Monday, July 11, 2016

The Full Monty — July 11, 2016

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  • Too many details to share here — you should check out the report in its entirety — but the Pew Research Center has a report on The Modern News Consumer. From the pathways to news (less print, more online and still a lot of TV), to the issue of trust (there's some but not a lot), loyalty (split, although TV wins again), social engagement (drops with more required from readers), digital distinctions (happening upon news rather than seeking it out), attitudes of young adults (follow news less closely, are more skeptical).
  • Despite the overall good news for television and the news media, there's still a demographic gap. Nielsen's latest quarterly look at TV viewing habits of the 18-24 year-old demographic shows a year-over-year decline of roughly one-and-three-quarter hours per week - that's 15 minutes less per day. between 2011 and 2016, Q1 traditional TV viewing by 18-24-year-olds dropped by more than 10 hours per week, or by almost one-and-a-half hours per day.



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Trivia question: Bastille Day (aka French National Day) is celebrated in July 14, to commemorate the date in 1789 when the notorious prison was stormed. In what year was it first celebrated?*


Collaborative / Autonomous Economy 

  • Transportation

    • Uber is taking a $1.5 billion leveraged loan to support its global expansion. Such a loan will ensure that the investors' shares aren't diluted. But it only demonstrates what a money-sucking enterprise the ride-hailing industry currently is. And P.S., let's hope these banks know what they're doing.
    • Lyft is launching Lyft Premier, a luxury ride service that will feature Audi, BMW and Mercedes vehicles. Ooh, fancy! Sounds like they need some mustache wax now.


Virtual Reality / Audio

This is the future @oculus @LeapMotion #VR

— Eva (@downtohoerth) February 19, 2016


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These limericks are often quite jaunty;

We're wary of making them flaunty.

You're used to the snark,

But now we'll embark

On creating an audio Full Monty.


I speak to groups and advise brands and agencies to help them embrace the fundamentals of human communication in the digital age. You can join these other top-notch clients by reaching out if you'd like to put my experience and digital smarts to work on a project, to consult with your group, or to address an audience at your next corporate or industry event.


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