Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fix Music Research Response Rates By Completing The Feedback Loop

Over the years, online music research has prospered. It's now accepted as an effective, affordable method of gathering data. And programmers use the information to make critical decisions. But response rates have plummeted. There are...

Music Research: Asking About Burn Is Useless

Programmers want to know everything possible when making music decisions. That's understandable. The more detail and insight, the more we can fine-tune the playlist. It's part of the pursuit of a perfect radio station....

Getting The Most From Listener Advisory Panels

Listeners usually love to tell you what they think. Asking their opinion gets them involved, which can also lead to increased loyalty. That's why Listener Advisory Panels are invaluable sources of information and insight into...

5 Hidden Research Mistakes That Could Tank Your Station

You're ready for that next big research project that will define your station brand. Maybe it's a perceptual study to measure the station's current position. Or a music test to find the right songs....

How to Conduct a (Nearly) Free Research Project

A free research project? Seriously? That price point gets even the tightest manager’s attention. But you can do it, if you are willing to invest a little time and creativity into a project. First off,...

How To Make Your Database a High Leverage Weapon

Most radio stations have a database, but few know what to do with it. In our media world of shrinking budgets and increased pressure, actively managing one-to-one listener relationships often takes a back seat....

How To Get Free Audience Research

Radio stations have a tremendous advantage over most businesses. We have a large audience that is willing to respond with feedback if we ask for it properly. Mine that resource, can you can get...

Methods To Test Features

We all love our babies. They're cute to us because they're ours. But if you step back, some of those kids are ugly. It's the same with features. Is the feature working for you? How...

Get Free Audience Research Using The OAR Method

A fundamental step in creating a radio station or show strategy is defining a target listener. A poorly defined target has caused many stations to fail. That's why I recommend stations get deeper into...

Music Research: Get More Response-Ask For Less

Sometimes, to get more, it makes sense to ask for less. That sounds strange, but it's not a contradiction of terms. It's reality, and it certainly applies to the world of online surveys. How many times...

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Guide To Writing Great Imaging Copy

At many radio stations, the process of writing imaging copy tends to fall into one of two categories: Generic and Creative. There's a massive...