Tag: trial

09/29

A Lesson for News/Talk Radio from Amazon’s Kindle Fire

Too many News/Talk broadcasters just don't get it. What can they learn from Amazon's new Kindle Fire? Quite a lot, I think. This is not a piece about Amazon vs. Apple.  Nor is it a piece about the merits and prospects for Kindle Fire.  Those are all discussed ad infinitum elsewhere. This is a piece about strategic thinking, specifically the strategic thinking that makes Kindle Fire different from the zillions of other tablet alternatives to Apple's groundbreaking iPad. Amazon's Jeff Bezos spelled it out, as reported by USA Today: One reason that some companies have not succeeded … [Read more...]

09/06

How Radio can stay “Relevant”

Last week I was interviewed for a radio show by an international broadcaster and she asked me one question that has haunted me for days: "How can radio remain relevant to consumers?" This question is innocuous on its face, but upon consideration, it's remarkable. Who would have ever imagined we would ask such a question about radio? With hundreds of millions of distribution devices (i.e., radios) in every home work and car and almost universal usage of the medium, how could we ever question the relevance of our role in the lives of consumers?  And what does it mean that we … [Read more...]

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