FIR Interview: Tom Webster on Edison Research’s Share of Ear study and the rise of podcasting

Edison Research is in the process of releasing data from its Fall 2014 ‘Share of Ear’ study, which takes a panel approach to assessing how much time Americans spend listening to the many categories of audio. The data produced a number of surprises, not least of which is a surge in podcast listening – more than 27 million hours consumed each day. Further, podcast listeners consume more podcasts than any other kind of audio. Edison Research VP Tom Webster joins…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #792: January 26, 2015

Quick News: WhatsApp is now available on a web browser, Twitter wants its top users to stop sharing Instagram photos, Windows 10 will be a free upgrade, two new resources to be aware of: a LinkedIn competitor and an anonymous app for the enterprise; Ragan promo; News That Fits: Edelman Trust Barometer 2015; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: Trust is a mixed bag for Asia in 2015; people who are good at cocktail parties are also better at the internet; the…

Rays of light amongst the gloom in the 2015 Trust Barometer

Updated on January 26, 2015 If you glance through the 2015 Trust Barometer published by the Edelman PR firm on January 20, you’d be forgiven for thinking that things are bad if not dire everywhere. The report – marking the 15th consecutive year Edelman has been publishing this – contains the results from surveying 33,000 people in 27 countries in order to paint a picture of public trust in business, the media, government and NGOs in those 27 countries and…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #791: January 19, 2015

Updated on January 26, 2015 Intro: Eric Schwartzman joins Paul Gillin as new FIR B2B podcast co-host; story update: Marriott reverses WiFi hotspot plans; Quick News: Trade associations in DC spending more on PR than lobbying, the focus for Google Glass is business not consumer, who’s using what social network in 2015, drones are taking off as prices plummet; Ragan promo; News That Fits: LinkedIn and Facebook are jockeying for position in the enterprise; Dan York’s Tech Report from Sri…

The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #790: January 12, 2015

Updated on January 26, 2015 Quick News: A “deeply personal” picture of every consumer could be grabbed by futuristic smart gadgets says the FTC, executives expect to spend more on corporate citizenship, Intel CEO’s diversity promise, a dramatic rise in video content on Facebook; Ragan promo; News That Fits: Failure to disclose grows as a PR issue; Michael Netzley’s Asia Report: Has social media finally turned the spotlight on Asia’s classic anonymous CEO? and more; Cluetrain updated; the Media Monitoring…

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