The Harris Buzz Report is conducted monthly and establishes the levels of buzz surrounding the latest news and product releases within technology, telecoms, media and entertainment. Using three key Buzz metrics, each report examines; the level of awareness and familiarity with each product release or news story, the degree of discussion amongst peers and the scale of excitement it generates.

Copies of the latest reports are available below. To access all previous reports please visit the Reports section of this website.

Buzz – Wave 71, January 2016

  • LG reveals super-thin ‘wallpaper’ OLED TV
  • Samsung reveals QLED TV powered by Quantum Dot Technology
  • Intel reveal VR (Virtual Reality) headsets
  • HTC Vive reveal an update to its VR headset
  • HP Sprout Pro G2 revealed
  • Super Mario Run mobile game
  • Sherlock Series 4 on BBC One
  • HSBC Voice ID launched to make telephone banking more secure
  • Sky Mobile launches
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie
  • Assassin’s Creed movie
  • A Monster Calls movie
  • George Michael dies

Latest Reports

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    2016 ended with the loss of yet another national figure, George Michael. This sad news tops our awareness chart for January.

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    TV Shows dominate the awareness list this December. Planet Earth II, aired on BBC One tops the poll this wave.

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    The High Court ruling on Article 50 following the decision of the UK to leave the European Union tops our awareness poll this month.

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    Similarly to last month, The Great British Bake Off tops our awareness poll yet again. However this month it is with the news that it is moving from BBC to Channel 4.

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    The new series of Bake Off tops our awareness poll this month - with other BBC stories making up the top 3.

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    The Rio 2016 Olympics opening ceremony comes highest in our awareness list this August. Despite that, it still ranks some way behind the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.

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    As expected Britain voting to leave the EU tops awareness this month. The news is ahead of the rest by a great distance.

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    BBC’s Top Gear’s return with ChirsEvans and Matt LeBalnctops our awareness this month. Followed by X-Men Apocalypse move and the latest season of Game of Thrones.

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    The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations top our Awareness Buzz list in May, just ahead of Leicester City’s incredible sporting achievement

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    The top story in our awareness list for April is the 2016 Grand National - it also features in our Top 50 all-time list

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    Three major stories top our awareness list for March: the 2016 Oscars and Brits awards, plus BBC Three’s digital move.

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    The sad passing of veteran broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan dominates awareness in February.

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    January 2016
    The sad passing of music legend David Bowie dominates awareness in January –the highest awareness of any news story in Buzz to date.


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    Steve Evans
    Sector Head, Technology, Media, Telecoms & Entertainment
    Steve has over 20 years’ experience in research working with leading clients in entertainment and technology. Steve now specialises in research studies for the entertainment industry, for some of the biggest names and organisations in the video gaming, film/video and music sectors, helping launch new services and business models or providing market feedback to optimise content. Steve is a tech-head and is often brought into studies that look at cutting edge technologies and innovation. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous entertainment industry events.