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The Best New Audio App of 2013? It’s AGOGO

One of the great pleasures of this job at this time in this industry is being near ground zero when an entrepreneur sees the world in a new way and brings that new world to life. I am proud to have done a tiny bit of work with a great new startup called AGOGO. But […]

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Posted in AGOGO, app, Apps, Audio, featured, heilprin, Interviews, itunes, j. d. Heilprin, mark ramsey, mobile, podcast, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, store, technology, video, Videos

Lessons for Radio from a World-Class Brand: The San Diego Zoo

What could radio broadcasters possibly learn from a Zoo? Ask the folks at hivio, the first inaugural radio ideas festival, because this conversation between me and San Diego Zoo Global Brand Manager Michael Warburton turned out to be one of the “hits” of the event, and it had the room buzzing. Some highlights: How legendary […]

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Posted in Audio, brand, branding, featured, festival, hivio, ideas, Interviews, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, marketing, Media, michael warburton, radio, ramsey-blog, san diego, san diego zoo, video, Videos, wild animal park, zoo

Digital Transformation for Radio and Media – Mindgruve CEO Chad Robley

My talk with digital trend-setter Chad Robley is one of the opening sessions from hivio 2013, the inaugural radio ideas festival in San Diego. Chad is CEO of Mindgruve, a digital agency whose clients include brands like Proctor & Gamble, House of Blues, Oracle, Merck and Live Nation. Watch as Chad describes: The importance of […]

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Posted in 2013, Apps, Audio, chad robley, digital, featured, hivio, house of blues, interview, Interviews, jim rome, live, live nation, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, merck, mindgruve, oracle, proctor & gamble, radio, radio industry, strategy, video, Videos

What’s ahead for Pandora? CTO Tom Conrad talks to Mark Ramsey

Tom Conrad is the CTO of Pandora, and this conversation – from hivio 2013, the inaugural radio ideas festival – is the first public response of Pandora following Apple’s introduction of iTunes Radio. Here are some of the questions I asked Tom: How has Apple’s introduction of iTunes Radio changed the calculus for Pandora? Are […]

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Posted in 2013, apple, Audio, cto, featured, hivio, Internet Radio, interview, Interviews, itunes radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, pandora, radio, radio industry, strategy, tom conrad, video, Videos

Solving Radio’s Attention Crisis – Mark Ramsey’s hivio 2013 Opener

Today, I’m sharing my kickoff presentation from hivio 2013, the Radio Ideas Festival. It’s called: Solving Radio’s Attention Crisis. What attention crisis, you may ask? Watch this presentation and find out, because the ratings for all of radio have been steadily declining for years and there are only two solutions to this problem. In this […]

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Posted in 14 jobs, 2014, attention, crisis, featured, festival, hivio, ideas, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, strategy

How can Radio be Extraordinary?

If we want our fans to spread the word about our radio brands, why don’t we create content that’s more remarkable to begin with? After all, people don’t spread the mundane, they spread the extraordinary. Case and point…this video. Please upgrade your browser Prefer audio? Try this: Download mp3 (You can subscribe to all the […]

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Posted in Audio, branding, dog, extraordinary, featured, Insights, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, newfoundland, radio, radio industry, remarkable, video, Videos

Is Pandora “the Greatest Media of All Time”? Q&A with Ric Militi – Part 2

Ric Militi is CEO and Creative Director of InnoVision LLC, a leading independent Southern California “anti-agency” (they don’t “buy” radio, for example, they “invest” in it), and he has strong feelings on radio’s place in the mediasphere. If you read no other part of this interview, skip to the last few paragraphs. This is Part 2 […]

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Posted in Advertising, agency, Audio, featured, innovision, Internet Radio, interview, Interviews, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, pandora, radio, radio industry, ric militi, strategy, video, Videos

We Buy Ideas, Not Media – Q&A with “Anti-Agency” CEO Ric Militi – Part 1

Ric Militi is CEO and Creative Director of InnoVision LLC, a leading independent Southern California “anti-agency” (they don’t “buy” radio, for example, they “invest” in it), and he has strong feelings on radio’s place in the mediasphere. If you read no other part of this interview, skip to the last few paragraphs. This is Part […]

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Posted in Advertising, anti-agency, Audio, featured, innovision, Insights, interview, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, ric militi, strategy, video, Videos

“You Can’t Create Desire through Advertising” – Q&A with Tom Asacker, Part 1

Tom Asacker is an advisor to major brands like Procter & Gamble, UPS, and G.E. and the author of many thoughtful and incisive books on branding and marketing. He is one of the brightest minds in any business, and his latest book is his best yet: The Business of Belief: How the World’s Best Marketers, Designers, Salespeople, […]

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Posted in Advertising, Audio, book, branding, brands, business of belief, desire, featured, Insights, interview, Interviews, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, tom asacker, video, Videos

Radio’s Most Important Trends in Five Minutes

Want to know what’s ahead for your radio brand in just five minutes? Then this video is for you: Please upgrade your browser Prefer audio?  Try this: Download mp3 (You can subscribe to all the MRM video and audio via iTunes and get the goodies before everybody else.  You can also get advance notice of this content […]

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Posted in 2013, Audio, carolyn gilbert, featured, john owens, las vegas, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, nab, radio, radio industry, strategy, trends, video, Videos