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11/28

Media Unplugged: Deflating Fake News Hysteria on Facebook

Deflating fake news hysteria on Facebook. And... Who needs facts when you have belief? A shockingly thoughtful conversation about the role of facts in marketing - and in Presidential elections. Plus, rants and raves about the voter who was determined not to know who the election winner was, the vast time wasted by people looking for something to watch on TV, and the huge number of small businesses that claim to use social media for marketing, yet don't have their own Facebook page. It’s episode 54 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark … [Read more...]

11/03

The End of Advertising?

We all know the folks in the print business are being squeezed by digital. At the New York Times total revenue fell 1% while Gannett Co. reported revenues down almost 9%. And remember, those declines take into account any growth in digital. But this note from MediaPost is particularly telling: It’s worth noting that [circulation] revenues now make up 59.7% of NYTCO’s total, up from 41.3% in the third quarter of 2010. The proportion derived from advertising has fallen from 51.8% to 34.3% over the same period. In other words, ad revenue is falling much faster than total revenue, while … [Read more...]

07/10

Kim Kardashian Has Great Talent After All

Kim Kardashian has great talent after all. And... Publishers spanked by Facebook's changing newsfeed algorithm. It’s episode 45 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about the grand opening of Kelloggs All Day Cereal Cafe, PBS's Capitol Fourth TV fakery, Lyft's "Ghost Mode," and an easy way to put your podcast on YouTube. 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 … [Read more...]

07/05

The Digital Trends that Will Most Impact Audio, Online Radio, Radio, and Podcasting

How do radio, online radio, and podcasting fit into the larger pattern of tech trends washing over today's audiences? What's the power of audio in the first place? Peter Kafka is a great person to ask. Peter is Senior Editor for Media at Re/code, the digital news platform launched by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. Peter has been covering media and technology since 1997 for Forbes, forbes.com, and the brand that became Business Insider. He is the host of the "Recode Media with Peter Kafka" podcast, and the producer of the annual Code/Media conference. Here are some of the questions we … [Read more...]

06/24

Where Are Your Stars, Radio?

"Inspired." "An engaging read." The critics gushed over the new book by Robert Galbraith. Imagine the author's disappointment, then, when after three months, his book had sold only 1,500 hardcover copies. Until one day. That was the day the book shot from #4,709 on Amazon's bestseller list to #1. What happened to make this dog into a star, and so suddenly? This was the day that Robert Galbraith's secret identity was revealed. He was also known as J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter juggernauts. And so we can understand the most recent move by Facebook - it's … [Read more...]

06/07

Hey Radio, What Happens Next?

I heard a story recently from a Buzzfeed exec. As part of their never-ending experimentation with new platforms - and as part of their desire to play a joke on the boss - they filled the boss's office with goats and hay while the boss was temporarily away at a meeting. What would happen when he came back to his office to see...that?! The whole scene ran on Facebook Live and the metrics, as with all things Buzzfeed, were through the roof. But here's the interesting part of the story: While the goats were grazing around the office all alone views grew and grew and grew. But … [Read more...]

03/08

What Podcasting Can’t Do

Is podcasting the hot new thing? Maybe. But it is not the hot everything, not even when it comes to audio. Look at Facebook, a platform that was driven primarily by text until recently, when it became driven primarily by images and later by video. Now the big news is that Facebook is pivoting towards LIVE video. Facebook is reportedly tweaking their algorithm so that you'll see a lot more live video in your newsfeeds. According to a company post, "Facebook Live videos are more likely to appear higher in News Feed when those videos are actually live, compared to after they are no … [Read more...]

03/07

Media Unplugged: Introducing your New Favorite TV Network: Facebook!

How the magazine business is winning – that’s right, winning! And… Introducing your new favorite TV network: Facebook! It’s episode 38 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about Tina Fey's secret to a long life and Chris Rock's Oscar Girl Scout cookie stunt. 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. For show notes go to the Media Unplugged site. Sample and subscribe to Media Unplugged at … [Read more...]

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