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Media Unplugged: Is the NFL Overexposed?

Is the NFL overexposed? And… The future of ad agencies may not be advertising at all. Plus, rants and raves about the REAL motivation between daylight savings time and Ikea’s “ingenious” pre-roll ad that wastes your time like a short movie. It’s episode 74 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we […]

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Media Unplugged: Amazon is Promising the NFL what Nobody Else Can

Amazon is promising the NFL what nobody else can. And… Apple wants James Bond. Plus, rants and raves about a terrific new promotional app from TV’s The Walking Dead for Mountain Dew, the myth that the radio industry needs less regulation, and the strange phenomenon of “free range trees.” . It’s episode 71 of Media Unplugged with branding […]

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Media Unplugged: Will the Curtain Come Down on Movie Theaters?

Will the curtain come down on movie theaters? And… The New York Times can’t save the newspaper industry. Plus, rants and raves about why bad movies fail at the box office: It’s the critics’ fault, of course, the NFL’s peculiar standards on what brands can and can’t advertise during games, and why being a ghost writer […]

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Posted in branding, ghost writer, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, movie, new york times, nfl, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, stackadapt, theater, tom asacker, youtube

Media Unplugged: Amazon Lands NFL Streaming Rights…So What?

Amazon lands NFL streaming rights…So what? And… Should Twitter be charging? Plus, rants and raves about Netflix’s new ratings system, the value of authenticity (or lack thereof) in Pepsi’s aborted new campaign, and more. It’s episode 61 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. This episode is brought to you […]

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Media Unplugged: Netflix’s Secret Way to Predict Your Likes

Netflix’s Secret Way to Predict Your Likes. And… Twitter Streams NFL Games – that’s GREAT – for the NFL. It’s episode 40 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about how YOU can “hack the media” the Donald Trump way, what it means when 2,000 YouTube […]

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Radio Play-By-Play without Play-By-Play Rights Fees

So let’s say you’re a radio station that attracts a male audience, but when play-by-play airs on another station, BOOM – off go listeners from your station to theirs. What do you do when your fans want to hear that play-by-play and they leave your station to hear it? Well, consider this: What if they […]

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Posted in fees, leagues, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mlb, nfl, online radio, play by play, rabble.tv, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, rights, rights fees, Ryan Tyrrell, sports, streaming

Inside Facebook’s Aggressive Move into Video

What does Facebook’s aggressive move into video mean for their future? And YouTube’s? Also: It’s a trend – publishers as platforms, where fans make content but publishers make bank. It’s episode 10 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth! Click the play […]

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Media Unplugged Ep 2 – Big Media Sheds Advertising and the NFL Says “Pay to Play”

This is episode 2 of Media Unplugged, the brand-spanking new podcast created by yours truly and that one-of-a-kind branding authority, consultant, speaker, and author, Tom Asacker. Every other week, Media Unplugged will go behind the big media spin to spell out what’s really happening and what it really means to media, brands, and consumers. This […]

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And Radio’s Best Chance for the Future is…

If there’s one book this year that best sums up what the radio industry has to do to compete in a world of infinite choice, it’s this one: Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment. It’s a heavily researched and highly readable book by Harvard professor Anita Elberse. I talked with Anita to test […]

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