08/26

hivio 2016: “What the F**k Happened to Radio?”

Howard Lapides is a veteran of radio. As CEO of Lapides Entertainment, Howard is now managing writer/producers, talk show hosts, authors, comedians, and actors, as well as executive producing a variety of shows, like VH-1's highly successful "Celebrity Rehab" franchise, Comedy Central's "The Man Show," and "LoveLine" on MTV. Among Howard's first words to the audience: "Radio as you learned it is gone, but radio is not gone." Howard is a keen observer of the radio space and a fan of the medium, but an even bigger fan of the content carried by that medium. "Make a noise," Howard … [Read more...]

08/25

Radio: Why Connected Cars Don’t Matter

From Radio Ink: While the radio industry grapples with what it should be doing about the connected car, there may be some comfort in knowing consumers are still a bit baffled by the connected car as well. Nielsen’s new AutoTECHCAST report shows that nearly one-third of consumers have never heard of these technology-enabled vehicles. “These consumers don’t know what connected cars do, and are not associating vehicle brands with infotainment badging.” Both the auto and radio industries still don't get it: What's connected isn't the car, it's the consumer. You should take no comfort in … [Read more...]

08/22

Tweet This: Quality News is Dying

Tweet this: Quality news is dying. And... Twitter growth screeches to a halt - at 52 million users! Plus, rants and raves about the "connected lawn" and proof that Donald Trump's hands are not as HUUGE as he says they are. It’s episode 48 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 button below: And if you're reading this by email, click here for the audio. Sample and subscribe to Media Unplugged at iTunes. Or do the same at Stitcher. And if you like … [Read more...]

08/17

This Will Revolutionize Radio Ad Sales

If you're trying to grow radio ad revenue (or ad revenue from any audio or video platform), you should watch this presentation from Veritone Media's Ryan Steelberg.  It will change forever your sense of what you can sell and how you can sell it. Ryan was one of the speakers at hivio 2016. And if you're trying to spread your content across platforms (and who isn't?), this video is for you, too. Veritone Media's big data solution ingests and indexes all of your content, and that means everything on any topic on your audio platform can be analyzed, searched on-demand, and turned into … [Read more...]

08/16

Radio: More Reasons Why It’s Time to Dump Nielsen’s PPM

So last week I penned a strong piece suggesting that the radio industry drop PPM. The argument was stimulated by the discovery that Nielsen households can contain up to 16 meters. For me, this was the straw that broke the proverbial camel's back. The piece sparked a firestorm and almost a thousand Facebook shares, not because my points were so salient (although I hope they were) but because there does not seem to exist a single PPM subscriber who considers themselves satisfied customers. Nielsen is evidently in the business of optimizing unhappiness. Nice work if you can get … [Read more...]

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