Monday, January 21, 2019

Feature: The Custom Song

Nearly every city has a musician that is skilled at writing and performing songs quickly. Find them and have them on your show to show off those skills so listeners can create a custom...

Stretch Your Contest Budget: Create a Listener Experience

Many times, program directors and promotion managers are trapped in thinking that everything the station does has to be larger than life, over-the-top promotions that blow listeners away with how big it is. That's...

Stunt: The Shoveling Elvises

If you are in a cold-weather city where it snows a lot, Shoveling Elvises is a great stunt that could turn into a winter-long promotion. It can also create a lot of attention. And, you...

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...

Promote Your Winners!

A research study from NuVooDoo shows that radio listeners, and more importantly, ratings respondents, don't trust radio station contests.  That's not only disturbing, it's frightening. You can address those problems on your station, but it's...

9 Ways to Market Your Brand at Concerts

Being the official “presenting” station for concerts in your market is great, but you don’t have to be the official concert station to win the moment. What you do at events can be a difference-maker,...

Social Media: How To Get In The User’s Timeline

In strategy meetings at radio stations all over the world, building a social media presence is usually one of the most talked-about goals. And it doesn't take long before someone issues a direct order...

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...

When Digital Tools Drive Ratings Gains

Good news! Radio stations are doing a better job of engaging listeners online and in social media. And there’s more and more content available to consume online. This is fantastic. But at the same...

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...

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Game: What’s That Movie

What's That Movie is a fast, easy game to play anytime you have a lot of prizes to give away, like movie tickets! Or...