Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Real Competition Is Not Other Stations

Programmers and managers spend sleepless nights tossing and turning, plotting programming enhancements to counteract moves made by other radio stations to capture listener attention. And you know what? Most of that energy is wasted....

Don’t Let PPM Kill Your Brand Imaging

Has PPM changed how your station sounds? Probably, if only in small ways. But many stations have allowed PPM measurement to affect brand imaging on their stations. They're convinced that since the meters are...

How To Create an Audience Persona For More Effective Targeting

What do you think of when you see the words audience persona? Is it scary? Vague? Not even on your radar? Maybe it's boring or one of those things that seems important, but easy...

Attract Today’s Radio Listeners: Be Authentic

Radio has some problems. But you already know that. Today's adults (millennials) didn't grow up listening to the radio or reading newspapers. Their television viewing habits are different. That means broadcasters must learn new...

The Freeing Power of a Mission Statement

Many who follow this site will see the headline and won't click on this post. They think it's a boring topic, and I get that. But it's only boring because broadcasters make it boring with a...

The Value of Fans To a Radio Station

Radio stations spend a lot of time and money chasing cume. And cume is important, for sure. The more customers, the better the chance to build a loyal fan base. But many stations put...

3 Ways To Lose a Programming Battle With A Direct Competitor

You have a new competitor in town. They've challenged your position and are attacking your brand. Uh oh. Now what? Hopefully, you'll follow these 6 ways to win the battle. But even if you...

The Truth About Radio P1s and Fans

The ratings report is in. The ratings service says the station's cume is strong but P1's are down. Oh no! There's a problem with the radio station, because everyone knows that P1s are the lifeblood...

Is Your Target Audience Too Narrow?

Most stations have a target audience. It is a common step in the marketing process for all brands, including radio stations. But have you identified the right target audience to get the best results...

Radio Theories on Stop Set Placement

The best way to program commercials is to go commercial free. Okay, that's not probable. So what is the best way to schedule those pesky spots? What is programming's best practice on stop set placement?...

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Feature: War of the Roses

War of the Roses is one of the best relationship features of all time. It's been around awhile, and the name of the feature...