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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

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

Here’s How Digital Makes Audio Content Better – NPR’s Anya Grundmann

Think digital and radio are two separate worlds and digital learnings can’t make audio content across platforms better and more popular? Think again. Anya Grundmann is NPR’s Vice President for Programming and Audience Development. She leads NPR’s programming center and its strategy for program acquisition, evaluation, and development. In this remarkable presentation from hivio, Anya […]

Posted in 2016, anya grundmann, Audio, development, devotion score, hivio, keynote, learning, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, npr, npr one, online radio, Personalization, podcasting, podcasts, presentation, programming, Public Radio, radio, ramsey-blog, strategy

The Digital Trends that Will Most Impact Audio, Online Radio, Radio, and Podcasting

How do radio, online radio, and podcasting fit into the larger pattern of tech trends washing over today’s audiences? What’s the power of audio in the first place? Peter Kafka is a great person to ask. Peter is Senior Editor for Media at Re/code, the digital news platform launched by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. Peter […]

Posted in 2016, digital, facebook, hivio, homebrew, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, peter kafka, podcasting, radio, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, re/code, snapchat, technology, trends, Twitter

How Millennials Use Radio, Online Radio, and Podcasting

Millennials are the future, but how do they really use audio platforms: Radio, online radio, podcasting, etc? And how do these platforms fit into their fast-changing lives? We recruited a special panel of Millennials at hivio 2016 so you could hear from 20-somethings themselves, and some of what attendees heard was shocking. When asked if anyone has […]

Posted in 2016, Advertising, Audio, commercials, future, hivio, mark ramsey, Media, millennials, online radio, podcasting, radio, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, trends

Help! They’re Abandoning Your Podcast!

Some interesting new podcast usage stats, as reported in eMarketer: Research from Bridge Ratings looked at the abandoment [sic] rates of podcasts among US listeners. A quarter of US podcast listeners abandoned podcasts that ran 45 to 60 minutes, though a lower 15% of respondents abandoned podcasts longer than 1 hour. Shorter podcasts had significantly lower […]

Posted in abandon, abandonment rate, bridge ratings, emarketer, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, podcasting, podcasts, radio, ramsey-blog

Five Ways to Dramatically Improve Audio Advertising

Audio advertising sucks. It just does. Face it. But it doesn’t have to. That’s a main takeaway from new research into the types of audio advertising listeners prefer. This research was presented for the first time anywhere at the recent hivio conference in LA, and you can watch the entire presentation (it’s only 13 minutes […]

Posted in 2016, Advertising, hivio, improve, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, podcasting, presentation, radio, ramsey-blog, research, sucks

Hey Radio, What Happens Next?

I heard a story recently from a Buzzfeed exec. As part of their never-ending experimentation with new platforms – and as part of their desire to play a joke on the boss – they filled the boss’s office with goats and hay while the boss was temporarily away at a meeting. What would happen when […]

Posted in buzzfeed, facebook, goats, hay, joke, live, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, suspense, ze frank

Hey Radio, What Happens Next?

I heard a story recently from a Buzzfeed exec. As part of their never-ending experimentation with new platforms – and as part of their desire to play a joke on the boss – they filled the boss’s office with goats and hay while the boss was temporarily away at a meeting. What would happen when […]

Posted in buzzfeed, facebook, goats, hay, joke, live, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, suspense, ze frank

Hey Radio, What Happens Next?

I heard a story recently from a Buzzfeed exec. As part of their never-ending experimentation with new platforms – and as part of their desire to play a joke on the boss – they filled the boss’s office with goats and hay while the boss was temporarily away at a meeting. What would happen when […]

Posted in buzzfeed, facebook, goats, hay, joke, live, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, suspense, ze frank
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