NEWS & IDEAS - Radio Intelligence

What are the impacts of the Corona crisis on radio? While radio companies report falling advertising sales, listening seems to be holding up. There is an increase in internet streaming of radio in some markets, while music streaming seems to

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Today I’m proud to announce the latest podcast series written, created, and presented by yours truly in conjunction with the terrific team at Wondery. It’s “Inside Star Wars,” and the first two episodes are now available in all corners of the universe and wherever else podcasts can be found. My goal here was to remind […]

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Disney and the future of TV. And… Has Apple poisoned Netflix? Plus rants and raves about the fallout of Dunkin’s decision to banish “Donuts” from its name and the phenomenon of “niche-ification.” It’s episode 92 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 […]

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Prediction: Big media will have its hands full with Netflix. And… Spotify and Gimlet and Anchor, oh my! Plus, rants and raves on “grit” and pop up service apps like Recharge (hotel-by-the-minute), Popup (ephemeral coffee shops), and Breather (on-demand private workspaces). It’s episode 91 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we […]

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Overpriced shoes? A Hail Mary “Payless.” And… Will malls look more like…towns? Plus, rants and raves on Youtube “Superwoman” Lilly Singh, Capital One Cafe’s, and personalized celebrity videos from Cameo.com It’s episode 89 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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Today I’m proud to announce something new: A new division of my company, Mark Ramsey Media. For many years we have served the research needs of all broadcasters everywhere. That will not change. Christian broadcasters, however, are a special subset with special needs and – in many cases – a business model driven by fans, not by […]

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Gaël Sanquer has been named ”director of music media” of Paris-based NRJ Group. In his new position, Gaël Sanquer will be responsible for the group’s French radio stations, as well as its music TV channels and NRJ’s international radio activities.

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25 years ago HIV was a death sentence. Those living with HIV were sometimes discriminated against and often shunned. And then came Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, director Jonathan Demme, and a movie called Philadelphia. That movie and the developments in HIV treatment which followed it changed the face of HIV and AIDS in America and […]

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Can Netflix become HBO before HBO becomes Netflix? And… Can Radio survive without passion? Plus, rants and raves on Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House,” the demise of SEARS, and more. It’s episode 88 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 […]

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Today iHeartRadio announced their first-ever podcast awards to take place before a live audience in LA next January. And I’m proud to announce that our series – Inside JAWS – has been nominated! Hooray, team! What a pleasure and an honor to be on such a short list of great series! The way the winner […]

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