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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

Inside the Exploding Business of Podcasting

Sure, it’s smaller than radio. But it’s growing. And revenue is growing fast. I’m talking about podcasting. And one of the hot new companies native to the space is Wondery, an audio on-demand company that just celebrated its first anniversary. It’s also the company I’m working with on my new series, Inside Psycho. Hernan Lopez […]

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Posted in Audio, business, hernan lopez, Inside Psycho, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcasting, podcasts, ramsey-blog, wondery

Is Your Media Business Doomed?

Is your media business DOOMED? Maybe not… And… Saturday Night Live says the future of advertising is NOT ads. It’s episode 42 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about the coming collapse in broadcast TV advertising…despite a record year? And the fuzzy math assumptions about […]

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Posted in ads, Advertising, broadcast, business, collapse, doomed, fuzzy math, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, native, podcasts, ramsey-blog, revenue, saturday night live, screening room, sean parker, snl, tom asacker, tv, unplugged

Media Unplugged: Introducing your New Favorite TV Network: Facebook!

How the magazine business is winning – that’s right, winning! And… Introducing your new favorite TV network: Facebook! It’s episode 38 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about Tina Fey’s secret to a long life and Chris Rock’s Oscar Girl Scout cookie stunt. Listen as […]

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Posted in business, chris rock, cookies, facebook, favorite, girl scout, inside, long life, magazine, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, oscar, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, tina fey, tom asacker, tv network, unplugged, winning

Media Unplugged: Will Media Unicorns Go Extinct?

Will media unicorns go extinct? And… Are platform businesses eating the world? It’s episode 37 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves on Kanye West, a great podcast for X-Files fans, and the most effective Super Bowl ad – which wasn’t even an ad. Listen as […]

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Posted in beyonce ad, business, eating the world, extinct, mark ramsey, Media, media unicorns, Media Unplugged, platform, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, super bowl, tom asacker, unplugged, x-files

Look Out! Ford will Support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto by 2017

Ford is going all-in on bringing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the auto dashboard: Ford is making Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available on all 2017 vehicles equipped with Sync 3 in North America, starting with the all-new Ford Escape. Owners of 2016 vehicles equipped with Sync 3 will get an opportunity to upgrade “later […]

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Posted in android, apple, auto, business, carplay, ford, future, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mobile, Moble Audio, model, monetization, online radio, radio, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, sync

Lessons for Audio from Big Brands – Tom Asacker at hivio 2015

It may be the most popular presentation from hivio 2015, the audio future festival. It’s branding authority and celebrated author Tom Asacker on what folks in the audio space can learn from the big brands and the critical trends shaping the winners and losers in the modern media world. Tom cuts to the chase and […]

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Posted in 2015, Audio, big, brands, business, consumers, hivio, lessons, mark ramsey, Media, presentation, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, trends

The Power of Audio Storytelling

Robert McKee is a teacher of Story and author of the classic book Story. Style, Structure, Substance and the Principles of Screenwriting. Past students of Mr. McKee’s include people like Peter Jackson, Russell Brand, Jimmy Fallon, Julia Roberts, Geoffrey Rush, Kirk Douglas, David Bowie, Meg Ryan, John Cleese, and many more. McKee is hosting an […]

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Posted in Audio, business, Interviews, los angeles, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, power, powerpoint, radio, ramsey-blog, robert mckee, story, storynomics, storytelling

The Booming Business of Podcasting – PodcastOne’s Rob Greenlee

Just how big is podcasting, and how are consumers and advertisers embracing the platform? That was the topic I covered with PodcastOne’s Rob Greenlee in this spectacular conversation from hivio, the audio future festival. At about the halfway point, we’re joined by “Randall,” the hilarious YouTube icon famous for “badass” honey badger videos (Randall had a podcast […]

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Posted in 2014, badass, business, hivio, honey badger, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcast, podcasting, podcastone, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, randall, revenue, rob greenlee, trends

What Should AM Radio Do?

In this short video, I spell out what AM should do to continue to thrive. Hint: The answer’s not going to come from our friends in Washington D.C. What does it mean to be in the “AM Radio Business” – and is that even the one you’re in? I think we’re asking ourselves the wrong […]

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Posted in am, am radio, business, future, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, model, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, trend, washington