Saturday, January 23, 2021

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: Crack The Code

Crack the Code is one of the stickiest promotions on the radio. If you do it right, it engages listeners, seducing them into more and more appointment tune ins, and gives you a dynamic...

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...

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...

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: Free Fuel Friday

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....

Promotion: Who’s On (Your Station)

A measure of what makes a great promotion is the ability to create excitement on the air while inspiring your audience to actively participate and share. That's what The Who's On promotion can do...

Contest: The $1,000 Playlist

The $1,000 Playlist works for any format in any market. It's a new execution of the old Song Scramble game. $1,000 is an ideal amount to offer, but the game is the appeal, so don't...

Contest: Weather Guarantee

The Weather Guarantee contest is perfect for news stations, television stations and full service stations where an image for weather information is important. Most news and talk stations don't do a lot of contesting, but this has...

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Major Promotion: Visit the Real Santa Claus

Every child knows that the real Santa Claus lives at the North Pole. And every child-and their parents-would want to visit Santa at his...