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The Biggest Problem Your Radio Station Has on Facebook

In what is perhaps a typical radio station scenario, 70% of the inbound traffic to the station’s website comes from social media. That’s right. Not from over-the-air promotion, not from organic search, but from social media. And 50% of that traffic comes from Facebook, specifically. That means more than one-third of that brand’s inbound digital […]

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Posted in buzzfeed, digital, Digital Strategy, facebook, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, radio strategy, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, social media, tmz, water cooler, x17

Breakthrough Digital Strategy for Radio – Federated’s James Derby

In radio, we are always talking about digital strategies, but how about seeing some actual strategies in action and the real audience and revenue results they generate? That’s why James Derby spoke at hivio, the audio future festival held a while back in LA. James has led the development of some of the boldest, most inventive, […]

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Posted in 2015, Audio, digital, digital marketing, federated, future, hivio, Interviews, james derby, local, los angeles, mark ramsey, Media, mobile, radio, ramsey-blog, sports, strategy

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

Are Your Audio Ads Too Dumb? Make Them Smarter

Data is powering marketing in general and advertising in particular in ways that could not have been imagined even five years ago. It’s important for folks in the audio space to bend their heads around this because data is, fundamentally, a form of marketing intelligence. And the more marketing intelligence that’s packed into ad inventory, […]

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Posted in ads, Advertising, age, Audio, digital, gender, Internet Radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mike agovino, online, online radio, programmatic, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, registration, triton, triton digital, zag, zip

A Choppy Stream Ahead for NextRadio

With a great flourish, the powers-that-be behind the NextRadio app have announced that this week shall begin a thunderous effort to enlist one constituency so far utterly lacking in enthusiasm for NextRadio’s product: Consumers. And so begins an onslaught of over-the-air radio spots designed to lead consumers to download an app that will not work on most […]

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Posted in bill freund, clip interactive, digital, Digital Strategy, emarketer, emmis, fm, FM on Mobile Phones, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mobile phone, nab, nextradio, online radio, rab, radio, radio heard here, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog

Survey: Radio Managers Anticipate Dramatic Rise in Digital Revenue

In the first release from a new study Mark Ramsey Media just conducted among radio industry thought-leaders, managers expect a dramatic rise in the fraction of their overall revenue that will derive from digital sources. The study was conducted by telephone in November and December, 2014, among more than 100 top-50 market radio General Managers, Sales […]

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Posted in digital, industry, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, projections, pulse, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, research, revenue, study, survey

Bob Iger’s Lessons for Radio

Disney chief Bob Iger is on the cover of the new issue of Fortune, pictured in front of Star Wars’ legendary Millennium Falcon. I can’t imagine a picture that could speak more loudly about content and branding and distribution and the role of fan passion in powering a media behemoth. Highlights of the piece in The […]

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Posted in bob iger, content, digital, disney, facebook, fortune, Insights, interactive, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, sheryl sandberg, story, technology, the wrap

What Happens When Ariana Grande Conquers America?

One of the greatest benefits of having a massive music platform is being able to parse the data in interesting and insightful ways. While all the big streaming platforms mine data in this way, Spotify is making at least some of that analysis public, and it’s fascinating. It’s all at Spotify’s Insights blog, and you […]

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Posted in advertisers, ariana grande, business model, digital, drake, ed sheeran, iggy azalea, Insights, Internet Radio, lana del rey, lorde, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, maroon 5, Media, online, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, smart, spotify, spotify insights, streaming, trends

Look Out: Big TV is Eating the Internet – Media Unplugged Ep 6

We have about two thousand listens to the new twice-monthly podcast I produce with branding strategist Tom Asacker. It’s called Media Unplugged. Have you listened yet? This week Tom and I ask whether the Internet is disrupting the TV industry or – after decisions by HBO and CBS to provide streaming-only subscription services – is Big Media eating […]

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Posted in Advertising, cable, cbs, digital, facebook, hbo, Internet, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, pinterest, podcasts, ramsey-blog, streaming, subscription, tom asacker, tv, Twitter, unplugged

If CNN’s Ratings “Don’t Matter,” Why Do Yours?

The entire category of cable news is suffering a ratings slide. So acknowledges Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes. But what’s his solution? How will he turn the cable news ratings situation around? Well it turns out that’s asking the wrong question. In fact, CNN’s response has been to add specialty shows which are decidedly not […]

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Posted in Advertising, anthony bourdain, attention, business model, cnn, digital, jeff bewkes, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Media Unplugged, mike rowe, mobile, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, ratings, revenue, sharon waxman, the grill, the wrap, tom asacker, trends