There isn’t a broadcasting company that doesn’t hope that answer is “yes,” and guess what: “Yes” is right. A recent New York Times piece outlines exactly how successful this can be – in television: Nielsen ratings, which measure the number of viewers who tune in for shows at the time of their broadcasts, are down for the networks yet again – 10 percent this season. NBC has responded by learning to make money from viewers who stream its programs – and now it is learning how to
Lots of people have been talking about the phenomenon of This American Life’s Serial podcast and what it has meant to the booming ecosystem of on-demand audio. But there’s more to the story. There’s something nobody’s talking about. And that’s how Serial demonstrated with great clarity how to disrupt public radio. Now I’m not making a value judgment here. Disruption is neither good, nor bad. It just is. And if you’re a content-maker, disruption of traditional content/distribu
How the media got the Brian Williams story all wrong. And… Hey newspapers! Want a younger video audience? Try a sock puppet! It’s episode 13 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, Tom rants about Cindy Crawford’s face and so much more, while Mark rants about HLN’s pathetic “News and a Movie” 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
What does it have to do with your core business? Why should you even bother? We’re stretched too thin. There’s no time. You might think all of these objections would face the folks at NBC News, too. They are, after all, a TV news division and always under the scrutiny of profit-obsessed overlords. Even so, NBC News produced a video of storyteller-extraordinaire and Dateline anchor Keith Morrison doing his characteristically dramatic reading of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
I’ve watched with some bemusement a debate in broadcasting circles: Does it makes sense for broadcasters to embrace an abundance of digital tools – including video – to tell their stories and reach their audiences across platforms? Or should radio folks simply do better radio? After all, can you really compete with Hollywood? With ABC and NBC and CBS? Well of course you can. Indeed, people are doing it every day. And they’re doing it without the benefit of the magnificent sta