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The Podcasting Ad Space is Going to Explode

Sarah van Mosel is Chief Commercial Officer for Acast, a tech platform that helps podcast creators profit, helps audiences find great content, and helps advertisers reach engaged listeners. Much has been said about the rise in podcast usage, but not nearly as much has been said about the rise in interest among advertising for podcasting’s […]

Posted in 2016, acast, Advertising, future, hivio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcasting, podcasts, ramsey-blog, sarah van mosel, trends, trends ecosystem

The Digital Trends that Will Most Impact Audio, Online Radio, Radio, and Podcasting

How do radio, online radio, and podcasting fit into the larger pattern of tech trends washing over today’s audiences? What’s the power of audio in the first place? Peter Kafka is a great person to ask. Peter is Senior Editor for Media at Re/code, the digital news platform launched by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. Peter […]

Posted in 2016, digital, facebook, hivio, homebrew, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, peter kafka, podcasting, radio, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, re/code, snapchat, technology, trends, Twitter

How Millennials Use Radio, Online Radio, and Podcasting

Millennials are the future, but how do they really use audio platforms: Radio, online radio, podcasting, etc? And how do these platforms fit into their fast-changing lives? We recruited a special panel of Millennials at hivio 2016 so you could hear from 20-somethings themselves, and some of what attendees heard was shocking. When asked if anyone has […]

Posted in 2016, Advertising, Audio, commercials, future, hivio, mark ramsey, Media, millennials, online radio, podcasting, radio, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, trends

Inside the Biggest Trends in Digital Advertising

Inside the biggest trends in digital advertising. And… Tribune Publishing is now “tronc.” No, really! It’s episode 43 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about pants that can notify you if your zipper, um, needs tending, lyft’s inventive and clever new video campaign with Shaquille […]

Posted in Advertising, ceo, digital, jeff schmidt, lyft, mark ramsey, mary meeker, Media, Media Unplugged, noti-fly, podcasts, pre-roll, ramsey-blog, shaquille o'neal, tom asacker, trends, tribune publishing, unplugged, youtube, zipper

Is NPR’s Future All Used Up?

Is NPR’s future all used up? And… What happens when Buzzfeed loses its buzz? It’s episode 41 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about pandering politicians, Domino’s Pizza’s new app that orders your pizza in ten second, thoughts on the Social Media Marketing World conference […]

Posted in app, buzzfeed, conference, death, dominos, donald trump, Facebook live, future, hillary clinton, lessons, mark ramsey, marketing, Media, Media Unplugged, nor, pizza, podcasts, prince, ramsey-blog, social media, tom asacker, trends, unplugged

If Radio Wants to Matter in the Cars of the Future…

Remember when buying a new car meant more than buying an entertainment system that also happened to contain wheels? In other words, remember when you bought the car, not the entertainment system? No longer. Watch this TV spot for the new Kia Optima. It compares the entertainment system “in most mid-size sedans” to a Rubiks Cube. […]

Posted in android auto, apple, Automotive, carplay, connected car, future, kia, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mobile, Moble Audio, optima, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, trends

Radio’s Advertising Spending Forecast – 2015 – 2020

There’s a new report from one of my favorite media experts, Jack Myers, and it highlights advertising revenue projections for radio and other media from 2015 to 2020 (you can download your own copy here). To summarize: Terrestrial radio (non-digital advertising only) is expected to be essentially flat with 0.6% growth annually. Digital advertising revenue is […]

Posted in 2015, 2020, Advertising, digital, jack myers, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, non-digital, online radio, podcasting, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, spending, streaming, terrestrial, trends

Audio is a Feature, Not an Industry

So what does it mean when the radio industry headlines lead with debt-burdened iHeartMedia and this: iHeartMedia Battles Angry Creditors as Bankruptcy Looms. What does it mean when the next headline is about Cumulus, and this quotation: “Q4 and 2015 results dismal as radio’s decline shows no signs of stabilization.” What does it mean when CBS announces their […]

Posted in apple, apple music, Audio, cbs, cumulus, debt, feature, future, iheartmedia, industry, mark ramsey, Media, online radio, pandora, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, rdio, spotify, startup, streaming, trends

It’s Time For Rush Limbaugh To Go

Rush Limbaugh’s contract is up and it’s decision time – not only for Rush but for the industry which awakens to a 2016 where, for better or worse, Rush is the most famous name in radio. And it’s time for Rush Limbaugh to go. Now this is nothing personal. Rush has had an amazing symbiotic […]

Posted in am radio, contract, facebook, future, hivio, iphone, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, red seat ventures, renewal, rush limgaugh, Satellite Radio, trends, Twitter, youtube

Radio: The BBC Is Trying to Tell You Something

The BBC will reportedly abolish its radio and television divisions. BBC-produced radio and TV will still exist, of course, but they will be reorganized to reflect changes in audience behavior and in media definitions that I and others have been articulating for years. From Tubefilter: [BBC] director-general, Lord Tony Hall, believes an organizational overhaul is necessary […]

Posted in 2016, am, Audio Trends, bbc, disrupt, entertain, fm, hivio, inform, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, ramsey-blog, trends

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