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09/20

Pandora’s Future in Your Car

Today Radio Ink reported that Pandora is being dropped from Toyota's dash display. The report was based on an email sent to Toyota Entune users by the carmaker. Is this dire for Pandora? Should radio be celebrating? No. And no. I own a late model Toyota and I received that email. First, anyone who is forced to suffer Toyota's miserable Entune entertainment system knows it's easily the worst thing about their Toyota which, fortunately, can be easily circumvented by accessing the content of your choice directly though your mobile phone. Toyota's system is clunky and … [Read more...]

06/26

Inside JAWS Tops the Apple Podcast Chart

As of this writing Inside JAWS is at #2 on Apple Podcasts. #1 in the TV/Film category. Cue proof of performance... So what are the lessons from this (beyond the notion that everybody is listening to Inside JAWS so you should, too)? There are many but I'll boil down a few: Do great work that you can be enormously proud of Collaborate with peerless, talented collaborators (thank you, Jeff Schmidt) Align with a network that cares about the content as much as you do and knows how to get shows in front of ears (thank you, Wondery) Do something different that yearns to … [Read more...]

06/05

Podcast Listeners are Too Smart

Well, not "too smart" per se, but too well educated. And not "too well educated" per se, but so educated they are out of step with the rest of America, or as I like to call them/us: Regular people. Here's the colorful proof, based on Census data and Edison Research data: Yep. 41% of Americans are graced with a High School education or less. Only 12% have Graduate degrees. Compare that to the regular Podcast listener. Only 15% H.S. or less. 30% have Graduate degrees - almost 60% Bachelors Degrees or above. DOUBLE that of typical America. Now these numbers are not perfectly … [Read more...]

10/11

Inside the Exorcist is Top 10 on Apple Podcasts

If you haven't checked out Inside the Exorcist, now's the time. The series is in the top 10 on Apple Podcasts (as of this writing). And it's a solid #1 in the Movie/TV category. And it has been getting some glowing reviews, including this one from the movie/TV industry publication Indiewire: So listen here and subscribe. And please take a few moments to give the series a rating on Apple Podcasts or wherever you consume your podcast content. As you know, these efforts help surface the show to more listeners. … [Read more...]

10/09

Media Unplugged: Apple’s TV Strategy Revealed

Apple's TV strategy revealed! And... Video wins online - but where's the money? Plus, rants and raves about Dyson's move into electric vehicles, the scale of Amazon's investment in Alexa, 12 questions that will change your life, and my own new podcast about the people and the making of the movie The Exorcist. It’s episode 72 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 … [Read more...]

04/20

You’ll Want to Hear This

The final blockbuster chapter of my 6-part podcast inspired by the making of the movie Psycho wraps up in horrifying fashion today, and I invite you to hear it. It's Inside Psycho. If you hear none of the previous chapters, please catch this final one. It charts the sorrowful decline of Alfred Hitchcock, the way he was shunned by his Hollywood peers, and the love that made it all worthwhile. It also illustrates the legacy of Psycho and wraps up with a tale that is best heard with the lights...out. This chapter is my favorite because it's the part of the story that makes the whole … [Read more...]

03/23

Inside Psycho: You Can Listen Today

Today is the day! The first two episodes of Inside Psycho are now available! That's the podcast I am producing for Wondery - a six-part series about the trials and tribulations, the joy and sadness, the humor and horror behind the scenes during, before, and after the making of the Hitchcock classic, Psycho. The show is already off to a strong start - I've done a slew of interviews about it, and it's featured by Apple as "New and Noteworthy." You can find the audio here (or here if you're reading this by email): And would you please provide a rating and a comment at … [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...]

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