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The Problem With Podcasting is NOT Discovery

If you were to survey most folks in the podcast space, they’d tell you that the primary problem they face is surfacing their content: Discovery. That, of course, is the natural perception you’d expect to find among people with too-small audiences who can’t reconcile the size of their audience with the scale of the always-on, […]

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Posted in attention, bravo, discovery, distribution, game of thrones, hbo, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcast, podcasting, podcasts, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, real housewives, serial, this american life

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

The Future of Podcasting – PRX’s Jake Shapiro

What is the future of Podcasting? Nobody knows better than Jake Shapiro. Jake is founding CEO of PRX – an award-winning nonprofit whose mission is to deliver significant stories to millions of people. Since its launch in 2003 PRX has been a leader and innovator in public media. PRX programs include The Moth Radio Hour, […]

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Posted in 2015, 99% invisible, fast company, future, hivio, jake shapiro, mark ramsey, Media, moth radio hour, podcast, podcasting, podcasts, prx, Public Radio, radio, radio industry, radiotopia, ramsey-blog, snap judgment, this american life, trends

The Dawn of Audio UpFronts

If you’re in the TV business, you’re familiar with the UpFronts. That’s the annual dog and pony show put on by the networks to debut their new shows and to impress and dazzle advertisers and media. On the digital side, we have the more recent NewFronts. Sponsored by the IAB, this event features 20 or […]

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Posted in Advertising, freakonomics, iheartmedia, invisibilia, itunes, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, newfront, npr, platform, podcast, podcasting, podcasts, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, radiolab, ramsey-blog, soundfront, this american life, trends, upfront, wait wait...don't tell me, wbez, wnyc

Your Audio Advertising Needs to be More Human

Alex Blumberg is the creator of the popular podcast Startup and founder of the new podcasting network, Gimlet Media. Given his deep background in public media, it’s fair to ask what anyone in the commercial audio space might learn from Alex about audio advertising. What the heck does he know, anyway? Well, Gimlet Media is […]

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Posted in Advertising, alex blumberg, Audio Trends, brands, consumers, gimlet, mailchimp, mailkeemp, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, podcasts, public media, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, serial, startup, this american life

Does This American Life’s “Serial” Signal a “Golden Age” for Podcasts? Nope.

Does This American Life’s “Serial” Podcast signal a new “Golden Age” for Podcasting? Nope. And we’re going to explain why. Also: Why is Beats crushing Bose – on YouTube? It’s episode 8 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we take the steam out of some overheated PR. […]

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Posted in ad, beats, bose, branding, clint eastwood, golden age, mailchimp, marco.org, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, podcast, podcasting, podcasts, pr, quartz, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, serial, this american life, tom asacker, wall street journal, youtube

Will Kickstarter Disrupt Public Radio?

Kickstarter is one of several crowdsourced funding platforms.  Have a pet project?  Post it there and let the crowd fund it for you (or not). Recently the folks at public radio program developer PRX (friends of mine) have been experimenting with crowdsourcing development funds for some of their programs, including the third season of a […]

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Posted in 99% invisible, broadcasting, gigaom, independent public, ira glass, kickstarter, lawrence welk, local public, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, mass media, Media, music radio, national public radio, pro, public broadcasting, public media, Public Radio, public radio exchange, public radio programs, public radio shows, public radio stations, radio, radio formats, radio industry, radio program, radio stations, rerun, RIU, sirius satellite radio, the lawrence welk show, this american life, will kickstarter disrupt public radio

The Upside-Down World of Public Radio Funding

Once upon a time “NPR” stood for “National Public Radio,” and the “radio” in NPR was the exclusive means of distributing the network’s content. This was an era when stations would solicit funds from listeners to support this and other programming and send a big chunk of those funds back to the network. That was […]

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Posted in Insights, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, national public radio, npr, public media, Public Radio, radio, radio industry, RIU, this american life