Monday, March 1, 2021

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: Pack Your Bags

Pack Your Bags is fun on the air and off. It creates a terrific event in public and lends itself well to cross-promotion with other media (television) and digital (online). At the same time, you can...

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...

Contest: 1 Song 1 Second $1,000

1 Song, 1 Second, $1,000.  So simple, fast and addictive. And it's sexy. This should be a benchmark as a station promotion and/or a show feature. In this article, I explain how to play One 1...

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...

Promotion: Love That Sticks™

Here's a great promotion idea that's ideal for Valentine's Day, but can easily be extended far beyond. Love That Sticks ™ activates listeners to send a positive message and spread your brand to others...

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Four Types of Stories: Four Types of Content

There are unlimited options for creating compelling audio content. Wrapping your head around the concept of identifying all possibilities is a daunting task. But...