Tag: attention

07/31

The Problem With Podcasting is NOT Discovery

If you were to survey most folks in the podcast space, they'd tell you that the primary problem they face is surfacing their content: Discovery. That, of course, is the natural perception you'd expect to find among people with too-small audiences who can't reconcile the size of their audience with the scale of the always-on, worldwide distribution provided by the Internet. My show is available everywhere and all-the-time! So what's the problem? Well, let's assume the problem is not with the "quality" of your show for the sake of argument. After all, plenty of great content is released … [Read more...]

01/30

Media Unplugged: How To Win The War For Attention

How to win the war for attention. And... I am Keats, and so are you! Plus, rants and raves about TV promos missing the boat, and what happens when the company that makes checks thinks they can convince millennials to use them. It’s episode 57 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. 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. Sample and subscribe to Media Unplugged at iTunes. Or do the same at Stitcher. Or Google … [Read more...]

01/26

Look out! The Attention Economy is Collapsing!

Look out! The attention economy is collapsing! And… ABC Family Channel rebrands as “Freeform” – and who cares? It’s episode 35 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves on yet another reference to the tired Oreo “dip in the dark” social media tactic, the mysterious connection – if any – between social media wins and TV ratings wins, and a tribute to the legendary David Bowie. 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 … [Read more...]

12/16

How to “Fame”

Think fame isn't a formula? Think again. And RLM Public Relations head Richard Laermer is going to spell it out for you. A frequently-quoted authority on media culture and hype, Richard is a PR visionary, former journalist, and author of five bestselling books including 2011: Trendspotting, Punk Marketing, Full Frontal PR, and the forthcoming How To Fame. Here are just some of the questions we covered in this conversation at hivio 2015: What are the “how to fame” commandments? How do you “fame”? What is “Pragmatic Notoriety”? Everybody wants to “go viral”. What’s the … [Read more...]

12/22

What Many Broadcasters Still Don’t Understand

When I read trade headlines like "who will lead Radio?" the implication is that there is this silo called "radio" which is independent from and not subject to the constraints of every other silo in the media space known by every other label. But radio really is a gift of attention by those who are interested in our brands and in all their marvelous forms across all platforms. And gifts don't necessarily keep on giving. Tech guru Om Malik put this well: Media companies are those companies that have our attention — they can be social networks (Twitter), games (Farmville/Zynga or Candy … [Read more...]

10/08

If CNN’s Ratings “Don’t Matter,” Why Do Yours?

The entire category of cable news is suffering a ratings slide. So acknowledges Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes. But what's his solution? How will he turn the cable news ratings situation around? Well it turns out that's asking the wrong question. In fact, CNN's response has been to add specialty shows which are decidedly not "cable news" per se - shows like Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, a new show from Mike Rowe, and custom-produced documentaries. That is, CNN is broadening the definition of what its category can be. And viewers are responding. But the larger issue is a "mistake" … [Read more...]

07/09

Solving Radio’s Attention Crisis – Mark Ramsey’s hivio 2013 Opener

Today, I'm sharing my kickoff presentation from hivio 2013, the Radio Ideas Festival. It's called: Solving Radio's Attention Crisis. What attention crisis, you may ask? Watch this presentation and find out, because the ratings for all of radio have been steadily declining for years and there are only two solutions to this problem. In this presentation, I explain both. This is a super-important presentation that shares some Arbitron statistics you probably have not seen - stats that folks in radio do not like to acknowledge. But to make plans you need to begin from facts, not from some … [Read more...]

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