07/06

Podcasting is Not a “Secret Weapon”

Recently Radio Ink asked whether podcasting was "the secret weapon" to attract younger listeners. That was based on reports from NPR (echoed by NPR's Anya Grundmann at hivio recently) that, thanks in large part to on-demand content and digital distribution, "We’re seeing some very encouraging signs that younger people are coming into NPR that previously haven’t listened." But the conclusion that this is all thanks to podcasting is wrong. In fact, the way to attract younger listeners is to give them the things they want to listen to on the anytime, anywhere platforms they want to … [Read more...]

07/05

The Digital Trends that Will Most Impact Audio, Online Radio, Radio, and Podcasting

How do radio, online radio, and podcasting fit into the larger pattern of tech trends washing over today's audiences? What's the power of audio in the first place? Peter Kafka is a great person to ask. Peter is Senior Editor for Media at Re/code, the digital news platform launched by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. Peter has been covering media and technology since 1997 for Forbes, forbes.com, and the brand that became Business Insider. He is the host of the "Recode Media with Peter Kafka" podcast, and the producer of the annual Code/Media conference. Here are some of the questions we … [Read more...]

06/28

How Millennials Use Radio, Online Radio, and Podcasting

Millennials are the future, but how do they really use audio platforms: Radio, online radio, podcasting, etc? And how do these platforms fit into their fast-changing lives? We recruited a special panel of Millennials at hivio 2016 so you could hear from 20-somethings themselves, and some of what attendees heard was shocking. When asked if anyone has an actual radio in their home, one panelist compared that idea to owning a laserdisc player! Among the questions these Millennials answered: Take me through your day. When do you listen to the radio? online radio? podcasts? How much … [Read more...]

06/27

Ad Blocking is Exploding – Here’s How to Fight Back

Ad blocking is exploding. Here's how to fight back. And... This is what makes your fans "tick." It’s episode 44 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves on why Anderson Cooper's ban on the Orlando Killer's face and name on-air is well intentioned but ultimately useless, how most people share online content without reading it first, and much more. 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 … [Read more...]

06/24

Where Are Your Stars, Radio?

"Inspired." "An engaging read." The critics gushed over the new book by Robert Galbraith. Imagine the author's disappointment, then, when after three months, his book had sold only 1,500 hardcover copies. Until one day. That was the day the book shot from #4,709 on Amazon's bestseller list to #1. What happened to make this dog into a star, and so suddenly? This was the day that Robert Galbraith's secret identity was revealed. He was also known as J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter juggernauts. And so we can understand the most recent move by Facebook - it's … [Read more...]

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