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Media Unplugged: Inside the Epic Battle for Media’s Future

Inside the Epic Battle for Media’s Future. And… How Amazon’s New Convenience Store Changes Everything. Plus, rants and raves on the newest blockchain star, Kodak (?), the “shocking” finding that women over 50 don’t believe your ads, and more. It’s episode 78 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside […]

Posted in amazon, convenience store, go, kodak, mark ramsey, Media, media future, Media Unplugged, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, research, tom asacker

“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

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

6 Reasons Your Station Should Do Perceptual Research

Perceptual research is survey-based research designed to build your brand and position it in a crowded marketplace. It’s strategic in nature, unlike the strictly tactical nature of music research (knowing the right songs to play is great, but if your formula is off-base or the brand is misaligned, don’t expect that listeners will pay attention). […]

Posted in mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, perceptual, radio, ramsey-blog, research, strategic

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

The Secrets to Facebook Engagement for Radio

Now that Facebook is all but “pay for play,” what’s the best way for you to maximize your time and your investment on the platform as you build out your social media engagement for your radio brand? No longer is it worth wasting time posting for posting’s sake. And no longer is money involved in […]

Posted in best practices, brand, comment, engagement, facebook, like, mari smith, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio station, ramsey-blog, research, share, social media

Younger Audiences Hate Ads Even More Than You Do

According to a new global media habits study from Kantar Millward Brown, if you think your audience hates advertising now, just wait. It is about to get a lot worse. The study spanned 39 countries and 23,907 interviews, including populations representing Gen X (35–49), Gen Y (20–34) and Gen Z (16–19). According to the report: It’s particularly […]

Posted in Advertising, Audio, digital, gen x, gen y, gen z, kantar millward brown, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, preferences, radio, ramsey-blog, research, Teens, trends

Long-Term Trends in Radio Listening Revealed

One of the biggest secrets in radio is what’s happening to listening over the long term. Talk to insiders and they will acknowledge that while a huge majority of Americans still listen to the radio the amount of time spent listening continues to decline. Or does it? Well, it depends on how you measure it. […]

Posted in diary, down, eCBET, joanne church, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, meter, nielsen, ppm, pumm, pur, radio, radio research consortium, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, ratings, report, research, rrc, trends, voltair

Five Ways to Dramatically Improve Audio Advertising

Audio advertising sucks. It just does. Face it. But it doesn’t have to. That’s a main takeaway from new research into the types of audio advertising listeners prefer. This research was presented for the first time anywhere at the recent hivio conference in LA, and you can watch the entire presentation (it’s only 13 minutes […]

Posted in 2016, Advertising, hivio, improve, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, podcasting, presentation, radio, ramsey-blog, research, sucks

Oh No! Listeners Switch Stations! It’s the End of the World!

So people are freaking out about the new Edison data indicating that consumers – that’s you and me – switch stations 22 times in an average commute. …unless you’re my beautiful wife, in which case you switch stations 2200 times in an average commute. Is that number (the 22) shocking? I don’t know why. Anybody […]

Posted in Advertising, agencies, commercials, edison, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, pandora, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, research, robot, scarlett johansson, spotify, trends advertising, tune-out
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