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Your Audio Does Not Want to Go Viral

Everybody wants to go viral. It’s as if your little corner of fame or infamy is not complete unless you have some tidbit of content achieving the kind of exponential exposure that used to require things like, say, TV or radio. The same goes for those who create audio content and post it online with all […]

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Posted in Audio, buzzfeed, dan patrick, Digital Strategy, facebook, going viral, how to, howard stern, jenna weiss-berman, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, npr, online radio, podcasting, Public Radio, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, rush limbaugh, serial, this american life, viral, virality

How to “Fame”

Think fame isn’t a formula? Think again. And RLM Public Relations head Richard Laermer is going to spell it out for you. A frequently-quoted authority on media culture and hype, Richard is a PR visionary, former journalist, and author of five bestselling books including 2011: Trendspotting, Punk Marketing, Full Frontal PR, and the forthcoming How […]

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Posted in 2015, attention, Audio, fame, hivio, how to, how to fame, Interviews, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, pr, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, richard laermer

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

How to Make Your Online Audio Go Viral

Video goes viral, but what about audio? I have never even heard the expression “viral audio,” have you? “Going viral” means “being shared.” So why is it so tough to share audio online? In some cases the sharing capability is clunky or nonexistent. But even where conventional sharing functions exist there are two larger problems: […]

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Posted in Audio, Audio Trends, avengers, consumption, contagious, Digital Strategy, discovery, hollywood reporter, how to, howard stern, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, mashable, Media, new york times, online, podcasting, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, robert downey jr., siriusxm, soundcloud, spread, viral

How to Monetize your Online Radio Streams

Last week I published a piece using actual data from actual broadcasters that argued that their brands could make more money if streaming spots were monetized separately from over-the-air spots. That is, separate inventories have greater revenue potential than one simulcast pool. So how does a radio broadcaster maximize revenue from that online-only pool of […]

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How Social Media Can Improve Your Radio Station’s Ratings

Why are you investing the time, energy, and effort you’re putting into social media? And more importantly, are you investing that energy right? I could write a post about tactical techniques to spike listenership via social media, but authorities like NuVooDoo will happily walk you through exactly that kind of campaign. Instead, I want to […]

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Posted in billy joel, demi lovato, hootsuite, how to, jimmy fallon, jon hamm, kevin bacon, lost remote, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, ratings, social media, tonight show, uberVU

How to Pick the Hits

The “golden gut.” It’s what separates those who can pick a hit from the rest of us. But what does the science tell us? Its lesson is unambiguous: Hits are total flukes. Well not entirely. A number of years ago students at Columbia staged an interesting experiment, described here by Tim Sullivan at HBR: [Doctoral […]

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