Monday, April 30, 2007

PR- and Communications-Related Podcasts

Next installment of "Learning about Social Media from Your Desk."

I promised to direct you to some podcasts that you may want to try out. I am a regular listener to each of the shows listed below. They provide very useful and entertaining information about social media.

For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report
The twice-weekly podcast of Neville Hobson, ABC, and Shel Holtz, ABC, “a pair of communication professionals who think they have something to say.” Hobson is based in Wokingham, Berkshire, England, while Holtz is located in Concord, California, in the United States. This podcast is updated on Mondays and Thursdays.

This is the one everyone will tell you to start with. And I strongly agree.

Trafcom News Podcast
Podcasts for people who care about communicating with employees, customers, prospects and the world, hosted by Donna Papacosta.

Donna focuses many of her shows on podcasting itself. If you feel lost by jargon in other podcasts, know that Donna is clear and easy to follow.

Inside PR
A weekly Canadian public relations podcast hosted by Terry Fallis and David Jones.

This podcast focuses on the world of PR firms. It also gives advice to new PR professionals. Even though I have never worked for a PR agency, I still find this podcast useful and entertaining.

New Comm Road Podcast
Launched in May 2006, explores how new media tools are changing communication in business, in the media and in our everyday lives. Hosted by Bryan Person.

Bryan gives easy to follow instructions on how to use different social media tools. Hel’ll also keep you up-to-date on the latest tools. (Disclosure: Bryan consults with me for my organization’s podcast – award-winning podcast.)

On the Record...Online
The story behind the story as reporters from the mainstream media and newsmakers discuss how information technology is changing media news and entertainment, and business to business and consumer marketing. Hosted by Eric Schwartzman.

Eric’s podcasts give you insight into the business and media perspective of social media. I have no idea how he lands such high-level guests.

There are quite a few more that are top-notch in our field. Readers, now’s the time for you to share your favorites!


Bryan Person, said...


I will only speak for the other four podcasts in saying that they are great references for people wanting to find out more about the power of podcasting and how it can be used for business communications.

Inside PR said...

Thanks for the mention. If you can understand our Canadian accents, I'm sure there something in Inside PR somewhere, eh?

Donna Papacosta said...

Good roundup, I say as I blush. Thanks for including my podcast, Christie. ;-)