Tag: mark ramsey media

vanishing
10/30

Will Half of Terrestrial Radio Stations Disappear?

A recent Borrell report provided a slew of predictions for the media space over the next ten years, but none was more alarming to radio broadcasters than Prediction No. 4: The prediction: Car-dashboard options diminish AM/FM radio listening. Half the terrestrial stations disappear. Only those with strongest and most valuable audiences remain. Smartphones become radios. The knee-jerk response to this for folks in the industry is to reject it out of hand. But let’s look closer with an open mind. First, the premise here – and this is something I have stressed for some time – is that a … [Read more...]

manwithradio
10/21

Surprise! Connected Car Users are Old and Rich!

Nielsen recently released a study that was not representative of the entire population. I know, so what else is new, right? Actually, this was their intention this time. It was a study of 5,985 respondents 18+ years old who either use or are extremely, very, or somewhat interested in at least one of the three connected life technologies—connected home, car and/or wearable technology. It is, in other words, the low-hanging fruit of the connected car market. The Connected Car Audience And who is this low-hanging fruit? The study found the majority are men (58%), 42% are age … [Read more...]

imlistening1024
10/18

Is There Love in your Audio Brand?

In her book Marketing: A Love Story: How to Matter to Your Customers, author Bernadette Jiwa tells of a visit to a restaurant. Everything was clean. It was easy to overlook the peeling corners of the laminated menu. The food was fine, the coffee was fine. As the bill was paid, the server asked "Was everything okay?" Yes, everything was okay. And if "just okay" is the bar you measure your performance by, then you can call that meal - that experience - a success. But when was the last time you heard anyone go on and on about an experience that was just "okay"? When was the last … [Read more...]

teens
10/17

The Future of Radio – According to Teens

A recent Piper Jaffray report focused on the behaviors of teenagers and the consequence of trends in those behaviors. One of the questions asked teens what percentage of their time was spent listening to music in the following categories: mp3's, Pandora, local radio, other streaming radio (e.g., Spotify, Songza, etc.), CD's, or SiriusXM. The result: About 16% of teen music listening time is spent with radio. Pandora's share was slightly higher, while mp3's were more than twice as high. It's not great news to see Pandora ahead of radio in this category. And the worse news is … [Read more...]

listening-to-podcast
10/13

How to Monetize Your Podcast

What's the upside for advertising on podcasts? Where is it going and how can your podcast get a piece of a growing advertising pie? That's what I asked Erik Diehn, VP Biz Dev at Midroll Media, the podcasting advertising network. Midroll, like PodcastOne, is one of the companies creating of the business of podcasting. The audience sizes of leading podcasts are approaching and surpassing what advertisers are accustomed to on TV, so despite imperfect measurements, momentum is beginning to build for podcasts among advertisers. Direct response advertisers are already in the space, but … [Read more...]

anthonybourdain
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...]

whathappenedtobig
10/07

Radio: What Happened to BIG?

A few weeks ago I was very pleased and flattered to be part of the opening presentation at the Public Radio Program Directors Conference in Portland. The PRPD is always one of my favorite events because every single person in the room is on a content- and service-based mission to make their communities and the lives of folks in them better. They are passionate about what they're doing. As one of the speakers said, "nobody here is getting rich doing this." The theme of all the opening presentations was the same: What's enduring about Public Radio, even in the face of dramatic … [Read more...]

listening-to-phone
09/29

Proof that Terrestrial Radio Can Make Money Streaming

I'm tired of certain "chiefs" of the radio industry who diminish the prospect of making money from streaming, as if Internet radio is altogether different from or irrelevant to the future of broadcast tower licensees. Hardly. Further, when these individuals proudly proclaim "there's no money to be made in streaming" and "I've never met any broadcaster who has made money streaming," they are not only expressing ignorance, they are also granting permission for an entire industry to fail in the fastest growing category of radio there is: The one online. So today I thought I would lead by … [Read more...]

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