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Disney and the Future of TV

Disney and the future of TV. And… Has Apple poisoned Netflix? Plus rants and raves about the fallout of Dunkin’s decision to banish “Donuts” from its name and the phenomenon of “niche-ification.” It’s episode 92 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 […]

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Posted in apple, disney, donuts, dunkin, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, netflix, niche, podcast, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, unplugged

Pandora’s Future in Your Car

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 […]

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Posted in Advertising, android auto, apple, carplay, entune, future, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, pandora, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, technology, terrible, toyota, trends

Inside JAWS Tops the Apple Podcast Chart

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 […]

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Posted in #2, apple, Inside JAWS, jaws, jeff schmidt, mark ramsey, Media, podcast, podcasting, podcasts, ramsey-blog, spielberg, steven, steven spielberg, wondery

Podcast Listeners are Too Smart

Well, not “too smart” per se, but too well educated. And not “too well educated” per se, but so educated they are out of step with the rest of America, or as I like to call them/us: Regular people. Here’s the colorful proof, based on Census data and Edison Research data: Yep. 41% of Americans […]

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Posted in apple, education, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcast, podcasts, political gabfest, ramsey-blog, roseanne, slate, too smart

Inside the Exorcist is Top 10 on Apple Podcasts

If you haven’t checked out Inside the Exorcist, now’s the time. The series is in the top 10 in Apple Podcasts (as of this writing). And it’s a solid #1 in the Movie/TV category. And it has been getting some glowing reviews, including this one from the movie/TV industry publication Indiewire: So listen here and subscribe. And […]

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Posted in apple, exorcist, indiewire, Inside The Exorcist, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcasting, podcasts, radio, ramsey-blog, william friedkin, wondery

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 […]

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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

You’ll Want to Hear This

The final blockbuster chapter of my 6-part podcast inspired by the making of the movie Psycho wraps up in horrifying fashion today, and I invite you to hear it. It’s Inside Psycho. If you hear none of the previous chapters, please catch this final one. It charts the sorrowful decline of Alfred Hitchcock, the way he […]

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Posted in apple, Inside Psycho, itunes, jeff schmidt, mark ramsey, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, review, wondery

Inside Psycho: You Can Listen Today

Today is the day! The first two episodes of Inside Psycho are now available! That’s the podcast I am producing for Wondery – a six-part series about the trials and tribulations, the joy and sadness, the humor and horror behind the scenes during, before, and after the making of the Hitchcock classic, Psycho. The show is already off […]

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Posted in apple, hitchcock, Inside Psycho, mark ramsey, new and noteworthy, podcast, podcasts, psycho, ramsey-blog, wondery

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

Media Unplugged: Apple Says Fake News Is “Killing People’s Minds” – Really?

Apple says fake news is “killing people’s minds” – really? And… Publishing platform Medium crashes – and idealism burns. Plus, rants and raves about Oscar-nominated screenwriters sharing some hilarious studio notes, and more. It’s episode 58 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal […]

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Posted in apple, Audio, crashes, ev williams, fake news, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, medium, oscar, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, tim cook, tom asacker, unplugged