Monday, November 29, 2021

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. This can be fixed, but it's going to be...

Get More Promotion Buzz For Your Contest

The goal of every campaign should be to attract ratings, become more top of mind and create buzz for your contest. A great campaign can extend beyond the format's natural reach. That's a great...

8 Must-Follow Guidelines To Bulletproof Radio Contests

Radio contests are popular with broadcasters and with listeners. But you can bulletproof radio contests by observing some basic must-follow guidelines for successful contests. Some of them seem like common sense. But most station aren't...

Geek Alert: Science of How Radio Contests Work

Geek alert: This is full of math and statistics. Sorry. But please stick it out and grind through it because it proves that radio contests work. They do drive ratings, if you execute and...

Contest Strategy: One Day Contests

Here’s an interesting question that is sure to inspire a spirited debate between programmers. Which has more promotional value: Giving away valuable prizes by spreading them across several days (or weeks) and dayparts or...

Call In To Win Contests Don’t Work

In this article, I outline how contests are effective in reaching high value respondents: High value respondents are those who participate with ratings services! They're the most valuable of all, right? Of course. But...

4 Ways Radio Contests Appeal to Emotions

Everything on the radio should be designed to appeal to emotions. That isn't a big surprise, because we all make choices based on emotions, not facts. But how about contests and promotions? Listen to...

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...

Why Cash May Not Be King of Contests Anymore

gitiveSpin the radio dial and you'll hear contests and promotions on nearly every frequency. It's part of what radio does well. And it works to herd those ratings respondents to your radio station. But...

A Unique Way To Give Away Prizes

Contests on the air should be just as much about entertainment as incentive. If you can attract the highly reactive ratings respondents with the prize and engage non-prize players (listeners) with the content, you can have...

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Video Length Guidelines For Online Video

Length matters. It's true in so many things, and there's conclusive proof that it's especially true in online marketing. Video length may not be...
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