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AM Radio: With Friends Like This…

Everybody loves AM radio, right? Everybody needs AM radio, right? Hmm. Maybe not. Imagine a world where a new auto model dispenses with AM radio, but even so experiences blockbuster consumer demand. Of course, I’m talking about Elon Musk’s forthcoming Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk, during a conference call hosted by Goldman Sachs a few […]

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Posted in am, am radio, association, broadcasters, california, future, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, scba, southern, tesla

Christian Music Radio: 10 Secrets of Success Revealed

Nobody had ever done this before. What if you take the leading programmers to one popular format and ask them a slew of in-depth questions about the way they program their stations, how they conduct fundraising, how they market and what they spend, how they perceive the priorities for their brands, etc? Then what if you […]

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Posted in 10, 2015, best practices, broadcasters, christian, Christian Radio, cmb, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, momentum, music, radio, ramsey-blog, research, revealed, secrets, success, switchfoot, trends

See you at NAB and NMX

This week I’m pleased to be a featured speaker at NMX, which is concurrent with the NAB in Las Vegas. If you’re in town for either event, I invite you to come to my session, 7 Radio Lessons that can Transform Your Podcast. It’s on Tuesday, April 15 at 2pm. And if you’d like to […]

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Posted in 2015, 7 radio lessons, broadcasters, digital, las vegas, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, nab, new media, nmx, podcast, podcasts, presentation, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, speaker, strategy

How Broadcasters Can Monetize Their Mobile Apps

I have long argued that radio broadcasters demand too little of their mobile apps. Yes, they can stream the over-the-air content. But so can your radio. What else can they do? What about your app is so essential, so engaging, such an important complement to the over-the-air and streaming experience that it demands not only that I […]

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Posted in Advertising, app, bill freund, broadcasters, clip, clip interactive, interview, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mobile, monetization, monetize, platform, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, revenue

Is Social Media for Conversation – or for Broadcasting?

“Social media is for conversations, not broadcasting.” That’s a common bromide among social media gurus.  But is it true? This matters to traditional broadcasters, because so much of what we do is built for broadcasting – it’s built for “one-to-many.”  Should we shoot for more conversation or more distribution? Hubspot’s Dan Zarella took a closer […]

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