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Will There Be A Netflix Of Podcasts?

What upfronts reveal about the TV business. And… Will there be a Netflix of Podcasts? Plus, rants and raves about the return of Biz Stone to Twitter and what happens when your date texts during a movie and the Justice System intercedes. It’s episode 64 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist […]

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Posted in Advertising, business, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, netflix, podcasting, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, stackadapt, text, tom asacker, tv, upfronts

Media Unplugged: Inside Media’s Data-Driven Future

Inside media’s data-driven future. And… Here’s how advertisers ignore data. Plus, rants and raves about overt messaging and suspension of disbelief, Disney’s new Star Wars Land, and how Suave fooled a bunch of beauty influencers into thinking it was luxury haircare – but how the joke may be on Suave. It’s episode 62 of Media Unplugged […]

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Posted in Advertising, data, disney, evaus, future, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, stackadapt, star wars, suave, tom asacker

Advertisers Can Be Their Own Worst Enemies

We had to produce some direct response ads for my podcast project (you’ve heard it, right?), but one of the would-be sponsors was a hard sell. You can find them advertising on many podcasts here and there (and maybe even on a certain televised annual sports event). But this kind of podcast doesn’t work for them, […]

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Posted in Advertising, jeff schmidt, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog

Where’s Radio’s Branded Content?

I’m not in the business of crafting ads for clients. Let me get that out of the way right up front. And maybe that’s what permits me to see the world in ways many folks in the trenches selling radio don’t. I hear lots of terms: “Non-traditional revenue,” “integrated selling,” the “events business,” and so on. […]

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Posted in Advertising, branded content, branded entertainment, experiment, jw marriott, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, procter & gamble, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, swat, vanitycast

Strong Debut for “Inside Psycho” Podcast

Last week I told you about the new podcast I am producing for Wondery: Inside Psycho. This week I am proud to announce that Inside Psycho is now #1 on iTunes in the TV & Film category (#46 overall at this writing). It’s also featured by Apple as “New and Noteworthy,” which is a special privilege. […]

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Posted in Advertising, apple, Audio, debut, hitchcock, Inside Psycho, itunes, mark ramsey, Media, podcast, podcasts, psycho, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, wondery

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 […]

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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

Younger Audiences Hate Ads Even More Than You Do

According to a new global media habits study from Kantar Millward Brown, if you think your audience hates advertising now, just wait. It is about to get a lot worse. The study spanned 39 countries and 23,907 interviews, including populations representing Gen X (35–49), Gen Y (20–34) and Gen Z (16–19). According to the report: It’s particularly […]

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Posted in Advertising, Audio, digital, gen x, gen y, gen z, kantar millward brown, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, preferences, radio, ramsey-blog, research, Teens, trends

Facebook Live Audio – So What?

Cue the panic in the radio streets. Facebook is moving into the audio space by making available a publishing tool called “Live Audio.” “Should you be worried?” asks Radio Ink (which should be in a position to answer that question rather than ask it). First, let’s acknowledge the utter inevitability of this announcement. Facebook’s job […]

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Posted in Advertising, facebook, future, impact, live audio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Moble Audio, podcast, podcasts, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, revenue, trends

Media Unplugged: The Best Marketer of the Year – Your Fans!

Will ad-blocking save the advertising industry? And… The best marketer of the year? Your fans! Plus, rants and raves about the app that fixes your complexion so you don’t have to, the history of the Christmas tree, and how one business guru needs a dose of his own medicine. It’s episode 55 – the final […]

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Posted in ad-blocking, Advertising, Audio, Christmas, facetune, fans, mark ramsey, marketer, Media, Media Unplugged, podcasts, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, tree, unplugged

The End of Advertising?

We all know the folks in the print business are being squeezed by digital. At the New York Times total revenue fell 1% while Gannett Co. reported revenues down almost 9%. And remember, those declines take into account any growth in digital. But this note from MediaPost is particularly telling: It’s worth noting that [circulation] revenues […]

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Posted in Advertising, broadcasting, disney, end, facebook, gannett, google, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, marketing, Media, new york times, newspaper, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, television, trends