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Media Unplugged: 6 Second Ads – B.S. or the Future?

6 second ads…B.S or the future? And… How Hallmark conquered Hollywood. Plus, rants and raves about what happens when you remove “donuts” from Dunkin Donuts, the scathing critique that almost doomed TV classic Seinfeld, and the billboard that features 43,412 movie nude scenes. It’s episode 69 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen […]

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Posted in 6 second ad, hallmark, hollywood, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Media Unplugged, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, unplugged

Media Unplugged: Here’s what YouTube TV REALLY Means

Here’s what YouTube TV really means… And… Is Martin Scorcese too risky for Hollywood? Fugetaboutit! Plus, movie theaters are really in the SEAT business, and the limits of asking your friends to try a podcast (#trypod is well-meaning, but will it be enough?). It’s episode 59 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media […]

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Posted in hollywood, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, martin scorcese, Media, Media Unplugged, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, theaters, tom asacker, trypod, youtube tv

Media Unplugged: Apple is the New Hollywood!

Apple is the new Hollywood! And… You can’t fix Twitter. Plus, rants and raves about new products at CES that make perfectly good items too complicated, advice on writing stronger that should be more strongly written, Tom’s great new book, “I Am Keats,” and more. It’s episode 56 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker […]

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Posted in 2017, apple, Audio, ces, fix, hollywood, i am keats, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, tom asacker, Twitter, writing

Snapchat goes Big Media and Amazon becomes a Movie Studio

Snapchat introduces Discover and goes from messaging to big media. Also: Amazon’s making their own original movies – here’s why the movie business will never be the same. Plus, Tom raves about Taylor Swift’s move to gobble up trademark protection to many of her phrases, while Mark rants about the utter absence of ideas for season […]

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Posted in amazon, big media, commercial, discover, disrupt, hollywood, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, movie, phantom, podcast, podcasts, popular, ramsey-blog, serial, snapchat, superbowl, taylor swift, tom asacker, trademark, unplugged

Media Unplugged: BuzzFeed’s Viral Secrets / Netflix vs. Hollywood – Again

It’s episode 4 of Media Unplugged, and Tom Asacker and Mark Ramsey reveal the secret to BuzzFeed’s video success and uncover the real story underlying Netflix’s attack on the movie business. First, we discuss the magical pixie dust that makes BuzzFeed’s viral videos go viral and what that has to do with tapping consumer desire. Second, Netflix fires a bullet to the […]

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Posted in adam sandler, branding, buzzfeed, crouching tiger, distribution theater, hollywood, mark ramsey, marketing, Media, Media Unplugged, movie, netflix, podcasts, ramsey-blog, sequel, tom asacker, video, viral

What Hollywood Knows that Radio Doesn’t

“Hollywood Studios’ Message to Executives: Embrace Digital or Die.” That was the title of the piece in The Wrap. It focused on the ascent of two newly upped Hollywood execs, one heading Paramount’s TV division, the other leading Warner Bros. They didn’t get their new gigs because of their “traditional” experience, writes The Wrap: They […]

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Posted in business model, Digital Strategy, hollywood, innovation, Insights, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, paramount, radio, radio industry, the wrap, warner bros.

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