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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

Audio Advertisers: It’s Time To Make Spots Much Shorter

This was the headline: “Fox adopting YouTube’s Six Second Ad Format.” “This is the first time that a broadcast television company has committed to the ad format, which YouTube introduced last year,” the companies said. That means Fox TV will be airing six second spots across its platforms, including linear television. And don’t think that […]

Posted in Advertising, agencies, fox, hivio, mark ramsey, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, roy williams, sellers, short, spots, trends, tv, wizard of ads, youtube

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

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

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

Advertisers Can Be Their Own Worst Enemies

We had to produce some direct response ads for my podcast project (you’ve heard it, right?), but one of the would-be sponsors was a hard sell. You can find them advertising on many podcasts here and there (and maybe even on a certain televised annual sports event). But this kind of podcast doesn’t work for them, […]

Posted in Advertising, jeff schmidt, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog

Media Unplugged: 10 Media Trends You Need to Know

10 media trends you need to know. And… Niche! It’s the new mainstream! Plus, rants and raves about lying with podcast trend statistics and more. It’s episode 60 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth! Click the play button […]

Posted in branding, lies, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, podcasting, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, trends, unplugged
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