17 episodes

The world of Media is moving faster and faster. Media executives have more to process than ever before and need to know what’s working today, while keeping pulse on tomorrow.

Media Moves peels back the curtain on what media executives are doing to stay at the top of their game, combined with rigorous predictions on the future of our industry.

Hosted by Adam Ryan, Co-Founder and CEO of Workweek, the show has two parts. First we zoom in on how executives are executing their playbooks. Our guests are world-class at what they do, coming from companies like 6AM City, Dirt, and The Plug, and we want to get into the weeds of how they deliver. We’ll get to know the media they’re consuming as well as the challenges they’re working through.

Second, we zoom out on where media is heading. What is going to look different in 5 years’ time? And what will stay the same? By knowing what trends are unfolding, you’ll be able to make stronger bets about your business’s future.

Media Moves gives you practical playbooks and thoughtful predictions on what lies just around the corner for our industry that you won’t want to miss.

New episodes starting February 28th, with new episodes every Tuesday after that. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Media Moves Adam Ryan, A Workweek Friend

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The world of Media is moving faster and faster. Media executives have more to process than ever before and need to know what’s working today, while keeping pulse on tomorrow.

Media Moves peels back the curtain on what media executives are doing to stay at the top of their game, combined with rigorous predictions on the future of our industry.

Hosted by Adam Ryan, Co-Founder and CEO of Workweek, the show has two parts. First we zoom in on how executives are executing their playbooks. Our guests are world-class at what they do, coming from companies like 6AM City, Dirt, and The Plug, and we want to get into the weeds of how they deliver. We’ll get to know the media they’re consuming as well as the challenges they’re working through.

Second, we zoom out on where media is heading. What is going to look different in 5 years’ time? And what will stay the same? By knowing what trends are unfolding, you’ll be able to make stronger bets about your business’s future.

Media Moves gives you practical playbooks and thoughtful predictions on what lies just around the corner for our industry that you won’t want to miss.

New episodes starting February 28th, with new episodes every Tuesday after that. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    S2 EP7: Why Taylor Swift is The New Bruce Springsteen

    S2 EP7: Why Taylor Swift is The New Bruce Springsteen

    Looking for a debate around the water cooler? Adam gets into why Taylor Swift is the Springsteen of our generation and the secrets of creating longevity.
    In this five minute solo conversation, get inside Adam’s head as he shares his thoughts on why some brands last decades and others have much shorter life spans.


    The secret? Growing with your audience. Quick, fun and likely to offend Springsteen fans everywhere.


    And if you love listening to Media Moves, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/mediamoves (https://ratethispodcast.com/mediamoves)


    Thank you so much!


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    • 5 min
    S2 EP6: How The Gist is Smashing Barriers For Sports Fans

    S2 EP6: How The Gist is Smashing Barriers For Sports Fans

    When you’re a woman who loves sports, it’s easy to get overlooked and excluded by traditional media. But Jacie deHoop isn’t standing for that. Find out why 500,000 sports fans can’t be wrong.
    As a lifelong athlete and with a background in finance, Jacie is at the cutting edge of sports and business. Co-Founding The Gist, a sports media brand and newsletter was a natural evolution of her strengths.


    Adam and Jacie get deep into how The Gist is representing underserved fans and athletes, why personalized content has helped attract 500,000+ newsletter subscribers, and why she’s scouting for TikTok talent.


    You’ll also hear Adam’s take on building personas, how Insta is huge for The Gist and what it’s like building a community. This is a fascinating conversation about sports, media and finance. One to listen to,


    And if you love listening to Media Moves, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/mediamoves (https://ratethispodcast.com/mediamoves)


    Thank you so much!


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    • 38 min
    S2 EP5: How to Lean Into Culture And Plot Media Trends, With Dan Runcie of Trapital

    S2 EP5: How to Lean Into Culture And Plot Media Trends, With Dan Runcie of Trapital

    How do you strategize for a musical genre? You embrace the culture that surrounds it. Dan Runcie is a founder at the intersection of music and business.
    Hip-hop is way more than just the music, it’s business, culture, and the artists themselves. Dan is one-step ahead of the moves with Trapital, assessing the deals, companies, and artists that shape the culture and delivering the latest trends to venture capitalists, music execs and media moguls.


    Adam and Dan get into the weeds of the advantages of targeting niche markets, how to build a business around algorithms, and the thorny issue of subscription models.


    You’ll also hear how Trapital’s free weekly newsletter has helped more than 15,000 readers get ahead of the hip-hop curve.


    And if you love listening to Media Moves, please leave me a 5-star review on Rate My Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/mediamoves (https://ratethispodcast.com/mediamoves)


    Thank you so much!


    Follow Dan:
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    • 42 min
    S2 EP4: How the Power Rangers Inspired Jamie Seltzer to Help Founders Succeed

    S2 EP4: How the Power Rangers Inspired Jamie Seltzer to Help Founders Succeed

    Only when you’ve truly been a fan of a product (or kids’ cartoon) can you truly understand how brand affinity works. Just ask Jamie Seltzer, General Partner at LightShed Ventures.
    With a background at the intersection of media, finance, and tech Jamie, through LightShed, is investing in founders at the forefront of these industries.


    Adam digs deep into Jamie’s core beliefs around reaching a niche audience, why he asks himself if people would get a tattoo of the brand they love, and why you should be paying attention to Toucan.


    You’ll also hear why the producer of Power Rangers made a serious impact on Jamie’s career, and why platforms like Meta are losing power.


    This is a media operator with some seriously impressive insights. Don’t miss this one.


    Follow Jamie:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-roberts-seltzer-a57a6934 (linkedin.com/in/jamie-roberts-seltzer-a57a6934)
    Keep up to date with the latest Media Moves news.
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    • 31 min
    S2 EP3: Is This the Craziest Media Business Model Ever? With Preston Holland, Flying Media Group

    S2 EP3: Is This the Craziest Media Business Model Ever? With Preston Holland, Flying Media Group

    Don’t own an airport? Build one yourself, then create a real estate empire around it. Oh and run a media company as well. Meet the high flying COO.
    Amelia Earhart changed the aviation story back in 1927. Flying Magazine picked up the narrative and, still going strong, was acquired by the Flying Media Group in 2021.


    But what happens when you need a media HQ that reflects your values and can’t find an airport to buy? You create your own.


    Adam gets into it with Preston, discussing monetizing through aviation real estate, creating flying communities, and why you need to adjust your media to fit your market.


    You’ll also hear Preston’s hot takes on creating a media brand with good will and why aviation has such a strong affinity with print.


    Bold and brave, this is a media masterplan that needs to be heard to be believed.


    Follow Preston:
    LinkedIn :https://www.linkedin.com/in/prestonholland (linkedin.com/in/prestonholland)
    Keep up to date with the latest Media Moves news.
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    • 35 min
    S2 EP2: How to Price Up a Media Company With Alexis Grant, They Got Acquired

    S2 EP2: How to Price Up a Media Company With Alexis Grant, They Got Acquired

    How can you know if you’re getting a fair price for your company? You start your own media business and make it your job to find out.
    Alexis Grant began building They Got Acquired after going through two acquisitions. The lack of information out there, meant she had little idea if the deals were fair or even how the process worked.


    Adam and Alexis dive into why so few founders plan ahead to sell their businesses, the main mistakes first-time sellers make, and why she’s talking about deals the mainstream press overlook.


    You’ll also hear why Alexis believes in the importance of community building for the future of the media industry.


    Follow Alexis:
    LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexisgrant (linkedin.com/in/alexisgrant)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexisgrant (twitter.com/alexisgrant)
    Keep up to date with the latest Media Moves news.
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    • 29 min

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Insights that I actually care about

Excited for this pod! Media is changing rapidly and Adam’s perspective on media is refreshing. Can’t wait to hear from more guests! Sherrell Dorsey from The Plug is building something refreshing and very necessary.

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