12/08

hivio 2016 – Jesse Thorn on Leveraging Podcasting and Radio

What can the audio space - radio, online radio, and podcasters, learn from Jesse Thorn? Jesse is the host and producer of some very popular radio shows and podcasts, Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and the co-host and producer of Judge John Hodgman and the proprietor of MaximumFun.org. He founded the show that became Bullseye way back in 2000. In 2007, the show began to be distributed by Public Radio International, making Jesse the youngest national host in public radio history. Since 2013 Bullseye has been distributed by NPR and currently airs on more than seventy public radio stations … [Read more...]

12/07

The Biggest Problem with Podcasting is…

Everyone's abuzz about podcasting! Well, kind of. Maybe not everyone. You've probably seen the 2016 stats: According to Edison, 21% of Americans ages 12 and up have listened to a podcast in the past month. That's followed by this spin on trends: "That is up from 17% in 2015. Monthly podcast listenership has increased 75% since 2013." Everyone deserves a high-five, right? Those numbers are huge! But wait a minute. I think folks in the audio space are missing the bigger story: Only 21% of us have listened to even one podcast in the past month. Consider that there are 47 … [Read more...]

12/02

And the Future of Radio is…

I love “future of radio” discussions, even though the premise of the phrase is completely wrong. Radio people care about “the future of radio” – listeners don’t. Indifference to what listeners really care about is why Clear Channel didn’t acquire Pandora when it was bargain-priced. It’s why there are many podcasts that sound like radio shows and enjoy radio-sized audiences but have never played on a radio station. The issue isn’t about the “future of radio” per se, but rather about the “future of how people want to consume audio”, “the future of what people want to consume,” and – … [Read more...]

11/28

Media Unplugged: Deflating Fake News Hysteria on Facebook

Deflating fake news hysteria on Facebook. And... Who needs facts when you have belief? A shockingly thoughtful conversation about the role of facts in marketing - and in Presidential elections. Plus, rants and raves about the voter who was determined not to know who the election winner was, the vast time wasted by people looking for something to watch on TV, and the huge number of small businesses that claim to use social media for marketing, yet don't have their own Facebook page. It’s episode 54 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark … [Read more...]

11/22

hivio 2016: How Radio Can Make a Real Difference in Local Communities

During this week of Thanksgiving (and in the spirit of giving thanks), I wanted to share with you one of the most important conversations from the 2016 hivio audio future festival. If you're a radio broadcaster, this will change the way you view contesting forever. Ryan Cummins is the Co-Founder/Co-CEO of Omaze, a cause marketplace that raises money and awareness for charity by offering the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Many of my clients know I'm a huge fan of what Omaze is doing, both in terms of its contributions to society and the elegance of its platform. In just … [Read more...]

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