03/30

LAST DAY to Save $100 on hivio Tickets!

Thursday, March 31, is the FINAL DAY to save $100 on hivio tickets! If you have been thinking about going, now's your LAST CHANCE to save $100 on a ticket! To buy a ticket and SAVE $100, go here. hivio is the audio future festival taking place in LA on June 2 and 3, 2016. We bring together 100 of the most influential people in radio, online radio, podcasting, media, advertising, content, social, mobile, and technology for two days of candid, unscripted conversation. Why should YOU go? First, because we have an amazing roster of speakers and presenters. Here's the list, in random … [Read more...]

03/23

If Radio Wants to Matter in the Cars of the Future…

Remember when buying a new car meant more than buying an entertainment system that also happened to contain wheels? In other words, remember when you bought the car, not the entertainment system? No longer. Watch this TV spot for the new Kia Optima. It compares the entertainment system "in most mid-size sedans" to a Rubiks Cube. The solution to that problem? Apple CarPlay! So doing stuff via your entertainment system in your car "is as easy as it is on your iPhone." This strategy will last right up until Apple CarPlay (or Android Auto) is embedded into every auto dashboard. … [Read more...]

03/22

Media Unplugged: Surprise! Distribution is King!

Surprise! Distribution is KING! And… Time is running out for Big Media. It’s episode 39 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about an app that allows you to exchange your time for money, the ridiculous idea that movie review ratings should correlate to box office performance, and Neil Patel’s amazing Instagram experiment. 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. For show notes go to the Media … [Read more...]

03/19

Is NPR Crazy? Yes, Like a Fox

So NPR has decided it won’t promote its podcasts or NPR One on air, and many critics are calling them out for what they describe as stupidity. I think these critics are missing the larger point. Sure, NPR derives a huge portion of its revenue from local stations, and local stations have long been uncomfortable (to say the least) with NPR's practice of routing around them to deliver their content - in many cases, content popularized by these very local stations - directly to consumers on-demand. So on the surface, NPR's decision to avoid podcast/NPR One promotion on-air looks like the … [Read more...]

03/17

Radio’s Advertising Spending Forecast – 2015 – 2020

There's a new report from one of my favorite media experts, Jack Myers, and it highlights advertising revenue projections for radio and other media from 2015 to 2020 (you can download your own copy here). To summarize: Terrestrial radio (non-digital advertising only) is expected to be essentially flat with 0.6% growth annually. Digital advertising revenue is expected to increase by 18% annually over the next five years. That means digital will rise from 9% of overall ad revenue in 2015 to 19% in 2020. In other words, all the growth in radio ad revenue is likely to come from digital … [Read more...]

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