FIR 184: An Incomprehensible Disaster

The June 2019 edition of “The Hobson and Holtz Report,” aka FIR 184, features Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz talking about these stories: Boeing’s Max 737 crisis is a textbook case of ignoring standards of crisis communication Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report has a lot of meat for communicators Privacy policies are an incomprehensible disaster North Face and its ad agency thought it was clever gaming Wikipedia. Now they’re sorry. A privacy issue with precise-location tagging led Twitter to…

20 Highlights from Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2017 report

The 2017 edition of venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report was published last week. As with previous editions, the 2017 report offers credible insights into some of the significant trends that are shaping, evolving and defining the internet and our use of it. This year, there’s a strong focus on online advertising, interactive games, healthcare, and much more. Weighing in at 355 slides, the presentation deck PDF is a hefty opus with much to glean and digest. I’ve…

A tour through Mary Meeker’s 2016 internet trends report

One publication that’s eagerly awaited by anyone looking for the big-picture view on internet trends in the coming few years, backed up by credible and authoritative facts and figures, was published on June 1. The 2016 edition of venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report addresses a wide range of major trends, including the impact of macroeconomic forces on internet growth; the outlook for smartphones; the rise of video and image messaging, artificial intelligence, bots and voice communication; the…

Fifteen big trends for the evolving digital age

The latest sets of analysed data on current and next internet trends from the peerless Mary Meeker, US venture capitalist and analyst, and her colleague Liang Wu, present a buffet of valuable metrics and compelling insights into the scope of the global online world and those shaping it, evolving it and driving it relentlessly onwards. Just the summary description is compelling, giving you glimpses of the rich content within: The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report finds continued…

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