Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Minor Promotion: Christmas Choir Competition

This campaign promotes feelings of goodwill, local involvement and has a nice side benefit: Dozens of organizations talk about your radio station and show. A Christmas Choir competition may not seem like the hottest,...

Case Study: WestJet Wins Hearts With Incredible Christmas Promotion

This is brilliant marketing. It's the type of thing that radio stations should specialize in. WestJet captured the moment with a brilliant promotion that reached consumers on an emotional level at Christmas. Consumers typically don't have warm feelings...

Major Promotion: Cash For Christmas

When a personality can tug at the heart, listeners will never forget. When you combine that heart with cash for Christmas, you have the potential of a powerful, memorable on-air contest. This is a key...

Stunt: Great Christmas Idea For Your Show

Austrian radio host Joe Kohlhofer began his 8am morning drive-time show on Antennae Carinthia station by locking door to the studio and taking over his station's format. It is a great Christmas stunt that can be...

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: 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...

Programming: The Santa Claus Show

It's one thing to adjust your playlist to include a few Christmas titles. Winning the Christmas programming battle is important, but you're probably doing that, or planning to. And it's fine to launch a holiday-themed...

Play the Christmas Hits: And Here’s What Those Hits Are

Whether flipping to an all Christmas format or just adding songs to the existing format, radio programmers should follow one longstanding programming guideline. Play the hits. But what are the Christmas hits? Fortunately, there is...

Christmas Promotion Stunt: The Talking Snowman

The Talking Snowman is great fun on the air and makes for terrific videos that get shared on social media. How to Execute Talking Snowman First, set up a snowman in a central area. A perfect...

Major Promotion: Christmas Wish

You're probably familiar with Christmas Wish, but not all Christmas Wish promotions are successful. There are a lot of moving parts behind the scenes that are the key to success. Here's one that really stands...

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Programming Secrets To Adjust In a Weak Music Cycle

Music ebbs and flows. Sometimes the hits are strong. Sometimes they’re not. Sometimes there are no true mainstream, mass appeal hits at all. Other...