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10/28

Look Out: Big TV is Eating the Internet – Media Unplugged Ep 6

We have about two thousand listens to the new twice-monthly podcast I produce with branding strategist Tom Asacker. It's called Media Unplugged. Have you listened yet? This week Tom and I ask whether the Internet is disrupting the TV industry or - after decisions by HBO and CBS to provide streaming-only subscription services - is Big Media eating the Internet? We think so! Then, is Pinterest the coming ad colossus that could dwarf Twitter and Facebook? There are lots of good reasons why the answer may be "yes"! In our rants and raves section, Tom rants about a CNN anchor giddy … [Read more...]

04/30

6 Lessons for Radio from Game of Thrones

There's a lot any radio brand can learn from watching TV, especially good TV. Take Game of Thrones, for example. Almost 7 million viewers watched last Sunday night, topping the series' previous viewing record. There are at least 6 lessons for radio brands from Game of Thrones: 1. Build for Quality Yes, talent is expensive. Yes, great talent is greatly expensive. But nothing great happens without great source material and talented custodians of that material. At any point we have a choice: Make it good or make it cheap. The opportunities to do both at the same time are few and … [Read more...]

05/20

I Don’t Need an App for That

The rule most broadcasters use in framing their mobile app (if they're wise enough to have one) is: Does this app offer up a stream of the station? Does it throw in some podcasts and some blogs and even some social media feeds? All of that's fine - as far as it goes. But does it go far enough? When you ponder a mobile platform for a station that can already be experienced on every mobile platform on every highway in your market (i.e., the "car"), you have to ask this question: What will consumers want from a mobile app when they can already hear the station on every radio they own? Is … [Read more...]

06/06

Un-Music is the Future of Radio

One of radio's biggest problems is that our industry has a tendency to imagine itself inside a bubble. A bubble where the best practices emerge from the broadcaster across the street or across the country rather than from a different medium altogether or the entrepreneur slaving away in his or her garage, powered by a non-stop supply of Red Bulls. The problem with "bubble" thinking is that when what you do is re-imagined, it's rarely re-imagined by your direct competitor.  Instead, it's re-imagined by someone who, until that moment, wasn't even on your competitive radar. And it's … [Read more...]

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