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Podcast Power: Time to Move from Concept to C-Suite

As we continue to work and live through self-isolation, technology becomes more and more prevalent in allowing us to stay connected. Resource-providing live webinars and town halls continue to rule this day yet new research shows that more are looking to increasingly popular podcasts to communicate news and perspectives, through platforms that allow for listening … Continued

We are Online More Than Ever: Are You Communicating?

Over recent days, the team at Tanner Friedman has blogged about the unprecedented changes local media is making to its coverage – with new collaborations and approaches unheard of before coronavirus changed the lives of us all. But the limitations of our local media, including cuts and furloughs, underscore the importance of using your organization’s … Continued

Is The Price Still Right for Music Streaming?

As we near the end of another year the predictions are starting to trickle out for 2020. So, it is not surprising that Rolling Stone would examine the world of streaming music and posit whether, after a decade of remaining relatively flat, we will see a price hike in the days, weeks and months ahead. … Continued

AI: New Technology Could Bring New Life to Past Media Programming

Content is King. As consumers, it’s what we crave. As communicators, it’s what we create. From radio, cable and satellite to podcasts, apps and Roku, the appetite must be fed. More platforms also means more competition and the need for what is heard, watched, read, broadcast or streamed to be compelling and produced quickly and … Continued

Social Media: Can We Pause For Greater Effect?

Last year in New Zealand, a shooter gruesomely and callously recorded and posted video live to social media using a body cam. Despite nearly immediate and aggressive means to remove the footage (YouTube eliminated it from users’ pages 1.5 million times in the first 24 hours), it lived on for weeks. While that is an … Continued

Podcasts: A Look, Listen and Double Take

Virtually everyone has heard the term “podcast” and more and more people are listening to them everyday. Still, as with the “blog” 10 years ago, podcasts have and are continuing to emerge as an important medium for audio content downloaded by listeners/subscribers wherever and whenever it is most convenient. So, who exactly is listening, where … Continued