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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

Media Unplugged: Will the Curtain Come Down on Movie Theaters?

Will the curtain come down on movie theaters? And… The New York Times can’t save the newspaper industry. Plus, rants and raves about why bad movies fail at the box office: It’s the critics’ fault, of course, the NFL’s peculiar standards on what brands can and can’t advertise during games, and why being a ghost writer […]

Posted in branding, ghost writer, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, movie, new york times, nfl, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, stackadapt, theater, tom asacker, youtube

Will There Be A Netflix Of Podcasts?

What upfronts reveal about the TV business. And… Will there be a Netflix of Podcasts? Plus, rants and raves about the return of Biz Stone to Twitter and what happens when your date texts during a movie and the Justice System intercedes. It’s episode 64 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist […]

Posted in Advertising, business, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, netflix, podcasting, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, stackadapt, text, tom asacker, tv, upfronts

Media Unplugged: Twitter’s Misbegotten Live Video Strategy

Twitter’s Misbegotten Live Video Strategy. And…Champagne and Caviar Dreams, Meet Cold Hard Cash. Plus, rants and raves about the visual effects artist with the most amazing video to sell his used car – ever, and more. It’s episode 63 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. This episode is brought […]

Posted in live video, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, om malik, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, ryan holiday, stackadapt, tom asacker, Twitter, unplugged

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

Media Unplugged: Inside Media’s Data-Driven Future

Inside media’s data-driven future. And… Here’s how advertisers ignore data. Plus, rants and raves about overt messaging and suspension of disbelief, Disney’s new Star Wars Land, and how Suave fooled a bunch of beauty influencers into thinking it was luxury haircare – but how the joke may be on Suave. It’s episode 62 of Media Unplugged […]

Posted in Advertising, data, disney, evaus, future, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, stackadapt, star wars, suave, tom asacker

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

Radio and the End of Personalization

There is a sense of inevitable satisfaction in the idea that we can get from digital platforms exactly what we want whenever we want it, right? We lean forward with Netflix and find precisely what we want or what Netflix tells us we will like because of what we have watched previously. We want that […]

Posted in filter bubble, mark ramsey, Media, netflix, overfitting, pandora, Personalization, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, spotify

Media Unplugged: Amazon Lands NFL Streaming Rights…So What?

Amazon lands NFL streaming rights…So what? And… Should Twitter be charging? Plus, rants and raves about Netflix’s new ratings system, the value of authenticity (or lack thereof) in Pepsi’s aborted new campaign, and more. It’s episode 61 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. This episode is brought to you […]

Posted in amazon, Audio, football, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, netflix, nfl, pepsi, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, rights, stackadapt, streaming, tom asacker, Twitter, unplugged
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