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12/11

What Christmas Means for Radio

The title of the (somewhat cheeky) Washington Post piece said it all: "We can’t take any more of 2017, so we’ve turned to the Hallmark Channel in desperation." Most radio broadcasters seem to think that Christmas is about Christmas music, but it's not. And while Christmas is ultimately about the birth of Christ, that's not the meaning I'm talking about either. Christmas is a time of hope, of kindness, of togetherness, of love, and of nostalgia. And in an era of political divisions so broad and so deep, an era when politics is everything and everything is political, an era when crass … [Read more...]

12/06

How To Be Their Favorite Radio Station

From Nielsen (via All Access): Americans spend 87% of their AM/FM radio listening tuning into their three favorite stations (based on the amount of time spent with each). What’s more interesting is that 58% of all listening goes to just one station, the listener's favorite (called the '1st Preference' station, or P1) Let's break this down. First, this percentage is based on "AM/FM radio listening," meaning it excludes any portion of listening which is devoted to other audio platforms: Spotify, podcasts, Pandora, etc. It doesn't speak to the rise of that listening or the trending hours … [Read more...]

12/04

Media Unplugged: How to Survive the Media Apocalypse

How to survive the media apocalypse. And... Voice control: It's not as big as you think - but maybe it will be. Plus, rants and raves about Spotify's reinvention as an partner for music artists, the new Steven Spielberg movie The Post, and the the wax museum selfies that have outraged the world. It’s episode 75 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 subscribe to … [Read more...]

11/13

WAVVE – A New Solution to Make Audio Viral

It's one of the toughest problems facing any of us in the audio space: How do we leverage social media to spread our actual audio content? This problem is made tougher by the fact that various social media platforms are all in on video and images, but not so much all in on audio. There are a number of platforms available today that attempt to solve that problem and give your audio a chance to go viral. One of my favorites is WAVVE. In this video I'm touring the brand new version of WAVVE with founder Baird Hall. As Baird says, this is the first public peek at their new platform! We … [Read more...]

11/12

Media Unplugged: Is the NFL Overexposed?

Is the NFL overexposed? And... The future of ad agencies may not be advertising at all. Plus, rants and raves about the REAL motivation between daylight savings time and Ikea's "ingenious" pre-roll ad that wastes your time like a short movie. It’s episode 74 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 subscribe to Media Unplugged at iTunes. Or do the same at … [Read more...]

10/25

Inside Psycho is a First ON Commercial Radio Nationwide

I'm proud to announce that a special version of my podcast with Wondery Inside Psycho, is breaking new ground in radio - yes, radio. Beginning this weekend it will be the first ever native podcast to be broadcast nationwide on commercial radio. See the news here and here and here and in lots of other places. It will air throughout next week on almost 80 iHeartMedia radio stations across the country, including many famous names like KOA, WIOD, and the station I will forever associate with the legendary Jean Shepherd (who was one of the inspirations for this project), WOR New York. I … [Read more...]

10/23

Media Unplugged: Is A&E Creating Cultural Brands – or Blowing Smoke?

Is A&E creating cultural brands - or blowing smoke? And...Martin Scorcese doesn't understand Rotten Tomatoes - and the feeling is mutual. Plus, rants and raves about Blue Apron's new podcast (have you really been hungry for that?), the mental health challenges unique to musicians (or are they?), and what happens when a child's "Anne Frank" Halloween costume becomes controversial and is re-labeled (hint: Nothing, unfortunately). It’s episode 73 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly … [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...]

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