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Access To Your Radio Station Is Not Enough

This one is going to upset some of you, so get ready…. Recently I did some research where listeners were asked what platforms they listened to and where they listened to them. One respondent, a 40’ish woman with a teenaged son, indicated that her son would never listen radio “because he’s always wearing those headphones […]

Posted in access, alexa, apple music, future, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, skill, spotify, streaming

Let’s Face It: Your Advertising Sucks

So I’m reading a headline predicting a 4% decline in radio advertising over the next year and another 4% decline the year after. Meanwhile we are constantly reminded about clients pushing for lower rates or for tech-enabled solutions which risk commoditizing radio altogether. The solution? Well, remove ownership caps, of course. That way we can […]

Posted in Advertising, clients, droga5, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, problems, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, trends

This Is How Long Your Podcast Should Be

At NAB, Rob Walch, VP at Libsyn (and a very smart guy) attempted to debunk the “myth” that shorter-length podcasts are more popular than long-form shows. And he did it by sharing Libsyn data indicating that “84% of podcasts with more than 100,000 downloads were more than 51 minutes long while just 9.9% were less […]

Posted in content, data, length, libsyn, long, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcast, podcasting, podcasts, quality, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, research, rob walch, rules, short

6 Reasons Your Station Should Do Perceptual Research

Perceptual research is survey-based research designed to build your brand and position it in a crowded marketplace. It’s strategic in nature, unlike the strictly tactical nature of music research (knowing the right songs to play is great, but if your formula is off-base or the brand is misaligned, don’t expect that listeners will pay attention). […]

Posted in mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, perceptual, radio, ramsey-blog, research, strategic

Advertisers Can Be Their Own Worst Enemies

We had to produce some direct response ads for my podcast project (you’ve heard it, right?), but one of the would-be sponsors was a hard sell. You can find them advertising on many podcasts here and there (and maybe even on a certain televised annual sports event). But this kind of podcast doesn’t work for them, […]

Posted in Advertising, jeff schmidt, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog

Inside the Exploding Business of Podcasting

Sure, it’s smaller than radio. But it’s growing. And revenue is growing fast. I’m talking about podcasting. And one of the hot new companies native to the space is Wondery, an audio on-demand company that just celebrated its first anniversary. It’s also the company I’m working with on my new series, Inside Psycho. Hernan Lopez […]

Posted in Audio, business, hernan lopez, Inside Psycho, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcasting, podcasts, ramsey-blog, wondery

Where’s Radio’s Branded Content?

I’m not in the business of crafting ads for clients. Let me get that out of the way right up front. And maybe that’s what permits me to see the world in ways many folks in the trenches selling radio don’t. I hear lots of terms: “Non-traditional revenue,” “integrated selling,” the “events business,” and so on. […]

Posted in Advertising, branded content, branded entertainment, experiment, jw marriott, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, procter & gamble, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, swat, vanitycast

Media Unplugged: Here’s what YouTube TV REALLY Means

Here’s what YouTube TV really means… And… Is Martin Scorcese too risky for Hollywood? Fugetaboutit! Plus, movie theaters are really in the SEAT business, and the limits of asking your friends to try a podcast (#trypod is well-meaning, but will it be enough?). It’s episode 59 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media […]

Posted in hollywood, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, martin scorcese, Media, Media Unplugged, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, theaters, tom asacker, trypod, youtube tv

It’s Time For Radio To Make Spots Shorter

YouTube has announced that they will no longer support 30-second ads that viewers can’t skip, starting 2018. No more. Nada. Zip. Why? A YouTube spokesman said… We’re committed to providing a better ads experience for users online. As part of that, we’ve decided to stop supporting 30-second unskippable ads as of 2018 and focus instead […]

Posted in 30 seconds, ads, Advertising, agency, effectiveness, facebook, hivio, instagram, length, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, podcasting, podcasts, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, research, shorter, snapchat, user experience, youtube

Radio’s Lost Podcasting Opportunity

When you talk to radio broadcasters about their podcasting strategy, they tend to see it from the same perspective: The one that relates to their own content. But there’s another way to see podcasting strategy, one that is right in front of your ears. I have a secret podcast project (B2C, not B2B) launching this […]

Posted in broadcasting, commercial radio, content, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcasting, podcasts, Public Radio, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, shows, strategy, talk, Talk Radio
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