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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

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

New Radio Competition from the New York Times

Oh but so much more than that. From MediaPost: The New York Times will launch a new daily podcast hosted by Michael Barbaro called “The Daily.” The show, which is billed as “a reimagining of a daily audio report for a digital audience,” will debut on February 1. It will include a text messaging component […]

Posted in Audio, Audio Trends, dean baquet, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, micharl barbaro, new york times, nyt, podcast, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog

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

Non-Commercial Christian Radio Had Better Worry About This

I am blessed to do a lot of research work with Christian non-commercial broadcasters. As I travel around the country working with these amazing and passionate folks, I have discovered something unsettling – a trend that, I believe, should concern them a great deal. Here’s what I hear: Over time, the magnitude of giving is […]

Posted in ccm, christian, Christian Radio, fm, fundraising, giving, kickstarter, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, non-com, non-commercial, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, trends

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

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

And the Future of Radio is…

I love “future of radio” discussions, even though the premise of the phrase is completely wrong. Radio people care about “the future of radio” – listeners don’t. Indifference to what listeners really care about is why Clear Channel didn’t acquire Pandora when it was bargain-priced. It’s why there are many podcasts that sound like radio […]

Posted in anya grundman, commercial radio, Digital Strategy, future, hivio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, npr, Public Radio, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, roger lamay, trends, wxpn

hivio 2016: How Radio Can Make a Real Difference in Local Communities

During this week of Thanksgiving (and in the spirit of giving thanks), I wanted to share with you one of the most important conversations from the 2016 hivio audio future festival. If you’re a radio broadcaster, this will change the way you view contesting forever. Ryan Cummins is the Co-Founder/Co-CEO of Omaze, a cause marketplace that […]

Posted in 2016, broadcasting, charity, contest, hivio, impact, kickstarter, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, omaze, platform, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, ryan cummins
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