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Is This News/Talk Radio For A New Generation?

What happens when the future of News/Talk radio is not on the radio? #AM2DM happens. Good morning, Twitter! Today is the ONE HUNDREDTH #AM2DM and we’re celebrating with @NeNeLeakes. Bloop! https://t.co/lpjH3pLHQc — AM to DM by BuzzFeed News (@AM2DM) February 26, 2018 It’s not new. The show, a production of Buzzfeed News and found on a […]

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Posted in #am2dm, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, morning show, news, news radio, news/talk, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, social media, Talk Radio

Periscope…Meerkat…When We All Stream Live, Big Media Pays the Price

Periscope…Meerkat…When we all stream live, will Big Media pay the price? And… Facebook is about to EAT your news brand! It’s episode 16 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, Tom rants about Fox News icon Bill O’Reilly. Mark rants about over-complicated decision trees for folks trying to […]

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Posted in bill o'reilly, brand, cable, cord, cut, facebook, live streaming, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, meerkat, news, periscope, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, tom asacker

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

How to Make News Stories go Viral

How do you make a news story go viral? Also: Marriott – it’s a hotel chain; no, it’s a film studio! And what that means for all brands. It’s episode 11 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, Tom rants about the Pope who pulls no punches and Mark rants about TV’s Celebrity Apprentice, […]

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Posted in celebrity apprentice, chain, donald trump, film studio, hotel, mark ramsey, marriott, Media, Media Unplugged, news, podcast, podcasts, pope, punch, ramsey-blog, rant, rave, story, tom asacker, unplugged, viral

A Dramatic Reinvention of Mobile News/Talk Apps

What if your News/Talk station could have a mobile app that not only replayed your linear over-the-air stream, but also created something new? That is, what if you could personalize the content to the individual consumer – news, traffic, weather? And what if it could be presented in a non-linear stream, unique to every individual? […]

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Posted in anil panguluri, app, Apps, Audio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mobile, news, newsbeat, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, talk, traffic, weather

Did News/Talk Radio Bungle “The Interview”?

Where was News/Talk radio when hackers reportedly representing the North Korean government nuked Sony Pictures and scared major theater owners into locking out the latest movie from Seth Rogen and James Franco, The Interview? With stations labeled “Freedom” and “The Flag” and “The Truth,” News/Talk crows daily about the dangers faced by “free” Americans from their own government, so what […]

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Posted in conservative, flag, freedom, future, james franco, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, news, news radio, news/talk, north korea, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, seth rogen, talk, Talk Radio, the interview, truth

How to Measure NPR’s Success in a Digital Age

Is NPR’s performance on the digital front a sign that radio’s digital evolution has stalled? Or, worse, that it’s just a big hairy mistake? So says would-be town crier Richard Harker. Harker’s basic point is right on: Broadcasters should direct some of their innovative attention towards content on traditional radio channels and not only experiment […]

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Posted in AGOGO, digital, itunes, linear, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, news, npr, Public Radio, ramsey-blog, richard harker, stitcher, swell, transformation, trends

Me, My Family, and My Neighborhood

“Local” or “not local” is the wrong way to think about news and entertainment on the radio. When it comes to information, for example, there are two flavors – one kind is relevant to me, my family, or my neighborhood. The other kind is entertainment. Here is an overview of consumers’ “circles of interest”: At […]

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Posted in city, information, Insights, international, local, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, me, Media, my family, my neighborhood, national, news, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, relevance, relevant, state

Is News/Talk Really the Top Audio Format of 2013?

Nielsen just released a report trumpeting “News/Talk/Information” as the “Top Audio Format of 2013.” But what does that mean…really? First, recognize that the ranker is based on Persons 6+. Among 25-54’s, however, News/Talk/Info ranks 4th, clearly indicating that the driving force for the format’s dominance is persons over the age of 55, which should come […]

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Posted in #1, 2013, format, information, Insights, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, news, news/talk, nielsen, number one, Public Radio, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, trends

News/Talking about the Wrong Things

Republican soul-searching followed the demographic slam to the gut from younger voters, African Americans, and Hispanics in the election earlier this month. And the reverberations from that punch have resonated through the ranks of News/Talk programmers and talent nationwide. While I can’t be specific about the research I have done in that area (it’s both […]

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