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Is The Radio Industry Too Selfish?

For years now, many in the radio industry have viewed the challenges they face from technology and consumer trends all wrong. They have seen it from the perspective of the radio industry, not the consumer. The latest example is illustrated in this article, titled: “As TuneIn Continues Subscription Push; Where Does AM/FM Go?” Setting up […]

Posted in future, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, netflix, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, radioinsight, ramsey-blog, shonda rhimes, subscription, tunein

Radio: How Good You Are Matters

FX Networks boss John Landgraf has never run a radio station so far as I know. But maybe he should. Faced with a withering onslaught of content from over-the-top providers like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and others, Landgraf is the guy who coined the term “peak TV,” and since then the glut of TV has gotten […]

Posted in amazon, digital, fx, good, hulu, landgraf, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, netflix, peak tv, quality, radio, radio broadcasting, radio station, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog

“Radio, Advertisers are Less Interested in an Audience and More Interested in a Buyer”

Gordon Borrell has issued his latest report benchmarking local media’s digital revenues. Required reading for anyone in the local media business. Yesterday I published a transcript of Part 1 and the full video interview. Today, Part 2: Whereas the emphasis in the radio industry seems to be “let’s communicate the value of the Nielsen numbers, let’s make […]

Posted in 2017, Advertising, associates, audience, borrell, buyer, gordon borrell, local advertising, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, nielsen, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, ratings, sales, trends

“Radio is Shrinking, Give the Advertisers What They Want”

Gordon Borrell has issued his latest report benchmarking local media’s digital revenues, and it’s another eye-opener. Here’s my full conversation with Gordon about this report, the consequences for the radio industry, and what radio can learn from it. Part 1 publishes today, Part 2 tomorrow. What’s the biggest way this report is different from your previous […]

Posted in Advertising, clients, gordon borrell, local advertising, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, research, sales

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

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

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

Where’s Radio’s Branded Content?

I’m not in the business of crafting ads for clients. Let me get that out of the way right up front. And maybe that’s what permits me to see the world in ways many folks in the trenches selling radio don’t. I hear lots of terms: “Non-traditional revenue,” “integrated selling,” the “events business,” and so on. […]

Posted in Advertising, branded content, branded entertainment, experiment, jw marriott, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, procter & gamble, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, swat, vanitycast

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
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