not being able to interview Stuart MacDonald from mesh for this week’s show
16:33 Terry announces that on Thursday, May 18th, another Inside PR Special Edition will be posted in which Terry and living PR legend Pat Gossage, founder and President of Media Profile discuss political communications.
18:00 Dave introduces a discussion about a Thornley Fallis blogger outreach effort that paid off in a May 11th post on the Blue Blogging Soapbox. Terry and Dave discuss the benefits of being an active player in social media when pitching bloggers.
25:08 Terry opens a discussion about PR and Post-Secondary Education in Canada relative to other countries like the U.S. and the U.K. Dave and Terry discuss the need for business schools to teach more about PR and communications and for more university undergraduate and post-graduate programs in PR.
32:21 Terry wraps up the show and notes he’ll be away until Monday, May 22nd so IPR #8 will likely be posted a day late, on Tuesday, May 23rd.