Quick Study: Confidence in Earned Media Up While Paid Plummets; Online Advocacy Soars; Smartphones Propel Web Radio

â–¶ Public Trust in Paid Media Declines, While Earned Media’s Cred Grows: Researchfirm Nielsen polled 28,000 Web users in 56 countries and found that 92% had high levels of confidence in “earned media” such as word of mouth and recommendations, an 18% increase since 2007.