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How Many Cars will be Dashboard-Powered by Google and Apple?

There’s much interest and much consternation about the entry of Google and Apple into operating-system extensions for the car dashboard with Android Auto and CarPlay, respectively. According to BI Intelligence: By 2020, nearly 40 million cars will be using Android Auto and 37.1 million will be using CarPlay, and that will cover nearly all cars […]

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Posted in android auto, apple, auto, beats, car, carplay, connected car, Digital Strategy, google, Internet Radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, spotify

Exclusives Power the Next Generation of Online Radio Competition

Once it was enough just to stream whatever the music industry pumped out. The marketplace was littered with online radio alternatives large and small. This was fine when there was nothing but blue sky and everyone was land-grabbing to scale distribution as quickly as possible. But now the online radio ranker has winners and losers – […]

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Posted in amp, apple, beats, exclusive, florence and the machine, KISS, mark ramsey, Media, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, taylor swift

Here’s Why Apple Hired a Famous Radio DJ

Why would Apple hire a well-known radio DJ? This past weekend Apple plucked popular British DJ Zane Lowe from BBC’s Radio 1. Lowe is famous for his artist interviews and for what Rolling Stone describes as his “keen ear for emerging new music.” It’s assumed that Lowe will work on iTunes Radio and its music products, of course. […]

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Posted in apple, bbc, beats, future, Internet Radio, itunes, itunes radio, kcrw, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, music, online radio, pandora, radio, radio 1, radio industry, ramsey-blog, spotify, streaming, zane lowe

Does This American Life’s “Serial” Signal a “Golden Age” for Podcasts? Nope.

Does This American Life’s “Serial” Podcast signal a new “Golden Age” for Podcasting? Nope. And we’re going to explain why. Also: Why is Beats crushing Bose – on YouTube? It’s episode 8 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we take the steam out of some overheated PR. […]

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Posted in ad, beats, bose, branding, clint eastwood, golden age, mailchimp, marco.org, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, podcast, podcasting, podcasts, pr, quartz, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, serial, this american life, tom asacker, wall street journal, youtube