Category Archives: Media

Is Radio Dying A Slow Death? It CAN Be Avoided

Thoughts and perceptions on the state of the radio industry on the eve of the NAB Radio Show I started my career in the radio business and had a great run before the industry began to go through a number of fundamental changes over the last decade or so. I’ll always cherish the memories of… Read More »

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TV Commercial Creators Don’t Consider How People Watch TV Commercials

I’m a “Digital Guy”, but today I want to opine about TV commercials. If you’re a Digital Marketer, you probably spend a lot of time thinking of, or at least hearing about User Experience or UX. How many clicks does it take to get to the Buy Button? Will the user be able to see… Read More »

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Sloppy Email Can Cost Your Business Millions

There are times in marketing where the smallest mistake can have a massive reputational or financial impact on a company. I observed this myself today when I got this email from the Chicago Tribune. Note the subject line. What I saw was an offer of a year of digital access to the Chicago Tribune for… Read More »

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Radio Again Marginalized By New Technology

Two things happened last week that made me realize again that the advantages local radio stations traditionally had in serving their communities are being marginalized by technology. Listeners can get the critical news and information they once could only get from their hometown radio station in a multitude of places and platforms and they’re using… Read More »

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Netflix Proves Companies Can Be Human

I believe in holding companies accountable when they do something wrong. Like when Republic Airlines caused me to be injured on one of their flights. But I also believe in acknowledging the all too infrequent “good citizenship” of a corporation, especially a media company, that has done something incorrectly and then has the honesty, and… Read More »

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The 2015 Internet Trends Report Is Out! The 2015 Internet Trends Report Is Out!

For someone who studies the Internet, today is the day we borrow the infamous line from Steve Martin in “The Jerk“. It excites me every year with Mary Meeker from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers releases her yearly Internet Trends Report. It may be the very best look at the state of the Internet, and how it… Read More »

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A New Adventure Begins With CÜR Music

Yes, I’m guilty. Guilty as charged for not updating this blog for over a year. I could give you a million excuses from “I had a nasty paper cut on my pinky and couldn’t type” to “The dog ate it”, but I won’t. I’ve been working hard and trying to spend time with the family,… Read More »

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Why Your Blog And Website Are More Important Than Facebook

There’s a lot to be covered here, much of which you’ve seen if you’re a brand marketer or someone who likes seeing your personal Facebook updates read by most of your followers.  I’m not going to repeat things that have been posted all over the Interwebz in the last couple of months, you can see… Read More »

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Radio Continues To Have A “Missing Link” To Listeners

I spend a lot of time listening to the radio. All kinds of radio, from AM and FM stations 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,… Read More »

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The New Website Is Here! The New Website Is Here!

With all due respect, copyright acknowledgement, and thanks to Steve Martin from “The Jerk“, this is kind of how I feel today.  The All New Mark Edwards Worldwide Website is here!  Not right HERE, but HERE at http://markedwardsworldwide.com. After helping get clients’ websites and online presence all set up, I decided to design a new website from the ground up.  You’ll find… Read More »

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