Tag: Media

08/12

Media Unplugged: How to Blow Up Podcasting

How to blow up podcasting. And... 9 ways to innovate journalism - and media - online. Plus, rants and raves about Oscar's new "Popular Film" category, the niche luxury brand of (wait for it) dental floss, and how 3 minutes of a podcast can generate tons of publicity for all the wrong reasons. It’s episode 86 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 … [Read more...]

07/12

Media Unplugged: Disney’s Mistakes are Costing Star Wars

Disney's mistakes are costing Star Wars. And... Facebook is losing its cool among teens. Plus, rants and raves about what's wrong with online reviews, the Onion's desperate attacks on Facebook as their traffic sinks, and more It’s episode 85 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 Apple Podcasts. Or do the same at Stitcher. Or … [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...]

06/21

Media Unplugged: Are Smartphones Killing Websites?

Are smartphones killing websites? And... Facebook is losing its cool among teens. Plus, rants and raves about IHOP (or is it IHOB?), the "Truth Initiative," and more. It’s episode 84 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 Stitcher. Or Google Play. Or wherever you listen to podcasts. And if you … [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...]

05/17

Media Unplugged: Do Influencers Really Influence Anything?

Do influencers really influence anything? And... Adidas unfriends Facebook. Maybe your brand should, too. Plus, rants and raves about the Earth-shattering consequences of Best Buy's new logo, a newspaper's wet-look ad that looks too real, and Google's new AI that's almost too human. It’s episode 83 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 … [Read more...]

05/01

Dear FCC: What is Radio in 2018?

So the FCC is contemplating the relaxation of radio ownership rules. Some broadcasters want to own more stations under one roof in order to compete with more platforms attacking radio from the fringes. Central to this issue is what radio "is" now. In order to regulate something you need to know what it is and what it isn't, right? Here's a fact: Radio is not an industry of towers. It's an industry of content and listeners and advertisers. Spotify, Pandora, and podcast platforms all want to carve out a piece of the radio industry revenue pie for themselves. It's all audio. It's all … [Read more...]

04/30

Media Unplugged: The End of Authenticity

The end of authenticity. And... Will Amazon finally make TV's smart AND friendly? Plus rants and raves about Ford halting production of most sedans, the phenomenon of micro-merchandising, and how Sherwin-Williams is using augmented reality. It’s episode 82 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...]

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