Here’s a cool interactive infographic via Dow Jones: a list of the publicly held companies that received the most media mentions in 2013.
The biggest news: Google beat Apple. The biggest surprise: no Facebook or Twitter.
We’re unaware of this study’s parameters, but we assume the Twitter omission occurred because the company just went public. Facebook, on the other hand, has been traded since May of 2012, and it’s listed on the annual Forbes 2000 as the 36th most valuable company in the world.
That’s OK, though: we’re pretty sick of hearing about Facebook anyway.
Our conclusions: banking still attracts the attention of most business news, but tech is the place to be if you want to sit atop the PR pyramid.