Tag: audio

03/17

Inside the Exploding Business of Podcasting

Sure, it's smaller than radio. But it's growing. And revenue is growing fast. I'm talking about podcasting. And one of the hot new companies native to the space is Wondery, an audio on-demand company that just celebrated its first anniversary. It's also the company I'm working with on my new series, Inside Psycho. Hernan Lopez is the CEO/Founder of Wondery. Listen to our conversation and you'll learn a lot about the space and its development. Hear how the business of podcasting is growing and what's ahead for the category. Hear how Wondery creates content with "immersive audio" … [Read more...]

03/15

Strong Debut for “Inside Psycho” Podcast

Last week I told you about the new podcast I am producing for Wondery: Inside Psycho. This week I am proud to announce that Inside Psycho is now #1 on iTunes in the TV & Film category (#46 overall at this writing). It's also featured by Apple as "New and Noteworthy," which is a special privilege. Now, these are dynamic lists and rankings to be sure. Stuff changes. And iTunes rankings aren't the whole story. But even so, with the zillions of podcasts in distribution every day it says something to be atop these lists. If you haven't yet sampled the teaser for Inside … [Read more...]

03/09

Secret Revealed: Mark Ramsey Media Signs Content Deal with Wondery

Today, I am proud to announce that my company, Mark Ramsey Media, has signed an agreement to develop content for on-demand audio publisher Wondery. The first show created under that agreement launches today. It's called Inside Psycho, and it's the first audio graphic novel in the podcast space. It's a six-part deep dive inspired by the making of the classic movie Psycho. A special sneak preview is available today wherever you listen to podcasts. So what's the show about? It’s all here, from the real-world serial murders that inspired the film, to the movie star crank calls that … [Read more...]

01/31

New Radio Competition from the New York Times

Oh but so much more than that. From MediaPost: The New York Times will launch a new daily podcast hosted by Michael Barbaro called “The Daily.” The show, which is billed as “a reimagining of a daily audio report for a digital audience,” will debut on February 1. It will include a text messaging component and will be available on Alexa-enabled devices. Each 15-20 minute weekday show will publish at 6 a.m. and will focus on the news of the day, featuring two to four stories. BMW is the official launch sponsor of The Daily. What? Another news podcast? Nothing special there, even with Alexa … [Read more...]

01/11

Younger Audiences Hate Ads Even More Than You Do

According to a new global media habits study from Kantar Millward Brown, if you think your audience hates advertising now, just wait. It is about to get a lot worse. The study spanned 39 countries and 23,907 interviews, including populations representing Gen X (35–49), Gen Y (20–34) and Gen Z (16–19). According to the report: It’s particularly tricky to get Gen Z to engage, because they are highly discriminating and more averse to advertising in general. In the online space Gen Z are significantly more likely to skip ads, suggesting they have a lower threshold for boredom. They are also … [Read more...]

12/28

hivio 2016 – Glenn McQuaid and “Tales from Beyond the Pale”

The power of audio is more than just music or even "spoken word." With his partner Larry Fessenden, Glenn McQuaid is the co-creator of the extraordinary contemporary audio drama series “Tales from Beyond the Pale,” featuring voices you’ll recognize from artists like Vincent D’Onofrio, Sean Young, and the late, great horror legend Angus Scrimm. In addition to writing and directing many episodes of Tales, Glenn is also well known for his feature film work - he was writer/director of the period horror/comedy I Sell The Dead, starring Larry Fessenden, Dominic Monaghan, and Ron Perlman. And … [Read more...]

10/25

hivio 2016: How Radio Can Do Social Media Right

How can radio and other media brands do social media right? Why not ask the expert whose clients include NBC Universal, News Corp, and several OTT video players? Todd Beck is CEO & Founder of Beck Media & Marketing, the agency dozens of TV, OTT, and Tech companies look to for potent digital strategies that get results. Beck Media’s areas of focus span content creation and exploitation on TV, web, mobile, and social media, and whatever medium comes next. Todd was one of the featured Q&A's at this year's hivio audio future festival in LA. Here are just some of the … [Read more...]

10/12

hivio 2016: Panoply and the Business of Podcasting

Andy Bowers is the Chief Content Officer of Panoply, a leading podcast network and an innovator in the space. In this Q&A from hivio 2016, the audio future festival, I talk with Andy about Panoply's business model, how the company works with advertisers and brands, and the future of podcasting as a business. Among the questions Andy addresses: Describe Panoply For advertisers, Panoply is more about impact than scale. How is that distinction important and how does it work for you? How do you work with brands? Most of the advertising on Panoply is direct response. This is a … [Read more...]

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