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Media Unplugged: Apple’s TV Strategy Revealed

Apple’s TV strategy revealed! And… Video wins online – but where’s the money? Plus, rants and raves about Dyson’s move into electric vehicles, the scale of Amazon’s investment in Alexa, 12 questions that will change your life, and my own new podcast about the people and the making of the movie The Exorcist. It’s episode […]

Posted in 12 questions, alexa, apple, branding, dyson, exorcist, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Media Unplugged, money, online, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, tv, video

Kim Kardashian Has Great Talent After All

Kim Kardashian has great talent after all. And… Publishers spanked by Facebook’s changing newsfeed algorithm. It’s episode 45 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about the grand opening of Kelloggs All Day Cereal Cafe, PBS’s Capitol Fourth TV fakery, Lyft’s “Ghost Mode,” and an easy […]

Posted in algorithm, Audio, branding, capitol fourth, cereal cafe, culture, facebook, fake, fireworks, ghost mode, ghostbusters, kelloggs, kim kardashian, lyft, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, newsfeed, pbs, podcast, podcasts, publishers, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, tunestotube, video, youtube

Media Unplugged: Surprise! Distribution is King!

Surprise! Distribution is KING! And… Time is running out for Big Media. It’s episode 39 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about an app that allows you to exchange your time for money, the ridiculous idea that movie review ratings should correlate to box office […]

Posted in aggregator, app, big media, bleacher report, box office, branding, chinese, digiday, distribution, future, king, mark ramsey, marketing, Media, Media Unplugged, money, movie review, neil patel, podcasts, ramsey-blog, revenue, time, tom asacker, tv, unplugged, video

What Podcasting Can’t Do

Is podcasting the hot new thing? Maybe. But it is not the hot everything, not even when it comes to audio. Look at Facebook, a platform that was driven primarily by text until recently, when it became driven primarily by images and later by video. Now the big news is that Facebook is pivoting towards […]

Posted in event, facebook, live, live event, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, on demand, podcast, podcasting, podcasts, radio, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, video

Can Taylor Swift Save Apple Music?

Have you checked out the Media Unplugged podcast I do with Tom Asacker? If not, the holiday season is a great time to catch up. Just go here for the iTunes link (other links are below). We reveal what’s really happening in media. And so far, the ‘cast has been good enough to be distributed by […]

Posted in alamo drafthouse, amazon, apple music, bundle, cable company, facebook, force awakens, george clooney, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Media Unplugged, omaze, platform, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, rant, rave, save, star wars, svod, taylor swift, tom asacker, unplugged, video

What Radio Can Learn from TV

…and what TV learned from the Serial podcast. Disruption is rampaging through the TV industry, and there are a lot of lessons there for radio. That’s according to a great source: TV Guide Executive Editor Michael Schneider, who also c0-hosts the excellent KCRW podcast The Spinoff. Mike spoke with me at hivio, the audio future festival […]

Posted in 2015, Audio, hivio, Interviews, kcrw, lessons, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, michael schneider, podcast, radio, ramsey-blog, serial, the spinoff, tv, tv guide, video

Apple is Wrong about the Future of TV

Apple says the future of TV is apps – but is it? And… Why is Verizon launching a video service nobody is asking for? It’s episode 27 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves for the ubiquity of all things “artisanal,” the 23rd Annual Sports Fan Loyalty Index, MTV’s […]

Posted in apple, Apps, artisanal, fire wood, future, jeff schmidt, loyalty index, madame tussaud, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, mtv, nicki minaj, podcasts, ramsey-blog, snapchat, sports fan, television, tom asacker, tv, unplugged, verizon, video, vma

Is the ESPN Bubble About to Burst?

How to make Buzzfeed-style videos – but SHOULD you? And… Is the ESPN bubble about to burst? It’s episode 24 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about Staples’ school supplies designed by actual students, a wacky marketing lesson from Donald Trump, and a horror movie podcast so bad it’s […]

Posted in ad age, Advertising, age, al ries, bubble, burst, buzzfeed, espn, golden, horror, how to, jenna marbles, julia roberts, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, staples, tom asacker, unplugged, video

The Media Are Wrong About Brian Williams

How the media got the Brian Williams story all wrong. And… Hey newspapers! Want a younger video audience? Try a sock puppet! It’s episode 13 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, Tom rants about Cindy Crawford’s face and so much more, while Mark rants about HLN’s pathetic “News […]

Posted in brian williams, cindy crawford, hln, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, nbc, news and a movie, newspaper, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, sock puppet, story, tom asacker, unplugged, video, wrong, younger audience

Inside Facebook’s Aggressive Move into Video

What does Facebook’s aggressive move into video mean for their future? And YouTube’s? Also: It’s a trend – publishers as platforms, where fans make content but publishers make bank. It’s episode 10 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 […]

Posted in aggressive, Audio, facebook, kodak, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, moviepilot, nfl, platform, podcast, podcasts, publisher, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, trend, unplugged, video, youtube
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