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Media Unplugged: 6 Second Ads – B.S. or the Future?

6 second ads…B.S or the future? And… How Hallmark conquered Hollywood. Plus, rants and raves about what happens when you remove “donuts” from Dunkin Donuts, the scathing critique that almost doomed TV classic Seinfeld, and the billboard that features 43,412 movie nude scenes. It’s episode 69 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen […]

Posted in 6 second ad, hallmark, hollywood, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Media Unplugged, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, unplugged

The Problem With Podcasting is NOT Discovery

If you were to survey most folks in the podcast space, they’d tell you that the primary problem they face is surfacing their content: Discovery. That, of course, is the natural perception you’d expect to find among people with too-small audiences who can’t reconcile the size of their audience with the scale of the always-on, […]

Posted in attention, bravo, discovery, distribution, game of thrones, hbo, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcast, podcasting, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, real housewives, serial, this american life

Media Unplugged: The Diminishing Returns of Online Advertising

The diminishing returns of online advertising. And… Innovation lessons from the Grateful Dead. Plus, rants and raves about the mixed reaction to Lyft’s new “Taco mode,” the easy way to win with Snapchat – assuming you’re HBO’s Game of Thrones, and the “dark side” of Influencers: Douchebags. It’s episode 68 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media […]

Posted in branding, diminishing, douchebags, game of thrones, grateful dead, hbo, influencers, innovation, lyft, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, online advertising, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, snapchat, taco mode, tom asacker, unplugged

Media Unplugged: Pandora’s Prospects – Gloomy

Pandora’s prospects: Gloomy. And… Can simple-priced generics topple your favorite brands? Plus, rants and raves about the role of desire in every decision you make, and why it’s time to stop making “an IMDB for podcasts.” It’s episode 67 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal […]

Posted in gloomy, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, pandora, podcast, podcasts, prospects, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, unplugged

Inside Psycho Is One Of The “50 Best” Podcast Episodes of the Year

Indiewire is one of the leading trade publications in the movies/tv space, and they just named one episode from my Wondery podcast Inside Psycho as one of the 50 best of the year (so far). It’s #10 on the list, and I couldn’t be prouder. Here’s their writeup: We’ve sung the praises of Mark Ramsey’s […]

Posted in Audio, hitchcock, indiewire, Inside Psycho, jeff schmidt, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcast, podcasts, psycho, ramsey-blog, wondery

Media Unplugged: Should You Buy Followers and Likes on Social Media?

Should you buy followers and likes on social media? And… How to profit from the spoils of streaming? Just ask The Weeknd. Plus, rants and raves about the couple who learns to survive without food (?) and a long-overdue update on news from wax museums around the world. It sounds better than it looks, folks. Just like […]

Posted in buy, facebook, followers, likes, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Media Unplugged, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, revenue, stackadapt, streaming, the weeknd, tom asacker

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
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