Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Promotion: Give Or Take

Promotions that tug at the heart don't have to be wimpy. And they're not just for AC stations. Give or Take is a promotion idea with an edge. And a ton of drama. You’ve probably...

Heart Promotion: 12 Strays

Many stations do a public service by publicizing the need for adopting from a shelter. It's a great cause, particularly if you have a pet lover on your show. But when you frame it...

Major Promotion: The Secret Beneficiary

If you're all about making a big deal out of winners, this contest is not for you. You can't promote the winner. A contest without a named winner? Why would your station do that?...

Promotion: Been Tipped Over

One of the most powerful ways to grow “roots” in your community is through emotional “from the heart" promotions. Been Tipped Over does this in an unexpected way. In doing so, stations can generate...

Promotion: Babies On Board

If you target young women or families, Babies on Board is a difference-making promotion that can further your relationship with the audience, find new listeners and create emotional connections. Babies on Board provides support for new...

Promotion: Pay It Forward

The concept of doing good things for others can take on many variations, but one of the best is a simple Pay It Forward campaign. Your audience already knows what Pay It Forward is. So...

Promotion: Wishes Come True

This can become as much of it's own brand as the station itself. Become known as the place where wishes, needs and fantasies become reality. If you can be the station where wishes come...

Major Promotion: Stuff a Bus

Stuff a Bus is an interesting and unique way to generate donations for needy families (or the homeless) at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Invite listeners to donate items for the needy to Stuff a Bus to the...

Promotion: Ordinary Kindness

Ordinary Kindness is a campaign that has potential to become a share-able, talk-able, sustainable and actionable focal point for any radio station. It's best-suited for stations with a strong community connection and those who support traditional...

The Wall of Heroes

Here’s an idea that works for many types of stations looking to honor local heroes that make a difference. The Wall of Heroes can be adapted as a salute to military, first responders, teachers,...

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Easy Steps To Fix Promo Copy

Every radio station runs promo announcements. Listeners hear them as commercials for the radio station. So shouldn't those commercials be great? It starts with...