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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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Media Unplugged: Disney’s Mistakes are Costing Star Wars

Disney’s mistakes are costing Star Wars. And… Facebook is losing its cool among teens. Plus, rants and raves about what’s wrong with online reviews, the Onion’s desperate attacks on Facebook as their traffic sinks, and more It’s episode 85 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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Media Unplugged: Disney Wants Fox: Now What?

Disney wants Fox…Now what? And… What consumers REALLY want from brands. And… Consumers are running away from advertising in droves. Plus, rants and raves about Netflix’s personalization not just of recommendations but even artwork images, James Franco’s terrific movie, The Disaster Artist, and more. It’s episode 76 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen […]

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Posted in acquisition, Advertising, brands, consumers, disaster artist, disney, fox, james franco, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, netflix, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, unplugged

Radio’s Streaming Effort May Be Screwed – Part 1

It’s one of the most disturbing results from the recent Triton streaming audio trends report, and most broadcasters are looking the other way. This is the picture I’m talking about: The charts show year-over-year streaming listening growth for pureplays (e.g., Spotify, Pandora, etc.) and for broadcasters. And it clearly shows two things: Pureplay listening is […]

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Posted in Digital Strategy, disney, Internet Radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, pureplay, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, screwed, streaming, triton

Media Unplugged: Inside Media’s Data-Driven Future

Inside media’s data-driven future. And… Here’s how advertisers ignore data. Plus, rants and raves about overt messaging and suspension of disbelief, Disney’s new Star Wars Land, and how Suave fooled a bunch of beauty influencers into thinking it was luxury haircare – but how the joke may be on Suave. It’s episode 62 of Media Unplugged […]

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Posted in Advertising, data, disney, evaus, future, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, stackadapt, star wars, suave, tom asacker

The End of Advertising?

We all know the folks in the print business are being squeezed by digital. At the New York Times total revenue fell 1% while Gannett Co. reported revenues down almost 9%. And remember, those declines take into account any growth in digital. But this note from MediaPost is particularly telling: It’s worth noting that [circulation] revenues […]

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Is the New Golden Age of TV…Over?

Is the new Golden Age of TV…over? And… Who’s to blame for Internet bile? Advertisers, of course! It’s episode 26 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves for the Gossip Revolution, Star Wars-themed lands coming to a Disney park near you, and more. Listen as we go inside media […]

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Posted in advertisers, anchor, disney, golden age, Internet, internet bile, john brown, lies, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Media Unplugged, orlando, over, parks, periscope, podcasts, ramsey-blog, star wars, statistics, tom asacker, tv, unplugged

How to Get Rich with Online Video

Yes, you can get rich with online video – but not through YouTube. And… Paramount’s new business model makes theater owners AND consumers happy. It’s episode 23 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about Google’s new chat-bot that can debate the meaning of life, how Sony Music is […]

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What Radio Can Learn from Star Wars VII

Last week the Internet melted. And if you’re a Star Wars fan, you know the precise moment: When the latest teaser trailer for the newest chapter in the long-running Star Wars saga was unleashed online. You’ve probably seen it by now. It has been watched more than 40 million times, so I’m assuming at least one of […]

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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