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Is NPR’s Future All Used Up?

Is NPR’s future all used up? And… What happens when Buzzfeed loses its buzz? It’s episode 41 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about pandering politicians, Domino’s Pizza’s new app that orders your pizza in ten second, thoughts on the Social Media Marketing World conference […]

Posted in app, buzzfeed, conference, death, dominos, donald trump, Facebook live, future, hillary clinton, lessons, mark ramsey, marketing, Media, Media Unplugged, nor, pizza, podcasts, prince, ramsey-blog, social media, tom asacker, trends, unplugged

What Radio Can Learn from TV

…and what TV learned from the Serial podcast. Disruption is rampaging through the TV industry, and there are a lot of lessons there for radio. That’s according to a great source: TV Guide Executive Editor Michael Schneider, who also c0-hosts the excellent KCRW podcast The Spinoff. Mike spoke with me at hivio, the audio future festival […]

Posted in 2015, Audio, hivio, Interviews, kcrw, lessons, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, michael schneider, podcast, radio, ramsey-blog, serial, the spinoff, tv, tv guide, video

What YOUR Media Brand Can Learn from TheBlaze

What lessons can any media brand – even any radio brand – learn from TheBlaze? TheBlaze is Glenn Beck’s innovative, genre-busting, hugely successful platform for news, information, and entertainment in TV, radio, and online. Since its launch, its digital operation has logged nearly six billion page views. In this conversation from hivio 2015, Mark Ramsey […]

Posted in 2015, Audio, blaze, glenn beck, hivio, interview, lessons, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, ramsey-blog, scott baker, the blaze, theblaze, transmedia, trends

Lessons for Audio from Big Brands – Tom Asacker at hivio 2015

It may be the most popular presentation from hivio 2015, the audio future festival. It’s branding authority and celebrated author Tom Asacker on what folks in the audio space can learn from the big brands and the critical trends shaping the winners and losers in the modern media world. Tom cuts to the chase and […]

Posted in 2015, Audio, big, brands, business, consumers, hivio, lessons, mark ramsey, Media, presentation, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, trends

What Radio Can Learn from Star Wars VII

Last week the Internet melted. And if you’re a Star Wars fan, you know the precise moment: When the latest teaser trailer for the newest chapter in the long-running Star Wars saga was unleashed online. You’ve probably seen it by now. It has been watched more than 40 million times, so I’m assuming at least one of […]

Posted in 7, content, disney, j.j. abrams, lessons, mark hamill, marvel, radio, radio broadcasting, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, star wars, talent, tease, vii

3 Lessons Radio can Learn from Netflix

On the surface there are a zillion differences between radio brands and Netflix. One is local, while the other is national, even international. One is free (for the most part) while the other is by subscription. One is audio and the other is video. And so on. But the similarities are more important than the […]

Posted in am, Audio Trends, Digital Strategy, earwolf, fm, future, house of cards, lessons, marco polo, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, nerdists, netflix, orange is the new black, podcastone, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, smodcast, trends

4 Things Radio Can Learn from Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has been the owner of the Washington Post for a year, and while his experiment at the Post remains a work in progress, the brand is experiencing the highest digital traffic in its history and is even modestly increasing print circulation in a time when most newspaper brands are continuing to […]

Posted in amazon.com, Digital Strategy, digital traffic, gigaom, jeff bezos, learn, lessons, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, print circulation, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, washington post

TV’s Digital Lessons for Radio

Edison Research recently showcased some buyer interviews arguing, among other things, that radio’s digital-only doo-dads are less than compelling to many buyers and that what they really want is an integrated approach across platforms built around fresh ideas. So what’s best, digital-only or integrated? Don’t get lost in this “either/or” – it’s a myth. It’s […]

Posted in Advertising, agencies, book, brand, buyers, clear channel communications, communication, communication design, consumer electronics, design, digital, digital lessons, digital planner, digital television, edison, future, graphic design, iheartradio, lessons, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, marketing, Media, music festival, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, research, social tv, song, song 2, song 3, tv, tv's, visual arts

Radio Lessons from the Huffington Post

Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington was on CNN last weekend where she outlined the key elements of HuffPo’s success.  And while not every (or maybe even not any) other site can hope to become the traffic magnet that is Huffington Post, it seems to me her prescription is relevant for any local media company that […]

Posted in arianna huffington, cnn, huffington post, huffpo, lessons, leverage, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Public Radio, radio, radio industry, reliable sources, RIU, Talk Radio, tribe
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