Tag: value

02/08

No AM Radio? Automakers Should Listen To Their Customers

Now I am as pro-technology as anyone you'll find in the audio space, but the reason to be pro-technology is to be pro-consumer. Because any technology that doesn't serve the interests and desires of consumers is a solution that, by definition, nobody wants. And the only thing worse than not being wanted is being UNwanted. So it is with the ridiculous decision of BMW and Tesla to dispense with AM radio in some of their recent EV vehicle lines. Not surprisingly, some consumers are up in arms over this, as detailed in this incredibly poorly written piece in something called … [Read more...]

03/10

Music Labels Don’t Understand the Real Value of Music

Memo to music labels: The "value" of music is defined by consumers, fans, and listeners, not by you and your minions. From Billboard: A renewed focus on the value of music comes as a transition point for the record business. Rob Wells, Universal Music Group's president of digital who brokered deals with "freemium" services like Spotify, left the company in late February. Now the company is rethinking the value of unlimited free streaming, according to a label source. At the same time, Apple's upcoming subscription service, slated for a June launch according to an industry source and media … [Read more...]

01/06

7 Reasons Why Your DJ Blog is a Waste of Time

Does your radio station have a batch of DJ blogs? Here are 7 reasons why they may be a waste of time, effort, energy, and resources - especially on music-oriented stations: 1. A blog requires a strong point of view, and many DJ's don't have one In fact, in many cases a strong point of view may be exactly not what management wants on display on the station site - or on the air, for that matter. The simple fact that you anchor a radio daypart doesn't necessarily mean you have an audience that wants to follow your thoughts online. 2. Many DJ blogs have almost no likes or … [Read more...]

10/03

Consumers Don’t Care about your Messages

There's a difference between giving people what they desire and messaging them to convince them that what you have is what they desire. That's one point from my friend, branding authority Tom Asacker, in the conversation we had on the stage of the recent Public Radio Program Director's conference in Las Vegas. Watch (or click on the post title if there's no video image): [iframe http://player.vimeo.com/video/50699714?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 500 281] Prefer audio?  Try this: [audio:http://blip.tv/file/get/Markramsey-ConsumersDontCareAboutYourMessage100.mp3] Download … [Read more...]

05/15

Radio Sellers and Programmers are finally on the Same Side

Value to clients is about more than running ads.  And value to consumers is about more than simply playing music. That's the new world of radio today. No longer is there a "sales side" or a "programming side."  Nowadays there's only one "side" and it's the "value side." Value to clients and consumers at the very same time - mediated by your brand. In the digital space, its all about value - not about interruptive ads stuck in the middle of valued content. In many ways, the client's content IS the valued content. Watch this brief overview of the "value side" and why it's the only side … [Read more...]

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