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Is News/Talk Really the Top Audio Format of 2013?

Nielsen just released a report trumpeting “News/Talk/Information” as the “Top Audio Format of 2013.” But what does that mean…really? First, recognize that the ranker is based on Persons 6+. Among 25-54’s, however, News/Talk/Info ranks 4th, clearly indicating that the driving force for the format’s dominance is persons over the age of 55, which should come […]

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Posted in #1, 2013, format, information, Insights, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, news, news/talk, nielsen, number one, Public Radio, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, trends

Radio and the Future of Digital: 2013

Henry Blodget at Business Insider just published an updated look at the future of digital media that has consequences for those who are fighting the audio wars in the radio trenches and elsewhere. Here are a few highlights – but I encourage you to check out the full presentation. What rises to the top of […]

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Posted in 2013, business insider, Digital Strategy, future of digital, henry blodget, ignition, Insights, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog

What’s REALLY Happening To Radio Listening? Read This…

In order to rally and fight a problem, we must begin by recognizing its existence. The realities of changing consumer usage have certainly provoked action for my clients in what used to be called “newspapers,” I can tell you. But radio has been slower to action not only because the trends have been less dire, […]

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Posted in 2010, 2013, arbitron, Audio Trends, decline, hivio, Insights, listening, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, ppm, radio, radio industry, radio listening, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, research, rrc, trends

11 Million New Users to iTunes Radio – in One Weekend

That’s the news from Apple: Over 11 million unique listeners have already tuned in to iTunes Radio since launch with the most listened to song being “Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Drake. A “Pandora killer”? Of course not. But does some of that listening come from Pandora? You bet. Does some come from other […]

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What Radio Talent Can Learn from Improv

What can radio talent learn from the masters of comic improv? A lot, it turns out. In one of the most enjoyable conversations from hivio 2013, the radio ideas festival, I talked with Gary Kramer, Artistic Director of the National Comedy Theatre in New York and San Diego. Over the past two decades, the NCT […]

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Posted in 2013, comedy, funny, gary kramer, hivio, improv, interview, Interviews, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, national comedy theatre, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, san diego

Revealing Radio’s Social Media Opportunity

SoCast is a company that integrates radio and social media to make the distinctions transparent across platforms. In other words, SoCast makes radio social. Not only does SoCast social media-enable all your online radio content, they can even provide an all-social CMS for your brand. Sandy Hurst is COO of SoCast, and he highlighted the […]

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Posted in 2013, hivio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, presentation, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, socast, social media, srm

Newspaper Lessons in Transformation for Radio Broadcasters

Newspaper publishers are leading the transformation of media in large part because no corner of the media establishment has been so thoroughly disrupted. Invariably, that means some in the industry will become leaders while the rest become followers and even also-rans. Mike Hodges is one of the leaders. He’s President and COO of U-T San […]

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Posted in 2013, apple, Digital Strategy, future, hivio, Internet Radio, mark ramsey, Media, mike hodges, newspaper, online radio, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, san diego, streaming, trends, U-T San Diego, union tribune

What Google+ and Hangouts can do for Radio Broadcasters

Among the presenters at this year’s hivio radio ideas festival were two Google execs: Gabriela D’Addario and Maggie Ferrante. They are part of the team introducing media companies to Google’s social and communication platforms: Google+ and Hangouts (I just peeked at Google+ and jumped on a live Q&A between the LA Times and Aaron Paul […]

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Posted in 2013, Audio, event, festival, future, gabriela d'addario, google, hangouts, hivio, ideas, maggie ferrante, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, san diego

Digital Transformation for Radio and Media – Mindgruve CEO Chad Robley

My talk with digital trend-setter Chad Robley is one of the opening sessions from hivio 2013, the inaugural radio ideas festival in San Diego. Chad is CEO of Mindgruve, a digital agency whose clients include brands like Proctor & Gamble, House of Blues, Oracle, Merck and Live Nation. Watch as Chad describes: The importance of […]

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Posted in 2013, Apps, Audio, chad robley, digital, featured, hivio, house of blues, interview, Interviews, jim rome, live, live nation, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, merck, mindgruve, oracle, proctor & gamble, radio, radio industry, strategy, video, Videos

What’s ahead for Pandora? CTO Tom Conrad talks to Mark Ramsey

Tom Conrad is the CTO of Pandora, and this conversation – from hivio 2013, the inaugural radio ideas festival – is the first public response of Pandora following Apple’s introduction of iTunes Radio. Here are some of the questions I asked Tom: How has Apple’s introduction of iTunes Radio changed the calculus for Pandora? Are […]

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