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Media Unplugged: Overpriced Shoes? A Hail Mary “Payless”

Overpriced shoes? A Hail Mary “Payless.” And… Will malls look more like…towns? Plus, rants and raves on Youtube “Superwoman” Lilly Singh, Capital One Cafe’s, and personalized celebrity videos from Cameo.com It’s episode 89 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 cameo.com, capital one cafe, lilly singh, malls, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, payless, podcast, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, youtube

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

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

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: There Will Be No More New Music Formats

If you’re waiting for a new music format – a knight in shining armor – to save your flagging ratings, then you will be waiting for the rest of your professional career. Because there never will be one ever again. What’s the next big new format? Radio has been asking that question forever. Most recently, […]

Posted in boom, chr, classic hip hop, country, everything that rocks, formats, future, inside radio, jack, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, mashup, Media, new, nielsen, oldies, pandora, pop, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, rhythm chr, rock, spotify, trends, urban, variety hits, youtube

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

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

Media Unplugged: Netflix’s Secret Way to Predict Your Likes

Netflix’s Secret Way to Predict Your Likes. And… Twitter Streams NFL Games – that’s GREAT – for the NFL. It’s episode 40 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about how YOU can “hack the media” the Donald Trump way, what it means when 2,000 YouTube […]

Posted in bloomberg, donald trump, garbage, hack, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, million subscribers, netflix, nfl, podcast, podcasts, predict, ramsey-blog, shopify, slogan, tastes, tom asacker, Twitter, youtube

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

You’ll Never Guess How Much Music Matters to Millennials!

You’ll never guess how much music matters to Millennials! And… What happens when Stars ARE the Network? It’s episode 29 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, Playboy says “goodbye” to nudity, Meryl Streep thinks there aren’t enough female movie critics, and there’s actually something called “Paranormal Date.” Brand authority Tom Asacker […]

Posted in branding, date, female, mark ramsey, matters, Media, Media Unplugged, meryl streep, millennials, movie critics, music, network, nudity, pandora, paranormal, paranormal date, playboy, podcasts, ramsey-blog, spotify, stars, tom asacker, unplugged, vevo, youtube
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