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The New Auto Dashboard Isn’t as Scary as Radio Thinks

Every time there’s some new innovation out there which enhances the choice set available to consumers who want to hear audio entertainment or information, a chill runs up the spine of every broadcaster, because with such a large fraction of listening, radio seems to stand more to lose than to gain from the expansion of […]

Posted in apple, auto, car, coke, connected car, dashboard, doom, edison, fox news, future, libsyn, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mobile, nike, pandora, podcasts, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, spotify, taylor swift, trends

What Many Broadcasters Still Don’t Understand

When I read trade headlines like “who will lead Radio?” the implication is that there is this silo called “radio” which is independent from and not subject to the constraints of every other silo in the media space known by every other label. But radio really is a gift of attention by those who are interested […]

Posted in amazon, attention, competitor, connected car, dashboard, evernote, fractionalizing, mark ramsey, Media, om malik, pandora, phil libin, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, trends

What Many Broadcasters Still Don’t Understand

When I read trade headlines like “who will lead Radio?” the implication is that there is this silo called “radio” which is independent from and not subject to the constraints of every other silo in the media space known by every other label. But radio really is a gift of attention by those who are interested […]

Posted in amazon, attention, connected car, dashboard, evernote, fractionalizing, mark ramsey, Media, om malik, pandora, phil libin, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, trends

What Radio Looks Like on Ford’s New Sync 3 for 2016

Never let it be said that the automakers don’t listen to feedback, because when it comes to Ford’s clunky Sync platform, they got an earful. And guess what? Ford responded. This week the automaker introduced the latest and greatest version of its Sync infotainment system, and it looks great. It will make its debut on […]

Posted in 2015, connected car, dash, dashboard, Digital Strategy, ford, iheartradio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, pandora, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, siriusxm, spotify, sync, sync 3, technology, tunein

Chevrolet’s Plan for Built-In Wi-Fi In Your Car

There’s a tendency for some broadcasters to put too much faith in the idea that consumers will prefer traditional radio over the online variety because of scarce and expensive bandwidth. But the reality is that bandwidth is neither that scarce nor that expensive, when compared to the value derived from it. And one way to […]

Posted in 2015, 4g, auto, Automotive, chevrolet, chevy, dash, dashboard, hotspot, Internet Radio, LTE, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mobile, Moble Audio, online radio, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, wi-fi

Radio’s REAL Problem on the New Auto Dashboard

Yesterday I wrote that some auto industry analysts believe radio needs to be easy to find and use on the new auto dashboard because ease of discovery and use will trump any discussion of how good or bad the actual content is. In other words, consumers are not likely to seek out great content they […]

Posted in amc, auto, Automotive, car, dashboard, Digital Strategy, Insights, mark ramsey, media mark ramsey media, mobile, nordstrom, Public Radio, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, starbucks, technology, walking dead

Radio’s Spot on the New Dashboard – Time to Do a Deal?

This past week I had a conversation with someone knowledgeable in the auto technology space: “The dash is getting crowded and complicated,” she argued, “and the harder to find a radio station is the less apt folks will be to listen to it.” “But if the content is compelling enough, they will seek it out,” […]

Posted in auto, Automotive, car, dashboard, future, Insights, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, mobile, platform, radio, radio future, radio industry, ramsey-blog

Apple and Google Want the Car Dashboard – Now

Dear Radio Listeners: Apple and Google want you! Even (and perhaps especially) when you’re in your car. Here’s a video showing some of the navigation functionality of the “coming soon” iOS upgrade: But don’t imagine that the functions will be limited to maps and directions. From 9to5Mac: iOS in the Car is a feature that […]

Posted in android, apple, Audio, dash, dashboard, google, in-car, Insights, iOS, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Moble Audio, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, technology, trends

Making Sense of the Auto Dashboard

It seems to me that radio is in a bit of paralysis by analysis when it comes to the “connected” auto dashboard. As we get lost in the details of what change is coming and how fast, we’re not focused nearly enough on what to do about it, given that such a large proportion of […]

Posted in auto, Automotive, compelling, connected, dash, dashboard, detroit, live, local, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mobile, Moble Audio, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, sense, unique

Radio’s Auto Dashboard Strategy: We’ve Got It All Wrong

I wrote this originally for NetNewsCheck and it is excerpted here with their permission. Go here for the full article. In the race to exploit new digital opportunities, Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker has described three “consumer Internet ‘white spaces’ yet to be reimagined.” One of these was the “ear” and another was the car. […]

Posted in apple, Audio, auto, Automotive, dashboard, Insights, Internet Radio, itunes radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mobile, Moble Audio, netnewscheck, pandora, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, siriusxm, spotify, strategy
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