Category: Podcasts

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07/28

Is the ESPN Bubble About to Burst?

How to make Buzzfeed-style videos - but SHOULD you? And... Is the ESPN bubble about to burst? It's episode 24 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about Staples' school supplies designed by actual students, a wacky marketing lesson from Donald Trump, and a horror movie podcast so bad it's great! 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 … [Read more...]

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07/16

How to Get Rich with Online Video

Yes, you can get rich with online video - but not through YouTube. And... Paramount's new business model makes theater owners AND consumers happy. It's episode 23 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about Google's new chat-bot that can debate the meaning of life, how Sony Music is "disfavoring" artists through its investment in Spotify, and how J.J. Abrams Star Wars presentation at Comic-Con is footage-free for a particularly sneaky reason. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth! Click … [Read more...]

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06/17

Media Unplugged – Is the New Apple Music a “Mess?”

Is the new Apple Music a mess? And… The new marketing muscle of your favorite movie stars. It's episode 21 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about Kaitlin Jenner’s first name, the mismatch between social media performance and actual TV ratings, and the journalist who tricked media outlets into believing that chocolate makes you thin. 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...]

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05/28

Too Much Content Marketing, Not Enough Consumers?

When we all create content, nobody’s left to consume it! And… Will Facebook’s new Instant Articles wreck your favorite media brands? It’s episode 20 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus rants and raves on topics like crap articles with brand pedigrees, a silly plea for Google to spend more money on ads, the Pizza Hut movie projector, and “I had UBER’s idea first!” 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 … [Read more...]

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05/13

Apple Watch Fail?

Apple Watch #fail? And Reese Witherspoon – Actress or Online Retail Brand? It's episode 19 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus rants and raves on topics like the puzzling logic of the millionaire co-founding failure of the Secret app, the myth that streaming music is “free,” the wax museum that’s featuring YouTube stars, and the WordPress plugin that creates catchy headlines just like all the other catchy headlines. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth! Click the play button below: And if you're … [Read more...]

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04/30

The Secret to Marketing a Movie – and Will Vessel Crush YouTube?

The secret to marketing movies like brands. And... Will Vessel crush YouTube? It's episode 18 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves on what a Vine superstar has in common with one of the Staples Singers, faulty statistics in determining that millennials are flooding back into movie theaters, Ben Affleck's Slave-gate coverup, and a great co-promotion between HBO's Game of Thrones and UBER. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth! Click the play button below: And if you're reading this by … [Read more...]

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04/28

The Dawn of Audio UpFronts

If you're in the TV business, you're familiar with the UpFronts. That's the annual dog and pony show put on by the networks to debut their new shows and to impress and dazzle advertisers and media. On the digital side, we have the more recent NewFronts. Sponsored by the IAB, this event features 20 or more companies in the digital video space, including Google, Yahoo, Hulu, and others. And as of this month we finally have some equivalent events in the audio space. And for the record can I say this: It's about time. Last week, iHeartMedia launched its first "SoundFront," where they … [Read more...]

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04/14

Jay Z’s Tidal is Doomed – and Facebook Doesn’t Sell Cars

Jay Z’s new streaming service Tidal is in for a tsunami of doom! And… Auto dealers say Facebook doesn’t sell cars. Really? It’s episode 17 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves on Madonna’s Meerkat fiasco, Selena back on tour - twenty years after her death, HBO REALLY wants your money, and why are “No Kardashian Parking” signs all over LA? 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...]

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