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You Won’t Believe What Happened at hivio

hivio 2016 is history now, but if you missed the live stream of day 2, you can catch up on a spectacular recording of it here (Day 1 is at that same link): Who will you see? Andy Bowers, Panoply’s Chief Content Officer, and a man at the center of the podcasting revolution Howard Lapides, talent manager to […]

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Posted in 2016, acast, andy bowers, Audio, espn, glenn mcquaid, hivio, howard lapides, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, millennial, online radio, panoply, peter kafka, podcasting, radio, ramsey-blog, re/code, sarah van mosel, tales from beyond the pale, traug keller

Is the ESPN Bubble About to Burst?

How to make Buzzfeed-style videos – but SHOULD you? And… Is the ESPN bubble about to burst? It’s episode 24 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about Staples’ school supplies designed by actual students, a wacky marketing lesson from Donald Trump, and a horror movie podcast so bad it’s […]

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Posted in ad age, Advertising, age, al ries, bubble, burst, buzzfeed, espn, golden, horror, how to, jenna marbles, julia roberts, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, staples, tom asacker, unplugged, video

Is Streaming Momentum Stuck? Really?

There’s been lots of attention in the radio industry trades lately about the lack of audience momentum for many broadcasters in the streaming space, even as so-called pure-plays like Pandora and Spotify grow by leaps and bounds. Tom Taylor writes: iHeart’s not the only terrestrial operator with flat or negative growth over the period from […]

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Posted in cbs, dan patrick, Digital Strategy, emf, espn, iheartmedia, iheartradio, Insights, Internet Radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, news, npr, online radio, pandora, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, sports, spotify, streaming, triton

And Radio’s Best Chance for the Future is…

If there’s one book this year that best sums up what the radio industry has to do to compete in a world of infinite choice, it’s this one: Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment. It’s a heavily researched and highly readable book by Harvard professor Anita Elberse. I talked with Anita to test […]

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Posted in am, amazon, anita elberse, big bets, blockbusters, espn, future, harvard, hits, Insights, Interviews, itunes, label, long tail, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, maroon 5, Media, netflix, nfl, octone, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, risk, small bets, sports, trends

What ESPN’s Franchise Business Means to You

Why did ESPN acquire Nate Silver and his hugely popular NYT blog FiveThirtyEight.com? Was it just to lay odds on sports events? Or was it for a much bigger play? This past weekend on CNN’s Reliable Sources, ESPN Chief John Skipper spelled out the strategy: …We had launched Grantland, [where we] allowed Bill Simmons to […]

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Posted in bill simmons, cnn, espn, Insights, john skipper, local tv, mark ramsey, Media, nate silver, newspaper, platform, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, reliable sources, sports, tom asacker, tv

Radio is Ignoring “Pre-Awareness”

In Hollywood, they call it “pre-awareness.” It’s the idea that you’re already familiar with the concept of the movie, thus the studios don’t need to waste those precious marketing resources making you familiar with the concept. Even before you see it, you know enough about it to know you really want to see it. It’s […]

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Posted in comedy central, dave ramsey, espn, ew, hollywood, howard stern, Insights, kevin smith, mark ramsey, Media, movies, podcasts, pre-awareness, radio, radio industry, rotten tomatoes, ryan seacrest, strategy, tv

The end of Sports Radio as we know it

Conversation about sports makes great radio because sports is all about sharp, informed opinions.  And God knows there is no shortage of those among fans of whatever game we happen to be talking about. Sports is, after all, an obsession.  It’s why ESPN is the jewel in Disney’s crown. It’s why Sports stations are generally […]

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Posted in am radio, disney, espn, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, onsports, radio, radio industry, RIU, social media, sports, sports talk, tv