Tag: podcast

11/14

Introducing a Very Special New Podcast…People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia

25 years ago HIV was a death sentence. Those living with HIV were sometimes discriminated against and often shunned. And then came Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, director Jonathan Demme, and a movie called Philadelphia. That movie and the developments in HIV treatment which followed it changed the face of HIV and AIDS in America and throughout the world. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Philadelphia, I am proud to announce a new two-episode podcast series: People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia. Here's how the news was covered in the entertainment trade publication The … [Read more...]

10/22

Inside JAWS Nominated for iHeartRadio Podcast Award

Today iHeartRadio announced their first-ever podcast awards to take place before a live audience in LA next January. And I'm proud to announce that our series - Inside JAWS - has been nominated! Hooray, team! What a pleasure and an honor to be on such a short list of great series! The way the winner is chosen is via social media prowess, so I would be grateful if you enjoyed the series enough to vote for it here. That said, the honor is really in the nomination as far as I'm concerned, so thanks to my irreplaceable and hugely talented sound design collaborator Jeff Schmidt who … [Read more...]

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...]

06/13

Introducing Inside JAWS

You're gonna need a bigger set of earbuds. I'm proud to announce the introduction of my latest collaboration with the peerless audio genius Jeff Schmidt. It's the story about a classic movie and its inspirations. A tale of a modest thriller that became an ordeal and then a disaster and then a phenomenon and then a classic. A story of one man, a fresh-faced, inexperienced director who nearly wrecked his promising career and became the most important filmmaker of our era. This is Inside JAWS, a new audio experience. Watch this marvelous video trailer: You can subscribe and listen … [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...]

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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