Category: Interviews

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11/19

What Happens when you Focus on “Fans”?

"Fans, not just Listeners." That was the theme of a national conference of show and digital producers for Southern Cross Austereo, Australia's leading media and entertainment company. What happens to your strategies when your focus is on fans first? What happens to your ability to execute those strategies across platforms? It turns out that a cross-platform structure and asking different questions yields some impressive new outcomes. Watch this short conversation with Sam Cavanaugh, a National Executive Producer for SCA as he outlines how those questions can significantly change both … [Read more...]

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08/31

Radio’s Future requires Innovation

When it comes to radio's future, how important is it to try out stuff and take chances? Very important, if you ask Beau Phillips, former Executive VP of Programming and Marketing at Dial Global. Beau argues that your radio brand needs to be loved, not simply liked - on Facebook or anywhere else. That requires a new awareness for relevance and a bias for innovation. This is not optional! Further, says Beau, Radio needs to make deeper emotional connections. "No more hollow slogans!" From my perspective, the more the world is full of choices and the more convenient and ubiquitous … [Read more...]

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07/12

Socializing your Radio Platform

Radio has been (incorrectly) referred to as the "original social network."  But if it's so social, then why are our platforms so stridently and utterly non-social? It doesn't have to be that way. Just ask Elliott Hurst.  He's the CEO of SoCast SRM, a company dedicated to transforming radio's relationship with its audiences by socializing the experience across digital platforms. Watch the overview of what SoCast does in my Q&A with Elliott below (make sure to click the "expand" icon in the lower-right-hand corner of the video). What I find most interesting is the ability of the … [Read more...]

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07/09

Radio, Comic-Con, and the Future of Entertainment

Comic-Con opens this week in San Diego. It’s ground zero for media and popular culture and one of the biggest star-studded events this side of Oscar. What better excuse to talk to Rob Salkowitz, author of Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture. But it’s the book’s subtitle that has the most relevance for a media audience: "What the World’s Wildest Trade Show Can Tell Us About the Future of Entertainment." Comic-Con is a melting pot for media content and platforms. So what lessons should broadcasters take away from an event as likely to attract movie stars as … [Read more...]

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06/26

WMMR’s Bill Weston on Why Personalities Matter

Philadelphia Rock legend WMMR has that rarest of things: A live overnight host. Why bother? And what does this say about the importance of personalities to radio's future? Watch or listen to 'MMR PD Bill Weston as he explains the critical value of talent in making connections with our listeners. Yield on that advantage at your peril, radio. "Personality is everything," says Bill. Watch: [iframe http://player.vimeo.com/video/44688097?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 500 281] Prefer audio?  Try this: Download mp3 (You can subscribe to all the MRM video … [Read more...]

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06/21

Razorfish’s Clark Kokich – Radio must “Do or Die” – Part 2

This is part two of one of the most important interviews you will watch, read, or listen to this year. Clark Kokich is the chairman of Razorfish, the well-known international digital agency. He is also the author of a fabulous new book called Do or Die. Clark is at the forefront of the digital revolution and his perspective on the direction of advertising and marketing will have huge sway over radio’s future. Read this. And share it with your peers. What follows is an abbreviated transcript of our chat....Part 2... What’s the best way for someone in the media business who wants to put … [Read more...]

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06/20

Razorfish’s Clark Kokich: Radio must “Do or Die” – Part 1

This is one of the most important interviews you will watch, read, or listen to this year. Clark Kokich is the chairman of Razorfish, the well-known international digital agency. He is also the author of a fabulous new book called Do or Die. Clark is at the forefront of the digital revolution and his perspective on the direction of advertising and marketing will have huge sway over radio’s future. Watch this. And share it with your peers. Watch: [iframe http://player.vimeo.com/video/43642423?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 500 281] Prefer audio?  Try this: Download … [Read more...]

michaelrobertson
06/04

Radio is “Almost Invisible” to the Internet

Michael Robertson is best known as the founder of digital music pioneer MP3.com, but today he has an exciting new project, DAR.FM, that promises to transform the relationship radio fans have with their favorite radio content by enabling a “virtual DVR” for your favorite shows. Michael is uniquely positioned to evaluate the cutting edge of technology and how it will impact radio across platforms, across devices, and even on the open road. Watch: [iframe http://player.vimeo.com/video/43270943?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 500 281] Prefer audio?  Try this: Download … [Read more...]

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