Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Promotion: Free Fuel Promotions

Free Fuel Friday is a great promotion that can be adapted to be a one-time event, an ongoing campaign, or a recurring promotion that pops up from time to time when gas prices spike....

Contest: 1 Song 1 Second $1,000

1 Song, 1 Second, $1,000.  It is so simple, fast, and addictive. It adds a lot of play-along intrigue to the station. This could become a recurring benchmark as a station promotion and/or a...

Contest: Secret Sound

The Secret Sound can be a simple feature on a radio show as a daily or weekly game. Or it could expand into a major promotion. In this article, I explain how to play The...

Promotion: Phrase That Pays

The Phrase That Pays is a branding campaign with a cash incentive to repeat the station’s key positioning statement, causing listeners to pay attention, learn, recite and recall a slogan. If you're in a diary...

Contest: Beat The Bank

Beat the Bank is a great contest because it's easy to play, adds drama on the air and offers the appeal of a large prize without having to pay off every time. The promotion works...

Contest: Listen And Win

This contest doesn't win a creativity award, but if you're looking for something short, sweet and easy to play, this could be it. Listen and Win is one of the easiest contests or promotions...

Contest: High Low

High Low is a great radio promotion that has been around for decades, and has proven to be a winner every time it's played. There are many reasons it works, but the most important is...

Promotion: Last Prize Standing

Last Prize Standing is a great promotion that sounds a lot bigger than it actually is. It has aspects of The Last Contest, the classic KCBQ/San Diego promotion from the late 70s, which remains...

Promotion: Epic 48 Fantasy Contest

You may have heard about Z90/San Diego’s incredible promotion called Epic 48, which turned out to be the first of a series of campaigns. Each is an amazing radio promotion on it's own, but the...

Promotion: NCAA Basketball Million Dollar Bracket

Every spring, the sports world becomes obsessed with the NCAA college basketball championship tournament. The enthusiasm spreads well beyond sports fans as millions complete a tournament bracket. It is a perfect promotion opportunity. Call...

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