Tagged 'radio'

Radio Continues To Have A "Missing Link" To Listeners

Posted by Mark Edwards on February 24th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

I spend a lot of time listening to the radio. All kinds of radio, from AM and FMstations to Pandora, Stitcher, Beats Audio, and a plethora of other streaming services.  And to be clear, if it's sound coming our of a speaker, it's radio.  Period. After having spent more than three decades programming radio stations, it's hard not to have sound in the background.  I also spend a lot of time on the Internet, sometimes looking at stations' websites and Social Media outposts.  What I see online frightens me because most of the terrestrial radio stations, and even some of the streaming services, have a disconnect between their audio product and their online presence, what I call THE MISSING LINK.
In other words, most audio content providers don't think about how people USE their product, what else they're doing when they're listening, or most importantly, how they can take the product that comes out of the speakers to a computer or smartphone screen.  Because every day there are less audio delivery devices like the one above and more like this.
Of course, there are still a lot of audio delivery devices that aren't smartphones, but mobile is becoming king and smartphones are... Read more

Sleeping with the Enemy

Posted by Patrick Reynolds on December 11th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

It’s clear that media’s charter has changed. Beyond a slight course correction or even a pivot, we’re talking 180-degree change. Continue down the same path and you’re hot on the heels of dinosaurs.

Did “Call Me Maybe” And Social Media Really Change Music Marketing?

Posted by Adam Leiter on September 19th, 2012 at 7:28 am

Are social media tactics “upending” the music industry, or are they simply becoming recognized as part of an integrated multi-platform approach to marketing?
Summer’s pretty much over, but the beat, as they say, goes on. Don’t think that those summertime music hits (or earworms, depending on your taste...I’m looking at you Gotye) are going away anytime soon. I’ve talked before about what the music industry gets right when it comes to good content and marketing channels, and a recent NYTimes article brings up some interesting points related to how a hit becomes a hit in the new social media-influenced marketing realm.
If anything though, the story in that article isn’t about how social media and artists like Carly Rae Jepsen have wreaked havoc on the “old model” of music marketing and promotion, it’s about how smart marketers have recognized ways to integrate social media into their mix for a stronger and more flexible program. But before even broaching the question of “how can we try to create viral buzz?” marketers need to ask, “do we even have the right content to promote?” The main takeaway from the NYTimes piece is that “Call Me Maybe” struck a chord with a wide audience because it... Read more

Mobile Roundtable (Concl): AMEX: The Ultimate Mobile Marketing Platform?

Posted by Rick Mathieson on October 6th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

It's already one of the world's preeminent payment companies.
With its entry into m-commerce, does American Express - its merchant partnerships and its massive database of customer preferences and purchase behavior - become the ultimate mobile marketing platform?
In the conclusion of our Fall 2011 Mobile Marketing Roundtable, our panelists - Julie Fajgenbaum, vice president of brand marketing and social media for American Express, Jeff Hasen, CMO of mobile marketing firm HipCricket, and Adam Broitman, CEO of digital ad agency Circ.us - talk QR codes and Near Field Communications (NFC) and their (to some, questionable) value to marketing and advertising.
And I ask them to consider the place payment companies like AMEX might hold in the future of mobile marketing.
FALL 2011 MOBILE MARKETING ROUNDTABLE (CONCL): AMEX: the Ultimate Mobile Marketing Platform?

Click Here to Listen to Fall_2011_Mobile_Marketing_Roundtable_Conclusion
(Approx: 5:25)
PLUS: Don't miss the other installments from this exclusive roundtable:
In Part 1 of our Fall Mobile Marketing Roundtable, we talk to Julie Fajgenbaum, VP of Brand Marketing & Social Media for American Express about how AMEX is going social+mobile+commerce.
In Part 2, we talk to Adam Broitman, CEO of Circus about ways this equation will play out over the next five to 10 years... Read more

Mobile Roundtable (Pt 4): Mobile Marketing's Role in Super Bowl 2012

Posted by Rick Mathieson on October 5th, 2011 at 9:36 am

With all the advertising slots for Super Bowl 2012 already sold out, I asked our mobile marketing roundtable what role mobile marketing will play in this next year's Ad Bowl.
Julie Fajgenbaum, vice president of brand marketing and social media for American Express, joins Jeff Hasen, CMO of mobile marketing firm HipCricket, and Adam Broitman, CEO of digital ad agency Circ.us, in discussing the use of mobile as a response mechanism for spots aired during the big game.
 Along the way, we hear about a largely overlooked role mobile plays regardless of its intentional integration with Super Bowl spots - and we try to get Julie to reveal AMEX's plans for game day.
FALL 2011 MOBILE MARKETING ROUNDTABLE (PT 4): MOBILE MARKETING'S ROLE IN SUPER BOWL 2012
Click Here to Listen to Fall 2011 Mobile Marketing Roundtable (Pt 4)
(Approx: 4:51)
TOMORROW: With converging trends such as they are, doesn't AMEX stand to become one of the world's top social CRM platforms? We'll discuss the prospects - and what it could mean to mobile marketing.
PLUS: Don't miss the other installments from this exclusive roundtable:
In Part 1 of our Fall Mobile Marketing Roundtable, we talk to Julie Fajgenbaum, VP of Brand Marketing & Social Media for American... Read more