25 years ago HIV was a death sentence. Those living with HIV were sometimes discriminated against and often shunned. And then came Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, director Jonathan Demme, and a movie called Philadelphia. That movie and the developments in HIV treatment which followed it changed the face of HIV and AIDS in America and […]

Can Netflix become HBO before HBO becomes Netflix? And… Can Radio survive without passion? Plus, rants and raves on Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House,” the demise of SEARS, and more. It’s episode 88 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 […]

Today iHeartRadio announced their first-ever podcast awards to take place before a live audience in LA next January. And I’m proud to announce that our series – Inside JAWS – has been nominated! Hooray, team! What a pleasure and an honor to be on such a short list of great series! The way the winner […]

Today Radio Ink reported that Pandora is being dropped from Toyota’s dash display. The report was based on an email sent to Toyota Entune users by the carmaker. Is this dire for Pandora? Should radio be celebrating? No. And no. I own a late model Toyota and I received that email. First, anyone who is forced […]

How to blow up podcasting. And… 9 ways to innovate journalism – and media – online. Plus, rants and raves about Oscar’s new “Popular Film” category, the niche luxury brand of (wait for it) dental floss, and how 3 minutes of a podcast can generate tons of publicity for all the wrong reasons. It’s episode 86 […]

I’m very pleased to be presenting at Podcast Movement this week, and I hope you’ll come! I’m part of the Broadcasters meet Podcasters track, produced by Jacobs Media. I’m going to talk about all the stuff I’ve learned on the way to a hit podcast. Stuff you need to know. There will be some cool […]

Disney’s mistakes are costing Star Wars. And… Facebook is losing its cool among teens. Plus, rants and raves about what’s wrong with online reviews, the Onion’s desperate attacks on Facebook as their traffic sinks, and more It’s episode 85 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal […]

As of this writing Inside JAWS is at #2 on Apple Podcasts. #1 in the TV/Film category. Cue proof of performance… So what are the lessons from this (beyond the notion that everybody is listening to Inside JAWS so you should, too)? There are many but I’ll boil down a few: Do great work that […]

Are smartphones killing websites? And… Facebook is losing its cool among teens. Plus, rants and raves about IHOP (or is it IHOB?), the “Truth Initiative,” and more. It’s episode 84 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 button below: And if […]

You’re gonna need a bigger set of earbuds. I’m proud to announce the introduction of my latest collaboration with the peerless audio genius Jeff Schmidt. It’s the story about a classic movie and its inspirations. A tale of a modest thriller that became an ordeal and then a disaster and then a phenomenon and then […]

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