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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

Media Unplugged: Apple Says Fake News Is “Killing People’s Minds” – Really?

Apple says fake news is “killing people’s minds” – really? And… Publishing platform Medium crashes – and idealism burns. Plus, rants and raves about Oscar-nominated screenwriters sharing some hilarious studio notes, and more. It’s episode 58 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal […]

Posted in apple, Audio, crashes, ev williams, fake news, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, medium, oscar, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, tim cook, tom asacker, unplugged

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

Media Unplugged: How To Win The War For Attention

How to win the war for attention. And… I am Keats, and so are you! Plus, rants and raves about TV promos missing the boat, and what happens when the company that makes checks thinks they can convince millennials to use them. It’s episode 57 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist […]

Posted in attention, checks, i am keats, keats, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, millennials, podcast, podcasts, promos, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, tv

Media Unplugged: Apple is the New Hollywood!

Apple is the new Hollywood! And… You can’t fix Twitter. Plus, rants and raves about new products at CES that make perfectly good items too complicated, advice on writing stronger that should be more strongly written, Tom’s great new book, “I Am Keats,” and more. It’s episode 56 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker […]

Posted in 2017, apple, Audio, ces, fix, hollywood, i am keats, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, Twitter, writing

Facebook Live Audio – So What?

Cue the panic in the radio streets. Facebook is moving into the audio space by making available a publishing tool called “Live Audio.” “Should you be worried?” asks Radio Ink (which should be in a position to answer that question rather than ask it). First, let’s acknowledge the utter inevitability of this announcement. Facebook’s job […]

Posted in Advertising, facebook, future, impact, live audio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Moble Audio, podcast, podcasts, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, revenue, trends

Media Unplugged: The Best Marketer of the Year – Your Fans!

Will ad-blocking save the advertising industry? And… The best marketer of the year? Your fans! Plus, rants and raves about the app that fixes your complexion so you don’t have to, the history of the Christmas tree, and how one business guru needs a dose of his own medicine. It’s episode 55 – the final […]

Posted in ad-blocking, Advertising, Audio, Christmas, facetune, fans, mark ramsey, marketer, Media, Media Unplugged, podcasts, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, tree, unplugged

hivio 2016 – Jesse Thorn on Leveraging Podcasting and Radio

What can the audio space – radio, online radio, and podcasters, learn from Jesse Thorn? Jesse is the host and producer of some very popular radio shows and podcasts, Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and the co-host and producer of Judge John Hodgman and the proprietor of MaximumFun.org. He founded the show that became Bullseye […]

Posted in 2016, bullseye, go, hivio, jesse, jesse thorn, john hodgman, jordan, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, maxfuncon, maximum fun, Media, podcast, podcasting, podcasts, Public Radio, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog

The Biggest Problem with Podcasting is…

Everyone’s abuzz about podcasting! Well, kind of. Maybe not everyone. You’ve probably seen the 2016 stats: According to Edison, 21% of Americans ages 12 and up have listened to a podcast in the past month. That’s followed by this spin on trends: “That is up from 17% in 2015. Monthly podcast listenership has increased 75% since […]

Posted in growth, hbo, hits, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, need, netflix, podcast, podcasting, podcasts, problem, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, trends

Media Unplugged: Deflating Fake News Hysteria on Facebook

Deflating fake news hysteria on Facebook. And… Who needs facts when you have belief? A shockingly thoughtful conversation about the role of facts in marketing – and in Presidential elections. Plus, rants and raves about the voter who was determined not to know who the election winner was, the vast time wasted by people looking […]

Posted in election, facebook, facts, fake news, hysteria, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, podcasts, post-fact, ramsey-blog, rants, raves, social media, tom asacker, tv, waste
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