Tag: podcasts

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...]

03/11

Media Unplugged: Creating Your Own Podcast: A Big Waste of Time?

Creating your own podcast: A big waste of time? And... NBC/Universal cuts primetime ads by 20% - should you? Plus, rants and raves about Tuxe - the fashion company that has turned its products into services - and Ring's impressive acquisition by Amazon after being rejected by the Shark Tank crew. It’s episode 80 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...]

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...]

04/05

Advertisers Can Be Their Own Worst Enemies

We had to produce some direct response ads for my podcast project (you've heard it, right?), but one of the would-be sponsors was a hard sell. You can find them advertising on many podcasts here and there (and maybe even on a certain televised annual sports event). But this kind of podcast doesn't work for them, they argued. So they'll steer clear. Our work-around solution: Create a spec spot that really illustrates the power of audio and moves the product and even has what almost zero podcast (or radio) spots have: The inherent potential to go viral. And that's exactly what my … [Read more...]

09/25

Millennials Say “Out With Blogs, In With Podcasts!”

Millennials say "out with blogs, in with podcasts!" And... Is TV doomed - thanks to ad blockers? Plus, rants and raves about "lit-bait," the 4-year-old with the most-viewed YouTube channel in the world, and the final word on whether or not removing naked ladies was a smart move for Playboy magazine. It’s episode 50 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...]

07/20

What the Amazing Success of Pokemon Go means for YOUR Media Brand

What the amazing success of Pokemon Go means for YOUR media brand. And... Amazon wants you to PAY for Podcasts. It’s episode 46 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about the virtual Cheetos museum and how much food gets trashed just because it's "ugly", and what happens when a celebrity with a popular social media identity forgets to edit a sponsored post. 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 … [Read more...]

07/06

Podcasting is Not a “Secret Weapon”

Recently Radio Ink asked whether podcasting was "the secret weapon" to attract younger listeners. That was based on reports from NPR (echoed by NPR's Anya Grundmann at hivio recently) that, thanks in large part to on-demand content and digital distribution, "We’re seeing some very encouraging signs that younger people are coming into NPR that previously haven’t listened." But the conclusion that this is all thanks to podcasting is wrong. In fact, the way to attract younger listeners is to give them the things they want to listen to on the anytime, anywhere platforms they want to … [Read more...]

06/23

Help! They’re Abandoning Your Podcast!

Some interesting new podcast usage stats, as reported in eMarketer: Research from Bridge Ratings looked at the abandoment [sic] rates of podcasts among US listeners. A quarter of US podcast listeners abandoned podcasts that ran 45 to 60 minutes, though a lower 15% of respondents abandoned podcasts longer than 1 hour. Shorter podcasts had significantly lower abandonment rates. For example, just 5% of listeners abandoned podcasts that were less than 5 minutes long. I'd like to take issue with the term "abandonment." This is an awful term that suggests a meaning which isn't deserved. You … [Read more...]

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