03/07

Media Unplugged: Introducing your New Favorite TV Network: Facebook!

How the magazine business is winning – that’s right, winning! And… Introducing your new favorite TV network: Facebook! It’s episode 38 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about Tina Fey's secret to a long life and Chris Rock's Oscar Girl Scout cookie stunt. 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 Unplugged site. Sample and subscribe to Media Unplugged at … [Read more...]

02/25

Win a FREE TICKET to hivio 2016

Want a free front-and-center ticket to hivio 2016, the audio future festival? Here's how to get one. Click the image below and enter your name and email. The more you tell friends and acquaintances about hivio, the better your chances to lock in your free seat! But act fast, the contest ends in ONE WEEK. Just who will you be rubbing shoulders with? In random order... Anya Grundmann, NPR's VP Programming & Audience Development. Ian Grace, CEO of Virgin Radio International Jesse Thorn, host and creator of the NPR show Bullseye Andy Bowers, Chief Content Officer … [Read more...]

02/23

Media Unplugged: Will Media Unicorns Go Extinct?

Will media unicorns go extinct? And… Are platform businesses eating the world? It’s episode 37 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves on Kanye West, a great podcast for X-Files fans, and the most effective Super Bowl ad – which wasn’t even an ad. 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 Unplugged site. Sample and subscribe to Media Unplugged at iTunes. Or do … [Read more...]

02/22

Why Isn’t There More Progressive Talk Radio?

It's not about having a voice, it's about being heard. This is the fundamental truth being lost on the tribe of progressive activists in Milwaukee who bemoan the lack of opinions from other-than-conservative voices on the local airwaves. As anyone familiar with the dynamics of radio (not to mention the history of progressive radio network Air America) knows, there is a strong symbiosis between the slant of political talk and the available audience for political talk. Both lean older, whiter, and conservative. And it's not just radio. After all, cable TV has a progressive alternative … [Read more...]

02/20

It’s Time For Rush Limbaugh To Go

Rush Limbaugh's contract is up and it's decision time - not only for Rush but for the industry which awakens to a 2016 where, for better or worse, Rush is the most famous name in radio. And it's time for Rush Limbaugh to go. Now this is nothing personal. Rush has had an amazing symbiotic relationship with radio over the years he has been behind the mic, and for that a great many listeners, broadcasters, and clients are grateful. And when Rush moves on, obscurity will not be the destination. Besides satellite radio (and perhaps in addition to it) there are businesses built around the … [Read more...]

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