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Bob Iger’s Lessons for Radio

Disney chief Bob Iger is on the cover of the new issue of Fortune, pictured in front of Star Wars’ legendary Millennium Falcon. I can’t imagine a picture that could speak more loudly about content and branding and distribution and the role of fan passion in powering a media behemoth. Highlights of the piece in The […]

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Posted in bob iger, content, digital, disney, facebook, fortune, Insights, interactive, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, sheryl sandberg, story, technology, the wrap

If CNN’s Ratings “Don’t Matter,” Why Do Yours?

The entire category of cable news is suffering a ratings slide. So acknowledges Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes. But what’s his solution? How will he turn the cable news ratings situation around? Well it turns out that’s asking the wrong question. In fact, CNN’s response has been to add specialty shows which are decidedly not […]

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Posted in Advertising, anthony bourdain, attention, business model, cnn, digital, jeff bewkes, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Media Unplugged, mike rowe, mobile, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, ratings, revenue, sharon waxman, the grill, the wrap, tom asacker, trends

The “Eventizing” of Radio

Here’s what radio can learn from Fox TV, courtesy of The Wrap: Fox’s emphasis next season is on “eventizing,” entertainment chief Kevin Reilly said at the network’s upfront presentation to advertisers Monday….“American Idol,” like sports shows, benefitted from fans who felt they had to watch for fear of missing a big television event. Now Reilly […]

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Posted in branding, eventizing, Events, evil knievel, family guy, fox, grease, iheartradio, kevin reilly, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, network, radio, radio broadcasting, radio industry, ramsey-blog, simpsons, the wrap, tv

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.