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Media Unplugged: The Diminishing Returns of Online Advertising

The diminishing returns of online advertising. And… Innovation lessons from the Grateful Dead. Plus, rants and raves about the mixed reaction to Lyft’s new “Taco mode,” the easy way to win with Snapchat – assuming you’re HBO’s Game of Thrones, and the “dark side” of Influencers: Douchebags. It’s episode 68 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media […]

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Posted in branding, diminishing, douchebags, game of thrones, grateful dead, hbo, influencers, innovation, lyft, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, online advertising, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, snapchat, taco mode, tom asacker, unplugged

It’s Time For Radio To Make Spots Shorter

YouTube has announced that they will no longer support 30-second ads that viewers can’t skip, starting 2018. No more. Nada. Zip. Why? A YouTube spokesman said… We’re committed to providing a better ads experience for users online. As part of that, we’ve decided to stop supporting 30-second unskippable ads as of 2018 and focus instead […]

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Posted in 30 seconds, ads, Advertising, agency, effectiveness, facebook, hivio, instagram, length, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, podcasting, podcasts, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, research, shorter, snapchat, user experience, youtube

The Digital Trends that Will Most Impact Audio, Online Radio, Radio, and Podcasting

How do radio, online radio, and podcasting fit into the larger pattern of tech trends washing over today’s audiences? What’s the power of audio in the first place? Peter Kafka is a great person to ask. Peter is Senior Editor for Media at Re/code, the digital news platform launched by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. Peter […]

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Posted in 2016, digital, facebook, hivio, homebrew, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, peter kafka, podcasting, radio, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, re/code, snapchat, technology, trends, Twitter

Apple is Wrong about the Future of TV

Apple says the future of TV is apps – but is it? And… Why is Verizon launching a video service nobody is asking for? It’s episode 27 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves for the ubiquity of all things “artisanal,” the 23rd Annual Sports Fan Loyalty Index, MTV’s […]

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Posted in apple, Apps, artisanal, fire wood, future, jeff schmidt, loyalty index, madame tussaud, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, mtv, nicki minaj, podcasts, ramsey-blog, snapchat, sports fan, television, tom asacker, tv, unplugged, verizon, video, vma

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