Category Archives: Twitter

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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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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When Marketing Automation ISN’T Useful

Those who know me and have worked with me know that I’m a fan of using marketing automation to schedule some messaging.  Not all messages, but some, especially on Twitter and text messages.  But I’m also a big fan of thinking about the audience and what the message will mean to them.  I ran across… Read More »

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Leading Social Media Blogger Says "Hire Mark Edwards"

One of the most listened to voices in the Social Media world belongs to Sarah Evans and her blog Sarah’s Faves.  Sarah has become a leading Social Media thinker and has just joined the company Trackly as Chief Evangelist.  She’s well known in Public Relations and Social Media circles as an innovator, big thinker, and one of… Read More »

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This Post Should Be Read By Every Executive In The Radio Business

I’ve written before about how radio is on the fast track to irrelevance, and that the smart owners and execs in the radio industry have the power to stop that and save the business.  Media guru Mark Ramsey wrote about Pandora and how radio is freaking out about it but shouldn’t on his blog yesterday.… Read More »

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Rare Video Cameo By Mark Edwards

First of all, let’s get the legal mumbo jumbo out of the way.  I did not receive any compensation for appearing in this video, writing this post, or endorsing the company involved in the project.  So take THAT, Federal Trade Commission. One of the most important things in establishing a presence on the Internet is… Read More »

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Social Media Is Not The Savior

This is kind of a follow up to the post I put up Sunday about how badly radio handled the death of Whitney Houston.  Since then, there’s been a lot of chatter among those who regularly drink the Social Media Kool-Aid that Social Media actually broke the story of Whitney Houston’s death and therefore it… Read More »

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Greetings And Salutations!

I really thought I’d never start another blog.  I’ve got blogs everywhere.  There’s Mark Edwards Uncensored, Mark Edwards Rants, Mark Edwards 3.0, Mark Edwards Unlimited even Mark’s Cubs Worship Pulpit.  To a lesser or greater extent, those blogs are sort of general interest, with the exception of the blog dedicated to the Chicago Cubs. This… Read More »

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