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Media Unplugged: The End of Authenticity

The end of authenticity. And… Will Amazon finally make TV’s smart AND friendly? Plus rants and raves about Ford halting production of most sedans, the phenomenon of micro-merchandising, and how Sherwin-Williams is using augmented reality. It’s episode 82 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the […]

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Posted in amazon, authenticity, ford, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Media Unplugged, micro-merchandising, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, sherwin-williams, tom asacker, unplugged

Here’s How Radio Gets MORE Important In Cars

I have written extensively about the challenges radio will have in cars with a dashboard which is built to sync with Apple Carplay and Android Auto. I have also written a lot about what happens to radio when cars drive themselves (hint: It gets ugly). But there’s another force out there and it’s a force in […]

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Posted in alexa, amazon, android auto, apple carplay, Audio, car, ces, ford, future, in-car, listening, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mobile, Moble Audio, radio, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, sync, technology, trends

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

What Radio Looks Like on Ford’s New Sync 3 for 2016

Never let it be said that the automakers don’t listen to feedback, because when it comes to Ford’s clunky Sync platform, they got an earful. And guess what? Ford responded. This week the automaker introduced the latest and greatest version of its Sync infotainment system, and it looks great. It will make its debut on […]

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Posted in 2015, connected car, dash, dashboard, Digital Strategy, ford, iheartradio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, pandora, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, siriusxm, spotify, sync, sync 3, technology, tunein

What 4G LTE Internet Access in your Car means for Radio

In the race to exploit new digital opportunities, Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker describes three “consumer Internet ‘white spaces’ yet to be re-imagined.” Two of them are the “ear” and the car. And she describes the latter as “largely untapped.” “Untapped” no more. Consider today’s automotive news headlines: General Motors Co. is expected to announce today a […]

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Posted in Automotive, chrysler, dashboard, detroit, ford, future, general motors, Internet Radio, kleiner perkins, mark ramsey, mary meeker, Media, online radio, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, RIU, streaming

Worry Less about Technology – More about Content

The title of the piece in USA Today says it all:  ”YouTube spends $100 million to redefine TV.” Beginning this month, YouTube is gambling $100 million that by seeding professional production firms such as Young Hollywood — whose slate of YouTube-only programming premieres Monday — it will draw more eyeballs for longer viewing sessions. YouTube […]

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Posted in Advertising, Digital Strategy, ford, future, Jim Buczkowski, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, new yorker, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, RIU, television, trends, use today, video, young hollywood, youtube